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« on: March 14, 2014 09:53:52 AM »

Hurray, more yarn!

These are all homework yarns, so all are 10 yards.
 First up, a lovely thick and thin, plied.


A three ply woollen spun from hand carded rolags, shetland wool from a lovely sheep named Trufle


A 2 ply 100% silk.



This one is a 2 ply cotton (yes, cotton!! yikes, this stuff is a nightmare to spin)




This is a 50/50 blend of Polwarth and silk that i blended up on my drum carder. It's dreamy. Soft, and smooth and just a little springy.  I started to spin it up a bit on the thick side, and was aiming for a certain TPI, but I could tell it wouldn't be a nice yarn if I spun it that thick with that TPI. So, I started over, and kept with my treadle counts and make lengths, but drafted thinner. They are the exact same TPI, but they are two totally different yarns!

On the left, the thinner, nicer hand yarn.  On the right, the thicker, harder hand yarn.


Currently on the bobbin, not Master Spinner related, but Golden Fleece related some golden pulled sari silk. It's almost like silk noil, but nicer.  

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Back at it, more cotton needs to be spun!  What have you been up to today?
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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014 10:32:23 AM »

I think you posted the silk twice, instead of the silk and then the cotton.

Oh my gosh, Belladune! These are all lovely! How lucky you get spinning as homework. I know it might not feel that way sometimes but I think you are. And we are lucky you share with us! That Polwarth and Silk is great. Thanks for sharing the thought process there. And the purple is too fun! It's funny how hard it can be to spin thick and then once you get to be a "better" spinner. Crazy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014 10:45:21 AM »

That golden yarn is just gorgeous, belladune!

Thanks for showing the side by side of the two spins of the same stuff...it makes it easier for non-spinners like me to understand what you are talking about...I learn a lot from these posts...

and...wow...how did you get such a gorgeous purple!  It is bright and beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014 02:58:33 PM »

It's fun sometimes to have spinning as homework. But when we get to the time crunch, it's no longer fun, and I'd rather be spinning up a big batch of something!  Thanks for the compliments, Jexx!

Alwaysinmyroom, thank you! The purple was a commercially dyed top (preparation of wool, that is generally intended for commercial use, but is sold to hand spinners too) I've yet to be able to produce such brilliant colour!
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014 10:28:29 PM »

Aw nuts, I forgot it was Friday! I actually have stuff to show off, but its bed time, so I'll post them tomorrow :-)
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014 04:08:52 PM »

OK, now that I'm not half asleep from a melatonin tablet, I can properly express how AWESOME belladune's yarns are! Your purple yarn is scrumptious and it's really neat to see the side by side comparison of the two different TPIs.

I'm really happy with how this rainbow yarn turned out. I started the rainbow merino singles back in August and somehow managed to put two ounces of black superwash onto a half ounce spindle. The colors really are that bright!

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014 04:28:41 PM »

ooh! that's lovely, Alexus!
Thanks for the compliments!
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014 08:30:55 PM »

Bright colors with black is really hot right now. Alexus, that looks lovely! That's the kind of yarn I really want to see worked up.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014 06:09:42 PM »

Alexus, can I just say how much I love your rainbow yarn? That is pretty close to my favorite combination of colors ever.
Belladune, your thick/thin yarn is so cool! I second jexxican in thinking how lucky you are to have spinning as homework Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2014 08:09:59 PM »

Thanks, AmberKat!  90% of the time it's awesome. The other 10% of the time (when it's cotton skeins or specific twist per inch skeins) I could pull my hair out! LOL
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