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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013 07:42:51 AM »

Lovely single, Jexxican!
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013 02:34:20 PM »

Thanks belladune. Here's a question: I'm ready to start spinning my other ply but how often should I make the poofs? I'm going to do the single black and try to make red poofs. When I did my other coil yarns I didn't have to worry about switching color so I just went with the flow, ya know?
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013 04:26:52 PM »

I'd still say go with the flow.  Where ever you feel like adding them. I would do a small bit of sampling before I did the final go with that single, just to get a feel for how you will add the colors.
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013 03:37:39 PM »

So... is anyone else spinning along with me? I did the one inverted ladybug yarn and then I learned 1/2 way through how to get the effect I wanted and I also decided I made my poofs WAY too big so when I was done with that yarn I started another, non-inverted, and finished it already.

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I have more pictures and I'm totally posting them in FF tomorrow. Is that kosher?
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013 06:38:14 AM »

I'm spinning along with you!  I have 2 ladybug yarns too! I need to finish plying the one then set the twist on them.  Will probably have pics tomorrow.
And yes, creating a separate thread for them in finished projects is totally cool ( I saw you did it anyway, but thought I'd add confirmation)
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013 08:01:01 PM »

Here are my finished ladybugs!
#1: Merino, BFL, and Silk noil.  I dyed the fibres myself, and carded them up on my drum carder.


What the lady bug started as. by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Ladybug Batts. by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Ladybug yarn. #1 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And Ladybug #2:  Merino single (red), Merino single (red with 'black' shetland), Plied and granny stacked the 'black' parts (it's really a very dark brown.)


Ladybug yarn. #2. by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And a close up, to show how the yarn I spun is actually different then yours, Jexx.

Ladybug yarn. #2. close up of the granny stacks by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

That was fun!  I hope more people were spinning a long with us!  There's more of March to go, so hopefully there are a few more yarns in this thread!
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2013 08:13:03 PM »

Very nice! I see the difference between yours and mine, on yours you went backwards and then forward again with the black, right? Made it more a pile, very cool. And blending the black in with the red was a nice touch on the first one. What are you going to do with these?
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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2013 08:19:17 PM »

Very nice! I see the difference between yours and mine, on yours you went backwards and then forward again with the black, right? Made it more a pile, very cool.
Thanks!  And when I spun the black, it's the same width/grist as the red.

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And blending the black in with the red was a nice touch on the first one. What are you going to do with these?
These will probably become small hats. i didn't count the yardage, but there's not much there. And they are borderline bulky, which is amazing for me. I'm finally learning to control the amount I draft better! wewt!
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013 12:04:14 PM »

Yay getting better at thick! The only way I can do it is if I pre-draft and then don't draft anymore while spinning, which is really hard! Why is it so hard to make it thick?
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2013 07:43:06 AM »

Loving these ladybug yarns.  I'm spinning one too.  I went a VERY different direction with mine than I first anticipated.  Will post when it's done.
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