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« on: January 17, 2013 08:12:42 AM »

525 yards of merino/bamboo/silk, 3oz on the nose.  It's really really thin on one end, and there is a section that is a bit heavier, but over all it's a lovely weight, that would probably work up nice on a size 1 or 2 knitting needle.  I started this yarn, intending it to be 3 ply, but 3 ply yarns are good for stitch definition, like when you are knitting cables, where 2 ply is best for nice open stitch patterns that lace knitting provides.  So 2 ply it is.  I've got 3 more oz to go, and considering this 3 oz took me the better part of 2012 to complete (mostly it just sat on the bobbin lonely, waiting to be plied) I might manage to complete it by new years day 2014!

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013 08:37:35 AM »

Wow! That is very pretty! I want to dive into it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013 08:38:08 AM »

gorgeous lace yarn bella Smiley  i love that colour...and the blend of merino, silk and bamboo sounds lush!
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013 09:17:58 AM »

Your yarn looks gorgeous.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013 09:23:19 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I felt so luxurious spinning it.  Such a beautiful blend.
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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013 09:27:09 AM »

I always learn so much from your posts. I think you should finish the other 3 oz and make something dazzling with it, soon! Just because! Yay!
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013 10:04:43 AM »

I wish there wasn`t so much on my plate at the moment.  otherwise I`d do that!   First things first, finish homework and get workbook handed in.  i`m making great progress with that. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013 11:13:48 AM »

This is gorgeous! Did you use a drop spindle?
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013 01:51:43 PM »

thank you! I spin on an Ashford Traveler.  i find drop spindles to not be effiecient for me, mostly because I have 3 small children, and dropping your spinning quickly on a drop spindle is impossible when someones decided to climb up the counter and the other pulls the chair away... LOL!
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*DROOL* That looks soooo luxurious!
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013 07:39:05 PM »

That looks amazing and gorgeous and yummy! <3
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013 07:59:09 PM »

Thank you!!
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Lovely!
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2013 07:56:21 AM »

beautiful, I can imagine it as beautiful lace as well. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2013 10:01:53 AM »

Thank you, thank you! 
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It's sooooooo beautiful. Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013 08:11:48 PM »

Thank you!  I've discovered I have 9.3oz left to spin, not 3.... O.o so much more lace!
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2013 10:15:33 PM »

9.3oz?! So this is only 1/4 of it? Wow, you better start spinning.
Man, I wish I had enough bobbins to just leave something on one for the better part of a year. Bah! Jealousy! I'ma go look at some fiber porn because I'm sad.
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2013 05:38:53 AM »

I bought 4 extra bobbins.  I love having them.  Also I've recently heard of cardboard bobbins that are redicu-cheap.  You'd need to rig up a bobbin winding unit to transfer the singles, but that would help the singles storage problem.   I still need to invest in them.   
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2013 09:36:59 PM »

Beautiful Bella!
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« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2013 06:15:49 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2013 03:30:26 AM »

Love that yarn! SO delicious Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2013 02:51:30 PM »

...3 ply yarns are good for stitch definition, like when you are knitting cables, where 2 ply is best for nice open stitch patterns that lace knitting provides.  ...

I had no idea. So cool! It's beautiful!
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« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2013 05:00:06 PM »

Thank you!  I didn't know about the 2plyvs3ply until this past summer.  Nice to know though!
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2013 09:40:10 AM »

Oooh, so delicate and gorgeous.
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