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« on: August 13, 2010 06:54:10 AM »

HEY THAR my lovely spinners, how goes things?

It's been all summer and I finally have some yarns to share with you. The past two weeks I've been sharing my time between knitting, spinning, innernets, shopping, and fambly time, but I've managed to squeeze out two yarns for your approval. Or not. (just kidding)



This is silk that I received in the Summer Fiber Club swap from SciFunk. First time spinning just silk, and it was definitely an experience! I'm probably going to try to do some more finishing on it later, because I skeined it on a chair back and it turned out really uneven and kinky (you can't tell in this picture!) and not very shiny. D: I think it's about 300 yards, laceweightish.



The previous stuff took me about a week, and so for a change of pace I finished this baby up in a day! I believe it is about 100 yards bulky. It's corriedale I got from Feeling Sheepish, although I bought it from her in person at a local Fiber Fest. LOVE LOVE LOVE these colors and doing these kinds of 2-plies. Expect more from me later. Tongue

Happy Fiber Friday peeps! Let's see those yarns!
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010 07:22:39 AM »

love love love the second one. i so want to learn how to spin
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010 08:27:23 AM »

I like the second one.  Question: how many ounces does it take to spin 100 yards of singles?  I'm thinking something more suitable for a worsted weight than a bulky.  Just starting, and thought I'd ask.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010 08:49:45 AM »

I honestly couldn't tell you. It depends what method you use to spin, and ever spinner is different (not to mention different fibers weigh different amounts). I myself seem to be rather inefficient...I read Spin-Off magazine and sometimes it seems like they can spin twice as much with the same amount of fiber I can...who knows? Anyway I always like to spin 4oz at a time, which is a very common amount to buy in for wools. I'd suggest spinning that much the way you want and see about how much you get!
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010 10:55:17 AM »

I like the second one.  Question: how many ounces does it take to spin 100 yards of singles?  I'm thinking something more suitable for a worsted weight than a bulky.  Just starting, and thought I'd ask.

4 oz should get you there, but remember what your spinning is going to be denser than what your used to seeing in the store. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010 01:40:08 PM »

I'm really loving that second one!  Makes me think of mint chocolate chip ice cream....yum....
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010 02:32:39 PM »

Try hitting that silk with steam to set it. Makes it shine a little more too. I love those yarns! Here is my offer this week. A small skein that was on a bobbin that told me it really needed to be plyed. So I chain plyed it. It is probably 2 oz as I used a small Ashford bobbin and that is about what I get from them. I got it from Bullens Wullens (woolens?)at Maryland S&W. I LOVE everything I get from them!


I think the fiber is BFL. The first pic is better representation of the color and then a good close up
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010 03:54:24 PM »

Gorgeous blue, Thenutmeg2000!!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010 07:19:03 PM »

i remembered to actually post on friday this time!  haha.

here's some black and white wool i spun up and then dyed with berry blue kool-aid:




i'm really pleased with how the color turned out.   Grin
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Ack! You guys make me feel so lazy! I just haven't gotten arouMYOB EXO Business
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Oddacity- really loving your second yarn there it looks so squidgy Cheesy

Puppy_girl- the kool aid dye worked really well with the white and black. I would've thought that berry blue would give a super strong blue but the turquoise-ish colour you got is very appealing.
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