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Alexus1325
« on: August 02, 2013 12:19:30 PM »

I'm spinning my first sock yarn! I combined a rainbow merino/silk batt with a rope of rainbow merino/silk/bamboo top into rainbow rolags. I'm splitting each rolag in half, one half for each sock. Chain-plied on the fly, and I'm about a quarter of the way through.



What fluffy goodies are you guys working on?
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013 02:31:08 PM »

That is an amazing shot right there. It looks like so much fun! And so smooth, too. Lucky lady. Do you already have a sock pattern for this or are you going to wait and see what your yardage is?
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013 06:54:18 PM »

Alexus that looks to pretty. Love those colors!
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013 07:00:31 PM »

Still spinning, getting better.

These were bulk roving samples- a mix of silk and merino? maybe some camel the lady wasn't sure. But it was fun. There is 48 yards of the purple and 146 of the blue.

Do I have to stop buying yarn now?

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013 08:27:48 PM »

I still buy yarn, naja, but then again I don't use my handspun like I should. I made it, I'm done with that project, right? So I say no, keep on buying. I really like your blue, though. It's so pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013 09:30:10 PM »

Oh, Naja, isn't silk-merino so niiiice?

And Jexxi, you flatter me too much! I'm just going to do my standard toe-up basic sock with mitred heel. I've learned it well, and I think I can make it work for this yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013 05:50:41 AM »

Alexus, that is a gorgeous shot, and that yarn will be gorgeous.
Great work Naja! Ive Never stopped buying yarn. My yarn stash is a lot smaller and more refined tho, now that I spin.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2013 12:41:17 PM »

Hey guys! This is my very first plied yarn, blue merino plied with pink merino (roving from Etsy).





I joined a spinners and weavers guild this last week, I'm hoping it will improve my skills. A very nice lady from the guild is going to give me a wheel lesson tomorrow, then let me borrow one of her wheels so I can see if I like it. <-- who am I kidding, IF? I know I'm going to love it!
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2013 12:43:52 PM »

Naja and Alexus, you guys are amazing! Great work!
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013 01:05:25 PM »

Alexus -- those looks like boxes of candy!  So pretty!  You'll have to post pics of the socks when they're done.

Naja - both of those yarns are really pretty.  Such rich colors.  I have a dirty little secret that once in a while I enjoy using store-bought acrylic yarn, of all things!

Polly, your yarn looks so squishy.  How great to have someone to lend you a wheel!!  Enjoy it!!

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