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Topic: First Fibre Friday of 2014 - Jan 3  (Read 1034 times)
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« on: January 03, 2014 09:10:11 AM »

One wee yarn this go, and a batt.  Please share what you've been up to in this thread too! (I kinda miss pages upon pages of yarn porn....)


Canadian wool by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr
That's 100 % Canadian made.  Grown in Canada, small mill prepped carded roving, My kids and I dyed it, and I spun it up all fluffy and woollen style.  6.6 oz, 320 yards or so, 3 ply.

This batt is made from baby llama, merino and bits of yak. This on is 2 oz, but I have enough for 6 of them, so I'll whip them all up and there'll be a lot of it!  It was inspired by Hot chocolate with Marshmallows. nom nom.


Hot chocolate batt by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Hot chocolate batt by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Thanks for checking it out! Hopefully this thread fills with loads of yarns and fluff!
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014 09:30:36 AM »

The salmon color is to die for! And you nailed the hot chocolate and marshmallows. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014 10:09:08 AM »

I really enjoy seeing your yarn, and what you name it!  That last one really does look like hot cocoa and marshmallows!  And made out of yak hair too....where would a person get that?
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2014 11:21:23 AM »

Isn't yak supposed to be super expensive? I love them, Belladune. I saw them on your blog and knew they would be posted here. The hot chocolate is totally spot on. That would be a fun yarn to spin, brown with white bubbles. You inspire me, dear, you really do.

I agree, I miss pages and pages of porn. Where has it all gone? I do have some I need to share, but first I need to find it and photograph it. Maybe that will be the goal for the day.

I am finally spinning those purple and blue silk hankies you sent me. At least, I think it was you. I'm loving them, even if it does feel like it's trying to slice off the tips of my fingers. It's so thin!
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014 12:25:24 PM »

Thanks everyone Cheesy

Isn't yak supposed to be super expensive?
!  And made out of yak hair too....where would a person get that?

Yak is pretty pricey, yup. So is llama. Well, it's not as pricey, but it's still a lot more then wool.  There's really not much llama yak in there. It's just the white bits. (it's 50% llama....
Yak can be found at various fibre sellers shops. I got mine from Flannelberry Creek, it's an online shop. I know the ladies (Id call them acquaintances of mine) and they are awesome.

I think I probably sent you those.  I remember sending out a lot of hankies... LOL  Silk hankies are interesting to spin... they kind of drive me nuts. lol  You should totally get pictures and post them today!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014 08:03:04 PM »

Love that pink yarn!!! I want to squish it! Hot Chocolate with marshmallows couldn't be a more fitting name for that fiber! Beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014 05:47:12 AM »

Hey all! Haven't been around in a while, thought I would post some fluffy fiber i made up over the holidays. The black, teal, and purple was a trial run with making blended roving on the hackle i made and the sparkly pink was done spinning cloud style for my sister's christmas present. They're both wool alpaca blends and super soft. Smiley
I added a couple pictures from before I pulled it off, the pink turned out the best. I'll be making more clouds for sure!
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014 07:28:02 AM »

I just got some [more] llama. I want to spin it up but I can't until I finish this silk. This stuff is killer! It is sharp, not really soft like wool. Crazy. I am a very tactile person (that's why I spin?) and this is just making me go crazy! It's so new and yet so familiar.

Rodelphia, that pink looks edible. Om nom nom, [fiber addict], om nom nom! They both look like a lot of fun. Thanks for the action shots.

This was my last spin of the market, back in September. I thought I had posted it but couldn't find it when I was talking to AmberKat about them. I had another one that was a cream color (Cafe au Lait) with black spots but that left my care before I could photograph it. Sad Someone thought my bubbles looked like bugs! Cheesy  I also have another that looks like clouds but I can't find it right now so maybe I can contribute more next week. Yay!
Anyway, on to the yarn. It is 2 different shades of green with teal bubbles. ~200 yards, 6.3 oz.

ETA: Man, I coudn't get a good photo of the greens. They are both way more green than that!
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014 08:40:22 AM »

I love all the yarny/fibery goodness!  Theses threads always inspire me to get out my drop spindle....  I'm horrible at it but...  its there.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014 08:58:26 AM »

The only way to not be horrible at it is to do it more, right Ffrogg? Go ahead and spin something to share next week. I can't wait to see it!
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014 03:51:50 PM »

Eep! a full page!! how awesome!

Those look very squishy and fun to spin, Rodelphia!

That's really neat yarn, Jexx.  Love the bubbles Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2014 11:31:04 AM »

Thanks! Thy were pretty soft. But i bet theyre not as squishy as that hot chocolate batt! I want to snuggle it. Lol. Love the blue bits in your yarn too Jexxican, it looks fantastic. Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2014 02:13:57 PM »

ah i love that hot chocolate batt!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2014 04:30:33 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2014 07:19:04 PM »

The only way to not be horrible at it is to do it more, right Ffrogg? Go ahead and spin something to share next week. I can't wait to see it!

I know!  *hangs head in shame*  Smiley  Do y'all spin with a wheel or a drop spindle?  I'm curious about what is more popular.
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« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014 07:23:26 PM »

That hot chocolate batt looks downright delicious!
Rodelphia, omigoodness I love that black one. And the pink looks just like cotton candy! Jexxican, your bubble yarn is always so cool!
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2014 06:23:39 AM »

The only way to not be horrible at it is to do it more, right Ffrogg? Go ahead and spin something to share next week. I can't wait to see it!

I know!  *hangs head in shame*  Smiley  Do y'all spin with a wheel or a drop spindle?  I'm curious about what is more popular.

No shame!! I spin on a wheel.  And honestly, I loathe spindles. But then again, I've got little to no practice at them. I'm sure for those who only have spindles love them.  I've seen a heck of a lot of beautiful yarn come off a spindle too.
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