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« on: July 09, 2009 08:56:05 PM »

Hooray, I'm starting this week!  It's not quite Friday where I am, but it IS on the East Coast of the US!

I only have two this week (but that's better than zero!)

First: Clowns in the Underground, tencel, 2 oz, 102 yards, 20 wpi

Spun from:

(dyeing by NaturalObsessions, who was recently the featured artist on Artfire)

Next, qiviut laceweight, wpi approx 25:

For making this (very unblocked!) scarf:

Also new with me:

*New camera abilities with my SO's camera phone (much much much better than the digital camera I was using, somehow..)!  e.g.:

(I have never before gotten accurately colored pictures of this skein!)

*I tentatively opened an Artfire account.  I think I like it better than Etsy :O Does anyone else have dual accounts and a preference?

*My family is up and I was going to do some food dyeing with them.  If it does work out, I'll definitely be posting pictures.

*Also, we built a skeinwinder that attaches to my Kiwi (something Ashford doesn't make >:[ )!  I have pictures, but none uploaded at this point.

I'm excited to see everyone else's yarns!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009 09:21:23 PM »

wow those are beautiful. the clown one is my fave.

yeah... i should probably get on that...
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009 10:35:10 PM »

So pretty. I wish I could spin...or get my hands on some of your yarn!

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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2009 05:21:34 AM »

So I've never posted anything on fiber Friday before, but always look at everyone elses pretty yarn so here it go's my first fiber Friday.

No name, corridale, food color dyed, Navajo plied (very first attempt)
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009 05:58:45 AM »

Happy Friday eveyone!! I'm spinning really hard for the tour de fleece.. so I've got a lot to share! My goal is to complete at least one yarn a day thru the tour.. and so far I'm on my goal!!

This is the starting morning.. July 4th. Some merino, cashmere, silk, bamboo, banana silk and sparkle on the bobbin...

Aquarius- 4 oz and 43 yards of corespun/tailspun kid mohair locks with 5 colors purple flashing angelina

King of Pop- black and white alpaca and silver angelina batts, red and carbonized bamboo, red black and white kid mohair locks, gold jumbo bling, red gold and aluminum angelina, red white silver black and gold sequins, red and black silk fabric, red sari silk, red silver and gold lurex
This yarn was screaming for me to make it a reality since MJ's death.  I got Thriller when it came out on LP- when I was 7.  MJ was a huge part of my life soundtrack.. I wanted to spin a yarn that included the iconic images I have of him from my growing up... the white sequins glove, the white tshirt and black hat, the red jacket with black zippers, the crazy gold leotard outfit..  This yarn has it all! I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Forest Floor-3 oz- yardage not measured yet, corespun assorted fibers

Green Apple- 4 oz- not measured yardage yet. Carded kid mohair locks and angelina, and uncarded locks.
I spun this yarn "mohairy" (translucent over novelty yarn) with spots of tailspun locks

School of Fish- This has to be one of my fave yarns I've spun this week! I blended a mix of blue farm wool's (targhee, corridale, cormo, merino x) with rainbow kid mohair locks and TONS of blue angelina.  I just LOVE it!! This one is destined for my new loom!!  There's SO much texture from the locks and the different fleeces

Let the sunshine in- Corespun uncarded targhee/finn fleece with angelina and glitterati

Macaw- merino/seacell with angelina

Fiery Sunset- bfl/silk with angelina

Some supercoils-- will be turned into necklaces

More supercoils destined for necklaces

I made some fun fiber necklaces with felted yarn, felted cords and crochet ribbon.. wear your fiber art!!

I also felted some YUMTASTIC vegan soaps (well.. the soap is vegan.. not the wool sweater around it!) LOL!

I carded up 15 batts last week as well!! I'm on a carding frenzy.. and will be at it tonight and tomorrow as well!!

My Etsy shop-  Lots of Handspun yarn and Fun Fiber Batts!

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2009 06:15:01 AM »

Lordy lordy!  They are all so gorgeous!

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2009 08:26:32 AM »

Oh, jazzturtle! I love the King of Pop you spun up! It's exactly the MJ I remember, too. How did you do the soaps? I've been wanting to try some but don't know how.
Here are a couple that I've spun this week:

my daughter named this skein purplicious. It's a three ply of various fibers, about heavy worsted weight, 101 yards.

This skein is Morning Mist, also a three ply of various fibers, worsted weight, about 98 yards.
I've been so inspired every week by the colors and textures that everyone shares that I'm trying to experiment, break out of my roving-braid monogamy, and be more daring. One of these days I may have something as gorgeous as the skeins above. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009 10:13:59 AM »

Jazz you never fail to amaze us all with your spinning talents..You are on a serious fiber spree!! I envy your time. I hate retail life. I spun some yarn this week for a swap. I can only list a teaser though as it goes out tomorrow and I posted the teaser on the swap page. Next week I will show the full shot..my yarn and my niddy are similar in color which made me giggle...Casmir- looks lushious! The bottom one is my fav. Jiniphur- nice ply job! I want to try that too.KN- omg can we play in that tencel! And your quivit is soooo lush!

