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LaughingLark
« on: January 06, 2012 08:28:09 AM »

I guess I'll start us off this week. Smiley
I don't have any new spinning to show this week, but I'm really happy with this hat that I made from myself yesterday. I was hoping I'd have enough of the Laughing Water soft spun yarn to do the whole thing, but I ended up grabbing two more skeins of wool that was spun in similar colors, but spun worsted. I'm fired up to spin lots of soft yarn on my new bulky wheel now. It's amazing how much yarn a project can gobble up. This was fun to make!



The pattern I used:
How to crochet a hoodeanie
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012 08:46:04 AM »

That hood is very neat, and the yarns are all so pretty. Very nice! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012 08:55:38 AM »

Ooh, nice. Very comfy looking. It can be amazing how much yarn a project actually takes! I am always surprised, always!

Sorry, no contribution this week. *gasp!* I know, I've been felting instead of spinning. I'll post all of that soon enough, though.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012 09:17:17 AM »

Beautiful yarn!  The hood shows it off well.
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nikschaf
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2012 09:28:19 AM »

Beautiful!  Those colors are gorgeous and it looks so cozy.  Great work!

I hadn't done any spinning for a long time -- I was doing embroidery and other stuff instead.  But I FINALLY spun a new yarn this week, I call it "Rust On Your Laurels."  It's a greenish multicolor merino top called "Laurel" from Ashland Bay, and a rust-colored bit of corriedale from a felting sample pack.  It's plied with sewing thread.  It's so squishy and soft!  Not sure what I'll do with it, it's only 96 yards.



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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2012 10:24:54 AM »

Beautiful work ladies! 

I'm working hard on my homework, this is what I've gotten completed this week so far:

Scottish Blackface has a staple length (I'm aproximating this, since I haven't officially measured it yet) of 12 inches  12!!!   (average is 10-14 according to wikipedia)  it was soooo weird to spin something this long.


Side by side comparison - Scottish Blackface by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Woolen spun  Scottish Blackface by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

worsted spun Scottish Blackface by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

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nikschaf
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012 10:33:53 AM »

Bella -- that sounds like a real challenge to spin!  Is it a course wool?
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012 10:40:09 AM »

oh yeah,  very coarse.   I wouldn't be rubbing this on my skin or anything.  Unless I needed to exfoliate down to my dermis layer.  In one swipe. LOL  It does have it's place tho,  like in rugs or tapestries.
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LaughingLark
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012 11:02:25 AM »

nikschaf, I love that squishy yarn and I also love the name.

Belladune--that must have been a pain to spin so evenly. Nice work!
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012 11:20:13 AM »

especially the woolen.... oy.  that was NOT fun LOL
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