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21  Re: Fiber Friday 2-13-09 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: February 13, 2009 02:32:03 PM
Happy Friday Everyone!!  beautiful yarns this week!!

here's what I've been working on

I spun the 2 pink batts from my Feb Happy Hooves.. bulky thick and thin, with 4 repeating stripes. I went the flower route, and plied with red colorchanging thread and pink, white and red silk flowers..
100 yards, Love me Tender

I have a fun supercoil yarn, spun from my Nov Traveling Rhino batts
Neon Signs, 16 yards

And another one in my LOST! series..
Flashes in Time, 92 yards(from this week's  episode.. we see our losties in the jungle.. lots of greens and blues.. but ever time they flash in time the sky turns a purpley yellow..  and we saw our friend smokey the monster.. so there's bits of black swirling about.) Spun thick and thin, plied with black rayon thread

Rustic,110 yards of yummy bfl/angora from EGMTK spun as a bulky low twist single, slightly thick and thin

Fireworks, from my "in motion' batts..  merino and silk noil (and angelina)

repeat striping, spun thick and thin- added green sari silk for the "vines"- plied with invisible thread and 3 felt tomato tops

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22  Re: Fiber Friday Feb 6 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: February 06, 2009 05:59:26 AM
WOW!! They look just Great!!!

I have a couple this week..

My second in my LOST! series.. these are 2 skeins that are meant to be worked together. one skein more olive/khaki/cream with purple sparkle and kid mohair locks, one more sea green/khaki/cream with purple sparkle and kid mohair locks
Desmond and Penny-

wool top with slubby wool and glitz

Candy Hearts-
baby alpaca spun sport to worsted weight

Love Child of Cookie Monster and Grover
fuzzy corespun merinox locks and corridale fleece, with butterfly blue and opal angelinas

Play Doh
Optim/Seacell, spun sport to worsted weight

Shetland lamb locks and angelina (vintage hollyeqq fbiers)

tailspun kid mohair locks from HollyEQQ

happy friday everyone!
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23  Re: Fibre Friday - 30th January 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: January 30, 2009 05:20:54 AM
I haven't posted in a few weeks.. I've been doing more carding than spinning..
Here's some new stuff I finished

This one is my most favorite.. I took big handfuls from all my HollyEQQ fiber, and added that to the "batty babe bags" i have from her.. which is bits of her fiber stash- and put all that in a 10 gallon ziploc.  I then jumbled it all up and dumped it on the floor and just started spinning.  There's LOTS of stuff in this yarn.. felted llama locks, suri alpaca locks, uncarded corridale, uncarded merino, cotswold lamb, kid mohair locks, banana silk, sari silk, glitz..  I even cut up a colorful silk scarf and spun that in.  I then plied the SUPER BULKY single with black rayon thread.  It's 2-3 wraps per inch... really bulky.  I had to hand wind the entire 2 bobbins (36 yards filled TWO bobbins!!!)
It's in the Bag- 36 yards

LOST! is my most favorite show on TV and I'm SOOO happy it's back on!! For the premier I spun a LOST! yarn.  It's corespun mini batts, 2 skeins total.  Lots of blues and greens.. the colors on the island.. but with pops of colors and sparkles.. from hatches and beach camps, polar bears and freighters.  There's some black swirling thru.. for the smoke monster is always hiding around the corner..  and twice in each skein there are small sections of black bamboo- where the smoke monster actually shows himself..
I just LOVE how this turned out!!
LOST! 108 yards total between 2 skeins, corespun on cotton crochet thread

I spun a VERY RARE 2ply.  I just never spin 2plies.. but this one had to be spun!! The fiber is from exclusivelylindalee.etsy.  One ply is bfl, in her "winter morn" colorway (which is pinks and plums.. some light grey and ivory) and then the second ply is bamboo in her "syrah" colorway (which is darker pinks, plums, grey and ivory)  Plied together it looks so YUMMY!!
Bessame Mucho, 164 yards (2 skeins, 8 oz total)

this is 8oz of some Zen String bamboo I have been hoarding in her "delight" colorway.  I added butterfly blue, chocolate, blue opal and light purple angelina

Happy Friday everyone!!
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24  Re: Fiber Friday - January 16th, 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: January 16, 2009 06:50:03 AM
Happy New Year everyone!! I've been on a corespinning kick.. and a mohair kick.. so combined that's lots of fun!! LOL!!  I haven't posted in a bunch of weeks.. so here's some of what I've been working on..

