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« on: May 05, 2011 02:29:07 AM »

Hello spinners! My name is Moa, I'm 30 years old and I live in Sweden.

I've been a Craftster member forever, but I've never done any crafts worth posting here. Now I do though, so I thought it was time to give back after all my lurking! I bought a wheel (Kromski Minstrel) and taught myself how to spin a little over a year ago.

This yarn is a combo of three different combed tops, I adore spinning this way.
One ply Spunky Eclectic BFL/silk, one ply Southern Cross Fibre Shetland and one ply Southern Cross Fibre/Hello Yarn collaboration Polwarth. Plying different colourways together increases the spinning excitement TENFOLD! Plus, you start viewing your stash in a whole different way...:)

I spun the BFL/silk as it was, no splitting. The Shetland I split into three parts, lengthwise. I removed some light blue and green from the Polwarth, I thought it would look better that way and I think I was right. Then I split it into four parts and spun away.

I ended up with 6.6 oz and 545 yards of 3-ply fingering YUMMINESS! I love the slight sheen from the silk and how the colours lined up so dang awesomely. I'm gonna have to use this one for something else than socks, perhaps legwarmers or an eternity cowl.

Meet Treasured Jam!

ETA: Oops, no pictures for noobs apparently! Links instead. but your friendly neighborhood mod can add them for you!

ETA again: Thank you, lovely mod! Also, HA 10 posts, now I can do pics!









SE Fiber Club August '10 - Eclectic Jam - BFL/silk by nittydread, on Flickr


SCF Fiber Club March '11 - Buried Treasures - Shetland by nittydread, on Flickr


SCF Fiber Club February '11 - Carried Away - Polwarth by nittydread, on Flickr


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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011 06:48:08 AM »

You are an amazing spinner! Never made anything worth sharing my balls. You should share more. I like you.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011 07:52:39 AM »

Wow, thank you! I was thinking I'd start posting spinning and knitting FO:s here and after this encouragement...Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 08:22:03 AM »

that is gorgeous yarn!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011 08:25:15 AM »

Thank you! I was kind of blown away with the result, to be honest.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011 10:19:55 AM »

Wowie! That is absolutely beautiful!!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011 10:44:02 AM »

Oh that yarn is simply delicious!  Beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011 10:54:03 AM »

Wonderful colours! Do you already know what you're going to make from it?
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011 12:29:53 PM »

Thanks ladies!

IdlersDesign: The yarn is too pretty to be walked on, ie I won't be knitting socks as I first planned. I'm thinking leg warmers or an eternity cowl.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011 08:25:27 PM »

That is a beautiful yarn you spun! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011 09:02:17 PM »

That is so gorgeous, post pics here when you knit it up Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011 09:46:54 PM »

Thank you, ladies! I'll be sure to post pics here when I knit it up!
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2011 07:45:15 AM »

LOVE.

It is just so stunning. I want to touch it.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2011 08:01:10 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2011 11:24:18 AM »

Nikschaf: Thank you!

AngryHippie: I think it wants to touch you too.
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2011 12:32:00 PM »

Wow - I know next to nothing about spinning, but I saw your post under "hottest new topics" and wanted to say that yarn is GORGEOUS.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2011 12:35:25 PM »

peppersaskatoon: Thank you so much! The three colourways really came together beautifully, enchancing each other.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2011 03:08:22 PM »

Beautiful yarn!  The colors come together nicely.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2011 10:35:19 PM »

Thank you, battlesheep! Love the nickname...Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2011 11:59:57 AM »

So gorgeous... so, so beautiful... *melting away*
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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2011 12:44:31 PM »

Aw, thank you Ruby!
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2011 06:32:55 PM »

That is gorgeous!!
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2011 07:25:50 PM »

That is just the prettiest thing, I wish I would spin but I suck
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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2011 10:25:50 PM »

Thank you, Jemimah and MizzKodak!
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2011 09:47:08 AM »

That yarn amazing! I love it!
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« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2011 10:39:21 AM »

I'm glad to hear that, thank you!
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Congrats!!

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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2012 05:11:35 PM »

Very nice! I haven't tried mixing batts of yarn together, but this makes me want to give it a try.
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