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« on: April 01, 2011 10:51:28 AM »

I had to check the calender twice to make sure it was friday! I ve never started this topic before :-)

Here's my spinning from the week, i ve spent more time getting my stuff up on etsy then actually spinning the product... hopefully I'll have more next week !



2-ply with thread (firestar, soysilk, and wool)


Acid Dyed BFL knotted and plyed with mohair and jacob mix


2-ply with thread again (firestar, and wool)

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011 11:04:47 AM »

not a spinner but a  yarn junkie here, and I must say that first yarn is to die for! Great job on being productive this week
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011 11:39:54 AM »

 Beautiful yarns!  Very spring like.

I jumped the gun and posted mine on Tuesday!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011 11:42:12 AM »

I really like that first one! It looks luscious. It will be really fun to work with. I will have to take pics of mine and get them up today. Not too exciting, but I did spin!
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011 11:48:05 AM »

Gorgeous yarns, Volomortuus! I really love that second one.

I just have the one yarn this week. It was a bit of mohair that was mixed in with my white mill ends from SSS. It's almost 50/50 wool and mohair, and some sections felt like I was spinning my own hair. Weird. But, I like it. I ended up with about 89 yards, roughly fingering weight.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011 12:10:52 PM »

I should have brought my camera with me to the quilt shop yesterday where i fixed her walking wheel and spun on it .... dang.
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011 01:15:59 PM »

Inez, that mohair is gorgeous.  Love the color.  Any idea what you'll do with it?

My yarn this week is similar stuff -- the Sheep Shed white mill ends with lots of mohair in it.  It's a 2-ply I call "rose garden."  (I was singing "I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden" in my head the whole time I was spinning it.)  I have pics of the entire process on this one.

Dye applied and ready to go into the oven:


Dyed roving:


Finished yarn, long view:


Finished yarn, up close:
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2011 01:36:14 PM »

Everyone has done such a great job! Love it!    Cheesy

Here is my energized core-spun yarn out of recycled sari silk.  It's very pretty, but OMG it was such a PITA to make.


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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2011 01:39:37 PM »

Oooh! Everyone's yarns are gorgeous!

volomortuus- I especially love your first yarn! Reminds me of ice and snow.

Inez- the color is gorgeous!

nikschaf- I think "Rose Garden" is a perfect name for the yarn. Thanks for sharing the whole process, too Smiley

fancyarbor- Wow!! I've spun sari silk before and I loved the outcome. The colors are so vivid. Corespinning it must have been a total b*tch, though. lol It came out great, though Smiley

I only have one yarn to share this week. I haven't been spinning as much lately Sad School and kids demand much too much of my time! lol I also haven't made a whole lot of progress on carding the alpaca I had washed.

SDC15253 by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr

560 yards 14-15 WPI 2 ply superwash merino.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011 01:51:18 PM »

I love how uniform the yarn is.  I still have a hard time keeping my gauge consistent throughout the yarn.  Need more practice! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2011 01:58:11 PM »

volomortuus, i love that first yarn!  very spring-y and easter-y.   Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2011 03:04:12 PM »

Thanks, Nikschaf and Zombie_Queen! I'm not sure, but I think it would make nice doll hair or a small ami...a very fuzzy ami.  Grin

'Rose garden' is beautiful, Nikschaf. The color combo is really fresh-looking - very nice!

Fancyarbor - LOVE! It's soooo pretty! It reminds me, geek that I am, of the way proteins look in their tertiary structure - all twisted up and wrapped around themselves.

Zombie_Queen - What a beautiful colorway! I love the way the plies complement each other throughout, and your plying skills  Shocked ... awesome.  Smiley I bet your yarn is a dream to work with.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2011 03:36:55 PM »

Beautiful yarns this week everyone!
volomortuus- i particularly like the soft colors and squishy look texture of the first yarn.

inez - i've had similar fibers before that can be kind of weird to spin, but i love the result!

nikschaf - great colorway, i always like seeing the progression from fiber to yarn.

fancyarbor - the colors of the recycled sari silk look amazing, what a fun yarn.

Zombie_Queen - love the colors of this one, it's gorgeous!

I have a few new yarns to share myself.


I call this one Stormy.  It's wool of unknown origin that I dyed and then plied with black metallic thread.


And this one is Into the Deep.  Alpaca with a little bit of sparkle from Alpaca Obsession.
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011 04:41:57 PM »

I love love love the yarns this week! fancyarbor your corespun looks so fun!

I actually have some things to contribute this week!!! I just need to take some pictures tonight and get them posted!! I finally finished spinning a merino fibre and mohair locks combo that was a PITA! The merino was felted a bit so it really took some tugging to get it drafted!
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011 05:27:09 PM »

Woah, I am so impressed with all the yarns this week~

Inez:  I think that yarn will really bloom once you set the twist.  i love the colors of it.

