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« on: September 25, 2009 11:57:02 AM »

It's almost 2pm here and no Fiber Friday thread! I've been busy this week, so I have a lot to show off. First, the new stuff, spun from my Phat Fiber samples!



This's Dragon Skin, superwash merino from Knitty & Color (I think) and it's ridiculously soft oh my freaking gosh SERIOUSLY. I can't stop cuddling with it. It's the first time I've spun merino, and the first time I've spun superwash.



I think this one's Dragon Tail, and I can't recall who it's from (I think I left the label at my friend's house. Sad) but it's llama, alpaca, something, and mohair. First time spinning any of those fibers, though!



This is Bippity Boppity Boo from someone I forgot again, and it's icicle, angelina, and... merino, I think? My first time spinning angelina and I have no idea what icicle is, but I've never spun it either. It's so pretty, you can't see it here, but it's got so many subtle colors and it's so sparkly and lovely.

Also I spun some more of my dreamsicle-colored roving that I dyed from stinky orange kool-aid (it STILL smells like kool-aid!) but I didn't full this one as much as the other, and it's really super fluffy. I'm proud of it!



And finally, I was bored so I took some of the Lion Brand homespun yarn in Quartz, it's acrylic stuffs, but it's shimmery and soft, and I unplied it and hand-carded it with some reddish pinkish BFL I'd dyed earlier. It's pretty!



That's me for this week. I'm gonna be super busy 'cause <3 so much fiber! Pleeeeease tell me I'm not the only contributer this week!

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009 01:13:20 PM »

Both Dragon's Skin and Dragon's Tail are very pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009 08:35:44 PM »

Hee, that reminds me of when I first got my spindle and finished all my practice fiber, and got really bored so I took apart some Homespun that I knew I would NEVER use and re-spun it. Tongue Pretty stuff KRJ! Dragon Skin is my fave. Cheesy

Not much from me, this is the first I've done in a while!



Just some purple fiber, dunno what kind but it felt merino-ish? Super bulky, about 70-80 yards. Gonna knit up a quick cowl with this. Cheesy



This is a batt I got custom carded...there was a woman at the LYS last Saturday with many different colors of Corriedale batts and glitz, plus a drumcarder...whee! I got purple and turquoise with silver glitz. Gotta find some time to spin this! Never worked from a batt before!
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009 09:10:23 PM »

Oooh, that yarn looks super sleek and awesome, and I want to faceplant in the batt. <3 SO pretty! (Whew. I'm also very very glad that I'm not the only person who posted stuff this week!)
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009 09:34:57 PM »

It's reeeeally soft. Cheesy I can't wait until I finish this cowl (grumble grumble getting off to a rough start), it's going to be over my face all winter. Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009 06:51:10 AM »

I logged on Friday to post this, but no one had started the thread and I didn't want to start it myself as I didn't really have much to say, just to show off really.



Just spun it whilly nilly paying no mind to how the colours lined up.  I'm thinking I'd like to make a 'Baktus skarf' out of it.  Lots of yardage.  About DK to worsted weight.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009 11:16:13 AM »

hello! i know i'm late posting but i just wanted to show my 2 latest yarns...
this is Hologram supercoils



and this is my random yarn generator yarn. it's a spin along challenge on ravelry. you pick numbers randomly out of a hat to determine your 3 colors, 3 methods of spinning and 3 of plying.
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/novelty-and-art-yarn-spinners/801405/1-25
i got
orange, green, yellow
slubs, cocoons, locks/mohairy
autowrap, twisters, waves




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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009 04:10:29 PM »

wow Noodle! that randomly generated yarn is so darn neat.

I've been on a swapfiberdestashbinge...

this was spun from a bunch of scrap fiber that untouchableface sent me


ma's favourite frankenwool! fiber from freestyle. super bulky and striping


this one is made of different batts from different swaps, with bamboo cocoons and autowrapped with rainbow thread


annnd it turned into this!


I may have posted this one a while ago... or I may not, cause I always forget about FF, but anyway yarn spun from fiber from the handspun yarn/fiber swap:

knit into an iTouch case:


I think I felted it once more after that picture was taken. the flap isn't as disfigured anymore haha.

happy fiberSunday!
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2009 07:08:10 PM »

thanks Nesse! yours are all scrumptious. The bamboo cocoons yarn is especially lovely as well as the neck cozy!
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