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« on: February 09, 2010 08:38:35 AM »

core SPINNING, that is!

as you all know, I'm on a crazy core spinning kick. so naturally, I dug out the drum carder and threw some fiber in.

I spun one of the three batts that I created. annnnnd I just now realized that I don't know where the others went. oh no! I lost fiber! must go on a fiber hunt after I post this.

no picture of the batt cause I was far too excited to spin it up.
grey mill ends, orange cormo (both processed and dyed by moi), and pepto bismol pink cotton for texture.

this is actually two yarns that just might knit itself into a cute hat some day. one was spun from "tequila beach" batts (thanks lapoli!) with ribbon add-ins. the other was spun from a roving I pulled on my hackle sometime ago.

I had a hard time photographing this puppy. the colors blend from a purplish blue, to navy blue, to green.
commercially dyed (I think) shetland from NYsheep'n'wool, with stripes of hand painted green bamboo.

this yarn was a learning experience. I learned that I'm not too fond of icelandic wool. I learned that when I watch a tutorial video, it wouldn't hurt to actually follow the advice they give, as they probably know a thing or two about the certain technique they're explaining. and I learned that my boything really does want a hand knit hat, although that's irrelevant.
dark brown icelandic wool also from NYS&W, core spun and occasionally thread wrapped, with felted naubles strewn about.

being knit:

and all knat up! (yup, totally just made that up and think I'm gonna say it all the time now haha)

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010 12:03:19 PM »

very nice Nesse! I like # 2 the best

« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 03:16:07 PM »

knattally attired! SWELL hat!

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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2010 01:49:59 PM »

I love the look of corespun yarn!  I think that blue/green combo is my favorite -- so peaceful and reminds me of the ocean.  Very inspiring!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010 03:57:23 PM »

hehe thanks!

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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010 10:28:41 PM »

fantastic!  I so <3 that hat!!

"see, if we all thought the same way, we'd all have the same ideas.  it's a good thing to be different.  but minowis...what ARE you doing with that?"

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010 09:32:41 PM »

so beauteous, all of them!

I'm living/working in Yosemite Nat'l Park til Mid-May! Blogging about it here. No swapping for me, and minimal crafting time, til summer. Almost done with library school! That sums things up for now.
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010 06:29:11 AM »

thanks minowis and calluna!! Cheesy

« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010 02:42:38 PM »

the desire to try doing some corespinning myself was the one thing that got me outta bed this morning...so i thank you for the inspiration!  Smiley (granted, i still haven't gotten around to trying it yet today...)

I'm living/working in Yosemite Nat'l Park til Mid-May! Blogging about it here. No swapping for me, and minimal crafting time, til summer. Almost done with library school! That sums things up for now.
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010 04:47:12 PM »

awesome-ness! now get your butt in gear and try it out! Wink

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