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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2011 04:39:01 PM »

Such lovely work everyone. The perfect remedy for a crappy day. The alpaca looks particularly divine.  I know what you mean about not wanting to ruin something. The first roving I got as a present shortly after I got my spinning wheel sat in my stash for over a year before I dared to spin it. And I just started a project with that yarn this week. Took 3 years to decide what to make. Smiley
Jexxican - I started with 2 bobbing to ply them. They were pretty even and I andean plied the leftover bit.
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2011 05:24:09 PM »

Big cheers to volomortuus for contributing to FF for us in spite of emergency appendectomy! That's commitment!  Smiley

jexxican - not only are you the mother of awesome, you're the mother of some skilled bobbin-hiders, too!

I'm scrambling to put the finishing touches on some art yarn to post here today. ETA: Too late, I'm still adding to it. Maybe tomorrow!

I finished about 90yds of beaded silk yarn last week but I wasn't pleased with how limp it looked after I set the twist, so I didn't post it. The LYS was happy to take it off my hands in exchange for store credit, though!
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2011 06:00:42 PM »

Lovely yarn nittydread and nikscharf!

Jexxican, I really don't know what woolen is. I spin with a drop spindle and that was just some braided roving I split into long this strips. I think most of my yarn seems woolen but I don't know. Trying to learn all the different things about it but it is so confusing since I use a drop spindle only and everything seems to be about wheels.
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2011 10:57:49 AM »

Gorgeous yarns!!! I havent posted in a bit but I've been busy Smiley



Coral Fang1 by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
Organic merino plied with silk


Friday I'm In Love1 by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
Thick and thin merino


Strangelove4 by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
Faux Angora


RubySoho by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
Beaded merino


Frankenstein by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
Autowrapped superwash merino


Iron Butterfly by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
Milk Fiber


Heart of Glass by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
3 ply merino/bamboo
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2011 11:33:53 AM »

Jexx -- I agree -- now that I've started prepping my own fiber, I'm irritated when the commercial stuff I buy isn't flawless.  This particular alpaca roving was supposed to be tumbled to remove vm and hand-washed before being combed, but there was LOTS of hay in there, and when I set the twist, a heck of a lot of dirt rinsed out.  I rinsed it twice and it could use one more rinse, but I didn't want to accidentally felt the strands of yarn together, so I'll rinse it again once I have a finished product with it.

Huge admiration for you, Volumortuus, for spinning and posting despite your surgery!!

Zombie Queen, I love your yarns -- especially Coral Fang1 and Friday I'm in Love1.

Calluna -- that's genius to bring your yarn into your LYS for store credit!
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2011 10:15:01 PM »

ALL are gorgeous! As usual!!
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011 07:01:02 AM »

...This particular alpaca roving was supposed to be tumbled to remove vm and hand-washed before being combed, but there was LOTS of hay in there, and when I set the twist, a heck of a lot of dirt rinsed out.  I rinsed it twice and it could use one more rinse, but I didn't want to accidentally felt the strands of yarn together, so I'll rinse it again once I have a finished product with it.
Wait, I thought only wool felted and isn't alpaca llama? Am I confused?

Zombiequeen, that Friday I'm in Love is really awesome. I am totally digging that texture.

Jexxican, I really don't know what woolen is. I spin with a drop spindle and that was just some braided roving I split into long this strips. I think most of my yarn seems woolen but I don't know. Trying to learn all the different things about it but it is so confusing since I use a drop spindle only and everything seems to be about wheels.
I'm pretty sure that "woolen" refers to when your fiber is not straight with how you are spinning, like when you are spinning "from the fold" or from rolags, which are both very possible on a drop spindle. I agree, more info does cover wheels than spindles, but there is always that book Respect the Spindle. I have it and have read some of it so I can recommend it, but I should get more into it.
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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011 07:14:47 AM »

*total creeper post*
Zombiequeen, that Ruby Soho and Frankenstein are BEAUTIFUL. Seriously to die for. Gosh if all these yarns don't give me inspiration for learning to spin (which they are truly lighting the fire) then nothing will. You all are so talented!
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011 07:27:15 AM »

...This particular alpaca roving was supposed to be tumbled to remove vm and hand-washed before being combed, but there was LOTS of hay in there, and when I set the twist, a heck of a lot of dirt rinsed out.  I rinsed it twice and it could use one more rinse, but I didn't want to accidentally felt the strands of yarn together, so I'll rinse it again once I have a finished product with it.
Wait, I thought only wool felted and isn't alpaca llama? Am I confused?
 

Alpaca will mat, which is basically felting.   And Alpaca and Llama are 'cousins'.  They are also related to the camel!
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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2011 01:07:36 AM »

jexxican, I am so in love with that orange and blue yarn! It reminds me of that '90s candy "Fruit String Thing"... And I just spent a good 7 minutes googling that because I could not remember the name... Anyway, blue and orange were by far the best, and your yarn just made me feel like I was ten again. <3
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