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« on: March 19, 2010 12:09:51 AM »

It's midnight where I am, so let's get some Fiber Friday goodness going! Grin I have many pictures I need to take, but here's the one I actually have on my computer right now:

It's some of the last handspun I did on my drop spindle, plied on my spinning wheel I received shortly after I finished drop spindling it. Tongue 100% Tussah silk, 100 yards, the green is hand-dyed. Incidentally, that's some of my first dye-work. It came out well, I thought, although I still have about 3/4 of a gallon of the dye left, and my fingers were stained for days afterward.


I am working right now on turning it into fingerless mittens, which is to say I have the cuff of one mitten done. Grin

Show me some fiber porn! Puh-leaaase?
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jca1982
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010 06:12:18 AM »

Oh...that's pretty!

I'll have pictures up later of my latest!


Merino wool sunrise batt...not exactly sure how much is there. I only had an ounce and a half to spin. It's beautiful though!



Pardon, the dirty kid feet in the background.


And...a future fiber lover!  Grin


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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010 07:34:17 AM »

The color is really beautiful. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010 07:48:16 AM »

mmmmm sexy yarns ladies!  I'll be finishing up a couple yarns this weekend hopeully, so I'll likely have something to show next week.  It's nice to have incentive to finish it, My aunt wants some of my yarn to make a scarf!! woo!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010 09:10:03 AM »

I love the colors in that sunrise yarn and all the fun texture.
That silk is beautiful- I bet it will make pretty gloves!
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010 09:18:16 AM »

All the yummy yarn.  They all look good.

I have singles that are just sitting there staring at me asking to be plied, but of course now it has to wait until my spindle is free lol.  Good reason to go buy another spindle  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2010 12:52:59 PM »

My first contribution to Fiber Friday!  WOOT!!  I know the pics aren't very good, but I thought it's better to post something than nothing, in the spirit of keeping Fiber Fridays alive!

It's 3 oz of BFL, which I spun on a drop spindle then dyed with Kool-Aid.  I used 4 pkgs of black cherry and sprinkled on 1 pkg of regular cherry.  None of the pics show the color well, it's kind of a coral red.  I had about 130 yards of it.  The last pics show the cowl I made from it.  I made up the pattern as I crocheted along.  The cowl has a drawstring with flowers at the ends, so I can wear it loose, or else tie it tighter on chilly days.



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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010 01:06:28 PM »

Pretty color!

Love the cowl!
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2010 02:44:04 PM »

Nicshaf, very pretty!

Here is my current WIP.  It's merino/silk blend.  First time working with this blend took a minute to get used to it but it's spinning like a dream.  I like how it's purple as roving but is spinning into more of a blue jean coloring. 

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010 03:59:32 PM »

I finally finished staining and oiling my new jumbo sliding hook flyer, so this week was a big spinning week for me! I hadn't spun in a while, so I had a lot of fun. Smiley

I started the week with a small color study. I took this merino roving and split it in half. I then plied one half with a solid white merino, and the other half with solid black merino. I was pleasantly surprised at how vibrant the colors are against the black. I had assumed they would get kind of lost.

The Roving:


Plied with white:
 

Plied with black:
 

For this one I hand carded a multi-green coopworth wool with grey alpaca and a bit of white merino, then spun it woolen.


And, I have a skein of a peachy/reddish merino drying!
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010 04:17:57 PM »

Such pretty yarns!! I love fiber friday!!
Here are some yarn's I've spun over the past couple of months- most have been for swaps and I don't remember all of the pertinent information but I know you all just came for the fiber porn anyway Tongue
Spring Green:


Azul:


Technicolor Dreams:


Teal Tango:


LimeAid:


Pumpkin Spice:


Sea Foam :(100% bamboo)


Natural: (100% alpaca)


Electric Dance:

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010 04:49:38 PM »

I finally finished staining and oiling my new jumbo sliding hook flyer, so this week was a big spinning week for me! I hadn't spun in a while, so I had a lot of fun. Smiley

I started the week with a small color study. I took this merino roving and split it in half. I then plied one half with a solid white merino, and the other half with solid black merino. I was pleasantly surprised at how vibrant the colors are against the black. I had assumed they would get kind of lost.

