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Nesse
« on: January 14, 2010 10:33:53 PM »

my first time ever starting ff - and I've got lots to share (for once lol)!!!

mmm corespinning is my friend Grin
"sugar skies" fiber from lapoli and my local fiber mentor at CatskillMountainFibers


alpaca/merino blend

this one lived through some horrible bunny kicking from a slightly insane kitten:


various blends of alpaca & wool that I blended on my hackle. soon to be an earflap hat for my momma's birthday! (if I can find the right pattern in the next two weeks... bah!)



mill ends plied with merino. not a very good picture of the colors (any one else have a hard time photographing mohairy things?) this will be sent to the loving home of A2K when I finish the other skein!

"peakin' through the trees" super yum-tastic merino plied with thread


can't wait to see what everyone else has!
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Cealy
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010 03:43:19 AM »

You guys make me so jealous! No room for a wheel, or the know-how! Absolutely beautiful yarns! The "peaking through the trees" one is my favourite although I love them all!
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010 07:19:50 AM »

This is my 4th attempt, it's getting better every time I do a batch.  I'm 3/4 of the way thru this colorway, I have unloaded this batch and it's actually sitting wrapped on the ruler you see in the pic currently waiting for time to set the twist.


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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010 07:38:33 AM »

GAH SCREW THIS after class today I'm busting out my wheel. It's been far, far too long!

Pretty stuff so far guys! <3
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010 08:36:40 AM »

GORGEOUS you guys! Nesse, love the blue brown alpaca/merino blend!!
Cheyenne, That looks like a gloriously chuncky yarn.  Such a neat blend of colors!


GAH SCREW THIS after class today I'm busting out my wheel. It's been far, far too long!

Pretty stuff so far guys! <3

LOL Oddacity skip class to spin... you most definitly should!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2010 08:44:04 AM »

haha it's a fun class and I'm done @ 1, so I've got the whoooooooole rest of the day. Tongue

I might actually have something to show by the end of the day! Fun fun!
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2010 08:46:44 AM »

It's so much more chocolatey brown in real life, but my camera brings out all the colors that were combed into it.  I'm still at park and drafting, but I like having alot of control over the draft atm, ocd anyone lol.  Notice the paper taped to my whorl, lol I got tired of fighting the yarn and the spin at the same time, so I had to create a 'notch' which helped a grip. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2010 12:31:09 PM »

Wow nesse!   Your corespuns are amazing, actually all your yarns are!
I have to give corespinning a try
I dont like taking picks of "mohairy things" either...the halo kinda blurs the pic.  That with sparkly fibers too, really hard to photo

cheyenne looking good for your 4th try, when i first started off on the drop spindle I didnt park so much and my 1st couple skeins were way overtwisted

Happy ff!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2010 02:05:10 PM »

Nesse - i love the earthy tones & textures of your yarns.
You have a gorgeous style with your spinning.
I especially like the yarn that will become an earflap hat.
Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Cealy - Hmm I think for the new year, I'm going to have to do something about all these people who want to learn to spin....
If you haven't already, join the facebook craftster fiber-arts group.
I'll work on something to get y'all onto drop spindles

Cheyenneswthrt07 - your yarn looks sumptuous!
The coloring is beautifully peachy. i can imagine your yarn as the cutest mittens
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2010 03:22:04 PM »

Mittens would be cute.  The total yardage will be just shy of 100 yards, with 4 mini skiens, they will be an added surprise gift for my mom.  She has no idea that I got a drop spindle for Christmas or that I'm spinning yarn, so it's a big surprise lol.
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