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« on: April 26, 2014 12:31:26 PM »

Friday disappeared! I don't know how that happened!  I swear it was there last week, but this week, friday was non existent in my life.  Does that ever happen to anyone else?

Enough nonsense, Yarn!

Neon Traffic light - wool firestar and cotton core


Galactic yarn. black wool (unknown breed) merino, silk, polyester and sparkle



Homework samples (Master Spinner stuffs)

Navajo Spindle spun Shetland, and Quill wheel spun Jacob.

Tahkli spun and plied cotton.


And currently on the jumbo bobbin, white merino. This one will end up being 7WPI, so bulky bulky! it'll be 3 ply.  I just wish I had the overdrive head for my aura so I could ply it without cutting it... I'm aiming for at least 500 yards.  I sure hope I get there!


What has everyone else been spinning lately?  And just incase you missed it, there's a fibre swap for all us fiberistas.  You know you want to trade great fibres!  

p.s. I have no idea why those pics are so small... sorry!  Fixed!!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2014 01:08:13 PM »

I love the Neon Traffic Lights. It's such a pretty picture, I bet it's even prettier in person (or in a bigger pic Wink) Does the galactic yarn have thick and then globs of pop? So cool. I can only imagine how it would be in real life.

No spinning here, Friday disappeared when I couldn't find my glue gun.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014 01:24:10 PM »

I'm going to try to fix those pictures when I can pry my husbands hands off the desktop computer.  It's really hard to see how those colours go in the teeny tiny thumbnails....
Glad that friday disappeared for someone else as well..... I thought it was just some weird as phenomenon that I was affected by......
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014 06:40:07 PM »

The neon yarn is awesome! What are you going to do with it?
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014 06:52:58 PM »

Thanks!  I think I'm going to weave it.  Likely with a simple white thread that's finer then it.  Once i get that little rescued loom washed up and ready to use, of course... it's only been sitting there for 2 years.... >.>
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2014 08:01:45 AM »

Melerific's nests made me do a double-take because I'm working on these Tongue




For finished yarn, I only have two to show off, but I can share some gratuitous spindle pix Cheesy

This is Cookies and Jam, one single being spun from an alpaca-merino-sparkle batt from a semi-local alpaca farmer/fibre enthusiast, and for the other single, I rolled up some 'lags from an alpaca sample and random fibres in pinks and purples. I got 169 yards out of it, but I'm sure to lose a few once I wash and set it.




You guys'll LOL at this one! Over at Spindlers, the monthly challenge theme was "Science Fair," and I chose to make an Electric Potato. Disaster-dyed alpaca (freezer-burnt strawberries give you a light grey-brown, not pink Tongue), steel grey thread and glow in the dark fishing lure beads, 133 yards unwashed.




And Belladune, can I just say *DROOL*!!!! I'm looking forward to the day that I can spin half as well as you!
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2014 09:03:04 AM »

I can't wait until the day I spin half as good as you, Alexus. Tasty, tasty spindle pics. The Electric potato is amazing.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2014 05:44:57 PM »

Awe, thanks Alexus!   Your yarns are gorgeous, and can I just say, winding your cop into a centre pull ball is sheer brilliance. Those yarns are awesome, but the addition of glow in the dark fishing lure beads it awesome!  love the creativity!

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2014 11:23:19 PM »

Thanks Jexxi! I've been at it for over a year now, and my yarns just get better and better :-) Some day soon I want to start exploring weird ply structures like boucle and opposing plies. For now, I'm playing with colour and working on my longdraw.

Belldune, I wind almost everything into balls unless I'm Andean plying. I have a contraption for plying from the bracelet without keeping it on my arm. And I should go take a pic of the potato in the dark!
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014 06:10:28 PM »

When I spin on a spindle, I just make it into a cone shaped cop. But I might have to try this centre pull ball thing next go!
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