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« on: June 09, 2011 06:23:55 PM »

My first time starting a Fiber Friday!

So I went 2 months without spinning anything but yesterday I really got back into it and dyed and spun up 4 skeins.


My very favorite yarn- Merino and bamboo. 175 yards of the softest squishiest prettiest yarn I've spun yet. I don't know that the picture does it justice.


Mint Merino. 200 yards of Merino singles. This is the same as 1 of the ply's in the previous yarn.


Handpainted Merino 2-ply. 175 yards This was really really hard to get a good picture of. It's more of a teal/blue/mint color than it wants to show on camera. 


Domestic Gray/Fawn and Bamboo. I have no idea what sort of wool the gray/brown is but it's super scratchy. I love the contrast of dark scratchy wool and silky soft bamboo. 100 yards.
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011 09:36:24 PM »

They look great!
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011 09:36:35 PM »

I LOVE the mint merino singles! Don't like spinning merino myself, but I sure love seeing what other people do with it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011 09:38:02 PM »

I don't have a finished yarn this week, but 12 oz of pretty singles for a combo yarn!

From the front:

Southern Cross Fibre - Limited Edition - Cheese Party - Organic Merino
Two if By Hand - Needle in the Hay - Shetland
Southern Cross Fibre - Limited Edition - Sotto Voce - Falkland


PRECIOUSSS! by nittydread, on Flickr
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011 10:31:05 PM »

nittydread- Those singles are gorgeous. I love the colors. Are you plying them all together?

Antsy- I am loving all the blue/green shades. I am especially find on the mint merino singles. They looks so soft and squishy Smiley

These bad boys are still sitting on the bobbins. I just finished spinning them this (Thursday) morning. I'm not sure of the yardage. Its about 6 oz of fiber on two jam packed jumbo bobbins. The fiber is from a Harry Potter SAL from Bohoknitterchic. This colorway is called "Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes". It came in the form of one 4 oz batt and a 2 oz bag of multi colored/multi breed picked locks. I had lots of fun spinning it Smiley


Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes by Zombie_Mama, on Flickr
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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011 12:02:46 AM »

Zombie_Queen: Thank you! Yes, I'm plying them all together in a big ol' combo. My favourite way of spinning, triple the excitement!

Oh wow, that's one happy yarn you spun. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011 03:34:48 AM »

Lovely colourful yarns! Zombie-Queen, the structure of your yarn is beautiful!

I haven't anything finished to show (well, some yarns are drying in the bathroom,but that doens't look very pretty yet...dripping and weights hanging on them  Wink) but this is what I've been doing yesterday night. I'm planning to dye with plants and use it for the sheep to shawl challenge:



(all unwashed and uncarded  Roll Eyes smells...like sheep in the living room!)
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011 04:35:59 AM »

Beautiful, rustic yarn! I wish I could prep fleece myself, but my SO is sadly allergic and can only tolerate me spinning pre-washed and preferrably dyed wool.
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2011 06:59:08 AM »

Both of these yarns are spun from wool I got from Ptarmic_wumpus. I'm sure they will felt very easily.


I carded the blue and red together and spun woolen. I was wanting to leave it as a single but it really wasn't thick enough so I plied it with itself. Total ~126 yards


These were both spun right off the roving, 1 ply green, 1 ply purple. I've been loving this color combo lately, though I think it would work better if the green were lighter.
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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2011 08:24:35 AM »

both are beautiful .... but I like the bottom - it reminds me of heather - dark leaves and purple flowers.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2011 08:30:50 AM »

Beautiful work everyone.  I love that minty green merino/bamboo yarn.  It does look totally squishable.

This week, I spun this:


into this:


It's about 2.7 ounces of BFL and firestar, and about 250 yards, if I remember correctly.
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2011 10:54:50 AM »

Beautiful work everyone.  I love that minty green merino/bamboo yarn.  It does look totally squishable.

This week, I spun this:


into this:


It's about 2.7 ounces of BFL and firestar, and about 250 yards, if I remember correctly.



love this!
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2011 01:20:44 PM »

Wow you guys!  These are all gorgeous.  Zombie queen, I love how fun that yarn is!  It's got to be my fav so far this week.
I wish I had more time to spin right now!!  2 weeks 2 days until fibre week though!!  A whole week dedicated to fiber and yarn making, without interruption!
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2011 01:40:18 PM »

I started into the world of dyeing my own fiber!

I started off with some lemon-lime koolaid and some raspberry ice. They came out very pale but I like them. The singles were very bright and colorful but the plyed yarn was muted and subtle. I tried Najavo plying for the first time on these singles and I am fairly proud of the evenness(even though its a little over spun.

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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2011 02:19:21 PM »

Absolutely stunning yarns this week!!  Fiber Friday really covers all the bases this week -- rustic yarn spun in the grease, refined yarns, art yarn...yum!!!

I have nothing finished this week, but am working on a corespun tussah silk.
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2011 02:10:03 PM »

Awesome colors this week! A lot of bright ones, love it!

I finished yarn this week, but Friday was my birthday so I spent the whole day kid free out in the city, it was awesome!  Cheesy Grin I don't even know what happened to Saturday haha Anyways here is my yarn this week!

274 yards of sport weight wool, but some of the bright green is cotswold curls. I died both with neon easter egg dye

Sport weight wool and cotswold curls by OspreyWife, on Flickr
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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2011 09:18:53 PM »

OspreyWife -- very pretty, and happy birthday to you!!
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