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« on: January 29, 2010 05:06:24 AM »

One good thing about being unemployed, I'm getting a lot of spinning done!  These are the yarns from this week.  They are each between 150-200 yards of 2 ply.  Some have already been knitted into projects.

This is now a baby gnome hat ...



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Watcha got this week???
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010 05:44:10 AM »

Gorgeous yarn Smiley
My needles are especially wooed by that yellow/green yarn to the left.
If you've posted elsewhere on craftster the finished product of ay of your yarns, feel free to include the link in your post. I'd love to see your baby gnome hat.

I've spun up another Icarus yarn, but I'm still in the process of loading pictures.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010 05:53:12 AM »

The ONLY think I've worked on for the past month or so is my contribution for the Pluckyfluff Handspun Revolution exhibit. Ok I should say the only fibery thing I've worked on, we've been scrambling like mad to find a new place to live after someone practically walked up and bought our house! Then comes the packing, and we are trying hard to get moved in THIS WEEK! Did I mention I'm 31 weeks pregnant too?
This is actually the second incarnation of this fiber. I made a vegan version of this for the make yarn out of this swap. This is my wool version. In fact I have enough to make myself another skein to keep!

Memories: That Dress
Hand spun, wool, soy silk, ecospun, beads, thread, dress shreds
3 oz, aprox 96 yards

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2010 06:00:16 AM »

First time posting in one of those FF threads.  Wink

I didn't have much time this week, so it's only one skein.
18-20 wpi, and about 230m (~ 250 yards).

Wheelspun, dyed purple, plyed with golden yellow thread. I started knitting yesterday - it's going to be a light scarf for me. Found out the yellow is shimmering...  Cheesy

I washed a lot of wool this week, part of it is going to be spun during the weekend... Oh, and we had a lot of snow lately. The sheep don't seem to mind, though. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2010 07:14:50 AM »

That purple yarn has a regal feel to it, very pretty.


I've been spinning from some burgandy fiber I have.  I have 5 yards of it so I'm saving some for Jane's lessons and some I'm just spinning up.  The spindle full in the picture has already been loaded onto a TP tube and waiting patiently.

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2010 07:23:19 AM »

lamina your yarn is so feminine and squishy!
I want to grab your yarn when you're not looking and moosh my face into it  Cheesy
Lexi is going to love receiving it.
I also re-spun a yarn for the Handspun revolution....
but I'm not sure if I'll be able to send it away  Roll Eyes





Cheyenneswthrt07 I love the richness and depth of your yarn, and it's looking quite even.
Looking good!
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010 08:04:55 AM »

muellerlanesfarm--I love the greens! You certainly have been busy!
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2010 08:06:05 AM »

yum guys, these fibers are delicious!!  I can't wait to get at my wheel again... to bad my mom moved ALL my fiber downstairs out of my bedroom closet at the request of my husband (and I still don't dare do stairs..).. yes I've got a functional closet that houses what should be in a bedroom/linen closet, but I can't get to my fiber!
MLF- those yarns look so perfect! lucky you to have the time to spin spin spin!
K_cat, those sheep do look happy, beautiful pic, and beautiful yarn!
Cheyenneswthrt07, your spindle is beautiful!  and that burgundy is fabulous!
Jane doe, thats some fun yarn!
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010 08:07:11 AM »

My first fiber friday ever!   Grin  I've been looking for months now but I can finally post!  Thanks you all craftster fiber people...I've gotten into spinning!  Grin

This is what I've been working on the last 2 weeks..the purple one is my first attempt ever (without the teacher right there)...


I've been getting fiber in swaps now for awhile and I had a lot of smaller pieces people have given me to needle felt (but I havn't got around to that yet) so I decided to spin up all my little pieces to practice.  They I plyed it together and got this mess ...but I like it and its random-ness.  So these 2 are only 30 yards...any suggestions on what I could knit or crochet with that little bit?


Here's what's on my wheel now...just boring white (but I'll dye it later).  I got 3 HUGE bags of wool for free...so I've been slowly washing it and carding it and all that.  So...this is my first time spinning that...I guess I did alright carding it...since it seems to spin just like the others.  I gave up on spinning this yesterday though since it broke and then I could not find the end...any tips on finding the end?


I think my big problems are overspinning and I think I just spin too thin.  Any advice or comments for me would be real helpful.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010 08:38:16 AM »

SarahJ, that random yarn is fabulous!
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2010 08:43:31 AM »

Jane, it is really smooshy. I haven't stuck my face in it but I kept fondling it!! And did you dye your hair pink? It looks awesome! My husband keeps trying to convince me to do that in blue or purple. I've got a purple front section for now...
sarahj2001, get a toothbrush and kind of flick it across the bobbin. It should find that end and grab it! Good luck, it stinks when that happens!
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010 10:58:41 AM »

I made two skeins of the yellow/green.  The first skein was knitted into long fingerless mitts for my son's girlfriend.

Here is the finished knitted gnome hat



And a special request crocheted cowl



I love the yarns this week!

Question, when you are including the fabric scraps, do you add them when you're spinning a single or when you're plying??

Try using a piece of real sticky tape to find the end if the toothbrush trick doesn't work out, sarahj.  Sometimes I can find an end with a toothbrush and sometimes with tape.
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010 11:18:29 AM »

I spun this yarn a few weeks ago, but kept on forgetting to post on fiber friday Sad  so .. here it is!!!



