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« 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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