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« on: September 30, 2011 06:59:59 AM »

LOOK AT ME!
I made this almost 2 weeks ago (should have been on last weeks FF but I'm lazy) at the market.
It was a "summer peaches" merino roving that I spun thick and thin and plied with some yellow Sheep Shed roving that I chain-dyed yellow and spun decently thin. Did I post the dye job? I thought I did but who knows. Who cares?

~185 yards

And I had so much left over yellow on the bobbin that I spun the rest of what I dyed and chain plied it for


And last week at the market I took a "fall garden" BFL roving, carded it on my hand cards so I could spin it woolen (LOVE WOOLEN!) and then N-plied it for this:

~120 yards. I like it better in person. It is so squishy! But not as squishy as...

My Sari silk strips plied with a t&t tencel/merino/tussah/angelina batt. I used the border of this Sari wrap as the edges on a pink scrap quilt and decided I needed to cut the middle of it into 1/2 inch strips. I couldn't rip it so I had to cut all 6 yards by hand. It was definitely a "Mindfulness" exercise.

So it came out as an eyelash yarn! OH MY GOODNESS! I love it. I'm gonna have it on the table at the market this week and the next and the next (read: last) and then the next week at the "fall festival" but I really hope nobody buys it because I love it. I mean, if they want to give me $40 for it cool but Whatever, man.
Gratuitous closeup!

Got ~ 215 yards total, 4 1/2 bobbins! I really need the bigger bobbin kit for my Traveler.

So, what did you guys do this week? OR however recently? LET ME SEE! LET ME SEE NOW!
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011 08:32:22 AM »

Gorgeous yarns Jexxi!

Here's what I've got pictures of.  Once I finally set the homework stuff, I'll take and share pics of those too.


p.s. you can win that puppy in the FOC raffle swap!  If you are an FOC, that is Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2011 12:31:41 PM »

Those are all yummy! I was hoping to get pix and post something in here, but my youngest has a nasty ear infection, and he's pretty miserable. I think I'll have to catch up next Friday.

Jexx, that sari yarn is awesome.
Belladune, that yarn looks so soft and cheerful. I wish I wasn't limiting myself to just one swap right now... Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2011 02:45:07 PM »

Jexx -- Love the summer peaches and the sari silk is awesome!  Is the sari silk one heavy or light?

Bella -- yours is a super happy yarn, and it makes me think of rainbow sherbet. Yum!

I've got nothing again this week.  My son's transition to preschool has not been easy, so it feels like that's been sucking up all my energy lately.  I do have a good idea for a yarn -- just need the time and energy to do it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2011 09:38:42 AM »

Bella, I saw this on your Blog. Lovely!
Nik: I don't think it's too heavy. I love it. I think it will have a nice drape if worked up right. I also think it work much better knit than crocheted, which sucks for me who doesn't knit! I was genuinely sad nobody bought it yesterday but then again, I only had one sale. We'll see how the next 3 weeks go.

Today is Farm Animals Day! Yes, I still keep up with that stuff. Those swaps were how I met Belladune, actually. <3 I am using this as motivation to get some of that fleece in my garage clean. Hurray motivation! It's also my man's b-day *snort* he's a 'farm animal."
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011 10:40:22 AM »

Thanks Ladies!

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It's also my man's b-day *snort* he's a 'farm animal."
bwahaaaaa TMI!!! Wink Tongue
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