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« on: October 21, 2011 12:15:59 PM »

One tiny skein.  That's all I have pictures of because, for some reason, the battery didn't charge on my camera.  I'll share more once the battery charges.
It's much more green in real life.... if my battery doesn't go wonky again, I'll replace it with a better photo.


Here's a better pic of color:

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011 01:19:21 PM »

Despite the wonky battery  Cool looks pretty and yummy soft to me!
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011 01:38:04 PM »

Thank you!  It is very soft, it's merino top, spun with longdraw so its super light and plied with tread Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011 06:52:36 PM »

gorgeous colors!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011 08:01:47 PM »

I love that yarn, Belladune!

I've made more yarns on my fancy cardboard whorl spindle, but don't have pics yet. I did get a few (not very good) pics of the yarn I finished today. It's a very fine merino yarn ramen from a sweater that had snags in the front of it. I unraveled it and dyed the wool, then corespun it and thread-plyed it. This was very hard to do on my regular Babe wheel. I think I will have a better outcome on these bulky yarns once I find a way to get a bulky wheel.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011 08:42:49 PM »

ooh! squishy and fun and my favorite colors right now!
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011 04:07:36 PM »

2 ply BFL top bought off of ETSY (not dyed by myself :-(  ) But I still like how it came out! About 268 yards DK to Worsted. I have so many yummy things from the Rhinebeck Fiber fest to spin up! Can't wait!



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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2011 04:10:53 PM »

ooh that's so beautiful!
*added a pic of better color of my yarn in the first post!
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2011 05:19:23 PM »

Thanks, Bella! I love that colorway- It looks just like some silk blend top I got at the fiber festival! Sooo pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2011 06:03:46 PM »

What a cool range of yarns this week!  I want to squish them all.

LaughingLark, I am impressed at the unraveled sweater yarn.  I tried unraveling a couple of thrift store sweaters once, but was unsuccessful.  Just couldn't get them unraveling smoothly, even though fibers weren't felted or anything.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2011 07:41:02 PM »

Loving the yarns this week!

Belladune love the green!

Freegrrl awesome colors and yarn!

Laughinglark very cool yarn! I want a bulky babe also Smiley I have an electric one right now and can't do much bulky on it
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2011 12:33:11 AM »

LL - How did you do that???
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2011 06:38:40 AM »

MLF-- First I unraveled a sleeve from a merino sweater (letting it tangle), then I dyed it in a kettle, just like I would if it were locks. Then it was corespun around another yarn and thread-plied. It was extremely difficult to do on a regular Babe wheel. I had to keep working it through the orifice and hooks. There are a few places on the  finished yarn where you can see the core yarn. Sad I love making these goofy yarns, but will probably save the rest of my dyed merino poodle yarn for when I get a bulky wheel, or until I figure out how to do them well on giant hand spindle. I learned how to do this from a tutorial I bought from Neauveau Fiber Arts. Her videos are fun and a lot of them are free here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/NeauveauFiberArts
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