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« on: March 01, 2011 12:23:00 PM »

I never make it to Fiber Friday. Cheesy  I've had some of these ready for weeks and I just never get it together on that date, so I figured I'd just post my own thread. Smiley  I got my wheel for Christmas and I lurrrrrrve it so.  I've also decided that since I'm such a big fan of birds, all my yarns will be named after different species. Smiley  Click on the names to go to pictures of their namesake's! 

Long-billed Curlew


I'm sooooooooo proud of my plying!

Whibrel


Strix varia

(It's the latin name for a Barred Owl. I just love the latin name so much!)

Pacific Parrotlet


I'm obviously not very great at plying with thread. I think I was much more successful plying with yarn!

Nicobar Pigeons


Two skeins from the same bit of roving. I should probably think about combining them...

I'm sorry I don't know/remember what any of them are made of.  The naturally colored yarn came with my Ashford, the colored yarn is all from lapoli. Smiley  I also don't know how many yards are in each... I should probably work on that. Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2011 01:48:46 PM »

Gorgeous!  What a great idea to have an overall bird theme for your yarns.  I love that you included a link to each namesake -- I hope you'll continue to do that with future yarns!

Did you decide on the bird first and spin your yarn to match, or did you do it the other way around?

BTW, the nicobar pigeons are really cool-looking birds.  I'd never heard of them before, but they are beautiful.

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011 01:52:32 PM »

I hope I can keep naming them this way! Some of them are not coming easily. Tongue  I've spun the yarn first and THEN decided on the birds, BUT I've also never really bought roving! Everything I have either came with the wheel or was a gift.

Aren't they gorgeous?! Those feathers are iridescent, too so in different lights they look differently.  In some of these pictures the feathers are fiery red!
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=nicobar%20pigeon&w=all
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011 01:57:35 PM »

It's all pretty, but I really love the last two colors!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011 04:18:17 PM »

I am in *love* with the last two! Yowza! They are just beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011 05:44:24 PM »

I'm jumping on the love-train for the last two; they're GORGEOUS! All of them are very pretty, though. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2011 05:53:13 AM »

I am very partial to the simple grey and white...you did a fantastic job plying!  I think all of your yarns are destined to also be beautiful projects!
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Nicobar pidgins is amazing, the colors are so perfect.  Fabulous plying as well.
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2011 10:32:24 AM »

Thank you!  Smiley
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