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« on: October 12, 2012 02:30:22 PM »

Where has the time gone? I know some of us are working on surprises for the Fiber Swap but I still have yarn to share! I meant to share some last week but meh, nobody else did so I was hoping at least one of you guys would be able to this week. Here's what I got:


~160 yards, alpaca tencel Angelina
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"Copper Mine" ~102 yards BFL Silk, N-ply so it's pretty thick, lovely to spin! Oh my gosh, it was amazing! I totally recommend that shop.

And finally, just did this last night when the kids decided to use the fabric I was trying to work with as a... river? runway? thing to roll your head down? Anyway, they got in the way of me using my fabric so I made this instead:

~83 yards wool, spun from this batt

and plied with a single of the blue.
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012 02:37:38 PM »

Lovely work Jexxican!  Love the second one.  those colors are great!   I'm sure I've got yarns to share, just haven't taken pictures!  It's not been very nice here for taking pictures lately.  One day I'll get a photo box....
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012 03:02:14 PM »

Those are all lovely, jexxican! I have one (and a bit) to share, I just need to get it photographed first. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012 04:26:36 PM »

Wooo! First time posting yarn! After months of ogling the yarns in this forum & spending hours researching, I finally learned to spin on an adventure to a local alpaca farm a few weeks ago! Cheesy With traveling, I haven't been able to do too much, but am really excited to do more with my shiny new drop spindle!

"Frankie M." ~40 yds

The name comes from that it is the fleece from a llampaca named Frank mixed with a little bit of merino. It's not incredibly even, somewhere around a sport & a worsted? But I don't think it's bad for a first full go (I had only done a couple short learning lengths before this one)! Smiley I'm going to knit it into a mug warmer as a part of my sister's Christmas gift set.

Blue Mohair Plying ~133 yds

I don't really feel right naming this one because I didn't spin or dye it. As an extra gift while I was learning, the gal who owns the farm gave me a ball of blue mohair she had on hand so I could learn to ply, it was a practice ball someone else had spun & dyed that had been sitting around for a while. It was great practice! No plans for this yet.

And because I'm stoked about my next project, I need to wash & prep these, like, 10-12 lbs of alpaca fleece I bought recently (for, like, $25, score!) so I can start spinning them! Also waiting on getting some sheep's wool from one of my husband's coworkers! Woo! Cheesy


oK, well, sorry for rambling! I'm just so excited!! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2012 04:43:41 PM »

love the coppery one! pretty colors!
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2012 05:12:32 PM »

Painted Sparrow - yay for posting yarn! That looks great for your first attempt!  Cheesy

Pictures have been taken, so here are my 2 yarns to show you! First we have my first go at plying - 62 yds, 1.6 oz



This I just finished about 15 minutes ago. It's 68 yards and 1.3 oz, spun thick and thin. This roving was dyed by the lovely sarahj2001 in the STS Winter Market. I think I might try to ply it with white thread. I'm calling it "Silks," and it's going to be a Christmas present for a friend. (Silks refer to the flags used in the colorguard in marching band, not the yarn content) Smiley



Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012 06:13:33 PM »

ooo! I love everything, it all looks so nice. Smiley I look at my beginner yarn now and wish I could spin thick and thin on purpose like that. lol.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2012 06:48:52 PM »

Lovely yarns, Painted Sparrow!  So happy to see another new spinner join us!
Indigo_Roses, Great work, that pinks one looks so squishy and soft!

Rodelphia, I absolutely recomend Jacey Boggs most recent book, Spin Art.  It has helped me to understand what makes a thick and thin yarn that sitll has structure and balance. Bonus, it comes with a DVD!
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2012 06:11:22 PM »

i'll have to look it up! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2012 08:39:20 PM »

Jexxican - In my excitement yesterday, I totally forgot to make a mention about how much I love the colors in your "Copper Mine" yarn! Also, the blue one looks cozy!

Indigo Roses - Beautiful colors in the "Silks" yarn! It looks really pretty & cozy. And thank you for the compliment! Smiley

Belladune - Thank you! I am so glad to finally join in here, lol!
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