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Topic: Fiber Friday April 22, 2011  (Read 3395 times)
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« on: April 22, 2011 07:57:11 AM »

I missed last weeks so i have some catching up.

Prism-bfl-350 yds

Hard candy-superwash thick and thin single

I like em curvy-Superwash merino plied w/ thread

Carnivore- merino/tencel

Flora-wool/magic blend




« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011 08:14:41 AM »

Your yarn is always so gorgeous, I love your colors!

Here are a few things I did this week. All are around 100yrds or so of fingering singles. Been trying to spin as evenly as I can and I am getting better.

The last two photos of are samplers I received in my PhatFiber Fluff Sample Box. Love the Phat fiber boxes they are awesome!

Some mohair blend I received years ago with my sheep shed studio buy.

Phat Fiber Sample various wools and some firestar

Another Sample, various wools too.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2011 08:41:19 AM »

Gorgeous yarns everyone! Smiley  But I really dig Prism!  The colours are astounding!

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2011 09:03:41 AM »

The Angry Hippie - I Love Grub and Prism.  Gorgeous.

charaxesdistanti - the mohair looks soft and inviting. Or tickle-y: I can't decide.  I like it either way. Smiley
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2011 09:14:48 AM »

Hippie, it's always hard to choose a favorite of yours. But I don't have to, right? I liek them all. What do you mean by "magic blend?"

charaxesdistanti, I have a hard time getting an even weight too. Then this week I tried spinning woolen and wow, I have to start learning to make it even all over again! I really like the last picture you posted. The colors are very happy.

Here's what I have this week, you remember that wool I was combing all last month? Well, I dyed it last week before we left for TX and then I carded it and spun it and I even got it crocheted up this week! This is the only picture I got of it, I had already worked up over 1/2 of it, oops!

And here it is worked up on my 18 month olf, just for the sake of posting a baby shot:

My husband says it is his favorite yarn that I have ever spun. I think that's the woolen working its magic.

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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2011 01:46:51 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011 02:28:50 PM »

Such awesome yarn this week! But then again I always think that don't I  Grin

I got what my 3 yr old dyed spun this week, its different haha

Jase yarn by OspreyWife, on Flickr

« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011 04:04:06 PM »

Very nice yarns this week!  And, I always love a shot of a munchkin modeling a lovely poncho...

Here's my happy accident of a yarn this week.  I accidentally made an elastic yarn!  It's Paradise Fibers Fake Cashmere (100% nylon) dyed with Wilton's and kool-aid.  I spun it kind of bulky, then plied with a yellow sewing thread and a magenta Woolly Nylon serger thread, and almost did coils in order to have a faux boucle effect.

Woolly Nylon is kind of stretchy and I'd never used it to ply before.  When I set the twist, the Woolly Nylon reverted back to its pre-stretched condition and I got a crazy corkscrew yarn!


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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011 04:06:06 PM »

Good stuff, guys!  I've been taking a break for sewing and paperwork, but I've been spinning again this week (though a lot of that has taken the form of predrafting silk hankies)  Tongue

Alright, here's my picture:

It's hot pink, not red, and there is purple in it too, but for some reason, it doesn't seem to come out in the picture... the second time in my life where a divided up roving came out practically even, too.  I'm sure that's lucky.  Wink I was worried before I plied it, but I think looks really neat.

about 2 oz, wool/silk blend roving, with a third ply of silk spun from hankies (until I ran out of prespun hankies, and the last bit is plied with a leftover ply of merino in yellow/green.)

« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011 07:56:06 AM »

Ospreywife, I love those colors. I think your 3 year old did a great job!

Nikschaf, I like it. I read through the discussion you and Cyndi were having on the discussion board. Wow, now I know where to go if I have questions about synthetics!

Astor, meh, looks like fun but it's very Christmas colors on my monitor, though the way you describe it makes it seem like it's much more beautiful in person. Isn't that the way it goes?

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