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Zucchero_Filato
« on: July 24, 2009 12:51:43 AM »

Hi everybody!
It's Fiber Friday and I can't believe I'm the first here. How exciting!

Last Friday I couldn't be here with you because I had no internet connection.
However, I went on hanspinning my yarns for the Tour de Fleece and today I'm posting here some of them.

The first yarn was inspired by cartoon character Hello Kitty.
Red and pink merino rovings, a lot of sparkling red bows and some yellow kid mohair locks literally jumped through my Traveller's orifice to wind on the bobbin and recreate the colors of the tiny kitten my daughter loves so much.



The second yarn is a tribute to Noro Kureyon.
Handspinning this yarn has been very amusing and I like the pic I took of it "en plein soleil" Wink



This is Crazy Rainbow, a tribute to my virtual teacher Lexi Boeger, whose books have been so precious for my handspinning experience. I prepared a lot of hand dyed domestic wool rovings and handspun them randomly.



Colors of grape harvest inspired me for this yarn I named Vendemmia.
I handspun domestic wool with many odds and ends, including Colinette ribbons and chenille:



The last two yarns are Amethyst and Sodalite. They are made of superfine merino, kid mohair locks and mulberry silk and their colors match with the homonimous semi-precious stones.
They are  decorated with many stone chips as well.







I think that it's enough for today.
I hope that my internet connection will go on working, so that I may navigate through all the posts and yarns you'll be uploading.

Many kisses from Italy!



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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009 04:41:23 AM »

Oh, wow! I'm in love with those last three yarns especially. I'm waiting for my yarn to dry, and then I'll post pictures. It's not nearly as impressive. ^_^
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009 05:19:58 AM »

OK, Zucchero? You are officially a genius. Damn you and your talented ways :-p
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009 06:13:36 AM »

My picture's as bad as my yarn. Sad Sorry. I can't find the good camera, so I had to settle for my webcam. Ignore the crazy person in the background. I haven't been awake very long. >.<

Teeeny tiny ball of nondescript pill bottle cotton yarn that is way too thin and nubby to do anything with:



On the plus side, my cat doesn't mind how bad my spinning is. She'll steal it anyway.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009 06:45:36 AM »

What a wonderful start to the day!!  I can't really picka fav.  those are all wonderful and I one day hope to beable to 'free my mind' and spin like that, Zucchero_Filato.  What wonderful yarns!

SpecialKRJ, we all have to spin something, and I admire your braveness for spinning pill bottle cotton.  it's a cute little ball of yarn!


now onto me Wink I finally have had the energy to do anything fiber wise Smiley!!  yay second trimester!
No yarns just loads of dyed and one blended roving Smiley Shall be spinning this week!  or maybe more dyeing.. since I have pounds of white wool floating about...

Le piece de resistance!  My first in a series of World of Warcraft inspired yarns.  Of course I have to blend and or dye in order to get what I want, so here it is.  Shadow priest. haven't weighed it yet, but my guess is about 2 oz?


One huge stack of dyed roving, so much for solid colors lol.  I like em anyway Smiley  all but the blue are 1oz.  I have 5 oz of the blue, but only pictured 2.5oz


thumbnails of the individuals as not to bog down your computer:)






happy fiber friday, and happy spinning to you all!
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009 07:20:27 AM »

such pretty yarn and roving!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009 09:55:42 AM »

Here's my yarn for the week:





"Golden Fleece" 60 yards thick and thin, BFL dyed with Wilton cake dyes, plied with 2 metallic gold threads held together and almost 2000 sequins! Boy stringing those was a pain...haha I think I'm going to stick with lower amounts of goodies for a while. Tongue

Lovely yarns everyone! Bella I love Shadow Priest, and Zucchero the Kureyon-inspired is definitely my favorite of yours this week but everything is awesome. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009 10:23:23 AM »

here are my latest handspun yarns. i am still learning how to spin and i am loving it Smiley

Storm

Shetland roving I got from wheeldalewoolcrafts.

Citrus Sorbet

Merino (?) roving I got from Nesse in Shop the Swap 25.

Carnival

For this one I used two art batts I got from Lapoli in Shop the Swap 25.


