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Title: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Jane Doe on August 21, 2008 06:31:13 PM
I haven't been spinning in a while, but these are my latest yarns

Australian merino single
"Aussie Ocean"

http://photos-063.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v314/177/31/555012063/n555012063_1153845_6593.jpg

Australian handpainted corridale
"Orange Sherbert"
http://photos-063.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v314/177/31/555012063/n555012063_1153846_7335.jpg

and this unknown wool fiber (long fiber staple) that I've plied with some synthetic comercial yarn.
"Neon Hotness!"


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Apulia on August 21, 2008 09:34:42 PM
I see you're getting in early Jane!  I will have some to post from my most recent experimenting with my new wheel when I get home from work :D  It's beautiful!  The yarn.  Oh, and the wheel :D


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Jane Doe on August 21, 2008 10:42:21 PM
lol - I guess I didn't think about global time differences.
I posted at 1pm on Friday (It's now 4 in the arvo as I type)
I'm jelous of your wheel. I'm still using my little drop spindle


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Lado on August 22, 2008 12:13:33 AM
Love your Neon, it's audacious.
I learned "Crazy wool" technique (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crazy-Wool-Using-Water-soluble-Stabiliser/dp/1844483576) and now have a result:
this is my "Green spaghetti party" yarn:

and this is ready scarf:


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: mullerslanefarm on August 22, 2008 05:33:05 AM
Jane - thanks for starting this Friday off with great yarns!


Lado, that yarn & scarf are gorgeous!!

Apulia - what kind of wheel did you get?  Is it your first wheel or an addition?  It amazes me how wheels (and looms) seem to multiply once you get your first one!!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Apulia on August 22, 2008 06:42:17 AM
Yupp, it's an addition . . . :D  My third.  Although to be honest, I wouldn't have bought the second one if I'd known I was going to buy this one!  My first was my 21st present from mum, my second I bought for the double treadle and this one is definitely the last wheel I will ever need to buy.  Mostly because I no longer have room and, eventually, I will inherit my mother's 8  :o

Anyway, on to the pics (I worked out how to download them, yes!):

The newest wheel (ain't she purdy? :D):

Sorry it's sideways!

Side view:

The light in our house is crap, sorry folks.

Action shot:


First skein of handspun on new wheel:
  The coin is AU$0.05, slightly larger than a dime and slightly smaller than a nickel.  The round thing is my sugar bowl :D  Just for some perspective, ya know?
The skein is navajo plied (3 ply) lace weight and about 30g and 160ish metres.  I haven't measured the wraps per inch yet but it's LOVELY.  Really soft :D  I was worried that it would be harsh because it's so fine, but not a problem.

And the current bobbin is being used for camel hair tops which I will be plying with some moorat fleece I have I think.  Or maybe some superfine (17 micron!) tops that I have as well.  See how super soft I can make that skein!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: silverstah on August 22, 2008 07:11:33 AM

Just one this week - Spectrum, approx. 320 yds., hand-dyed mill end roving using Jacquard dyes.  This is in the process of getting knitted up into a Baby Surprise Jacket for a friend who is due in a few weeks!  Eep!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Apulia on August 22, 2008 07:47:11 AM
I LOVE the colours in this yarn!  How come when I ply multicolours it never turns out like that? :s lol


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: RepoRebo on August 22, 2008 08:32:41 AM
Awesome stuff this week, as usual! I especially like Neon Hotness and Green Spaghetti Party...so bright and fun! I just have one yarn to share this week, I've been on vacation and haven't spun so much. This is a corespun yarn from some of my handcarded batts.

"Macaw"



Includes hand dyed wool, felty bits of merino, and lots of sparkle! Very light and fluffy. I just love corespinning!



Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: GoldfishGirl on August 22, 2008 10:41:21 AM
I love Macaw!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: the noodle princess on August 22, 2008 10:45:34 AM
wow, everything is so pretty and colorful!

Macaw is gorgeous. I share your love of core-spinning, but i have to work on making mine lighter and fluffier!

This is "Ambrosia", it's core-spun quite tightly.



and "Worldtown" -slightly fluffier core-spun,



and  "Tropical Waters", a soft spun single.



I hope that wasn't too many pictures! :-\



Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: crumpet79 on August 22, 2008 11:16:06 AM
You are all inspiring me to want to try core spun yarn, but I don't even know if that can be done on a spindle.