"Cake" (inspired by movie the "Marie Antoinette")
approx. 26yards, spun from hand cotton dyed fabric, plied with white cotton yarn
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2010 11:19:14 AM »

ok--now that I see your yarn knitted up so beautifully, I need more yarn!! Cheesy

I see the wonderful pink spinning wheel has been put to use...

and I love random, chunky yarns with bits and color and...let's just say I love homespun yarn!

Great job!
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135 yards of laceweight merino! This was hand dyed by Carol of SSS years ago and Im finally getting around to spinning some of it up. Ive actually been spinning this for the same amount of time but I JUST took it off the bobbin!



170 yards of worsted weight dyed by me.


I also FINALLY have a dedicated dye pot thats big enough to dye larger lots of wool. My mother had an old deep frying pot she gave me but I never got around to cleaning it. Now it's SO much cleaner and, I think, actually usable!
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2010 11:29:50 AM »

hey there!  Good to see ya!  beautiful colors and good that you now have pots to dye everything in!

Whatcha going to make?
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2010 12:05:08 PM »

My contribution this week, made for a swap:



Funked Up Shiz - dyed silk noil carded up with all the thread ends and fabric shreds that have accumulated by my serger.



There was a little bit of one of the singles left after plying, so I plied it back on itself and have been wearing it wrapped around my neck and wrist as jewelry.
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2010 12:09:22 PM »

You really can do anything you want with the fabric shreds.  Grin My favorite thing to do is to thread them on thread and ply them. I find I can get much more control and get cute little bow ties out of it.
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2010 12:21:14 PM »

oohhh lamina, great idea!!! 

I have some left over balls of cut fabric lengths that I used for a rag rug ... now to go hunt them down and string them up!!
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010 02:07:31 PM »

vanillaxlight - your yarn is so freakin perfect!  Shocked
I'm especially amazed by the evenness of the worsted weight yarn.
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2010 02:31:46 PM »

Thanks! I have tried SO HARD to spin something OTHER than a worsted weight three ply yarn, but its just not my forte. I want novelty yarns!
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2010 02:36:57 PM »

As usual when I stumble upon the 'Fibre Friday' thread my mind is absolutely blown away. You all do such amazing things.
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« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2010 03:08:28 PM »

Nah, I've still got my curly brown mop of hair lamina, I just love wigs, dreadlocks, and other fakehair.
dollface - dude, your yarn makes me think of sherbert. How fun!
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« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2010 03:13:43 PM »

Thanks! I have tried SO HARD to spin something OTHER than a worsted weight three ply yarn, but its just not my forte. I want novelty yarns!

There is a good article in the last issue of Spin-Off addressing this exact thing.  I tried the hints the author recommended and (although I really have to think when I spin this), I have been able to make novelty yarn!!

Is your 3-ply a chain ply or a regular ply?  It is quite beautiful!!

I had a couple of bobbins with some left over (from plying) singles that I decided to ply together just to see what happened.  One single was purple & green, the other was orange & yellow .... interesting 2-ply ... I have about 100 yards ... just enought to make another baby goblin hat with it!!



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« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2010 04:36:50 PM »

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fabric shreds that have accumulated by my serger.
OMG  Shocked Shocked this is brilliant... now I have something to so with that giant pile of fabric strips.
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« Reply #25 on: January 29, 2010 06:06:32 PM »

Oh my gosh -- I can finally contribute something to Fiber Friday instead of just drooling!  Cheesy
I'm so excited!  Here we go...!


Here's my first hand spun yarn ever, completed just this week.  Grin
It's wobbly looking and lumpy.. but I love it and I'm still proud of my work.  He he.  Some parts look to be over spun.. some parts not spun enough, but I'm learning!






Here's my second attempt.  I made it quite a bit thinner and I'm paying a lot of attention to the thickness to make sure it's consistent (because thick and thin's not my goal here).  I'm also doing my best to keep the amount of spin as consistent as I can.  I haven't gotten that far though it yet (it's taking me a _lot_ longer than the previous one!) but here's my progress so far:





I really like the blue, pink, and purple coloration of this roving.  Princess-y.  Tongue

Great work everyone!  And I love, love, LOVE "Cake".  Very creative.
Suggestions for improvement are very welcome!  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2010 06:52:38 PM »

everyone has such beautiful yarns!
i finally have some more to share.

i made this one for my aunt for her birthday.  i hope she likes it.



i dyed it with grape Kool-Aid.  i really love the way the color turned out.  it looks a lil more purple in real life than it does here.


this was made with roving i got from freckle face fibers off etsy.  it's called Sweetgrass.



i really love it.  it's so pretty and springy.  i have a bunch left too, so i can make even more.   Grin


finally here's the first thing i've made with yarn i spun myself. 

the only yarn not spun by me is the white one on the back of the flower.  that i got in a swap.   Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2010 06:17:06 AM »

the color of the Sweetgrass yarn makes my mouth water... like its edible or something lol  and it looks so smushy and cuddle worthy.  cute hat too! 
Avalon, that first yarn is super. It actually looks pretty even, and the colors are great!
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2010 09:10:12 AM »

I'm lovin all the fiber-y goodness this week!

Here are my offering for the week, even though it's Saturday.


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« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2010 10:31:11 PM »

Yeaaa 3 pages..I don't have anything to contribute this week as I have been finishing up a swap package and had some finishing and last minute crafting to do. I just wanted to also mention that I am super proud of Sarahj who was a swap partner of mine a bit ago on taking the plunge into spinning. I also LOVE the pink wheel. We both like the pink...my craft room is pink too..lol. Awesome work this week gang!
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woo hoo!   Grin
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