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« on: April 29, 2011 07:39:12 AM »


Superwash and bamboo with black seed beads

Camel and BFL wool
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011 07:49:09 AM »

I really love the colors on the first yarn.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011 08:16:31 AM »

I love the green bamboo yarn, very beautiful

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011 08:52:35 AM »

Love the sheen on that bamboo!

That second yarn would be a really cool accent in a woven piece.  Any idea what you'll do with it?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011 09:07:24 AM »

I spun these ages ago, and have been waiting to dye them.  Easter egg dye and vinegar.  Both merino.

~60 yards, green and blue dyes

~25 yards, purple and red dyes


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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011 09:55:45 AM »

I actually have something this week to post!! 

I've been getting into dyeing lately and dyed up this roving.  I'm calling it Easter Rabbit (my mom said that since we are adults now...we get visited by the Easter Rabbit instead of the Bunny...haha).

Then I spun it up:

I was a little worried about the fiber....I tried KnitPicks wool.  I'm not sure what kind of wool since they really don't have much of a description about it.  It was super cheap and felt weird when I first got it.  But...it spun sooo nicely! 

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2011 09:59:50 AM »

Very pretty soft pastels on the Easter Rabbit yarn. It makes me think of cotton candy.
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011 11:05:42 AM »

I'm finally happy and finished enough with this fiber to share it:

I finally learned how to corespin on a drop-spindle!  Cheesy The core is cotton yarn that was reclaimed and dyed purple by either UntouchableFace or crumpet79, I forget which ATM. The rest was poorly spun by me in the past, most being merino poorly dyed by me with Kool-Aid and RIT, and the rest being beautifully shiny scraps of purple, rust and orange I received from lapoli long ago. For this project I un-spun what I'd made before and further drafted out thick sections, though a lot of it was too thin and condensed to unwind itself.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011 06:53:40 AM »

Volumortuus: I am assuming the "camel" is the brown fiber in there? That looks great. I love brights paired with neutrals.

Amazing: you're yarn is amazing. I love thick and thin, and that looks very thick! How is the egg-dye working for you? I guess you already had the twist set, but when I set mine the blue bled a bit. Maybe I didn't rinse it enough?

Sarah: I keep wanting to call you Jen this morning. Very bad, don't know why. I didn't get visited by a Bunny or Rabbit this Easter, but that yarn is great. I've been surprised by my reaction to the feel of some yarns myself. I had a batt that was very almost scratchy feeling but the way it felt going through my hands was the most tactile bliss I've felt with my wheel so far.  Shocked O-face!

Calluna: core-spinning on drop? I never would have thought about it. It looks like a lot of fun!

I do have a contribution this week, but I haven't uploaded the photos yet. Maybe today? I have learned that usually I get about 2oz of fiber on my bobbin, but with cashmere I get more. Like, 3-4 oz. Anyone know why?
Also, I got an extra $200 in my crafting budget this month because of our super awesome tax return so yesterday I bought over $200 wirth of fiber! OK, so $100 was Spinning the Seasons for the rest of the year from Knit It Up, hence filling out the rest of the year (I only had through June), but the other $112.50 was for 7 braids from another shop I just found last night. Their fiber was cheap but looked good and some of them were dyed using the Fibonacci sequence somehow. Intrigued!

here's what I got this week. I spun up March's "Season" which had Cashmere in it, which is the one I got all 4 oz of on my bobbin then chain plied it to this:

Last week I got those raw fleeces I've been so excited about all year and decided to spin some int he grease. So I did! I'm posting more in the SAL.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011 08:54:11 AM »

Awesome yarns this week! Loving all the green Smiley

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