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« on: May 27, 2011 07:51:44 AM »

It's Friday!  Time for a fiber fix.

I have a few new yarns to share this week.

First up, is The Walking Dead


about 4 oz / 290 yards of merino/alpaca/faux cashmere/wool blend from Dyeingforewe on etsy.


Next is Mist

2.5 oz / 145 yards hand dyed BFL. Pulled this one from the bottom of my stash this week.

Recently I purchased a drum carder, and have been having a good old time carding my own batts.

Here's what I spun from my first batt:


2.4 oz / 120 yards hand dyed BFL, Merino and random other stuff

And this one, I am calling Haunted Pirate Ship:


2.4 oz / 150 yds hand dyed BFL, Merino, Cashmere, and wool.


So...what have you been doing this week?
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011 08:14:46 AM »

That stuff is so pretty, love the texture of the bottom two and the walking dead is perfectly named!

Here is my contribution

Jelly Bean 4 oz. Merino, DK navajo plied 250 yrds.

Drop spinning is starting to really hurt  my hands, I plan on making my own spinning wheel this summer, I hope it works out.

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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011 08:35:57 AM »

Ooh, I love Mist, and Charaxes, I love your vibrant colors!!

I don't have a yarn, but a couple of finished objects.  On the left is a Queen Anne's Lace scarf, and on the right is a winter headband.  They'll go along with some mittens I crocheted from the same yarn a few months back.  Not the best pic, but, meh.


The yarn is Tequila Sunrise which I dyed with Kool-Aid.  The single yarn on the left is what I used for the scarf, and the two-ply is what I used for the headband and the aforementioned mittens.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011 09:20:32 AM »

Love the names!

Mist is my favourite, but they all look really good.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011 10:44:05 AM »

I love those bright colors, charaxesdistanti.

Strangely enough, I also recently made a queen anne's lace scarf with some handspun yarn.  Yours looks awesome.
Mine was a lot more dense, yours seems really light and airy.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011 01:44:44 PM »

All these yarns are very pretty! I'm digging the bright springy colors and Mist.

I just started spinning this week and it's a lot of fun! I got my drop spindle on Tuesday, I think, as well as 4 little balls of roving and one big bag of wool roving. I'm not sure what the little balls of roving were, but they were nice to work with.

I predrafted everything. Like crazy. It feels a bit like cheating, since I predraft to the size I want to spin. It's just that draving while spinning seems really difficult!

I didn't name my yarn, although I should. Everyone has such creative names!

Anyways, here's my yarn. I got a little picture happy...


This was the first one I spun, with a quarter to show the size. This was one of the little roving balls.


The second roving ball I spun up. I was spinning it onto a pencil so that I could ply it with the red.


This is the two roving balls I had left with the yarn I had spun. Yup, these are Gryffindor colors! I'm hoping I can make something for the last HP movie.


I plied it and set the twist. I'm so happy with how it came out! It looks like yarn!






And now I'm spinning the second red ball of roving. I predrafted really really tiny! Almost too tiny. Oops.

I'm already dreading running out of roving, since I'll have to drive 30-40mins to the store or order some online and wait for it, haha.

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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011 02:05:36 PM »

Morning_town -- your yarn is so consistent.  Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011 02:09:22 PM »

Inle, I just found your scarf in the Finished Objects thread -- love it!  Those purples are great and you did a much better job photographing yours -- I love your close-up of the pattern.

I think homespun is so great for the Queen Anne's Lace pattern since it really shows off the various colors in the yarn.
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011 04:15:36 PM »

Wonderful yarns this week!!

I've been busy filet crocheting a table cloth for my son's wedding.  Just finished this afternoon.
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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011 05:34:54 PM »

These yarns look fabulous!  Walking dead is perfectly named! 
Chara, yours are so bright and wonderful!
Nikschaf, those are beautiful hand spun items! Keep in mind I'll be posting the Sheep to shawl challenge before next fiber friday, I'd love to see what you can come up with!
Morning town, that yarn is so even for a first few spins! wonderful!
I have some stuff on the wheel that will probably be off by tonight. i'll share tomorrow!
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