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« on: June 01, 2012 06:18:13 AM »

We missed last week so I'm hoping there's more to share this week!
I finished this last Friday. it's ~140 yards of wool, N-plied. I got he fiber from Craftaddiction for the giveaway in the March (?) Pinterest swap. After spinning it reminds me of Valentine's day for some reason. Didn't get that vibe before I spun it but hey, the joy of spinning, right?
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012 07:10:35 AM »

very pretty! i just finished making a pvc pipe spinning wheel, so I'm hoping to get some practice in so I can post on a Fiber Friday. It's always so inspiring to see the other yumminess of other peoples' spinning.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012 04:45:47 PM »

It definitely has a Valentines feel -- all the pinks and reds.  Gorgeous.

I did a little bit of spinning this week too, after having taken a break from it for a while.  I got a ton of white fibre for Christmas to dye and spin up, and I'm mostly dividing it up into small portions and making a bunch of mini-skeins.  Here's the one I did this week:
   

Not the best photo, but hey.   
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012 05:24:13 PM »

oooo, love the blues and browns together. always a great color combo. Congrats on making a PVC wheel Myrdda! I made one and I love it, but if all goes well i'll be going to check out an official made-out-of-wood spinning wheel tomorrow that hopefully i can come home with! lol. all i have to do is convince the hubby how badly i need it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012 07:08:59 AM »

Beautiful, Jexxy!  It does look valentine's-ish.  Great job!
Welcome to Fibre Friday Jtlhmmwabodf!  That yarn is gorgeous, I love the colors.

Okay, Remeber this one:

BFL 2 ply by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

I dyed it with Logwood, Alum as a mordant.  I think if I'd have waited to put the extra bag of wool into the dye pot, it would have come out darker.

Final final project yarn. Dyed with logwood, alum mordant by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And I spun this up, it's only 290 yards. And it weighs 12.6 oz...  It's going to make someone a very nice toque.

Bulky Oatmeal BFL by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Good luck convincing the hubby you need an "official" wheel!  I sure hope he goes for it!  It'll be nice to have options, when it comes to using a wheel.  What wheel are you thinking of, Rodelphia?
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2012 01:12:22 PM »

Great yarns! I'm loving all the colors.

Here's what I've been up to...


unnamed by shannin banana, on Flickr
superwash merino / bamboo / nylon 60/30/10
Dyed and spun by me. I'm knitting it into a lacy scarf as a gift.

This one is finished but it isn't light enough to photo yet. Smiley

sunflowers, on the bobbin by shannin banana, on Flickr

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2012 01:41:20 PM »

Good luck convincing the hubby you need an "official" wheel!  I sure hope he goes for it!  It'll be nice to have options, when it comes to using a wheel.  What wheel are you thinking of, Rodelphia?
it was an antique one that a friend saw in a shop and told me about. we went to look at it today and it was missing so many parts that it wasn't worth what they were asking for it. Sad think i might save some money and get a newer one. i'm thinking i might go with Heavenly Handspinning, but i can't decide which wheel i like best. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2012 03:21:47 PM »

Awe! that's to bad, Rodelphia!  I'm sure you will either find one, or have enough saved up soon enough for one.  Keep your eye on kbbspin.org, there are a lot of wheels on there.  It's a bit tricky (I find, anyway) to figure out which is which, and what pictures belong to what, but still worth looking through Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2012 05:43:25 PM »

thanks for the heads up! i'll head over there now to do a bit of snooping. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2012 09:31:59 PM »

Good luck convincing the hubby you need an "official" wheel!  I sure hope he goes for it!  It'll be nice to have options, when it comes to using a wheel.  What wheel are you thinking of, Rodelphia?
it was an antique one that a friend saw in a shop and told me about. we went to look at it today and it was missing so many parts that it wasn't worth what they were asking for it. Sad think i might save some money and get a newer one. i'm thinking i might go with Heavenly Handspinning, but i can't decide which wheel i like best. Tongue

I have the Stella from Heavenly Handspinning!
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