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nikschaf
« on: May 18, 2012 09:10:37 AM »

Hello and Happy Friday!

After long last, I finally have something to contribute to Fiber Friday.  It's 366 yards of super-soft corespun yarn from a mixed batt.  The batt, "Sick Day", is from Gritty Knits and contains merino, bamboo, seacell, tencel, firestar, shetland, corriedale, tussah silk and carder scraps.  The batt was just 2 oz, and I really focused on just drafting the tiniest amount possible to corespin, and I'm really pleased I got 366 yards out of it.



a better view of the colors:


What do you all have this week?
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012 09:20:33 AM »

Wow! 366 yards from 2ozs?!?! Impressive.

And here I thought I was doing good getting 355 yards out of 4 oz. I still think it's thin enough to make some yoga socks out of, though.

It's an Alpaca/merino/silk blend in the colorway "Tea Time Tarts" from Friends in Fiber on Etsy. I highly recommend these ladies.

Spinning this week was very nice. I feel so tightly wound and emotionally spread thin. I think I need to spin more to ease my mind. I have a fiber meet-up planned for tomorrow, though, with some ladies from Carlsbad (an hour south of us) and Artesia (midway between us and C-bad). Hopefully that will be fun. And the Phat Fiber box goes on sale tomorrow! I want it. Maybe I can snag a box before we leave for Artesia.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012 09:28:46 AM »

Thanks!  My core is sort of a fingering weight, and all spun up it's kind of a worsted weight.  Corespinning's nice that way -- a tiny amount of fiber can go a long way.

Love your yarn, Jexx!  Such pretty colors and a lovely sheen.  Your meetup sounds great -- probably just what you need to unwind a bit!

Hmmm...Phat Fiber box...I don't know what that is, but I'm pretty sure I'm gonna have to investigate further.  (Even though I just bought a bunch of fiber at a festival last weekend...)
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012 09:46:15 AM »

I just PMed you about the Phat Fiber box. I got one once and I still haven't done anything with any of my samples, but I am also saving up fluff so I when I finally set up my carder I have a bunch of options to make different cool batts.
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"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
nikschaf
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012 09:51:48 AM »

Thanks!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012 08:54:27 PM »

beautiful yarns Ladies!  I've just finished plying 4 bobbins of about 14 oz of chunky BFL, but don't even have it off the bobbins. I will eventually though!  And I plan on dyeing on Monday, so I'll have lots to share next friday!
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nikschaf
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012 08:30:56 AM »

Can't wait to see it, Bella!
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Shannin
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012 03:45:08 PM »

Finished this one some time last week... currently working on a second skein (both 4oz+). I'm spinning this for someone who sent me the fiber, which is superwash BFL dyed by bee mice elf.


metamorphosis by shannin banana, on Flickr

And this one I just dyed, 100% polwarth wool. It's going to turn into my first art yarn for the HP craftalong.


astrology by shannin banana, on Flickr
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012 08:53:32 PM »

beautiful work Shannin!  I love polwarth!
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nikschaf
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012 09:34:46 PM »

Very pretty, Shannin!  Love the colors you dyed.
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