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LaughingLark
« on: August 26, 2011 04:41:51 AM »

Since I'm up early, I'll start us off again this week.  Smiley

Made from some colorful wool junk that I held together with black roving with a touch of white in it. The batts reminded me of a seventies black light poster, so this yarn is named "Seventies Black Velvet Poster". I put it up in my shop the swap yesterday on Craftster, and it leaves for Canada today.  Cool




Happy Fiber Friday! I will try to add some other yarns later, if I can. Busy day ahead.
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011 05:38:16 AM »

Wow! My brother has one of those posters and the yarn really is very reminiscent of them. Smiley I really like that!

I have a contribution to this week's Fiber Friday! It just finished drying this morning so I got to take it out to my balcony rocking chair where I did most of my spinning. This is my second spin, and the first time I've tried plying anything! It was ridiculously fun to watch the colors wind together, and I still have two ounces left to play with. Cheesy


Candy Stripes by Songs4Drowning, on Flickr

The length where pink and orange wrap each other makes me ridiculously happy!


Candy Striped by Songs4Drowning, on Flickr

I'm not the only spinner on my balcony, either. Every morning there's a different web in the same corner, courtesy of a good sized mystery spinner.


August 26th by Songs4Drowning, on Flickr

Happy Friday!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011 09:52:53 AM »

Great yarns ladies!
 I'm currently spinning a "for fun" yarn that is going to take me forever and a day because I as I started it, I thought.  "I'm going to spin this super fine and use a worsted draw!"  *shakes head*  Oh well, I'm ordering more bobbins so when I get tired of it I can just do more home work.   Do you guys want to see the homework skeins?  They are pretty  plain.....
Anywho here's a teaser to this months challenge entry.

Spun Summer- detail by Belladune, on Flickr

It's been turned into something already Smiley  I just need a photo shoot Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011 10:16:49 AM »

Glitzy! I love it, and how adorable are those flowers? (*o*)
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2011 12:03:46 PM »

Cheesy thanks! it was really fun to spin
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011 02:45:57 PM »

LLark: That would be interesting to see under a black light.

Song4Drowning: So squishy! I love happy colors! Love the barber pole effect, too. Squee!

Bella, yuck! You make me sick with your perfect yarns and felt flowers and nifty-ness of self. Gosh, you just rock so hard I want to puke rainbows.

And my addition, spun ~3 weeks ago at the Market. 4 oz batt, spun each 1/2 as thick and thing singles then plied each with a different thread. One is plied with blue and the other with copper. Still need to set the twist on these. Batt was BFL lamp locks, Alpaca, SW Merino, and Firestar. I think it was a little felted.  Undecided
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LaughingLark
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011 02:56:28 PM »

 Songs4Drowning, I want to grab that yarn and knit something. Now. It looks so fun ans squishy and inviting... Smiley
Belladune, that is amazing! Wow!
Jexxican, I love that yarn! So pretty!

Here are a couple more of mine that I need to ply. This is local Suffolk-Hampshire cross. I think I will make it a two ply.


And this is Fighting Irish, a roving I got from Loves2Experiment in Shop the Swap. I'm trying to decide if I want to ply it with itself or with another single.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2011 03:30:37 PM »

I really like that fiber, it looks like orange cremesicle!  Mmmmmmmm....
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2011 04:36:26 PM »

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Bella, yuck! You make me sick with your perfect yarns and felt flowers and nifty-ness of self. Gosh, you just rock so hard I want to puke rainbows

best.compliment.eve r.   
You're yarn is so fun, looks like it would make a wonderful cowl for the fall.  (yep, it get's that cold here in the fall)

LL, I love that second colorway.  and that suffolk is pretty too.  Yay natural!
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2011 06:24:01 PM »

If I were a bird, I would steal all these yarns to weave in my nest!
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Sprocketfox
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2011 06:40:50 PM »

I made my first corespun yarn!! go me!!

Its hand washed raw Border Leicester locks hand dyed with food coloring wrapped around a boucle core.

I brushed out the cut side of the lock but left the curly tip to add texture. You can see the pics of the freshly dyed locks on fiber friday July 15th

And Now The Yarn!!

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Mer-locks

pardon the cruddy phone pics cant find the cord for the camera

And a close up:


I could only fit 34 yrds on my bobbin but I still have ALOT of locks left so I'll be making Mer-Locks for at least another month.
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2011 06:44:44 PM »

Oh so cool!  very beautiful yarn.
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LaughingLark
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2011 03:31:21 AM »

Sprocketfox, that is beautiful. I love the colorway, and it looks sooo soft and yummy. Great work.
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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2011 06:48:48 AM »

that is stunning. makes me want to get hold of it and a massive crochet hook and make something amazing.
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nikschaf
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2011 07:24:51 AM »

Bella -- I love your yarn with the flowers and can't wait to see what you made with it!  I have yet to spin anything with add-ins, but want to try it soon.  I think you should show us your homework yarns too!

Great job, sprocketfox!  Your corespun looks so soft and warm!  Reminds me of dragonfly wings.

LaughingLark, I think Fighting Irish would be really pretty plied with itself.  Love the sort of metallic sheen to it.

Jexx -- I see some way yummy cowls being made from your yarns.

Candy Stripes has to be the happiest yarn this week -- my favorite!!  It is like those displays of candy sticks in old-timey candy stores!  Your plies look really even.  Great job!!

I didn't spin anything this week b/c I've been finishing up crocheting my entry for the Sheep to Shawl challenge.  I almost lost my whole entry on Thursday, by the way.  I was walking with my son, got to our destination, and realized the whole shawl and ball of yarn had fallen out of my bag!!  I don't know how it could have fallen without me noticing it.  We had to retrace our steps and found it laying on the sidewalk a block back.  I was so glad we found it!!!
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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2011 01:07:11 PM »

Oh gosh Niks! I would nearly have had a heart attack!!  so glad you found it!  I can't wait to see Cheesy
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BeachPeach
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2011 04:24:53 PM »

You guys do such beautiful work! I always have sneak in and take a peek every week! Thanks for the inspiration. Maybe one day I'll get the balls to try spinning. Smiley
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