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Topic: Fiber Friday - December 3, 2010  (Read 5835 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010 07:40:19 PM »

I'll post them for you battlesheep!



Is what I posted all that I spun this week???  

Um NO, I've spun a couple other yarns and they were immediately knit into things for Christmas ...

Tips for photography??  Not my thing .... I can spin, knit, crochet, weave, make milk soap up a storm (and am Dambit good at it!), but making those things look good on pictures??  I'm not there yet, no matter how hard I try!

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AwwwwwHHHH, Battlesheep, I'm in love with your yarn!!!
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2010 07:49:28 PM »

Thanks so much for posting them for me!  Cheesy

I'm assuming the spinning goes a lot faster with a spinning wheel, eh?  I'll get one some day, I'm sure of that.  I just got into spinning, but I'm addicted already!
After I finish spinning the accompanying silver alpaca (boyfriend wanted a special hat), I'm going to try my hand at something a little more exciting.  I've really been wanting to try spinning locks.. looks a tad scary though!  But then again, so did plying.  Tongue

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Cyndi, I checked out your site... honey bees?!  That's so awesome!
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2010 08:18:37 PM »

It depends, battlesheep.  If you take your spindle and fiber with you where ever you go and spindle when ever you can ... you can spin a LOT more than spinners that are tied down to a wheel!

Spinning locks is fun!  You really get a finished yarn that is the 'attitude' of the sheep the locks came from

ETA:  Yup, honey bees.  I lurve my bees. First and foremost I am a gardener.  Bees came after that, then raising rabbit and chicken for meat & eggs, then duck and turkey ... Next thing I know, we have pigs, milk cow & beef steers!!!

  Actually almost every type of livestock ever, except for sheep.  Why??  Cuz if we got started, I'd want so many different breeds that the sheep would out graze the beef and pigs.  I'd rather get my fiber from the many local shepherdress' in my area and keep our small 11 acres to livestock that fill our freezer.
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2010 07:23:27 AM »

battlesheep (love your name!) your yarn looks fantastic for a first try!

"Nesse, I wanted to say that I like seeing the "before" roving and the "after" spun yarn.  I often wonder how that dyed roving's going to look."
me too! it's really amazing to see the transformation in colours. I just wish I would remember to always photograph my fiber before spinning. sometimes I just get too excited!

everything I posted was spun either this week or last week. I'm trying to make a living off of my handspun and handknits, so I spend a good portion of my time spinning Wink

photographs: natural light all the way!
do you have a macro setting on your camera?
try taking pictures on the same level as your yarn, instead of from above. it adds more depth to the picture.
(black is really hard to photograph, though!)

I hope some of that helps!

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missed you tooooo freestyle!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2010 07:53:24 AM »

Muller, I can't wait to see the finished blanket.
ready for more porn??
 


 Cheesy I creamed my jeans!
I love the roving to yarn pics.  I've been telling myself i'm going to take pic of my roving for 2 years but as soon as it dries i'm like "i should really get a pic of this" realizes it requires a minimal amount of extra work and time "ah fudge it, i'll do it next time" 
I've also been meaning to make colorways for like two years too...



BattleSheep, that's a wonderful first yarn and i also adore your name.
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2010 08:05:31 AM »

No macro setting on my camera.  I won't complain though, it was free and it is much better than my last camera.

I've decided I need string heddles on that frame loom.  I've got one shed all tied up and the heddles cut for the next shed.  Just need the boys to be gone for a few hours so I can lay that monster on the floor and get it tied up.  I should be able to zip through it after that!
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« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2010 11:35:14 AM »

Great work this week.  I do wonder... do you all do this in just one week?  (If so, damn you're fast!)  I really like your alpaca & angora freestyle.  That looks SO SOFT!

Thanks battlesheep! (Awesome name BTW). It is ridiculously soft. I've left it on the kitchen table so I can pat it every time I walk by.  Cheesy

This is part of what I've spun the past 2 weeks. I have another 3-4 skeins I didn't post. I do a lot of spinning on the weekends, especially Sunday while watching football. I am soooo much faster on the wheel than I was on a spindle.

Your yarn is fantastic for your first plying attempt! Terrific job!!
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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2010 06:18:18 PM »

hahaha thanks hippie! I do my dying and photographing in big sessions. which may not be a good idea, because I'll spend three or so hours taking pictures, and by then end I am so sick of it! but I'm pretty good about photographing my roving. batts on the other hand... not so much. they generally last mere hours before I spin them all!

by colourways, do you mean bulk? like, ones that you will continue to dye the same? I've noticed a lot of people have good results with that, because people usually want more than just 4oz. I guess I like variety way too much to dye in bulk haha.
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« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2010 12:37:38 AM »

oh. yarn porn.  Shocked [insert brain shutdown here]

this is exactly what I need right now! I am at my parents' house and have been dyeing some wool and yarn yesterday. I don't have a camera with me, so you'll have to wait a few days for more yarn porn. Wink but: when I was about five minutes into the dyeing process, my father told me about water dripping from the ceiling in the old part of the house. turns out the storm had pushed A LOT of snow under the roof. the snow had slowly started to melt and... well, worst case is we'll have to rip out and/or renovate parts of the ceiling, we don't want any mould. bah!

need to go now. my drum carder is calling.
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2010 09:47:31 AM »

by colourways, do you mean bulk? like, ones that you will continue to dye the same? I've noticed a lot of people have good results with that, because people usually want more than just 4oz. I guess I like variety way too much to dye in bulk haha.

Yea, or something recreatable, that way they can be made to order... but alas that would also require extra effort and i just can't handle that HAHAh.
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