This is one of my fave yarns!!  It's uncarded merino and mohair, dyed in the same pot.. with angelina for sparkle.. I corespun it, sections of merino, then mohair.. merino and mohair.. so it will stripe fibers.. but since it was dyed in the same pot.. the colors will be the same throughout.
Storms Brewing, 34 yards (4 oz)

This is a corespun Loop batt, I let an irridecent filament thread wrap around the outside..
Sweetheart Roses, 126 yards

This is roving balls from Yarnzombie (Lufah) that I corespun! I love them!!
When the Circus Comes to Town, 174 yards

Corespun Loop babycakes (mini batts) this one will stripe when worked
Caramel Berry Swirl, 56 yards

Fun bright yarn from trade batts, I spun thick and thin with a lurex holosparkle thread candystriping
Atomic Explosion, 126 yards

Snow Day, from this month's ArtClub monthly shipment, spun thick and thin, plied with a silver lurex holosparkle thread, 50 yards

Sweetness, corespun and tailspun mohair locks, 24 yards

I carded up a batt of baby chocolate alpaca, with bit of colorful bing and bobs..
then I corespun it *suprise!!*  LOL!!
Fireworks, 50 yards

I did a really fun trade with Deb's Fiber Arts.. she sent me an amazing felting, I spun some yarns for her from stuff she also sent me.. fiber, fabric and locks, a silk cap (I made cocoons), sari silk, yarn snippets and banana silk.  All are corespun....

Happy weekend everyone!!
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25  Re: Fiber Friday - December 19th 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: December 19, 2008 06:44:58 AM
Daniella I just LOVE Chaos!!!!  All are beautiful, but that's my fave!!  I have to spin my willy nilly batts now!!  I carded up your meadow batts.. I'll PM you on etsy..

I've been crazy these past few weeks with stuff going on here.. DH getting laid off and trying to find a job and my spinning/carding has slipped into my real jobs #2 and 3 rather than just fun "hobby" jobs..  So here's some of the stuff I've been working on

Corespun Mohair locks

Soft spun singles from a couple crazy batts I carded

Corespun LOOP batt.. I spun in the lace trim she included, as well as 36 swarvowski crystals on a silver filament thread that was wrapping around

BFL/Seacell squooshy singles

Corespun assorted fibers and sparkles

Merino/tencel singles

Tencel and angelina

Assorted fibers from some of HollyEQQ's batty babes bags, also with pieces of a cut up silk scarf

Cotswold lamb locks, spun full with little drafting or picking

Bamboo, wrapped with red thread and 24 mini jingle bells

Corespun assorted fibers

SnowQueen, corespun with silk nubs, sequins, pom poms and dangly ornaments

OH Christmas Tree, corepsun wool with embellishment and dangly ornaments

Corespun assorted fibers

Corespun assorted fibers

Corespun assorted fibers

Twilight, romney lamb locks and sparkle I carded

YAY for the holidays!! I hope everyone has a good one!!
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26  Re: singles vs corespun in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by jazzturtle on: November 20, 2008 05:16:30 AM
I also find my corespun to be very soft and fluffy.. not stiff and unflexiable at all..  maybe you are putting to much twist into the core?  I find corespun to be a bit warmer, since I trap air in with the fibers.. it's also very strong, since I use a strong cotton crochet thread (usually) for my core..

I really think it depends on the look you are going for.. a single will twist at an angle.. so if you have multi colors, it will be a barber pole swirl..

a corespun has fiber wrapped around the core at a 60-90 degree angle.. so the look is definitly different..



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27  Re: Fiber Friday November 7th 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: November 07, 2008 09:03:57 AM
I don't have much time today.. but I haven't posted in a couple of weeks.. so here goes..  most of the pics were set before the twist was set, and since the twist is still setting on a bunch of stuff, I don't have many details, just the pics.. but I'll add details later to my flickr page if you want to know them Smiley

Roses, corespun from a Loop batt

Autumn Colors, from mini batts by FeltStudioUK and Wooly Treasures

Subtly Crazy, Batts I carded from fiber left from previous carding sessions ("treasure" fiber) and handfuls of super soft grey suri alpaca.. fun color and texture.. but more subtle because of the consistant alpaca... which makes it super soft too!!

Mish Mash, supercoils from my carded batts

Goldfish Pond, wrapped with metallic thread, then plied with metallic thread

WaterLilles, batts by FeltStudioUK

SeaWeed, plied with glass beads, fiber from ArtClub monthly batt, summer storms

Autumn Sunset, bamboo by exclusivelylindalee

Spring Days, bamboo by fiberlady

I also did a lot of carding this past couple weeks..

Happy friday everyone!
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28  Re: Fiber Friday - 10/24/2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: October 24, 2008 08:19:34 AM
Happy Friday Everyone!!

I have a few to share today..

I tailspun these lincoln locks.. so fun!!  I just love the curlies
Holiday- 46 yards

I really love this set.. It's from 2 monthly artclub batts..  I'm calling it "the shades of being a girl"  because we all have our "soft" side -which we are most of the time, which is why it's the larger skien, and then we have our "rocker" side.. that pokes it's head out once and awhile.. so the skien is a bit smaller..  It's 93 yards total for the set..  the soft side is spun with white irridecent sequins, pink icicle and firestar and plied with irridecent green thread and sparkley white pom poms, the rocker side is spun with fuscia and onyx angelinas and pink sequins- plied with fusica holosparkle lurex thread and 4 colors of pink sparkley pom poms

Snow Covered Mistletoe, 49 yards- spun from one of my Snow covered mistletoe, art yarn kits..  merino/tencel, bamboo, merino, sequins, sparkley pom poms, ribbon, rick rack, all candystriped with gold metallic thread

Autumn Camping, 76 yards
merino, sparkle, ecospun--- striping.. with the brown/blue, then the autumn tones..  like the days and nights of beautiful autumn camping..

