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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday, March 9, 2012 on: March 09, 2012 12:59:01 PM
Very pretty yarns this week!  I haven't posted here in forever!  I've been spinning like mad this week.  Here is what I've done.  More pics and stuff on my blog.

Southwest Desert
Merino/Tussah Silk
4oz 225yards
Worsted Weight

Plum Fury
3oz Merino/Silk
230 yards Sports Wt.

Merino Yum
Not sure on yardage, but was a bulky wt.  I used this already to make a shawl!

Greens & Yellows
Mixed wools.... art yarn  about 47 yards

Earth & Sky Art Yarn
2 ply with string and beads with some beehives
4oz 190yards
Sports - Bulky Wt.

Days End
700 yards of SW BFL (the colored part)
Plied with white cashmere recycled yarn
4 oz fingering wt.

BitsN'Junk Art Yarn
80 yards of funky chunky art yarn.  I'm using this for a bag.
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 69 ENTRIES / Re: EVERYTHING play table, a little imagination needed :) on: December 18, 2011 10:36:05 AM
What a great play table.  I love love love it!
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Star Wars Nesting Dolls on: September 08, 2009 08:41:18 PM
I love these!  Yoda is so stinkin cute.  You did a great job.  Grin
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: "Butterflies in the Barn" - first finish! on: July 07, 2009 06:32:40 PM
I love it!  I have fabrics from that line as well and I've been trying to think of a quilt design that would work.  I love the simplicity of this design.  You have definitely inspired me!!  Grin
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Orange Slices- tutorial! on: April 11, 2009 08:38:15 PM
Those are awesome.  Thanks for the great pattern.  I've always had troubles with slices.  I can't wait to try this!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Lembas on: April 10, 2009 09:23:00 AM
That looks awesome!  I knew what it was immediately too.  Great job!
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Baby Orang Utan on: April 10, 2009 09:15:28 AM
He is so stinkin cute!  I want one!!!  Grin  You did a great job on him, I just love his fur.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday!! 3-20-09 on: March 20, 2009 09:54:48 AM
It's Fiber Friday!!!  My favorite day of the week here on crafster.  Everyone's yarns are so gorgeous.  Baby Bird, Lavender Sachet, Melba, and Cranberry Bog are just a few of my favorites this week.

I have a few to contribute this week.  I'm mostly been making batts.  I just can't get over how much I love my new drum carder.  And, I've learned that I like spinning from the batt more than anything else.  In fact, all of the yarns I did this week were spun from one of my batts.

First up: Still on the bobbins are three bulky wt. singles for two "Jayne" hats that I will be making this next month.  Each one has 100 yrds (hopefully) on them.  I'll be doing an overdye on all these, as the colors are to pale for the hat that I am making.  Oh, they are superwash wool and nylon.

"Confetti" - This one is a mixture of sooo many things.  I made up a scrap batt with white mill ends, misc left overs from other projects, and tons and tons of yarn pieces.  I pulled apart each piece of yarn into many pieces so they would card and spin up nice.  I absolutely love this yarn, but I'm not sure how to finish it.  Do you think I should ply it with another fun yarn, or maybe some rainbow thread?  Or should I just leave it as a single?

I'm not sure what to call this one.   1.6 oz., 79 yrds. Navajo Plied. Approx sport - worsted wt.  This one is combed rambouliet top handdyed.

Not sure what to call this one either.  Combed rambouliet, lots of nylon, and some "punta" wool.  38 yards, worsted wt.

9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - 6th March 2009 - First of Spring! on: March 06, 2009 03:28:32 PM
Wow!! So many pretties this week.  My mouth was almost drooling looking at all the fabulous yarns. I love them all.

This week I received my new (and first) drum carder.  (actually it came last Friday)  Needless to say I've been carding up a storm.  At first all I had in the house to card was some black&white mill ends from a grab bag.  I had about a pound of that stuff and it ranged in color from black, white and grey.  I also had a bit of deep navy blue and pink mill ends that I had dyed up.  But, it had gently felted, so I knew that it would need to go through the carder in order to be spun up nice.  I also had a gallon size bag filled with “scraps” from this last years spinning projects.  I ended up with sooo much grey based batts until all my new fibers arrived early this week.  When it arrived I started dyeing up a bunch of colors and then made some yummy batts.  I had promised myself that most of the batts that I made would be sold on Etsy.... well... so far I've broken that promise.  I just can't resist the urge to spin up those fluffy batts.  Add that to a sick kid this week and I've had plenty of time to sit with her and spin.  Wow... long story and babbling.  I guess it's on to the yarn!!

Top Left:  “Candlelight”  Carded Rambouilet combed top, wool, icicle, locks, and sari silks.  168 yrds thick n thin 3.8oz.
Top Right:  “Lollipop” Carded Hand dyed & Carded Wool Mill Ends 2 ply, 89yrds, 4oz Bulky
Bottom Left: “Monster House”  (2 skeins total) 2 ply Carded Hand dyed Wool Mill Ends Totaling 202yrds 6.90z Bulky
Bottom Right: “Fall Leaves”Kettle Dyed Superwash & Nylon (2 skeins total) 2 ply Worsted – Heavy Worsted 166 yrds, 6.2oz

Top Left: “Grey Surprise01” Random Carded Hand dyed Wool Mill Ends 136 yrds, 4.5 oz 2 ply Worsted – Bulky
Top Right: “Grey Surprise02” Random Carded Hand dyed Wool Mill Ends & Angelina 113 yrds. 2.9 oz  Worsted – Heavy Worsted
Bottom Left: “Starry Night” Carded Grey Mill Ends & Colorful Threads.  Plied w/ silver thread, beads, and little silver stars.  112 yrds, 3 oz, Worsted – Bulky
Bottom Right:  “Dark Denim”  Carded Hand dyed Wool Mill Ends (navy and deep yellow) 2 ply, 129 yrds, 4.7oz., Worsted - Bulky

My pride and joy of the week:  “Pond Waters”This yarn is the most consistent I've ever spun.  It's superwash and nylon. 184 yrds, 2ply, 5.3 oz and is a sport – worsted wt.  I think I'll be making some ankle socks with this one.  I just love it!!
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: I dyed, I spun, I conquered on: February 23, 2009 09:41:34 AM
Very pretty yarn.  I just want to squoosh it, it looks so soft and cuddly.  Great Job!
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