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Antsy
« on: July 14, 2011 09:56:53 PM »

I haven't had a whole lot of time to spin lately, and with the weather being as hot and humid as it is I don't really want to spend the time I do have trying to draft wool with sweaty clammy fingers- ick. I did however, get this skein of merino singles spun up. I dyed the roving, spun it, and now I'm thinking about what I want to make with it. I'm leaning towards a shawl or shrug.
682 yards of merino singles
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011 12:41:42 AM »

Nice colour and fine yarn; that will make a pretty shawl! (or socks?)
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011 03:46:31 AM »

I second the socks idea Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011 06:01:48 AM »

I love that bright yellow with the variations of the lighter yellow.  Beautifully done!

I vote shawl or shrug.  Merino singles aren't sturdy enough for socks.  You'll be darning the heel and ball of foot quickly.

I've been busy crocheting and knitting but took time out last weekend to spin & chain ply this yarn from 70% Merino/30% Silk





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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2011 06:31:56 AM »

Beauty ladies!!  I love that yellow, so bright!  What a cheerful way to start a FF!
MLF, that silk/merino is gorgeous! did you blend it your self? 
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2011 06:36:34 AM »

I wish!  Various greens, browns & oranges.  I fell in love with the roving at the last fiber fair I was at.
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011 06:42:49 AM »

I understand the falling in love with roving at fiber fairs fully now... I had a similar experience at FibreWeek.  The only reason i wondered is i have to blend up merino and silk for homework, and was hoping my yarn can look so beautiful. LOL
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011 07:31:23 AM »

Card slowly on the highest TPI carder you can find, like 112 tpi
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2011 07:42:59 AM »

must buy new carders then.... mine are only 72 tpi. Ashford student cards...
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2011 07:51:30 AM »

Beautiful yarns this week. I don't normally like yellow that much, but the variations in your yarn are lovely, Antsy.  And I love the merino/silk blend, it looks so soft and pretty.

I spent much of the last 2 weeks working on my sheep to shawl yarn, but after my fingers started cramping, I decided to take a break and spin some kind of sloppy, thick and thin singles.  Here they are before setting:


Lady in White handspun yarn by inlerah, on Flickr


Ghost Stories handspun yarn by inlerah, on Flickr


Warriors handspun yarn by inlerah, on Flickr


I also maybe half an ounce of the merino/tencel single I was using for my sheep to shawl yarn leftover, and as luck would have it, had a small amount of bfl laying around that seemed like it would work together, so I did this little skein:

Allure handspun yarn by inlerah, on Flickr
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2011 10:53:11 AM »

everyone's yarns look so lovely!  that yellow one looks soooo soft.
i finally have a couple of yarns to share.

first up some yarn i made for elociNNicole:

black and white wool dyed with grape kool-aid.

this is the 2nd to last of my non-animal fiber sample pack that i've been working through:

honey tussuh silk.  it looked so nice and lovely before i set the twist. then while drying it, it got all squished and flat.   Sad.  but now i know to be more careful next time.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2011 02:12:15 PM »

My question is why didn't anyone have any yarns for the past 2 weeks? I was the only post 2 weeks ago and last week I didn't post my yarn because I didn't want to be the only one again. Where my girls at?

This is what I was going to post last week:

~150 yards 2 ply Merino/Bamboo

And this is what I spun at the Farmer's Market on Saturday:

~105 yards 3 ply: BFL/silk blend x 2 and wool
This was all the wool in that color that I had so I then plied the rest of my 4oz BFL/silk rovings into these:

to make ~280 yards

And this is the leftovers from my second Sheep to Shawl entry that won't count because Belladune doesn't like me ( Wink )

the ball on the right has ~180 yards, not sure about the one on the left. 100% local sheep, processed completely by me.


Puppy girl, I've heard that steaming your silk will help it plump some more. You might want to try that. Let me know if you do and how it turns out!

Inle-rah, Lady in white is beautiful! I'm really liking it. Sloppy, thick and thin singles are the best for relaxing. I'm glad you made those.

MLF, Ooh, that close up shot... My mouth is watering.

YELLOW I'm so happy. You should make something for the S2S challenge with it. It did start as white fiber, right?
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2011 04:51:49 PM »

Spun up some yummy swampy colored Corridale.


no other spun goodies but have some freshly dyed Border Leicester to inspire
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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2011 04:56:43 PM »



YELLOW I'm so happy. You should make something for the S2S challenge with it. It did start as white fiber, right?
It did start as natural, but I'm not sure that I want to enter the challenge.
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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2011 06:20:42 PM »

Yay! I haven't been spinning as much as I'd like. I'd go into the list of excuse/reasons, but it's too boring and lame and I'd rather not relive it. But it's nice to see so many pretty yarns!!! Lovely lovely lovely.

Here's 2 I did this week.
This first one is just different colors of merino...


and then this one is spun from a batt I carded out of some alpaca, merino, bamboo and sparkle...


There were a couple other batts I carded and then spun up, but i've knitted them into pieces for my bike cozy. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2011 12:54:28 PM »

Loving all the yarns! 

Antsy, that yellow is my favorite this week.  Such a cheery photo!!

That swampy-colored corriedale looks so squishy!!

I think the hot weather is making me not want to spin lately.  I've been embroidering and doing some paper crafts instead.  I can't seem to concentrate on just one craft for too long, but I'll have to get back to spinning soon if I'm gonna have any entry for the sheep to shawl challenge!
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2011 02:42:06 PM »

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And this is the leftovers from my second Sheep to Shawl entry that won't count because Belladune doesn't like me ( Wink )

I like you just fine. Tongue  Such pretty yarn, and you are much to productive for your own good. 
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