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The Angry Hippie
« on: June 24, 2011 04:10:30 PM »

It's Friday!

I've been absent for a good long while now but i have an excuse!!!  I wasn't feeling well for a couple months, then i got sick, then i got sicker, and sicker!   Then my heart went mental and i ended up in the hospital turns out i had Pneumonia and my blood count was so low they gave me two blood transfusions. Then I had a ton of stupid house work to catch up on and now i'm back to work spinning HUZZAH.

Suga Cookie- merino-firestar-bamboo  You can't see it but it's really sparkly

suga cookie by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Deep Dark- Merino I almost forgot how much i love making "barber pole" yarn.

deep dark by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Cotton Candy-merino/sparkle and bfl/bamboo i'd been wanting to make a cotton candy inspired yarn for ever, not really what i had in mind but cute and fluffy none the less.

cotton candy by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Rotten Oranges-corespun

rotten oranges by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

So Sari- carbon bamboo, sari silk, other junk

so sari by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Bloomin'- superwash merino with big'ol squishy beehives

Bloomin' by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Rainbow Batts!!!!

rnbb by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr


drbb5 by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr


Glo-bfl

glo by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

Two of four #3-merino

24 by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

bloom-thick n thin sw merino plied w/ cotton

bm3 by Millions Of Tiny Fibers., on Flickr

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011 04:45:31 PM »

I'm so sorry to hear about your health troubles. Glad you're feeling better.

I want every single bit of fiber you've spun up!!! That Suga Cookie looks good enough to eat Smiley. BEAUTIFUL!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011 05:41:40 PM »

Such gorgeous yarn!! I've been missing your posts, glad you are doing good now Smiley

How do you make those beehives in your yarn?
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011 06:35:07 PM »

Wow, congrats on your recovery; what a difficult series of illnesses. You certainly made up for lost time with all the beauties you just showed us!

Here's my week's work:


It's 50-some yards and has a bunch of different commercial yarn components. I spun it quickly and sloppily in the course of a couple hours, but I made so many mistakes that come from not taking one's time that it took most of the week to repair all the breaks (which still look ugly) and do something to make the too-thin handspun portions look better. (I ended up doing a loose chain ply on much of it, and then weaving a scrap of one of the chunkier yarns in through the chain. Other portions I made the chain really tight so it's just a thicker, more textured yarn in the end.) There's a lot of gray and orange sparkle underneath that doesn't show in the picture.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2011 04:28:34 AM »

Wow! Those are all amazing. I can't decide which I like best.
Glad you are feeling better!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011 07:30:48 AM »

I posted half this yarn earlier this month but finally finished spinning the whole 4 oz. It is Twigs and Berries Alpaca/Silk blend from Knittyandcolor.

2-ply 4oz. 405 yards. Fingering weight.

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011 07:43:02 AM »

Nothing to share but I do have thoughts!

Hippie: Love that "Bloomin'" because it's amazing. I've been on a jaded streak, not wanting to look at fiber lately, but I think if you keep posting you might break it. SO... Don't get sick again because you make me happy!

Calluna, have you posted some of this somewhere else? I think I remember it but don't remember. Either way, it looks like a lot of fun. I'm saving all my single scraps for some funky yarn way down the road. Doubt it will be this cool, not planning on using commercials.

Charaxesdistanti: that sounds like ti would be a really soft blend but it doesn't look so soft. Maybe it's he colors? You are causing my brain to explode.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011 10:25:06 AM »

Jexxican, it is super soft. I think the fuzziness from the Alpaca is throwing the picture off. It is some of the softest yarn I've felt or spun.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011 02:14:02 PM »

Jexxican - the one I posted last week was very similar; a lot of the same materials but a hunter-green base.  Smiley

Here's a couple more I finished putting together last night:


corespun silk over reclaimed cotton yarn, silk yarn and other scraps, and some mystery fiber I spun a long time ago:
I may still add some felted balls to cover up the knotted joins.


Earth-y with a mix of fibers and threads, plus sequins and beads.
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011 05:38:17 PM »

Hippie - so glad you are feeling better! I love seeing everything you make! And now after seeing this I realize I found you on Flickr, must add you as a contact so I can see your pretty stuff the second you post it!  Grin

Hopefully I'll get to share something next week, I've been in one of those " I don't want to do anything" moods.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011 06:37:00 PM »

Hippie -- I'm sorry to hear about your health troubles.  Very glad you're back -- I've missed your posts.  I love Cotton Candy!!

Calluna, I really like Earth-y.  I want to try adding sequins to yarn sometime.

I have one full bobbin of yarn at the moment, but it's for the sheep to shawl challenge, so I guess I'll keep it under wraps for now.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2011 02:51:24 PM »

Thanks for the well wishes everyone:-* I really missed sharing and spinning.

Calluna- I really like how it turned out and the idea of weaving a yarn through the chain ply is brilliant. I cant get sparkle to show up properly either :/ does anyone have any tips or suggestions on that?

charaxesdistanti- Your alpaca silk is stunning! The colors our gorgeous and the amount of spin in the yarn suits it so well.


Osprey- I just got the flikr recently, i'm finding it sort of confusing and complicated.



Such gorgeous yarn!! I've been missing your posts, glad you are doing good now Smiley

How do you make those beehives in your yarn?

It's just a plain ol' thick n thin but you scrunch up the thick parts to make beehives. If you use a slippery "core yarn" it helps to let it wrap around the primary yarn a couple times before each big beehive to keep them in place. Hope that made sense.
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2011 01:25:24 PM »

I'm really late in commenting, and having recently returned to Craftsters after a bit over a year long break. 

Beautiful yarns everyone!  I love the corespun and the idea of weaving stuff into the chain ply!!
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