Rose Garden, 175 yards
Bamboo, candystriped with silver thread and 34 faceted swarvowski crystals

Autumn Sunset- 77 yards
2 ply, one organic pima cotton and one tencel.. I love how the matte and shiny plies look so good together..

I carded a few batts this week too..

Happy Friday everyone!!  Hurrah for having a day to stay home and watch the yarn p0rn come in..
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29  Re: Fiber Friday 10-17-08 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: October 17, 2008 05:57:32 AM
I've been a busy bee myself..  I was on a total supercoil kick last weekend..

Candy Shoppe. 25 yards, 3 oz

Under the Tree, 15 yards, 2 oz

Bling Free, 14 yards 2 oz

Subtle, 28 yards, 2 oz
fiber from my batts

Lilacs- spun thick and thin and plied with colorchanging thread
fiber from  cloudlover

Crisp- 4 oz bft, spun slightly thick and thin with a low twist
*pics were taken before the twist was set- I'm not sure of yardage either Smiley
fiber from Funky Carolina

14 Karat Gold, 3 oz
67 yards, spun thick and thin, candystriped with a gold lurex thread *pics are pre twist set*
fiber from Loop SSB

Carmel Swirl, 67 yards spun thick and thin, candystriped with a gold lurex thread *pics are pre twist set*
Fiber from FeltStudioUK

Garden Grow
40 yards, merino and matching firestar and angelina
from my batts

Butterfly Dreams,
44 yards merino and matching firestar and angelian
from my batts

Multi Holiday Festivus Bush
unsure of yardgae.. pics before twist was set
mini batts from woolytreasures

Who's Crazy
*spun from 2 of my treasure chest batts*

Gone Nucular
*spun from one of my treasure chest batts*

I also carded up a bunch of batts this week..
Pumpkin Pie
3.2 oz merino, corriedale, bamboo, tencel and angelina..
I did these batts in 2 steps.. first I carded the 3 shades of orange merino and topaz bamboo, and 2 shades of angelina.. then I took that batt off the carder (split it in half.. for 2 batts)  then I put down a layer of supersoft corridale (for the "crust") Then I carded down a layer of the orange batt, so it carded again.. becoming more blended in colors.. which was the "pumpkin" layer,  then I carded white tencel onto the edges.. because no pie is complete without "whipped cream"

Fairy Princess
3.75 oz, merino/tencel, bamboo, angelina (4 colors) and pink firestar, with 4 sequins strands..

Blue Skies
4 oz, romney lamb fleece, 4 colors of angelina

Shady Tree
3 oz Romney Lamb and 3 colors of angelina

Inspired by the pic I took of my backyard trees..

Snow Covered MistleToe
2 batts, totaling 4oz batts, including sequins, ribbon, novelty yarns, sparkley pom poms.. for a spin your own art yarn kit- merino, bamboo, tencel, 4 colors of angelina and pinches of ecospun for the freshly fallen snow look..

YAY for Friday!!!
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30  Re: Fiber Friday 10-10-2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jazzturtle on: October 10, 2008 03:21:22 PM
I love everyone's yarns this week..  but Isamax that supercoil one is just AMAZING!!

I haven't posted in a couple weeks.. so here's some of what I've spun.. I've been a manaic getting stuff done, since I was in an art show last sunday that was totally fun..

Pumpkin Patch, 69 yards, merino spun thick and thin, then plied with metallic thread and 6 hand crocheted pumpkins

Bollywood, assorted fibers and TONS of firestar

Tropical, bamboo, 170 yards

Chocolate Berries, bamboo, 200 yards

Jack o lantern, 29 yards, corespun merino and bamboo batt

Wood Nymph, 2 oz, 200 yards Tussah Silk

Birthday Party, Merino spun thick and thin with pearl beads and sequins, then plied with a rainbow holosparkle thread

Midnight Diva, corespun assorted fibers

Summer Lemonade, sw merino and bamboo, spun thick and thin with a low twist

Autumn Leaves, corespun assorted fibers

Simple Rainbow, merino spun thick and thin w/ a low twist, Striping with 2 repeats

All Blues, corespun striping yarn, with 2 repeats of the 3 shades of blue

Mars, assorted fibers, striping yarn with random repeats

Then the most exciting news.. GUESS WHO GOT A DRUM CARDER!!!!
I'm so excited I"m having such a great time..
I've carded a few monotone batts from the different shades of merino, with matching firestar, angelinas, sari silk, sequins and novelty yarns.. I think I'm going to make lots of these.. I love how they turned out!!

I've also done some fun sparkley rainbow batts.. crazy carding style..  they are SOO Fun!!

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