Niks: wonderful yarn and perfect name (now I'll be singing that in my head the rest of the night .... thanks for that!)

Farbor: I just can't wrap my head around core-spun yarns.  I saw a video earlier this week about corespinning at the same time as spinning the core.  Now that I can get my head around!  Regardless, I love the color and 'fun-ness' of your yarn.

Zombie: 560 yards of 2-ply???  My gosh, what size bobbin do you have to load that much fiber on!?!?!?!  That will have to be my next acquisition.  The best I've been able to do has been about 250 yards sock weight.  That was spinning on my Kromski Sonata and plying on my Ashford Jumbo for a sock weight yarn.  I can get about 250 yards plied on one Jumbo bobbin and another 100 yard plied with a second bobbin.  560 yards of continuous 2-play is boggling my mind!!!  What do you have to ply on.  Other than that, the colorwork of your yarn is outstanding!

Now on to page 2 of FF 04/01/11

Inle, I love the black/blue of the first yarn. Into the Deep is gorgeous!  I hope you post what it is made into.  I can't see the sparkle as it sets, but can just imagine it setting off the yarn in a project!
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2011 07:35:02 PM »


gray and white/white navajo plied, sheep shed

brown, black, white/white navajo plied, sheep shed

I will write more when the April fools crap is gone. I can't reply to these icons. Just being on Craftster today makes me nervous and anxiety ridden.
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011 08:08:42 PM »

Jexxi, I love these yarns!! 'Specially the brown, black and white.

The icons, I'm okay with here on craftster. now on ravelry ... I got a black witch's hat ... not cool
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2011 10:45:39 PM »

Inle, I am in love with Stormy!
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2011 11:04:02 PM »

So many beautiful yarns, what a fabulous friday.
Volom... I adore the second.
Fancyarbor that's some crazy stunning yarn.
inez what beautiful color.
nikschaf i've never dyed in the oven, what temp do u cook it at?
zombie queen that's some luscious yarn.
inle such  lovely yarns and what beautiful colors.
Jexx i really like the black, brown, and white and i agree these avatars make it hard to respond :/ i had to keep going back to check who's was whos yarn. gah.

I've been really enjoying my carder...
supple-lotta stuff


Where the lemonade is made-lotta stuff-navajo plied.


ThirtyOne-Merino/tencel


Hockus-mostly superfine merino-corespun.


Hooha-stuffs
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2011 05:59:12 AM »

Inez:  I think that yarn will really bloom once you set the twist.  i love the colors of it.

Thanks! Boy did it ever! The sections that were mostly wool got very fluffy.  Cheesy

Inle - Great colorways!

Jexxican - I love the stripes of white through the tweed-y browns and grays. Your yarn looks so soft!

Angry Hippie - Fabulous (as always)! I'm not usually drawn to pastels, but your colorways are eye candy!  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2011 08:31:36 AM »

I am STUNNED by all of the beautiful yarns on here!  WOW!  You all rock!  Thanks for making my Saturday morning a little sweeter and brighter.  Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2011 09:07:19 AM »

Thanks for the comments everyone. My yarn is not soft at all. Actually, the brown is very coarse but I love spinning coarse wool on my wheel. I like the feel of it through my fingers: tactile bliss. I'm really getting into just grabbing a (12-18 inch) chunk off a Sheep Shed roving, spinning it, grabbing a different color, going back and forth between the two, and then Navajo plying it.I have 4 skeins like that already! I need to order more from Sheep Shed. I really want the 15lb special but I don't think I can justify $120!

Nikschaf, I like it when you post the whole process. Will you do it again when in the spun to finished photo thread when it gets worked up? I hope so!

Hippie, 31 is my favorite of yours this week.

Zombie Queen, yours is my favorite yarn this week all around!
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« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2011 02:48:23 PM »

wow! I totally got caught up in the April Fools stuff and totally forgot it was friday yesterday.   
Everything is so fabulous. I love it all.   
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011 02:45:01 PM »

nikschaf i've never dyed in the oven, what temp do u cook it at?

Nikschaf, I like it when you post the whole process. Will you do it again when in the spun to finished photo thread when it gets worked up? I hope so!

Hippie, I put the roving in a low oven, about 250 degrees F.  I have the pan covered with tinfoil, and leave the oven on until everything gets really nice and steamy, maybe about 25 minutes.  Then I turn the oven off and leave everything undisturbed until the wool is completely cool.  I haven't really dyed any other way, except in a pot once, but the oven dyeing is crazy easy.

Jexx -- I will for sure post the progress pics if/when I ever figure out what to do with that yarn!   Cheesy

This was super fantastic Fiber Friday!  So many gorgeous yarns.  I just love to see everyone's stuff.  I am in awe of folks who have finished yarns every week.  I seem to only have a finished yarn once every two to three weeks.
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« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2011 07:56:09 PM »

Wow such awesome yarn!  Cheesy I'm loving everyone's and want it all! haha
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