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« on: April 08, 2011 10:04:13 AM »

I'm always afraid someone else is going to start this while I'm typing. Is that ridiculous for me to think? Paranoid?
Here's what I've done this week
My first dye! I used the technique at the beginning of my new Hand dyed Yarns book on some white Sheep Shed wool and this is how it came out:

And then I spun it and the kids stole it. Where is it? I don't know. Angry face! Angry
And I did another one of these, brown and white variegated, Navajo plied, sheep shed. I love how these come out! And they are mindless to boot, which is always a bonus for me


What did you do this week?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011 12:30:20 PM »

Jexxican, I love the colors!!!  Cheesy  I hope that you can track down that missing yarn.  Kids can be a pain sometimes. Wink

I haven't spun it yet but here is my work-in-progress top that I did this week.  I hope to have a few good pictures of my latest yarn posted so long as the dang sun comes back out this weekend.  I miss the sunshine!


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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011 12:50:32 PM »

Jexx- That roving is so gorgeous! I love the bright rainbow of colors

I spun three yarns this week. One is still hang drying in the bathroom. Here are the other two:
 
Siouxsie by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr

Siouxsie by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
"Siouxsie" Corespun from "Celephais" batt carded and dyed by Amy Klimt of Out of Step Dyeworks
Superwash Merino wool, firestar nylon, angelina 206 yards


GreenWithEnvy by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
"Green with Envy" Cashmerino spun from Knit it Up's most recent Spin the Seasons club

The other yarn I spun was a think and think SW merino yarn also from Knit it Up Spin the Season club.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011 02:28:52 PM »

it's friday again?!?!?  I've been spinning, but haven't any pics nor has the twist been set on anything....
Jexx, that roving is soooo colorful!! love it!
Fancy Arbor, I've spun up a colorway very similar to that, and it's gorgeous!
Zombie queen, I LOVE that first one!!

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2011 03:36:29 PM »

Haha Jexx i have the same paranoia.  Those are some pretty colors, i can't wait till you find the yarn LOL.

Fancyarbor very lovely, what kind of wool is that?

Zombie queen,  i love that corespun the colors are so bold.

See Sea- bamboo plied with wool/blend


You'll never amount to anything- angora plied with the christmas-y batts.


Two of four- BFL


Bayou- bfl


Bayou- plied with thread


Bartlebee- bfl- with beehives!


Gary-bfl-plied w/ thread


BATTS!! oh god i love carding it's like therapy meets porn. 







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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2011 04:03:16 PM »

omg, Angry Hippie, those batts are gorgeous.

I can't wait to get all our stuff moved to our new house so I can start spinning again. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011 04:23:10 PM »

Gorgeous yarn everyone.  Angry Hippie, I've just moved into a new apartment and your photos really make me want to unpack and set up my photography equipment.  The yarn and the quality of the photos are both fabulous.

I'm a new spinner...I've only really done 8oz of brown shetland.  I have, however, been spinning plastic bags this week.  I'm working on making reusable shopping bags from disposable one.  So far it is taking way more disposable bags than I would have anticipated.  I've spun ten disposable bags and am only 1/3 of the way through my reusable bag.  I don't have enough posts yet to post photos, but I have photos of the spun plastic on my blog.




Thanks for sharing everyone.  You are all an inspiration to this newbie!
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011 04:36:07 PM »

Angry hippie, I need those batts. now.  You now, it is my birthday, so I think its a given you give them to me.  Wink :p
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011 05:21:19 PM »

Happy Birthday, Bella!

Jexx, I do really hope you find that yarn.  I'm imagining that roving all spun, but would love to see how it really turned out!

OK, I really need a drum carder.  I am so envious of your batts, Hippie!  Not sure I could talk hubby into one, since a carder would be more expensive than my wheel was....

I don't have a finished yarn this week, but I've been spinning.  I just never have a yarn every week!  Anyhoo, stay tuned, next week I'll have a yarn that's very out-of-the-box for me.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011 05:22:58 PM »

oh, Angry Hippie... Your yarn is always drool inducing. I'm not afraid to admit that I stalk your Etsy shop. I saw your batts earlier this week and it took all my willpower to not buy them all! They are absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011 05:27:26 PM »

Angry Hippie, the fiber is a BFL wool/tussah silk combo (85/15) which is my new favorite fiber.  Btw, I LOVE those batts - they are amazing!  Shocked Great job!  The yarn is spectacular too!

