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« on: January 28, 2011 03:18:38 AM »

Sorry you get me starting again this week but I am awake so why not?

First we have some random Mish Mash yarn. I have a big thing of smallballs of yarn, remnants if you will, I'm sure you're all familiar with my stash as I'm sure you all have one of your own. I was tired of it so I pulled out all the yellows and white, cut some up and kind of core spun it with some blue from Sheep Shed. There were some eyelash and furry yarns, so I didn't core spin it very much, but there were also some acrylic yarns in there. Didn't really get much de-stashed, but it was amusing. Won't say it was fun because it wouldn't feed into the orifice most times, but it was amusing and I like the end result. Anyway, enough babble, here's a pic.

about 48 yards total, 2 bobbins worth

And my other yarn this week is spun from my first month of Knit It Up's Diamond Club, which I get a whole year's worth of for free! Kind of Christmas-y feeling, but again it was amusing, and more nicer to spin than the Mish Mash. You can't really tell in this pic but it's super shiny.

about 185 yards, 2 oz batt, (Merino, tencel, Firestar, and Angelina)
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011 11:20:55 AM »

48 yards filled two bobbins! That's some bulky yarn. 
The diamond club yarn doesn't look christmasy (least not to me) looks like is going to work up beautifully.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011 12:54:19 PM »

jex, those are both lovely. the second one actually makes my mind wander onto thoughts of flowers and warmth... mmm.

tree nymph

queen christine of sweden

low on juice

coral

remember lisa frank? (I wonder... is this a copyright issue?)

whoa-oh


annnd I dyed up a bunch of merino
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011 01:22:08 PM »

ooooo! tree nymph is my favourite ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011 01:52:52 PM »

Thanks for the thoughts, you guys. Sorr I was rambling. 4 am is a little too early for me to be awake.

Nesse, I like the swirly colors in Juice, but coral is my favorite. You inspire me too! I need to pick up dying sometime.
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"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011 01:54:34 PM »

Jexxican -- Mish Mash is totally awesome!!

And I'm totally loving tree nymph and low on juice!  Great stuff!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011 02:08:06 PM »

I'm digging coral and whoa-oh, Mmmmmsquishy!


Synergy-merino


Synergy in thick and thin


Posy-core spun- silk


Testing a new technique for coils, it didn't turn out well Embarrassed


It Burns-silk


1979-merino


Seventy Two Virgins-alpaca/silk

It was crrrazy soft and squishy.  Soon as i got it skeined i ran over to my husband.
me-"Ooo, you gotta touch this"
hubby-*touches* "It's so soft" *takes it away from me* "make more of this and knit me a sweater for my package"
me-"a what??"
hubby-"one of those wiener sweaters you showed me"
me-"a willy warmer?"
hubby-"Yea! that's what it's called.  I want one, made of this."
 Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011 02:29:14 PM »

Hi, I'm here with all the zeal of a new convert.  Smiley

Nesse and Jexxican, I love all of your yarns!

I tried spinning a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed it, but then a bunch of things started going on in my personal life and I put spinning practice aside for a while. I always wanted to get back to it, so I bought an Ashford Turkish spindle with some of my birthday money. I love that spindle! Hubby bought me a Babe Prodution double treadle wheel for Christmas this year, and I just learned to use it this week. I had to order a set of custom-made treadle locks from TheDreamSpinner on Etsy before I could use it effectively. My feet are enormous, and I had trouble keeping my treadles from popping out of place laterally. With the locks in place, I'm able to spin like crazy now.

Here is one of my earliest efforts, this pink and purple ribbon mess.  Cheesy I tried plying it with some ribbon yarn from a recycled sweater. It was...uh...a learning experience. This is dye soppers from the sheep shed studio. I might end up taking some of this yarn apart and carding it in with something else. I feel sorry for this poor wool, and I like the colors.


Here is a green and brown roving that I got from Ptarmic Wumpus in Shop the swap,  and a reddish orange roving from MullersLaneFarm that came with a spindle kit in Shop the Swap that were spun on my Turkish spindle. The Heathery blue stuff is Sheep Shed grab bag fiber, and it's my first single on the Babe wheel.


A plying exercise where I took recycled sweater yarn like this:
 
And turned it into this (I still have to set the twist):


All of these below also still need me to set the twist.
The first signs of Spring:


Blackberry Swirl:


Foggy Purple:


Silent Passion batt from Freestyle in STS. This was extremely fun to spin. It has silk and firestar and other goodies in it.


The hour before dawn:


Dappled Appaloosa:


I'm still trying to get the hang of plying correctly, but I'm having so much fun learning!

Angry Hippie--Those yarns are amazing. I like your coiling experiment!


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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011 02:39:40 PM »

Laughing Lark, I love your yarns. You just started this week? I am impressed. I like how we can see your progress. The beginning was meh, the end was woah!

Hippie, you are hilarity. I saw some of those yarns earlier because I was browsing your shop, window shopping if you will. I'm digging the different ways you spun Synergy!

Thanks for my porn fix for the day (week?) you guys!
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- G. K. Chesterton

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It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011 02:57:13 PM »

Luaghing Lark - WOW I'm impressed! I love them all! Especially The first signs of spring! SO PRETTY!!! I love the ones where you used recycled sweater yarn to ply, and the ribbon mess one! *High Five*
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