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2009 11:52:38 AM »

**Warning Image Happy**

I worked like crazy for three days to get this done by friday!
This was my solution to having a lot of plain wool and this sparkly purple pile of batts that were given to me that I could not for the life of me spin on it's own. I was inspired after going to the NH sheep and wool fest, which omg I cannot wait for next year (and now I know where my income tax return is going). This is also the first yarn I spun without pre drafting! I'm pretty proud of it.

sorry, I took a lot of pics. It totaled around 730 yards, 12 wpi, dk weight. Not sure what I'm gonna do with it yet.

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2009 04:09:53 PM »

Just one from me today. I finished this up this afternoon. It was kind of a frustrating project, I thought I had got over my too-little-twist problem but this broke a lot on me while I was plying it. >_<

First time beading.

fiber is from FiberFancy @ etsy, it's kettle dyed mill ends. 136 yards chain plied, worsted weight about (not done wpi yet). put 150 beads on it! First time beading as I said. It made it go reaaaaally slow, but got quicker as there were less beads to put on. I should have put on more beads, and had the opportunity to since it broke so much, but I couldn't find my beads until after I finished. >_< Anyway interesting experience, I'll definitely do it again (actually I will be on what I've got on my bobbin right now! probably won't share til next week tho)

LOVELY stuff this week guys! ;]

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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009 05:10:42 PM »

Hi everyone!
I'm new to Craftster, so this is my first Friday.
It's great for me to be here and have the chance to learn so much.
I would like to show you some yarns I handspun last week.

The first one is Turquoise. I loosely hand carded my handpainted supersoft merino, a lot of mohair locks and some white mulberry silk. Then I handspun the fibers on a core thread, adding a lot of turquoise stone chips.

This is Punk Fantasy, hand dyed superfine merino with mohair locks and silk hankies:

I handspun the following yarn for my little daughter, who asked me something sparkling to show up next winter.
It's a superbulky supersoft merino yarn, embellished with a lot of felt beaded poppies and plied with a golden thread.
Hope my little princess will like it.

And finally a regular, heavy worsted 2ply yarn.
I named it Aztec Dream.

This is all I could do this week.
Hope to be here next week, as I'm going on holiday and still don't know if I will have an internet connection.

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2009 07:06:11 PM »

Everything is so lovely this week!!

I've been spinning for the Tour de Fleece so I have lots of yarn this week:

"Slushie" spun from 2 oz of mystery wool I bought at a local fiber fest. sport weight
Sport weight yarn spun from Falkland wool dyed by chimera.etsy.com in the "Oberon" colorway

a super bulky merino silk blend I dyed with Kool aid

a small worsted weight skein spun from a dyed BFL cross fleece from Homestead Fiber Farm

bulky Falkland 2-ply. roving from FatCatKnits.etsy.com in the "Gremlin" colorway

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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2009 07:33:08 PM »

Antonella, your yarns are gorgeous!  You may become one of my favorite spinners to watch for Smiley

We're having a great Fiber Friday so far Cheesy

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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009 07:39:08 PM »

I have so much to share but my computer is a mess so here is just some of what I have been working on.

The first is some dyed wool I got at the Mass sheep and wool fest. You cant tell by the picture but its a really nice green.

The second is some BFL I got in a swap called Wicked witch. I plied it with some emerald green thread

This was it before

I wish I could share more. Hopefully my computer issues will be fixed next week. Happy Fiber Friday!!!

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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2009 10:48:26 PM »

Zucchero_Filato: LOVE LOVE LOVE your yarns! and so great to see some neeew faces *and such another great talent to add to this board!!* i love the aztec dream yarn! did you dye that roving yourself?? the colors are amazing and i love the bulky two ply!! and the yarn you spun for your daughter is sooo cute! love the colors and the wee little felt poppies!! finally, the PUNK yarn, simply gorg!! i'm a sucker for any yarn with locks spun in!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009 05:13:38 AM »

Thank you everyone!
This first experience was incredible and I absolutely love all the yarn you posted.

Thank you, knkurz and misfitknits!
misfitknits: yes, I handpaint my rovings. I loooove handpainting!

Hope to meet you all here next Friday.


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« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2009 08:16:32 AM »

I love Turquoise Zucchero!  So pretty!

Beautiful yarns everyone!

« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2009 04:46:04 AM »

Everyones yarns are so beautiful.

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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2009 06:37:39 PM »

Haven't posted any yarns in forever....I guess Im better late than never Smiley

Peacocky Superwash - this was only my second try at coils...now I love them!!!

Violetta Superwash

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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2009 07:57:06 PM »

Ohh wow... I love both of those. The colors are so pretty.  Smiley 

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2009 08:45:02 AM »

they look super soft too, i just wanna squish em!

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