Mossie, super cool way to reuse plastic bags.  I haven't done this yet since the cutting of the plastic bag seems to be time-consuming.

Zombie Queen, I love the colors!  Core-spun is so much fun! Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2011 06:13:42 PM »

All the yarns look great, but I love love love the colors in Zombie_Queens first yarn. Beautiful.

Oh, and the carded batts are wonderful and make me want to learn how to make some of my own.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2011 08:10:34 PM »

FancyArbor, I don't mind that you only posted a roving. For some reason I think I prefer to gaze upon (read: lust after) un-spun fibers. Yours is no exception! Maybe this is because I never know what to make with my yarns. Anyone have good ideas? I always feel like if I work it up, the final result will not be worth it.

Zombie-Queen - Holy Cow! I LOVE the first one. It is amazing. At first glance I thought it had beads but then I looked again and realized it was just super sparkles. I am so happy you are Spinning the Seasons, too. I think mine this month [March] was called "Springtastic," though, not Green With Envy. I haven't spun it yet, but the first 2 this year were amazing. I love Kate.

Mossie, yeah, I think I have 1 bag cut up and sitting in my closet somewhere ready to spin, crochet with (because you don't really need to spin it, right? It's not like fiber where it will fall apart!) But never got into doing more. Bravo for you! I really admire people who do Plarn.

Hippy, remember what I said about FancyArbors unspun fibers? HOLY CRAP IN MY PANTS! Yes please, more... more! *twitchy addict movements* I want to make love to them, sweet sweet fiber love. I want to feel them on my body, going through my fingers. I mean, you photograph them so well and they are blended and rolled so perfect... *faints* Oh, and your yarns are pretty nice too.
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2011 07:41:23 AM »

Yeah, sorry - I really wanted to post a picture of my yarn but it is still drying in the bathroom and not as pretty as it could be.  Stinking up the whole place too since it's mostly wool.  I'll have pics of it for next week! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2011 02:39:55 PM »

Jexxican, you could work with the plastic as is, but spinning it seems to make it substantially stronger.  I'm a little bit in awe of the bag I'm working on.  I think it'll hold a fair amount of weight.
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« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2011 06:01:45 PM »

Oh, Angry Hippie, those batts make my mouth water.
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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2011 12:03:18 AM »

Mossie -- I really, really like your plastic shopping bag yarn!  I tried to do that a while back but it didn't come out as nice as yours.  That's just awesome.  I'm excited to see your finished reusable bag!  Smiley

Angry Hippie -- "Two of four- BFL" is gorgeous!  I love how it changes color like that.
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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2011 04:35:04 AM »

Beautiful yarns and batts this week! I've mostly been spinning singles on my Turkish spindle and carding some of the wool I dyed last week into rolags. Really wishing I had a drum carder. I'm thinking about saving my pennies for a Louet Jr roving carder. I want something with an enclosed gearbox. I'd love to have a bigger one, but space is at a premium here, not to mention the expense! For now, the hand cards get the job done, even though they take forever.

Angry Hippie, your photography is always so beautiful, as are your yarns. Do you use a light box? I have a folding light box, but Seymour hops into it the second I set it up and aggressively defends his turf, so I tend to forget I have it.  Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2011 09:19:11 AM »

Such awesome yarns from last week! I love them all, but I always do Smiley y'all do such a great job on them!
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2011 11:02:45 PM »

Angry Hippie, your photography is always so beautiful, as are your yarns. Do you use a light box? I have a folding light box, but Seymour hops into it the second I set it up and aggressively defends his turf, so I tend to forget I have it.  Smiley



I have a poster sized sheep of paper that i use, it's actually getting quite wrinkled...  I set it up by the window and then pull the curtains around the yarn to diffuse the light.  Then i fotofuze the pics to get rid of the wrinkles. 
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2011 08:06:39 AM »

what type of camera do you have?
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