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« on: July 01, 2011 02:13:58 PM »

REALLY? How is there not a a FF thread yet? Did I miss it again? I hope not. Here's what I have spun recently:

This is stuff I was going to use for my Sheep to Shawl entry, then after I started crocheting I realized it didn't count as a shawl! I spun this mostly really dirty and greasy, even though I had washed it several times. Used about 5 1/2 bobbins worth for my "sweater."

So after it was spun, I threw it in the washer for a good hot agitated bath, felting it and cleaning it really good into this:

It is very rough and bumpy and uneven and I love it! I love the worked up texture! But man, that was a real bugger to pull apart/unwind. I wish I had a swift!
Since all of this, I have completed the sweater and even dyed it. But none of that goes here!

After spinning all of that I needed a break from my Local fleece and spun this from a "garden" batt:

~200 yards (even though I could hav e sworn it was more like 160) SW Merino, tencel, and angelina, 2 ply.
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011 07:04:42 PM »

such and empty fiber friday!   Sad
i finished a yarn this week, but haven't taken a picture of it yet, so i have nothing to share. 
can't wait to see your entry for the sheep to shawl challenge!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011 07:33:05 PM »

None of my stuff spun this week is post worthy hopefully more people will post so I can get inspired Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2011 03:57:03 AM »

None of my stuff spun this week is post worthy hopefully more people will post so I can get inspired Smiley
Everything is post worthy! Sometimes you need to post the bad stuff to get motivated to spin better stuff. Sometimes people can have really good tips/thoughts on your bad stuff that will help. Sometimes I just need a FF fix, man!
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2011 09:02:23 AM »

Both of those yarns look great! 
I also did not finish anything this week. I was moving my studio space, so mostly all of my supplies were packed up for the move.  Thankfully the moving part is over, but now I still need to unpack and get organized.  I can't wait to get back to my wheel, though.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011 09:56:59 AM »

I didn't do any spinning this week.  I've been on an embroidery kick instead.  Thus far only have the stuff I'm working on for the Sheep to Shawl challenge.  That'll keep me busy for a while.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011 08:20:17 AM »

Well, I have a very good reason for not posting. I was at fiber week Tongue But none the less, very nice yarns Jexx.  Oh and it was Canada day here in Canada.  so I bet at least the canadians were all out whooping it up Cheesy   
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