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Topic: Fiber Friday September 18, 2009  (Read 3048 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2009 05:54:09 PM »

Hi there,

My pictures are not luscious at all--this yarn looked much better IRL. I sent it overseas for a swap and the recipient kinda disappeared.
This small-yardage conglomerate is called Burlesque Boudoir--  

It's all of these plied together:

Let's see, there's the obvious black eyelash yarn (I kept adding more to the total yarn to make the eyelash yarn less prominent, but no such luck!), which is plied with some plain handspun merino; the feathers were from a former housemate and spun into an unidentified fiber; the fake pearls I actually scavenged off the ground after a local swap meet when the seller was packing things up! I strung them onto some thread and plied with some recycled alpaca yarn from an unraveled sweater. And the brown-and-red I think was a mix of mystery fiber I received from a couple different people in the Shop the Swap.
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2009 10:47:15 PM »

Ooh, that does make for a very luscious yarn.
The layering does create a more cohesive result than I would have expected looking at all those elements that went into the yarn.
I'm sorry to hear the recipient disappeared, but they're probably loving it to bits Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2009 07:56:53 AM »

Mmmm, GORGEOUS stuff this week guys! Love it aaaaaall.

I did some spinning yesterday for the first time since school started! I did some spinning-in-public since I'm home for the weekend today and wanted to make sure people at school would see me. Cheesy It was super fun. I'll probably get around to relating the entire experience in the Spinny Babble Thread. ANYWAY I just spun up some solid purple merino (I think it was merino? really soft anyway) but didn't get around to plying it because I forgot most of my tools (carting my wheel on the bus to main campus was too distracting! I forgot everything else!). I'll do that sometime this week and show it off next Friday. It's not too exciting though.
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2009 08:27:36 AM »

oops. I'm late... It's Saturday!



In the front, three ply yarn - two plies made from a gorgeous roving I got in the dyer's swap from UntouchableFace:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=297159.msg3411205#msg3411205

and the third ply is mostly a sample roving I got from beemiceelf on etsy, mixed with a few odds and ends I have around.

The one left is dyed by me, half light blue, half dark blue, carded parallel and spun together, then made into a three ply yarn.

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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2009 07:31:34 PM »

isamax, I really love # 2 & 3 and they were my favorites ...  until I flipped to page 2 and saw calluna's yarn.

That is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!  I'm so sorry your swap flaked on you.
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2009 08:52:44 PM »

Oh thankfully I still got MY packages--it was the birthday swap, so we weren't partnered up together. But someone else got flaked on by her instead.  Embarrassed People who know her better than I do think something has happened to her, that it isn't a case of just dropping out, and that's awful in a very different way.  Sad According to tracking, that yarn (and the other things I sent) have just been sitting in a postal warehouse awaiting pick-up for about a month now! No one would leave a swap package for that long if they can help it, so I'm more concerned about her at this point than the package.
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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2009 05:07:14 PM »

oh, poor you and her!
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2009 02:31:03 AM »

Waking up at 4am, then being unable to sleep... coming to this thread was definitely NOT a good idea. I'll be up yarn-gazing for hours now. Ah well! May as well leave comments for everybody!

Wow, what an awesome start this thread had! Gorgeous batts, gorgeous yarn... gorgeous batts. Really. Really gorgeous batts. Want so bad.

Isamax, that first yarn is absolutely to die for. It just looks like a cute little birds' nest!

noodleprincess, every last one of those yarns is gorgeous. Yes, even the first one, despite the fact that flan is the nastiest dessert of all time. Tongue

calluna, I have to disagree with you! Those pictures are gorgeous! The final yarn reminds me so much of this cute little flapper dress I have somewhere upstairs. Too cute. I hope your partner's alright, that sounds so scary. Sad I hope if something's wrong, it's nothing serious and she can pick up your package when it's all over with. That'd be a mood-lifter. Smiley

and as for the late yarns, both are gorgeous. I loooove the blue one <3
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