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« on: July 06, 2012 12:59:04 AM »

So, it's past midnight here, which means it's Friday! Since I'm full of happy spinning related feelings coupled with the fact that I'm a night owl, I figured I'd go ahead and kick us off. I'm just excited to see what everyone else is doing! I've been spinning for the Tour de Fleece. I've scoured my first fleece and carded part of it. It's been a great week and I'm grateful to have found out about the TdF. Thank you, my lovely crafster spinners!

Here is some of the fleece. It's an awesome tan color. Other bits will have parts of caramel color going on.


Here is the silk I dyed and spun. I ended up with two skeins worth. Which was nice, and it's super pinkish.


This is some super pretty fiber that I'll spin up over the next few days. It was my b-day gift to myself.
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012 05:10:52 AM »

ooo I LOVE the grey and pink/purple batt!  I've been trying to make grey with my dyes but no matter how little black I use it's still black. Sad 
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012 08:31:23 AM »

Oooh, shiny... That's all I can think with that middle picture staring at me.

I'm trying, I really am...

Shiny...
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2012 03:33:21 PM »

That IS a lovely batt! What techniques will you use to spin it?

It's been ages since I've posted...

For Granddad - Striping 2ply Bamboo Merino 8oz 154yd



Lid It - 2ply Merino Alpaca Llama 6.7oz 92yd



The Suits - 2ply Alpaca Shetland wool blend 5.9oz 88yd



The last one is full of guinea hen feathers from a farm I was working on. Beautiful creatures!
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012 07:00:35 PM »

Very Pretty Breabadair!  The silk is so shiny.  Well done!

Nesse! Good to see you again!  love your yarns.  the colors are fabulous.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012 07:01:40 PM »

so many pretty yarns guys!
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012 09:11:39 PM »

Thanks! Nesse, all of your yarn is lovely! I wish I knew how to take such great pictures too. Smiley I don't actually know...techniques persay. I just started spinning, and that's what I've been doing. I want to ply, I just need to read about it to figure out how to do it the right way.
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012 07:50:48 AM »

Breabadair, if you want to get your feet wet technically, you could get The Intentional Spinner by Judith Mackenzie.  It's FULL of technical and wonderful how to's.
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