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Topic: Ongoing spin-along! (or fiber stash busting event!)  (Read 13568 times)
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« Reply #100 on: March 24, 2011 05:23:45 PM »

I was thinking of continuing, too... However, I'm going to have to tone down on the spinning - too many other things to do! Also I'm not sure I'll be able to put up many more prizes.  Wink
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« Reply #101 on: March 24, 2011 05:51:23 PM »

I was thinking of continuing, too... However, I'm going to have to tone down on the spinning - too many other things to do! Also I'm not sure I'll be able to put up many more prizes.  Wink
Maybe we could switch. I could do prizes next month, if people don't mind bumps of Jex-combed wool!
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« Reply #102 on: March 25, 2011 01:28:22 AM »

So, we doing this again next month? I mean, it doesn't even have to be a "stash busting" event, just something where we all set goals and talk about fiber. I like this. I feel at home. I don't want to leave my new friends! Am I being silly?

You're not being silly! I hope this will become a regular thing. I already have a goal in mind for next month. Smiley
Aaaah. That's what I thought, too. But I was too afraid to ask.  Roll Eyes I enjoyed this month very much.

I was thinking of continuing, too... However, I'm going to have to tone down on the spinning - too many other things to do! Also I'm not sure I'll be able to put up many more prizes.  Wink
Maybe we could switch. I could do prizes next month, if people don't mind bumps of Jex-combed wool!
Can't speak for you, but I think I don't need those potential prizes. I just did it for the pornographic pictures and my lust for wool. Wink Though prizes might be a motivation for others... I WOULD like to contribute to this prize-stuff, but I'm living in Germany and I'd have to find a way to send wool to you without going bankrupt.  Grin
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« Reply #103 on: March 25, 2011 02:38:28 AM »

I don't need prizes either. The thread itself is fun enough.  Smiley
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« Reply #104 on: March 25, 2011 06:51:19 AM »

This would be a total blast next month and every single subsequent month!  Prizes or not, I'll be here.  And after the end of June, I'll be chock full of information about wool and spinning from a technical stand point. And I'll have to show you all the homework I'll be doing after that! so stoked!  So we have to keep on keeping on.  I love me the talk of fiber!
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« Reply #105 on: March 25, 2011 08:15:36 AM »

#7 - corridale cross with alpaca, a little over 5 oz



I should have taken more care with the plying, I wanted a bit more crunching. my next yarn is in a similar vein, so I'm going to be more vigilant.  Wink
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« Reply #106 on: March 25, 2011 10:19:37 AM »

I love plied with black! From gray to brights, it always makes it pop. I need to order some black from Sheep Shed. I just finished the rest of last months Diamond Batt and it just wouldn't be right with thread this time. Hell, it wasn't right with thread last time! So it gets to sty on the spindle until I get to order from SSS. I'm holding off because I'm hoping they will have great deal on some colored roving soon!

Here is a progress shot of what I've done this month:

Everything in this photo was at one point all crammed into the box. I didn't get any bumps done this week until Wednesday, and between Wed and Thurs I got 18 done. Yeah, they are going MUCH faster now that my muscles are learning. Yay! Muscle memory! Already have 6 today! The bags on the top of the photo are packed to capacity with "waste" i.e. stuffing for my future dragon. All together now I have 77 bumps, including today. It is daunting, but maybe I can get the rest of this fluff combed in the next week? I have a goal! I need to meet that goal! Who's rooting for me? I think I may need some cheer leaders. Hm... What can I bribe myself with?
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- 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 #107 on: March 25, 2011 03:58:15 PM »

Yaaaay! I finished Ghost of the Navigator II. This took quite a long time, because I did so much other stuff.
I also repaired my mother's yarn ball winder. (The first skein I used on that was Ghost I, it looks a bit chaotic because I had to do some minor repairs on the winder while making the ball...)
Top: Ghost II, Bottom: Ghost I - this is probably enough for a pair of socks.

This has been skein #5, I think, if I counted properly. But I already started off with the brown fleece on my wheel today. Smiley
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« Reply #108 on: March 25, 2011 06:56:35 PM »

Go Jexx!

Go Jexx!!

Get your fiber on!
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« Reply #109 on: March 26, 2011 07:00:25 AM »

I finally started plying the dog last night.  1/2 to my first skein, then I'll have pics Smiley  And the process will start over, 2 skeins to go to reach my goal this month.... don't think it's going to happen :/
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