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« on: July 27, 2012 12:51:10 PM »

So I ordered $100 worth of Alpaca (from the past 2 years' birthday money from my aunt) and it arrived this week. Now Bella, I know you're allergic, but it doesn't hurt to look at it, does it?

I think this is my favorite hand-spun-by-me ever. It is so nice. I mean, I could honestly see this on a store shelf. I am so proud of myself! 2-ply, ~230 yards. Even the 2 bobbins came out even, 1 had only about 1 yard more than the other. Sweet!

And this one was from a Phat Fiber sample that had Alpaca, angora, Shetland, amd Llama:

~1oz, ~25 yards, plied with cotton Serger thread, just for fun.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012 12:58:53 PM »

Pretty!  I love the blue one.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012 01:18:00 PM »

Yes, they are beautiful, jexxican!
After being altogether absent for many Fiber Fridays, I have something significantly less beautiful to add:

It looks more vibrant in this photo than expected, but it's essentially 292 yards of flesh.  Lips sealed The roving, dyed by freestyle, looked great and was easy to work with, so she's not to blame.
All I could think of as I looked at what was accumulating on my spindle was the textbook anatomy diagrams of the integumentary system (skin)!  Puffy skin, veins, ducts, sweat glands...Cheesy If I could get these thoughts out of my mind (and the image of a really creepy fake-skin mask that could be made with it), I would probably like it more.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012 01:33:40 PM »

calluna--I think the yarn is lovely...I actually purchased similar yarn a few years back and made a calorimetry with it..I love the different thicknesses of the yarn--it looks orangey more than flesh to me! Cheesy

What will you make with your yarn?
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012 01:47:33 PM »

I sent it to dreadlocklove as a birthday gift, since she likes oranges and burnt colors...I like those colors too, but somehow not in this particular yarn.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012 07:01:19 PM »

Here's some yarn I spun up from roving I bought from Color Craz Fiber on Etsy.  It's soooo pretty and soft.  I realy have to think of something special to use it for.




Best of all I still have more of the roving to spin up!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012 08:58:54 AM »

No, Jexx, looking at alpaca on a computer screen is completely safe! Lovely job!
Calluna, I love that yarn, I think it's gorgeous.
Puppy_Girl, that is going to look great worked up into something!
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012 10:09:40 AM »

Thanks everyone.
Calluna, I have a hard time seeing that as fleshy but I can understand if it was why you want to get rid of it, though I think it would make a great yarn for something life-like. Something creepy. Maybe you could have sold it to like Rob Zombie or something...   Wink
Puppy girl, all those color work super together. Very eclectic. That will make something funky. Any ideas what you are going to work it up as?
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012 01:36:13 PM »

i think i might wait and see how much i have after i spin up the rest and maybe try for a scarf or neck warming device of some-sort.  i'm sure it'd make a good hat, but i already have so many hats!   Cheesy
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