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« on: October 01, 2010 08:21:20 AM »

So, I guess I'll kick off Fiber Friday this week.  Smiley

I haven't posted in a while, 'cause I haven't been spinning much. But, I finally dug into the lovely wool that Superhooker dyed for me in round 2 of the Quick & Easy Swap. I know it's a little overspun, but, that's just how I roll.  Wink I haven't set the twist, yet.

143 yards, 38g, ~16wpi.



Happy Friday!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010 08:28:56 AM »

yum! I love those colors!
I have like... 3 or 4  projects on the bobbins and spindles.  all in various stages.  one day I'll get em all spun up...
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010 09:27:15 AM »

pretty!!

ive started teaching myself how to spin.. i've spun two skeins so far.

first i started with a roving sample set from knitpicks, so i spun a bunch of little yarn balls that now live in a decorative bowl.


then i moved on to grown-up fiber and made this:


and most recently, this:


i am having trouble with thick and thin spots, but i'm assuming that the more I do it, the better at it i will get... or at least that is what i'm hoping! i'm also having trouble with the yarn kinking in on its self, but i read that one you wash it that helps eliminate some of the kink. i'm planning on washing them this weekend. i dont know what i'm going to make with them, but i'm excited to keep spinning!
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010 10:00:30 AM »

Wow -- I love every single colorway of the yarns posted so far.  Gorgeous stuff, ladies!

My entry this week is 319 yards of a steely blue merino plied with dark brown yarn thread.  I don't have a name for it, because honestly spinning that blue single almost bored me to tears.  I think I've gotten too used to the entertainment value of painting the roving with my son and then watching how all the different colors blend as I spin.  I do like the final product though.  I think I'll crochet it into a scarf for a good friend of mine.



And a close up so you can see the brown thread better:



Plied with thread, not yarn.  Oops!
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010 10:17:43 AM »

My contribution for the week:

From some of Lapoli's roving:



Chain plyed:



From one of my 'UglyDduckling Batt" made from misc Merino, Corriedale & Great Pyranesse, plied with red sparkly thread:



From some of my yellow onion skin dyed roving:



From my hand painted 'Summer Fire' roving:

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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010 01:25:04 PM »

Everything is so gorgeous!! I have a skein of natural wools and angora I need to take a pic of when I get home. And I've got a beautiful pink sparkly laceweight on the bobbins now- hopefully that will be ready for next week's edition!
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010 01:34:02 PM »

Beautiful yarns everybody! Flyingmouse29, I LOVE your third one! Colours look so yummy. Wink
I'll post pics of my recent yarns later..
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010 03:25:05 PM »

I hardly ever remember that it's Friday and even MORE rarely remember that Fiber Friday exists!

Even though I guess this is cheating because I finished it several weeks ago, here's my most recent yarn:



It's about 150 yards of fingering weight single ply.

Though it feels good to have something off my wheel, it seems like spinning takes forever.  At what point does it get faster? Smiley

Lovely yarns, everyone! These threads always make me drool!
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010 04:04:05 PM »

I just love the way everyone else can photograph their yarns!!!

Can I send mine to youse guys to get them photographed??  Or can someone give me hints on how to do it???

I just have a Kodak Easy Share  CX7300

All the yarns I took pics of look real LAME in photographs compared to how they look in real life.

All my Fiber Enabl-eeeees, please help me!!!

How can I use it to get the great photos that all ya'all seem to get???
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010 04:23:28 PM »

You have gorgeous yarn, MLF! (And I think I've still got a skein of handspun in my stash waiting for a special project or two!)

I have a crappy camera but I've just learned to use the macro setting and turn the flash off.  I definitely could take better photos but I can do what I can do with what I've got. Wink
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