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nikschaf
« on: October 14, 2011 09:20:59 AM »

Howdy!  Finally got around to some dyeing and spinning.  This is "Fractured Black" -- used black Wilton's dye in a low-water immersion to let the component colors separate, the did a bulky corespun yarn.  It's only 76 yards but my bobbin was jam-packed!!  I've still got half of the roving left.  Not sure if I'll spin it this same way or do something different.

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LaughingLark
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2011 09:32:59 AM »

I love the fractured black! That turned out really pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2011 09:34:28 AM »

OOOHHHHHH!!  Beautiful!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011 10:16:44 AM »

such a great color combination!
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011 10:52:53 AM »

yummy squishyness!  I just love how black wiltons fractures like that!

This is my little contribution to this week.  It's a mear >50 yards 3 ply, lace weight, merino.



I really love how the color runs, and I can't think of what to make with it.  I want the colors to remain that way in what ever I make, but it's obviously going to be something small... but what?  Any ideas?
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011 11:07:57 AM »

Wow with the "black!"
Bella, that is some pretty nice lace weight. I have nothing to offer as for what to make, though.

Here's what I spun almost 2 weeks ago.

local wool, the rest of what I Easter dyed back in March. hand carded, woolen, N-ply.


And this is that stuff I got that was really really really badly spun. I unspun it, respun it much thinner though still thick and thin a bit, and plied it. So far I have 190 yards
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011 11:11:43 AM »

Jexx, your easter egg dyed yarn makes me think of 1987.  And that's not a bad thing.    The unspun/respun stuff looks very lovely.
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2011 11:15:55 AM »

Thanks Bella!
1987?
Don't lie to me. The respun stuff is not lovely. It's just better than it was. Thanks though.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011 11:42:33 AM »

yup. I was 5 in 1987.  and it makes me think of my popple.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011 12:04:26 PM »

You're amazing. I was only 3. I don't remember my Popple very well, but I am pretty sure I had one.
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« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011 12:33:18 PM »

Oh, dear -- I was 14 in 1987, and I don't know what Popples are!  Huh

I actually really like the re-spun stuff, too, Jexx.  Makes me think of cozy ragg wool socks.

Bella, your singles must have been microscopic!  I'll bet you could do a really pretty, delicate crocheted necklace with that.  I'm imagining something with small flower motifs and maybe a bead in the center of each flower. 
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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011 12:45:40 PM »

http://www.timelesstrinkets.com/PoppleWuzzle/Images/PoppleCollectionPic4.jpg

I had a big one and a little one like the little pink one second from the right.
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011 12:49:30 PM »

Hubby and I got married in 1987! ::feels old now::  Cheesy
Belladune, the lace weight is amazing!
Jexx, I love both of your yarns. Soft and squishy goodness! The Ester egg dye one also makes me think of the later eighties. Since I was all grown up already, I don't know about Popples, but I remember the Hypercolor tie-dyed shirts that changed color with body heat...similar color palette. They were a HUGE fad, at least where I lived in SOCal at the time. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2011 01:11:44 PM »

OOOh!  Hyper color!  I temporarily forgot about that too!  I loved hyper color.
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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2011 08:24:20 AM »

Love how the black separated! So pretty!

Belladune that lace weight is so pretty! Maybe make a cuff out of it? Hmm no idea

Jexxican love the easter yarn! It does look like the 80s haha I don't remember them though, I was born in 87! but I've seen photos lol

ETA my yarn
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100 yards of cotswold curls, art yarn

100 yards cotswold curls by OspreyWife, on Flickr
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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2011 04:00:06 PM »

Beautiful yarns OspreyWife.
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2011 06:04:26 PM »

Yum -- I love both of your yarns, OspreyWife -- especially the cotswold curls!
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2011 06:20:20 PM »

i loooove all the pretty yarns! wouldn't know much about '87 as i was born in '89, but it DOES remind me a lot of the hand-me downs i got from older siblings, only in a much prettier way! lol. Smiley so excited for my first fiber friday (even though its not friday for me anymore) these are my first attempts, and i'm finding its not as easy as it looks. still fun though!

first yarn ever. kinda squishy and thick and thin in spots, but i like it.

second yarn, much more consistent. yay for getting better! sorry about the poor pictures, hopefully there will be better lighting available next time. Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2011 06:36:24 PM »

oh so beautiful!  great firsts! that first one is super chunky and to die for!
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2011 08:29:42 AM »

Thanks  Smiley it was fun to make, I just grabbed random colors as I went along. Now it's just going to hang on my wall looking pretty hehe


Rodelphia - awesome chunky yarn! Love the pink and black!
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« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2011 08:38:13 PM »

Great job, Rodelphia!  Love your yarns!  Can't wait to see more!
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« Reply #21 on: October 16, 2011 09:34:49 PM »

wow the cotswold curls is beautiful!!

I havnt done any spinning in a while, my wheel is in storage as we are between houses right now (living with the inlaws for a while) and my spindle is in a box somewhere. I'm still only a beginner, so everything on this board intimidates me! but I will try and post once I get going again.

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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2011 08:52:32 AM »

Try not to feel intimidated, InkedKnitter.  I think beginner yarns are especially beautiful, and I think a lot of other folks feel the same way!
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« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2011 01:06:07 PM »

Try not to feel intimidated, InkedKnitter.  I think beginner yarns are especially beautiful, and I think a lot of other folks feel the same way!

I agree! beginner yarns make wonderful art yarns Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2011 07:51:38 PM »

All of you ladies, have done a great job! love them all, hopefully I will be posting stuff on here soon
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