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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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