That is a way cool comparison! I love seeing the same colorway against black and then against white. I'm going to have to try that someday.
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2010 06:04:33 PM »

Thanks! I highly recommend giving it a try. It was a lot of fun.
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2010 06:29:20 PM »

I am loving looking at all this gorgeous yarn!!!!  Seriously, I love each and every skein.

I realized one of my favorite things is seeing the roving or batt before it's spun, and then seeing what the yarn looks like in the end.  It's kind of a mystery!  Along those lines, trinabrielle, I really liked seeing that same colorway plied with both white and black -- what a fun thing to try!

Cheyenneswthrt07 -- the luster on your yarn is to die for!
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2010 07:18:14 PM »

Wow, that week flew by, and I didn't have time to take pics of what I spun this week before it got too dark.  Embarrassed I assure you it wasn't that great to look at. I spun up an ounce or 2 of raw angora from a bunny I was allowed to brush/groom (the bunny was not pleased--it had lots of matted fur), and it's fairly messy. I'm going to make an i-cord with it and try to felt it.

glad to see so much of your yarn in one place, UF! and even more glad that i possess one of them!  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2010 08:28:34 PM »

Wow, all very inspiring!
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2010 10:32:00 PM »

Great stuff this week, I love the one plied with white, so light and airy, but intense colors at the same time.

Here are a few of my first wheel yarns. I went to Stitches West and ended up with an Ashford Kiwi! Cutest thing, ever! I'll have to take pictures of a few still drying for next week. These are just my first completely finished yarns Tongue

My favorite first, I named it Banana Cream Pie. Spun from spinningtheweb's colorway Honey Comb, unknown yardage:


Purple, I keep calling it Meredith. Superwash Merino, 42 yds.


Mothwing: my first plied yarn, turned out a little wonky but i love it Cheesy, super lofty, 42 yds, super thin to bulky:

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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2010 11:03:29 PM »


150 yards of blue/green/grey merino goodness, navajo plied.


"Aphrodite" 170 yards, 2 ply, superwash merino.


Juno 1, 69 yards, thick and thin singles, merino, bamboo, nylon.


Same mix, Juno 2, 109 yards, navajo plied.


Bamboo and merino, 80 yards, about worsted singles. Squooshy!


"Ugly yarn" a mix of a little of everything. Superwash merino, bamboo, nylon, tussah silk, mulberry silk noil, you get it. lol. Carded with hand cards into rolags, then spun and navajo plied to make it super wacky. Cheesy

I've been busy this week. lol
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2010 11:31:24 PM »

This is one of the skills i have yet to master and i am amazed by the yarns you ladies are coming up with! they are absolutely beautiful! droolworthy and definitely wisted!
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2010 08:57:01 AM »

This is one of the skills i have yet to master and i am amazed by the yarns you ladies are coming up with! they are absolutely beautiful! droolworthy and definitely wisted!

Ditto!  I LOVE this fiber porn!  Its just amazing.  The aphrodite by catie_love is just beautiful.  The banana cream pie and Meredith by Dinosaurus Meg are fabulous!  I also love the blue/green/purple that's plied with the white and black in separate hanks on the first page (sorry!   Undecided  I can't remember who spun it!).  Hopefully I'll be learning how to do this soon and I'll be posting some of m own fiber porn!  But I have to say, I really love the plied yarn.  I know that's another skill from spinning but I want to learn that too!   Grin  Great work ladies!
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2010 10:19:16 AM »

this is one thing i've always wanted to learn to do as well. i'm so glad to see that there was such a great turnout for fiber friday this week! it makes me wiggle in my seat a little bit, wanting to learn!! please keep it coming!
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2010 12:59:08 PM »

hey, Dinosaurus! haven't seen you in ages!  and i don't think the mothwing yarn is wonky, i think it's gorgeous.  Smiley

since i still don't know how to DO much with yarn, i don't know when i look at yarn whether it would look good in a finished object or not; i just love the look of handspun yarn more than anything a person could make with it. that's probably not normal, but it's part of why i look forward to Fiber Fridays.  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2010 01:51:48 PM »

Beautiful stuff everyone!!!!  Grin
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