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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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