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Topic: Fiber Friday, 3/13/2009 Friday the 13th!!  (Read 6628 times)
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« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2009 12:12:30 AM »

wanderingskopos - I like the knitting you've begun. The texture really suits it's color.
I'd love to see the finished result  Smiley

homegrownrose - your yarns all look so smooshy and squishy!

a total blam blam - Such fun yarn! good choice of the green thread to ply your pinks with

Laura22 - Your first yarn is so colorful! It'd be beautiful knitted up

Weee, I LOVE spring ocean! It's my two favorite colors combined!
Mint green & blue?

what are you doing with your spun yarn?

Or the really chunky, short stuff can be used as necklaces.

Or just wear the entire skein as a cowl

Spring Ocean is beautiful, I could definitely imagine that one on display in a glass bowl!

That is where it's going to go next I believe.
I was asked to create it as a gift for mothers day, to display in a vase.
But a glass bowl would suit it's ocean-ness so much better ^_^

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« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2009 07:44:30 AM »

what are you doing with your spun yarn?

We pile it up and roll round in it cackling!

Actually, we're doing pretty much what people do with all yarn - knitting, crocheting & weaving with it. I guess the stuff that baffles you most is the crazy art yarns? Because there are thousands of projects out there for the more standard yarns.

Well...they can just be art - put them in a glass bowl and look at them. They work great as chunky knit scarves and hats - or just as a trim on the end of a plain stocking stitch hat or scarf. Or the really chunky, short stuff can be used as necklaces.

What have I missed?

I don't think you missed anything. I love the idea of, "roll round in it cackling!" I think I do that the most.

Ke Ting, I make hats from mine, here's only one example, click on the pic for close-ups.

I love mixing the colors.

For bigger pieces like sweaters, I divide the individual balls into smaller balls, one small ball for each "piece" I have to make.

Say I'm going to make a vest that has a back, and two fronts. I first divide all my balls in half, because the back is going to take half. Then I divide the remainder into two more halves. So I get one half ball & two quarter balls from each "original" ball. This way I always know I have enough of each color to do all my pieces.

Oh, and I don't CUT the ball, I tie a piece of yarn at the dividing points. That way if my idea doesn't take the WHOLE half, I have left over yarn that is only one piece.

Does that help?
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« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2009 02:11:48 PM »

I am with KeTing on the question, I meant to ask it ages ago too. I drool and lust and have even bought some of this wondrous yarns.

I would love to make some as it is so absolutely gorgeously gorgeous, but while I can knit-I have no patience to do so and only crochet badly...so I kinda think that theres not much point in me learning to spin.

I have played a little with a drop spindle...enough to learn that its not as easy as it looks!. I am curious do all of you guys have a spinning wheel or are some of you using a spindle and realistically how long would it take to spin enough to knit say a jumper with a drop spindle...(like i said I can knit and some of those yarns are positively orgasmic...(well someone did say that you roll around in them..lol)

and for that matter.. I can buy carded rovings, so what weight of rovings would one need to spin enough yarn to knit a jumper...lol..I have no idea if that is an easy or a hard question to answer.

Oh and how do you get the sequins and beads in there, do you thread the next fibres through the holes, before you spin it in...

too many questions I am sure there must be a sticky on this somewhere.

« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2009 02:45:28 PM »

I am using a drop spindle at the moment, but my SO is going to be making me a spinning wheel in his workshop once the weather warms a bit more.

I can spin about 75yds of fingering weight wool in an evening, and that is about 1/4 of a 3/4pound bundle of carding.

I dont know how much yarn it takes for a jumper though

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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2009 08:06:36 PM »

Only my second contribution!

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« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2009 06:23:14 AM »

Ooh, this may be a bit late, but I want to show my latest yarn! I spun it last week and sent it off for a personal swap, and my partner recieved Smiley

Not brilliant, but I don't spin much, so I was quite proud! Tongue I plied in beads and lacy bits, pearls and sequins, and sparkles, to make it more fun!

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« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2009 06:28:04 AM »

It is even more gorgeous than that in person, I am a very lucky girlie [grin]

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« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2009 01:14:24 PM »

too many questions I am sure there must be a sticky on this somewhere.
Ok, so it's not a sticky, its just a thread, but I answered your questions. Any more?
« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2009 06:01:50 PM »

wow dolly, those colors are beautiful!

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« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2009 04:44:35 AM »

Thank you all for answering my question Smiley

Jane Doe, that's a beautiful purpose!

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