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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2009 08:00:22 PM »

Wow, I can't wait to see... that sounds awesome!

« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2009 08:10:59 PM »

Hi all, this is my first Fiber Friday though I've been handspinning stuff with a drop spindle for quite a few months, thanks to mullerslanefarm and lapoli! For the record I don't knit or crochet so I don't know how useable these are for such purposes; I use them for my own purposes.  Cool There certainly isn't much yardage in most of them.
I finally got some decent pictures, so here's what I've been up to--

"Heirloom" art yarn - off-white roving spun with old artificial pearls, old-fashioned doll shoes, miniature tarnished safety pins, buttons, little scraps of antique lace, metal beads, a wooden spool, and an aged, off-white lace trim. It's only about 7 yds.

This is all scraps of various fibers; I actually spun a large portion of this in the dark waiting for an outdoor movie to start, and I like that portion best of all.  Cheesy

I have to call this batch "My Pretty Pony Princess," because everything about these fibers together makes me think of a 1980s little girl's ideal play set...shiny, glitzy, soft, pretty colors...It makes me want to play dress-up!  Cheesy

Just could not get an accurate picture of this one, which was a batt from lapoli with metallic green fibers and little bunches of white fibers mixed in...the batt was much prettier than the finished product. I plied it with irridescent thread, irridescent sequins, and blue beads that blend in with the blue all too well.

More blue-and-purple, but in different kind of fiber. This one's plied with a thicker silver sequined thread.

Another lapol batt that isn't done justice by the photo, this has several dark colors and lotsa luster.

This is one of my favorites, from a huge variety of roving mullerslanefarm sent me, it has a blue tinsely metallic fiber mixed in and these rick colors and it was EXACTLY what I had wanted to do when I first got interested in handspinning; I think of it as my glitzy gypsy yarn.  Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2009 08:19:45 PM »

Eee! Oh my word, those are gorgeous! I absolutely love all of them! You do corespinning on a drop spindle? I tried that, and it hurt my hand and arms a LOT. I think I must be doing it wrong, because mine came out all frizzy and barely-wrapped, and yours looks absolutely amazing.

Seriously, though, those are absolutely lovely. I really love the crazy random one and the last one. So pretty!

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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2009 08:22:59 PM »

I love "Heirloom"! That is definitely a yarn I would put in a pretty bowl to display in my living room.

I just have three yarns this time. All of these were spun for swaps.

Mustard Mardi Gras
Spun a copperpot Merino batt

Magnum Steel
Spun from commercially dyed merino/tencel blend

Spun from roving that I received from RhymeswOrange


« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2009 09:51:50 AM »

OMG, so much more gorgeous yarn. I love the scrap yarn (makes me wish I had a ton of scraps).  That kool aid dyed yarn is fantastic, I plan on trying that within the next couple of weeks.

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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2009 01:17:20 PM »

As usual I am tardy. I spun this up out or a roving I dyed up and it went to a swap partner. This was my first attempt at navajo plying which i have to say went better than I anticipated. Here it is:

I am not sure the breed but it is 100%wool. I used Jacquard acid dyes... I somewhere have a pic of the roving if I can. I will post it in an edit.
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2009 02:10:43 PM »

These yarns are gorgeous! I'm a newbie spinner, so Fiber Friday is my inspiration. Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2009 03:33:20 PM »

UntouchableFace, I like the way the roving spun up.  And I love the yarns you spun for me.  I'm still working out what to make with them.

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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2009 04:47:16 PM »

Oooh, such prettiness!!

Myklia, same here! I almost want to go through and dye small amounts of tons of diffferent colors, then throw them in a bag, close my eyes, and spin what i grab! I don't have all that many different types of fiber, though. Sad Just a bunch of BFL, and three tiny samples of bamboo, silk, and milk.

Untouchable, I love that yarn. It reminds me of Starburst candy.  nom nom nom! You did a great job with the navajo plying. I'm currently in the middle of attempting my first navajo ply. It's slow going, but I like how it's looking so far.

Lisa, I'm a huge noob, too, and I probably wouldn't have stuck with spinning if I didn't find this board and the delicious fiber friday posts. I suggest checking out the Urban Fiber, Handspun, and Yarn Porn flickr pools. You'll probably find a ton more, too. My only suggestion: don't look at anything Loop made, or you'll wind up yearning for it like a lost love. (In other words, look at everything Loop has ever made in the history of ever. If you can manage to go through one page of pictures without becoming a hopeless fangirl, you're a stronger person than I.)


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