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« on: January 10, 2014 11:12:26 AM »

 Again!! Grin  Two weeks in a row!!

One yarn.  I thought this pic was better then this.... but I guess not... I'll try again, but I'm still going to post this in the mean time.

Friday Jan10.2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Friday Jan10.2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Friday Jan10.2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

And batts.  Each is 2 oz.  The blue base is merino, silk, bamboo, angelina, icicle nylon.  And the yellow ones are silk and merino.
I have enough stuff to make 2 more of these blues!!

Friday Jan10.2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Friday Jan10.2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

Yellows (that's all I've got!)

Friday Jan10.2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr


Friday Jan10.2014 by SpinHeartSpin, on Flickr

That's it for me this week.  But I've got a pound of corriedale I've got to spin up rather bulky for a cowl.  I plan to be done it by next friday!

What did you spin (or card or dye) this week?
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2014 11:19:46 AM »

I love the disparity between the two plies in the yarn. One thick and thin white ply and one even bright colored ply!

The first batts scream Dr. Seuss to me.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2014 11:29:23 AM »

yup, I need to change that pic.. it's a really pale lavender... Undecided   But thank you!  I kind of hate that yarn. it's almost to barber pole-ish for me LOL  But I know other's find that attractive, so it's all good!!

Dr. Suess!  yes, it looks like that too!  Someone told me it looked like Sulley from Monsters Inc. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2014 11:44:20 AM »

That yarn is so beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2014 11:58:50 AM »

I also thought the first batt looked like Sully.

Love the yarn Bella and the batts.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2014 12:11:21 PM »

Ha I was going to say Sulley too, but Sulley never had yellow spots.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2014 12:49:40 PM »

Those blue batts are fantastic! Wannnnnnntttt.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2014 02:28:12 PM »

I'm with Rodelphia! I just want to eat those blue batts!

I FINALLY have another contribution to make! I got some stress-relief spinning done over the holidays, even in the midst of all the chaos.

Alpaca I spun last July, finally plied and washed! It's sooooo drapey and glossy and OMG it smells so good, that cucumber-melon barnyard smell Cheesy



I'm so proud of the consistency in this yarn! I hadn't spun bulky practically since I started spinning (MUST... SPIN... THINNER!!!!). And it was really different spinning rolags made by someone else.



And lastly, I have finally spun enough for ONE sock out of this fibre. The consistency is ok, and I'm happy with the tightness of the ply, but man, is it dense!

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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2014 04:29:03 PM »

Those are awesome, Alexus!! your consistency is fabulous!
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2014 07:17:26 PM »

Beautiful yarns!  LOVE the colors!
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2014 07:19:48 PM »

Everyone's spinning is so pretty!! Alexus, I love that green(?) yarn. Is that sparkly?! I agree that the consistency is wonderful! One of the first things I noticed was how even it looked! Belladune I <3 your yarn!! It looks so soft and squishy and I just wanna press my face into it!
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014 08:34:56 PM »

Oh, Belladune, the colour is scrumptious in the windowsill pic! Lavender and aqua, wow, what a combo!

Ambercat, it's about 50% World of Wool 'glitzy mallard' which is loaded with rainbow trilobal nylon, so VERY sparkly Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2014 09:06:49 PM »

Gorgeous, beautiful, loverly!!

I'm out of the spinning department for a few months .... broke my ankle pretty badly, should have lost the foot, but I have plenty of yarn stashed and knitting to do.
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2014 05:56:30 AM »

Oh  no MLF! Shocked I hope everything heals well for you! At least you have your yarn stash to get you through. If all else fails you can use a drop spindle! Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2014 06:27:37 AM »

Cyndi!! That would be a tragedy in my books!!! Glad you still have your foot, and hope you heal up quick!  I always said tho, that as long as my hands were good, you'd still find me spinning.  e spinner, spindles, etc. But knitting is brilliant too.  I'm sure your stash of yarn is enormous.
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2014 10:49:00 AM »

OUCH! That is about as suckage as it gets!!! At least with the enforced idleness, you'll get a lot of knitting done O.o
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2014 02:22:39 PM »

I know I said something here, but I guess not! Hm! I even had something I was supposed to share, oh well, I guess you gals shall get it this Friday instead.

Bella, I am in love with those blue batts. Dr Seuss is right!

Alexus, are those all N-Plied? Those all look lovely. The middle one is my favorite. It should work up very nicely.
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« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2014 02:40:44 PM »

Only the green one is chain plied, the other two are andean plied. I have a fancy contraption I use for andean plying ridiculous quantities of yarn. And by fancy contraption, I mean the spindle and box that a roll of speaker wire came in. I wind onto my hand until it's unbearable, push it onto my wrist, wind some more, etc, then slide the whole mass off my arm onto the spindle and put the spindle back into it's box. From there, I can ply directly (as I did with the blue), or wind a plying ball (as I did with the alpaca).

I think I have enough of the blue to make some cute "non-felted slippers."


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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2014 03:39:30 PM »

those would be really cute slippers!!
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