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Catielove
« on: June 16, 2011 10:58:49 PM »

I haven't posted to (or started!) a fiber friday in a long time!

I didn't check the yardage on this, but I spun it really thin and then chain plied it. It's roughly 2-3 ounces from a batt of merino and firestar.

049 by [Mrs. Catielove], on Flickr

this shows the colors more true to life.

051 by [Mrs. Catielove], on Flickr

Also haven't checked the yardage of this, but it's 3.3 ounces of black merino carded with a crap ton of sari silk and firestar. My first yarn with a ton of texture. LOVE IT!

059 by [Mrs. Catielove], on Flickr

I spun it pretty thick n' thin, I wasn't really paying attention to how it was drafting because I wanted it to be fun and carefree. I was watching tv the whole time. Mindless spinning, fun!

061 by [Mrs. Catielove], on Flickr

Can't wait to see what everyone else has this week!
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011 11:55:02 PM »

So I actually spun more than this this week, but I've already used up the yarn .
450 yards of Merino singles. I dyed the roving with red and blue food coloring.



And the 500 yards of merino singles crocheted into a shawl (which I already posted in the finished objects thread but oh well)
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calluna
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011 12:37:38 AM »

Awesome, already two great posts of photos and the clock just rolled over to Friday here! I get to show off some handspun as well -- how often have the first 3 posts of Fiber Friday all had pictures?  Shocked I love that shawl, too.

So, here's my pride, my joy, my greatest accomplishment yet Cheesy...It's a big step forward for me and my little spindle.

"Farm Fresh" - It's at least 100 yds, with corriedale dyed by lapoli, a mix of fibers and sparkle from freestyle, a polyester novelty flag yarn from the LYS, dyed silk bell also from the LYS, and different kinds of thread. There's corespinning, coils, worms (green "tendrils" twisting outward, supposed to be similar to a vine or the strands of stuff hanging off of a cornstalk), beading (clear tiny beads here and there, to resemble drops of moisture; I couldn't get a good picture of them), autowrapping, and some sections that are just plain singles.


I was going to share another skein I finished of spun-up commercial yarns, but it felt like it still needed something, and I just found out that that "something" is, so I'll try to get that taken care of and posted in the next 24 hours.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011 03:48:08 AM »

Such great yarns, everyone!

Catielove: I'm not a big fan of spinning glitter myself, but I love your sparkly yarns!

Antsy: Mmm, your singles look like Merino at it's best...

Calluna: OH WOW!!!

Myself, I've been a busy bee this week.

First we have "Cheesy Hay". It's a combo spin with one ply Shetland, one ply Falkland and one ply organic Merino. 685 yards/ 10.9 oz of 3-ply fingering weight.


Combo yarn - Cheesy Hay by nittydread, on Flickr

Then there's "Rothko", fiber is BFL and I got 228 yards/3.9 oz of 3-ply sport weight.


Two if by Hand Shop Fiber - Rothko - BFL by nittydread, on Flickr

And last - but definitely not least - "Green Tea", fiber is Polwarth and I got 240 yards/3.5 oz of 3-ply sport weight.


SCF Shop Fiber - Green Tea - Polwarth by nittydread, on Flickr
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011 08:09:48 AM »

Ooooh, fiberliciousness!

Catielove, that blue/green yarn is gorgeous! The black/sparkly one is really fun.

Antsy, I love the soft variegated colors in your yarn; it's really pretty. Nice shawl too!

Calluna, "Farm Fresh" is seriously awesome! So many textures- I love it!

Nittydread, Your yarns are all beautiful, but I absolutely love the lush color of "Rothko".
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011 08:34:45 AM »

Dragonflower, you ruined the streak! I was about to post and my security system went nuts, ug!

Catielove, I've missed you! I love your yarns! I've been meaning to get some Saris from a friend. How did you like spinning that?

Antsy, I agree, that looks like Merino spun at it's best. I never get singles looking that good. You amaze me.

Calluna, That looks like it was so much fun. It should be your pride and joy. I'm impressed. I am excited to see what you are holding out on us.

Nittydread, your yarns are always amazing. This week I am digging Green Tea. What are you going to do with all of these?

I only post what I have spun through Thursday each week, so this stuff I spun on Friday. This thread always encourages me to spin.

160 yards "Bambino," colorway "Storm Clouds." Navajo plied

And a teaser picture of what I've been working on for the Challenge:

I'm now ready to start crocheting! We picked out the pattern last night now I just need the time to get a gauge swatch.
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nikschaf
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011 01:12:48 PM »

Yay -- another super awesome Fiber Friday!!

Jexx -- I love storm clouds!
Nittydread -- Rothko is such a rich color -- to die for!
Calluna -- I am blown away that you spun that on a drop spindle.  Way to go!!
Antsy:  Your singles look absolutely perfect.  Must be super soft!!!
Catielove -- great yarns!!   I'd also be curious to know how you liked spinning with the sari fiber.  I've been thinking of getting some.


My yarn this week is "hummingbird."  It's 163 yards corespun mulberry silk.  I'm thinking it would make a pretty cowl with silver buttons.  I still have more of the silk left, but will probably blend it with something instead of spinning it straight.

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Catielove
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011 08:34:54 PM »

knittydread- Thank you! Your combo yarns are always freaking awesome. Makes me wish I had the patience to do one. lol

dragonflower- Thanks. Cheesy It's becoming a hat... slowly. Tongue


Jexx / nikschaf- Spinning with the sari was interesting. I've never done it before this. If it's clumped up in your batt, it doesn't really pull apart that well. So you get little knobbly bits. I'd say it's unrealistic to spin a thin, smooth yarn with sari. But if you like that texture, it is really fun to work with. (It also got ALL OVER my clothes, but with cats and a fiber addiction, that wasn't really anything new. lol)

Great yarn everyone!
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011 08:45:27 PM »

This has been my week :

Mohair and Wool


This is just a mixture of wools


Wool and Bamboo (hand dyed roving by Three Irish Girls)


A boucle' of wool and plied with thread


Wool and thread 2-ply


And another mohair and wool

 
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011 09:37:43 PM »

Voplomortus: I want your mountain of curly goodness. It is well worth looking at. Thank you for sharing!
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