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myklia
« on: April 09, 2010 02:44:08 AM »

I always keep forgetting to post in here, I could have posted this last week.  Oh well.  I made this for the Friends of Craftster Raffle swap.  It is superwash merino from Fiber Optic on Etsy.  It was hard to give away, so squishy and soft.  I never did name it.  I don't know, maybe "shoreline"?  You have earth and water/sky colors in there.  It is about 105 yards.  I love it.


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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2010 04:26:31 AM »

very very nice! Love the fluffy texture and the colors Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2010 04:44:18 AM »

awesome color Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2010 06:31:13 AM »

I can finally share pics of the little skien I did, since it went to its new home Smiley

Hairball (it was for Hairball awareness day Wink )  it was fun to spin up.. It's Luster wensleydale locks and misc goats fleece.... not 100% sure what kind of goat, but a goat none the less!  theres not much, but it did fill my bobbin, it's just chunky and hairball like!




oh and I love that ball o yarn Myklia! wonder if its coming my way.... Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2010 06:41:29 AM »

I have a few skeins to share, but left my camera with my daughter & granddaughter 4 hours away!

Very cool yarns so far!
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010 06:44:39 AM »

That's so pretty, Myklia... I just want to squeeze it!  Cheesy
Wow! That has to be the best-looking 'hairball' I've ever seen!  Wink So cool!


Here's my offering for the week. It's SSS black/white roving kettle-dyed with Wilton's... 1.7 ounces, about 170 yards and ~17 wpi (on average). Sorry I didn't have a better picture, it looks a little lighter than the actual color. I intend to crochet it into a shawl for a doll that I'm finishing up.
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010 07:17:35 AM »

mmm Inez, that looks delish!  I want to dive in a lay in it.... if only I were an inch tall....
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010 08:44:53 AM »

Finally! My first Fiber Friday  Cheesy 

"Frolic" 200 yards superwash merino, navajo ply. Fiber is from Micamynx on etsy.


"Dark Pheasant" 900 yards Falkland, two ply. Fiber from Rogue Adventures on etsy.


"Oasis" 900 yards lace weight Tussah Silk, two ply. Fiber from Corgi Hill Farm on etsy.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010 08:47:06 AM »

Wow all the yarns are just to die for this week!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2010 09:03:30 AM »

I love the yarns this week!  I really love "Oasis" and I'm not usually even a laceweight girl!

Here's mine for the week:  I call it "Plum Pudding."  It's about 100 yards, SSS roving, I oven dyed the roving with Kool-Aid.  I plied it with navy blue sewing thread.  It's my second attempt at spinning on my new wheel.

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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2010 03:18:40 PM »

Some very rich beautiful colors this week.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2010 10:10:45 PM »

That's so pretty, Myklia... I just want to squeeze it!  Cheesy
Wow! That has to be the best-looking 'hairball' I've ever seen!  Wink So cool!


Here's my offering for the week. It's SSS black/white roving kettle-dyed with Wilton's... 1.7 ounces

That's beautiful! Does dying with Wilton's really work? Is it colorfast? I think I've heard about it somewhere before, but I'd like your opinion as you've had personal experience with it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010 06:39:55 AM »

That's so pretty, Myklia... I just want to squeeze it!  Cheesy
Wow! That has to be the best-looking 'hairball' I've ever seen!  Wink So cool!


Here's my offering for the week. It's SSS black/white roving kettle-dyed with Wilton's... 1.7 ounces

That's beautiful! Does dying with Wilton's really work? Is it colorfast? I think I've heard about it somewhere before, but I'd like your opinion as you've had personal experience with it.

It works wonderfully! You have to add some acid into the mix (I use white vinegar)...then, add heat....and cross your slightly-blue-fingers! I'm never 100% sure what it'll look like until it's done.  Cheesy If you make the dye mixture very concentrated, you can also 'paint' your roving and still get some really deep colors. I lose a little dye with the first wash, but not after that. Fiber that I dyed about 9-10 months ago (all the longer I've been using Wilton's) still looks the same. The clean-up isn't too bad, either.  Wink

aman.called.pan - LOVE that green silk! And your awesome plying skills!
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« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010 08:06:44 AM »

Thank you, inez! Your singles are beautiful. I've never done singles, but I will have to soon. Plying is my favorite part  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010 09:13:25 PM »

 I always have a hard time picking a favorite!!
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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2010 09:48:43 PM »

I love my hairball yarn! I just don't know what to do with it!
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2010 04:04:43 PM »

All of these yarns are beautiful!  I love them!!  I finally got a drop spindel and some roving so i can try my hand at this fun stuff :-D  Hopefully will be posting in the Fiber Friday thread soon!   Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2011 07:47:58 PM »

Congrats, all!

This thread is a Craftster Best of 2010 Winner!

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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2011 01:52:41 AM »

Can't believe it!!!!  Yay!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2011 08:45:22 AM »

such pretty colors Smiley
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