I managed to get one yarn done this week and it's my first successful attempt at a low-twist single.  I named it Persephone after the goddess of fertility and nature.  It's super soft and squishy so it's hard to stop playing with it!   :D




Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Thenutmeg2000 on August 22, 2008 11:28:36 AM
Here are some of my latest yarns. The first is a past Spunky Fiber of the Month that I believe was Wenslydale. I could be mistaken though. The second is from a bit I picked up at Maryland Sheep and Wool. It is very Noro-esque to me. It was 6 oz and ended up being 272 yards. I still have another big ball of roving that matches this one to spin. Hope everyone has a happy Fiber Friday



Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 22, 2008 11:37:45 AM
I get to post on a Fiber Friday! Yay!  All of the yarns are truly lovely. Each one a bundle of squishy goodness! I'm excited I get to post along with such cool kids!

I only have one yarn. I call it after it's colorway, Northern lights. I had to buy it at my LYS because it begged me.

100% targee, 4 oz, approx 208 yds, 12 wpi



Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: RepoRebo on August 22, 2008 11:45:40 AM
Oh Noodle Princess, Ambrosia is STUNNING!! I love it! I love your avatar too...what a crazy movie!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: the_bees_knees on August 22, 2008 11:49:49 AM
Ooo... So much prettiness, as per usual. The colors in Northern Lights look so wonderful plied. And, Noodle Princess, I always love the colors you pick for your yarns. Just for the record, my boyfriend won't stop saying "Froggy Went a Courtin" ever since he saw your yarn a few Fiber Fridays back. He finds a way to slip it into the strangest conversations.

Well, I didn't exactly get a lot of spinning done this week. My kick spindle was really bothering my knee for some reason. (Was this brought on psychologically to help me find excuses to buy a wheel? Perhaps.) So this is all I did:



However, I got my crock pot out and handdyed two pounds of mill ends I had lying around:



This was only my second time dying wool, and the colors didn't quite take the way I meant them to, but I learned a lot and had a good time. Unfortunately, I decided to start dying all that fiber at 10:30 p.m. and was up until 4 a.m. finishing. Wool is always worth it though, right?


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: nicolassa on August 22, 2008 01:51:13 PM
Oh, Fiber Friday, how I love thee!!

The_bees_knees, I want to eat your fiber.  It looks freakin' delicious. 
And all the corespun yarns are my favorite this week!  They just are so squooshtastic!

Here are my contributions...my weaving class is over, so I had lots of spinny time...


Flux  Hodgepodge yarn of merino, silk, camel, cotton, and sparkle. 


Selkie  Softly spun singles yarn of merino, soysilk, flax, and sparkle.


Eye Candy  I know it's hard to tell, but this is a GIANT huge skein of bigness.  It's superbulky and still 120 yards...all I could fit on my jumbo bobbin!  South American fine wool.


Petroglyph  Snuggly singles yarn of 80s merino.  I love this color combo...I think I'm ready for fall. 

Keep the beauty coming!   ;)


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: mullerslanefarm on August 22, 2008 02:06:34 PM
Yupp, it's an addition . . . :D  My third. 
Anyway, on to the pics (I worked out how to download them, yes!):

The newest wheel (ain't she purdy? :D):

She's most beautiful.  the band on the bobbin - I've never seen anything like it.  (looking again)

Is that the Majacraft Rose (I guess the rose gives it away).  Beautiful!!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Curlyredheadgirl on August 22, 2008 02:12:47 PM
Gomerriffic - having seen your yarn in person (lucky me!!) I can honestly say that the picture just does not do it justice!! It's far more beautiful in person...

To everyone else... LOVELY YARNS!!!!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: jazzturtle on August 22, 2008 02:48:27 PM
YAY!!  I've missed fiber fridays SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!! Now I'm married and have my life back.. no more planning or painting or unpacking!  HURRAH!!!!!

I went spinning crazy and spun a TON the week before the wedding..  I've posted pics in another thread, so I won't post them again here..  but you can see them https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262736.0  There's some feather yarn, some soft spun singles and a bunch of corespuns..  I too LOVE corespinning.. I have to convince myself not to corespin EVERYTHING!!! 
I did get a few more skiens done before we left for the wedding(we got home from honeymoon part 1 last night) that I didn't have time to post on that thread.. so I'm excited I have something to share today.. even though they were spun last week..

