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« on: April 02, 2009 09:03:08 PM »

Happy Friday folks!! Well.. it's just after midnight, so it's technically Friday here! LOL!
I have a super early flight to catch tomorrow to Chicago, so I won't have time to post then. and I've spun some yarns I'm really excited about.. so I figured I'd share before I went to bed.. since it is Friday.. lol!!

The first is my most favorite!! I'm taking it with me to start knitting with. It was for the shop.. but I just can't let it go!! LOL!!
I spun some amazing yarnzombie (lufah) balls that were a blue/lavender and green. there were super awesome scotch mule locks and tons of sparkle! Jacki called them Tide Pool.  I really wanted the yarn to look like a tide pool, so I corespun the roving, and added tail spun locks, bits of fleece and different sparkle to mimic the critters you find in tide pools.
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Here is a fun "scrap" yarn on the bobbin.. this is a HUGE pile of random fiber that I put on the floor and just pull from..

Here's the finished yarn.. 6 oz, 80 yards, SUPER bulky




Here's another yummy corespun I finished yesterday..



Loop feb batt corespun.. with a few spots wrapped in pink lurex yarn, with some gold "key" charms





I can't wait to see what everyone else has spun when I get into Chicago tomorrow, and back to a computer!!  I hope everyone has a great day!! 


 
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009 09:42:01 PM »

wow.  just wow. those are great!
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009 04:09:41 AM »

I have missed looking at the last two fiber fridays.  *sigh*

Jazzturtle, you always super amaze me.  My favorite is the blue/purple/red/orange corespun in the middle.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009 07:17:12 AM »

Fun yarns, jazzturtle.  I love the corespun yarns.

I actually finished this yarn last week, but for some reason didn't get a pic until now.  I call this one "Blossoming". 

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009 08:05:41 AM »

wow! these are all beautiful so far!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009 08:15:24 AM »

Just a quick porn and run before work Smiley

Medusa supercoils:



Calico:


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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009 08:41:30 AM »

so I've actually been at the spinning wheel this week, after a hiatus.

This first one I actually spun at the beginning of March, at a drop in class I went to while visiting my family 8 hrs away.  I wasn't going to share it, because I am terribly disappointed in it.  It was my first experience with the long draw method...  and I think I suck at it LOL  Its thick thin overspun underspun.  and terribly weak.. definitly not what I've become accustom to with my "inch worm" method I taught myself LOL  But I guess it takes the practice right?  Anyway, on with the pic:   (oh its BFL, yardage unknown)


Here are some merino tops I dyed with wiltons and koolaid.  I just stuck the dry fiber in the pot and simmered until the dye was gone.  I like how they turned out.
 Hippy (hopefully spun up next week)


Orange smoothie:


this one is BFL, no name:


THis is what the Orange smoothie turned into.  It will go from dark to light up the garment when used.  Thick thin(darn long draw method) 166 yards:  


And this I did on my drop spindle and apparently didnt take a pic of the whole ball, but I had a tiny bit left and the finished little chicks.   ANyway I called the yarn Big Bird.  Makes me chuckle.... yarn big bird.. turned into little chickies..... teehee...  These are going to be easter gifts to my family, each little chicky represents a family member!  I have a few more to go LOL


Here is where you can find the patern for the chickies:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=298179.0

phew.  And I think thats it for today.


Inie_rah, thats really pretty.
Noodle princess,  I <3 your supercoils..

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009 09:09:32 AM »

Just the one this week:
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009 09:46:20 AM »

this is the second yarn i've spun.
the roving was sent to me by mullerlanesfarm as part of a swap (that included a drop spindle + the roving i used in my first yarn.


and here's my third try at spinning yarn. Fiber is shetland tops
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2009 12:13:58 PM »

Blossoming and Calico are gorgeous Smiley  I had technical difficulties with my wheel this week so no spinning for me Sad
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