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Topic: Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Galah, Violet-capped Woodnymph - more bird yarns!  (Read 1508 times)
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« on: June 17, 2013 07:16:56 PM »

If you haven't seen any of my other skeins, let me explain the weird names. Cheesy I name all my skeins after birds!


Gah! I love this fiber! It's one of the few batts I've purchased and it was from a show here in Chicago. (DIY Trunk Show?) It was from Yarn Geek Fibers and it was 1.3 oz of faux cashmere, pulwarth (? is that a thing?  Lips sealed), firestar, and tussah silk. I spun it up keeping the colors of the batt together and then navajo plied so they'd stay together. It's 65 yards.


I got a new book, Spin Art by Jacey Boggs. I like it! It shows lots of fun fancy stuff (and to me, anything beyond navajo plying is real fancy). So when I spun up this yarn, I figured I'd try to do some fancy stuff. I did two different bobbins full of the fiber (I don't remember what it was! Merino?) and then made the big skein which I think is about 72 yards.  So I plied it and then every once in a while made "stack traps" where I put in some white fiber along the one ply and then went over it all crazy with the other ply. That's about a terrible description of the action. Cheesy Anyway, I had some left over when my bobbin got full so I tried supercoils!! They're kinda tricky but pretty fun. I don't quite know how to keep the base ply from overspinning because that definitely happened to me.  I believe this is only 12 yards, with a bit of a bare patch hiding in there somewhere. Anyway, I thought I'd worked it out so that I wouldn't have any left over but I had a fair amount, so I just navajo plied the last bit. It's only 15 yards.


I loooove this one! It's so dang cute! It's from an art batt that lapoli gave me a long time ago. I spun a single, then plied it with 3 threads on the green portion (green, purple and iridescent), and 2 on the purple portion (just the purple and iridescent - this is basically because I ran out of green at the exact switching point!), then on the purple I tied teeny-weeny ribbon bows using the fork method. I also did a couple of mini "stacks" with the threads, one of which which you can see in the second picture. I don't know what it was made of! I do know it was 1.4 oz and it's now about 79 yards.

I have one more done but I don't have pictures! Whoops.
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013 05:38:48 AM »

Beautiful! I love the first one.

Now what are you going to do with all that gorgeous yarn?
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013 06:43:35 AM »

Gorgeous, Jungrrl!  I love how you tried different things with the Galah.  They all turned out great!  (I love spin art too.  Great book for sure. and the video with it is really helpful)
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013 07:54:43 AM »

Beautiful! I love the first one.

Now what are you going to do with all that gorgeous yarn?

The sad thing is that I love to spin way more than I love to knit I have yet to make anything with any of my handspun.  Embarrassed


Gorgeous, Jungrrl!  I love how you tried different things with the Galah.  They all turned out great!  (I love spin art too.  Great book for sure. and the video with it is really helpful)


Ooh! I haven't even watched the video!  Lips sealed
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013 08:03:36 AM »

hehe!  You will! 
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013 08:12:11 AM »

Wow, beeeautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013 08:18:30 AM »

They are beautiful!


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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013 05:05:20 PM »

Always astounding with your birds. And yarns, yeah the yarns are great, too. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013 12:01:30 PM »

Thanks everyone. Smiley

Here's that other skein I mentioned.

Bourke's Parrot


Yet another bit of fiber I don't remember anything about...  Lips sealed  But it's sooooo soft I think it's merino. Just a regular ol' ply. Nothing fancy! It is a bit thick and thin, though.

I also just found one more in my stash that I never posted! Cheesy I'll have to get photos of it later.
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013 08:24:51 PM »

I love the thick and thin stuff! The super coils are really cool!
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