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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

Bobbin porn 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.
« 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!
« 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.
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011 08:25:27 PM »

That is a beautiful yarn you spun! Smiley
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