Butterfly Garden,60 yards
Spun thick and thin with clear and mint angelinas, 2 colors of hand dyed green firestar and hand dyed green icicle, plied with irridecent green thread and 3 large crocheted butterflies, 1 small crocheted butterfly, 2 large crocheted sunflowers, 2 small crocheted flowers and a crocheted snail..




Clown Car, 49 yards
Spun thick and thin, plied with blue lurex thread.. with lots of coils and beehives!
This is a super fun yarn!!  I added clear and mint angelina, as well as 2 colors of firestar.. for some sparkley goodness!




Tahitan Sunset, 69 yards
Spun thick and thin and plied with lots of coils and beehives around gold metallic thread.   I love how this yarn turned out!!  the coils and super squooshy! The batts had handdyed firestar and I added lots of angelina in 3 different colors for a sunset sparkle!




Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Gomerriffic on August 22, 2008 03:18:25 PM
Gomerriffic - having seen your yarn in person (lucky me!!) I can honestly say that the picture just does not do it justice!! It's far more beautiful in person...

To everyone else... LOVELY YARNS!!!!

Thanks! :D


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Jadzy on August 22, 2008 04:23:09 PM
There is finally a little bit of sunshine outside today... (it has been raining for what seems like weeks...)
I wanted to take pictures of my wool in the backyard  :)
Congrats on your marriage Esther!
I love everyone's yarns this week :) Beautiful as always!

Seaworthy - single spun from my hand-painted superwash merino/nylon


A little colour on a cloudy day - single spun from my hand-painted superwash merino/nylon


Black Amber - single spun hand-painted Falkland roving from Cloudlover
5.5 oz approx 301 yds. I love this colourway!


Welcome to the Swamp! - single spun hand-painted BFL roving from Cloudlover
5 oz approx 277 yds. I'd like to knit something for my bf with this,
any suggestions on what would look good?


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: musicality82 on August 22, 2008 05:02:52 PM
My first time spinning and my first post on Craftster! I used roving in the Sargasso Sea colorway from Capistranofiberarts (etsy). I made 4 little skeins, but this is the one I was the most pleased with.= )



I think my evenness needs a little work, but I also know how to fix it for the next time I try. I haven't measured the yardage yet, but I'm pretty sure I didn't make enough to knit something substantial with. Any ideas on what I should make?


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: the noodle princess on August 22, 2008 05:42:35 PM
Ooo... So much prettiness, as per usual. The colors in Northern Lights look so wonderful plied. And, Noodle Princess, I always love the colors you pick for your yarns. Just for the record, my boyfriend won't stop saying "Froggy Went a Courtin" ever since he saw your yarn a few Fiber Fridays back. He finds a way to slip it into the strangest conversations.


LOL, thanks!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: peachymanaangel on August 22, 2008 05:44:54 PM
Wow so many fantastic yarns!
Jazzturtle Clown Car is lovely.

Well long time no post for me.
I found a drum carder in a closet at the fibers studio in my school. One day I pulled it out and blended some of my first batts. It makes me want a drum carder even more now.

Hot rocks
wools, alpaca, sparkle, and thrumbs

Earth
both have color ways have four batts I have no clue how many ounces.

Faygo yarn this is fibers and goodies from a art yarn fiber swap





Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: sewknitter on August 22, 2008 05:55:24 PM
Everyone has GORGEOUS yarn posted, and the batts were neat, too! You all inspired me. I've been watching all your yarns, so . . .

I decided to pull out my handspinner and navajo spindle and do some spinning.

These are clickable thumbnails, if you want a closer look.

This was a white roving with spots of different colors plied with a shades of green roving
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/DSCN0143.jpg)

I learned a new technique: navajo plying!

It is really great! You only need one bobbin/spindle's worth and get soft, luscious 3 ply yarn.

this is my handspinner with the super fine yarn on the left and on the right the roving (blues/white/purple)
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/DSCN0144.jpg)

This is my navajo spindle and the final yarn
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/DSCN0145.jpg)

This is the handspinner, another view, the roving, and final product.
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/DSCN0146.jpg)

This was hand-dyed, spun and then plied with glass beads/rocailles:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/STS/handspun3.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/STS/handspun2.jpg

I'm hooked, I love spinning again.



Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: cloudlover on August 22, 2008 06:32:07 PM
I've been really bad at keeping up with photographing/posting my handspun.  There have been many in the past couple of weeks, but here are a few:

Cyprus, about 100 yards or so, kinda bulky, from merino that i dyed:


Little Star, from Fatcatknits merino/bamboo roving, about 100 yards, bulky:


Black Amber, from my dyed merino:


I've been super busy with dying- here is everything I did last Saturday!


Ok now I'm going to go drool all over everyone else's stuff!  :D


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: tazzsangel19 on August 22, 2008 07:52:03 PM
WOW!!! so many gorgeous yarns. Here is my second attempt at spinning and my first at plying.



It is unknown wool, 30ish yards and 10 wpi. I am so proud, forgive the bad shot my camera has been rebelling the orange is darker in person.


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Apulia on August 23, 2008 01:05:27 AM
Tazzsangel, that's really even for a first plying attempt, good job!
Sewknitter, congrats on learning to navajo ply.  I ply most of my yarns this way as it means there's no left over bits of single around my house :D
Cloudlover, (and other dyers) I assume that you chain the roving after it's been dyed, right?

These are all beautiful, people.  I need to experiment more with colours and stuff in my dying.


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Apulia on August 23, 2008 01:14:25 AM
the band on the bobbin - I've never seen anything like it.  (looking again)
  It's a stretchy rubber/plastic thingy.  Apparently, they're supposed to last about 10 years or so, but I bought a spare one when I bought the wheel too, just in case.  Kind of like the bands that you would use on a drum carder (or the one my mum has, anyway).

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Is that the Majacraft Rose (I guess the rose gives it away).  Beautiful!!
  Yupp, it's the Rose model.  I didn't like the Suzie as much, but it was still a gorgeous wheel too.  I would highly recommend majacraft to anyone interested in a new wheel :D


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: Jane Doe on August 23, 2008 01:16:49 AM
the noodle princess - your yarns are beautiful!
I've heard about core spinning and after seeing your beautiful yarn I'll have to give it a try.
cloudlover - your creations both spun and dyed are gorgeous. I was so locky to have you as a partner for the fiber swap. Thanks again for the lovely goodies you sent me  :)


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: LizzieMcGuire on August 23, 2008 01:28:03 AM
So much beautiful fiber! Ah, how I love fiber fridays...
My favourite for this week is definitely Cyprus, I drooled over it for about a minute...  ;)


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: cloudlover on August 23, 2008 10:03:08 AM
Cloudlover, (and other dyers) I assume that you chain the roving after it's been dyed, right?

These are all beautiful, people.  I need to experiment more with colours and stuff in my dying.
Yes- I braid them after they're all dyed and dried.  You can braid them first and then dye (that's what Jadzeea said she did with hers) and it will still work out- less cumbersome to juggle when wet!


cloudlover - your creations both spun and dyed are gorgeous. I was so locky to have you as a partner for the fiber swap. Thanks again for the lovely goodies you sent me  :)

Thanks Jane!!!  I can't wait to see what you create with them :)


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: tazzsangel19 on August 23, 2008 04:32:31 PM
Tazzsangel, that's really even for a first plying attempt, good job!

Thanks I really like plying, it went really fast too. I cant wait to get some more fiber so I can make longer yarn. I have no idea what to make with it yet.


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: apixiegrl on August 24, 2008 07:23:59 AM
I totally missed fiber friday this week.. Gratz on your marriage jazzturtle.. u came back with a bang!! lovely yarns..
Everyones yarns are beautiful as always..
silverstah.. I can't wait to see your baby surprise jacket..
and I love your Green spaghetti party scarf Lado..!!


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: ivycircle on August 24, 2008 06:26:45 PM
I miss Fiber Fridays too! Life has finally just settled down from the big move. ::) I think my favorite this wee is Aussie Ocean. Ooooh, I hope I can dig out my camera and get some yarn on here for this Friday.
Man, I love this place! ;D


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: myklia on August 26, 2008 02:53:51 AM
Missed Fiber Friday too, been busy working and camping and then working.  The yarns are amazing.  I love them all, but I especially love cyprus.  I love the roving that is green, gray, and black.  I would have never thought of that combination, but I bet it would be great spun and then knitted up.


Title: Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008
Post by: brigidamor on November 10, 2008 08:34:42 PM
I love how Aussie Ocean turned out!  The blue and green are gorgeous together.