Oddacity, that "Golden Fleece" is beautiful. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009 10:57:42 AM »

I drool over fibre friday every week, someday I'll start trying to spin the fibre I've already collected!

I love crazy rainbow!

Oh and Oddacity, I'd say I loved yours but since your a Gryffindor and I think beating us poor Hufflepuffs currently, I'll be bitter and stay silent! Wink

Seriously, nice work and it's nice to run into another housecupper over here!
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009 11:31:06 AM »

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh, Oddacity, I am in LOVE with that yarn.  Stringing all those sequins was worth it (I get bored/tired of it, too Tongue)!



I have one yarn and one FO from yarn I spun.  If you'd like more information about my FO, you can visit my blog.

First, the unnamed Mohair Boucle (I still have to dye it before I name it, but the dyes are all packed for our move on Monday):





And the FO!  A qiviut (musk ox, for those of you who don't know) lace scarf, all handspun.  Approx. 7" X 70", 1 oz in weight:


The finished scarf!  Pattern from Arctic Lace (A very fantastic book!)

In the process of blocking.

The yarn, just for a reference picture.  It was approx. 28 wpi and 1 oz of qiviut (including some guard hairs that you wouldn't have in store-bought and prepared qiviut) made almost 300 yards.
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009 11:37:31 AM »

here's my fruits from the past two weeks:











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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009 12:06:26 PM »

Oh my word, that golden one took my breath away. Gaaaaah, I'm so motivated right now! <3!
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2009 01:45:10 PM »

I just finished it last night. It's 100% bamboo plyed with metallic gold thread. It's only about 110 yards, but it is gorgeous. I call it Aphrodite's Locks, I've always imagined Aphrodite to have wavy strawberry blonde hair with golden high lights. It might be going in my etsy cause I have no idea what to do with it.
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009 01:59:23 PM »

Wow!  So much beautiful yarn today!

Zucchero_Filato, I was looking at your yarn at work and one of the guys just had to come over and see Smiley  He wasn't sure what it was but the colors of your crazy rainbow totally drew him in!
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2009 04:29:10 PM »

Man! I always miss fiber friday... I have a lot of stuff I still need to photograph. But until then, this is stuff I've worked on semi-recently. I've mostly been making blended rovings on my hackle. Someday I'll have a drum carder, and making rovings will be so much easier... *dreams*



I absolutely lovvvvvve all the yarns this week!! and Veludo, I think that wool was actually domestic. I don't think I had any merino in the STS. But then again I can hardly remember yesterday, so idk.
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2009 04:30:06 PM »

So many beautiful yarns! I really love Storm by veludo and Aphrodite by callmeflower9.

Here is what I have been working on lately.

Irish Spring:This is my last spindle spun yarn. It is 232 yards of BFL purchased from forestfiberworks on etsy.


Gritty Ocean: 196 yards. Merino from Gritty Knits plyed with purple thread.


Turquoise Dream: 30 yards. Blend of millends, mohair and silk from freestyle plyed with bamboo


Rainbow Snot: 178 yards. Merino (?) fiber from Fiber Monster plyed with yellow thread.


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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2009 09:36:45 PM »

i love turquoise dream, it looks like a lot more than 30 yds. What does everyone do with small skeins like that?
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2009 10:24:04 PM »

I've got a small skein sitting around that I've started about three or four different projects with, only to find out that my brother's arms are bigger than I realized, or that my friend is allergic to wool, and so on. I think I'm just going to use it for trim on another project, maybe add some cute embellishments with it. *Shrug*
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2009 06:29:17 AM »

all these yarns psted after my roving post are great!    Nesse, those rovings you pulled are fantastic!  I love that you strung 2000 sequins into your yarn, Oddacity.  And Aphrodites hair is grogeous!  absolutely stuning!   They are all great.  I most definitly have to pull out my wheel today now....
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« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2009 09:27:26 AM »

I'm trying to de-lurk here....these are all gorgeous!
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« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2009 02:38:50 PM »

Just one this week - I've been too busy dyeing! Smiley




'Twilight Imperium', Romeny wool
*2-ply yarn
*~175 yards, sport weight. 12 wraps per inch (WPI).
*weight: 5.6 oz
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