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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012 08:53:42 PM »

*blush* Exciting!

This is also the push I needed to get these next yarns posted. I've literally had them done since May!  Lips sealed


Great Egret

DSC09677 by jungrrl, on Flickr

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Rose-crowned Fruit Dove (I'm not 100% sold on this name... there's surely a better fit out there somewhere!)

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I believe this is the first merino I spun and it's so so yummy and soft... mmmm....

I'm working on a few more that hopefully won't sit around as long as these have!
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012 05:07:56 AM »

Beautiful! The Egret is my favorite though. So soft and light looking.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012 06:39:22 AM »

I love the egret as well...but the colors in the fruit dove are also very lovely...

Have you made stuff with your gorgeous yarn or are you just going to keep them for touching and staring? Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012 06:49:22 AM »

I honestly haven't made a single thing.  Embarrassed I think I'm trying so hard to find the perfect pattern that I won't just pick something and go with it! I'll need to get over that soon though. I'm running out of space in my yarn storage.
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012 06:54:31 AM »

About how much yardage is in each of your pieces?  Enough for a cowl or a hat?  I am afraid I would never be able to let any of it go... Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012 05:14:11 PM »

I have no idea how many yards any of them are.  Lips sealed  I could probably make a hat or cowl out of the majority of them, though.
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2012 10:32:24 AM »

Here are the skeins I sent to insertusername in the Handspun and Handmade Roudd 5 Swap! (These are insertusername's images because she took some great ones!) She said she loved zombies and mermaids so these are based off of those suggestions but still named after birds.  Smiley

The first is the zombie inspired yarn. I believe it's merino. I named it Takahe, since the Takahe is a Lazarus species, which means that it was thought to be extinct but was later rediscovered. Basically it was brought back to life! Wink



The second is a set of two skeins called Wandering Albatross. As you can see this is the set based off of mermaids. I named it Wandering Albatross since they spend up to 80% of their lives at sea. It's Wensleydale plied with an iridescent thread. I will say that I will never purposely buy Wensleydale. I absolutely hated spinning it! It turned out well but boy was it a giant pain.



I have a handful of other new skeins but I don't have them all named quite yet. Hopefully I can post them soon! Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2012 11:55:43 AM »

These are all gorgeous! I agree with HSG, the egret looks so soft and beautiful. It's so...egretty! It also helps that egrets are my favorite birds. I love the albatross colors as well. I love the bird themes.
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2012 05:53:25 PM »


DSC09679 by jungrrl, on Flickr

Rose-crowned Fruit Dove (I'm not 100% sold on this name... there's surely a better fit out there somewhere!)

First, I love your bird inspired yarns! Second, how about the Moluccan Cockatoo for that lovely yarn with the pinks/peach/yellow/white?
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These are absolutely gorgeous! OK, when are we getting together to spin?
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