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1  Re: Fiber Friday 2.20.09! We love Fiber, yes we do! in Spinning: Completed Projects by cloudlover on: February 21, 2009 09:39:09 AM
*peeks into thread* I haven't posted here in FOREVER!  I've been spinning, but not as much as I used to and I never photograph it once it's done... but THIS week, I got my act together!

Cupid & Psyche, spun from Hobbledehoy batts, plied with clear thread, thick & thin with random coils:

Mrchengarten, spun from my Falkland roving, a worsted/light bulky self striping single:


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2  Re: Fiber Friday 9/19/08 in Spinning: Completed Projects by cloudlover on: September 19, 2008 07:33:24 AM
OMG, ok, I'm going to try Navajo plying this weekend.  That yarn is just too beautiful. 

I have done next to no spinning this past week, due to being busy with house cleaning and stuff.  But I carded a ton of batts on my new Strauch Petite last week and finally got pics of them.  I did some more last night, it is SO addicting!
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3  Re: Fiber Friday September 12 in Spinning: Completed Projects by cloudlover on: September 12, 2008 05:53:59 AM
Hooray for Halloween yarn!  I need to try supercoils sometime soon...

SO, this past weekend, I bought a drum carder at the WI Sheep & Wool fest.  I really can't stop talking about my trip there!  Here are the two yarns I've spun so far using my own carded batts!

Summer Squash batts- merino w/ bronze sparkle:

Yarn, plied w/ gold thread:

Dead or Alive batt, containing merino, falkland, wool ends, sparkle in various colors and a pinch of silk noil:

Yarn, spun as a single, thick and thin:

I'll post more batts on the board when I get a good setup to take pics... the ones I carded the past two nights are quite glamorous Wink
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4  Re: Fiber Friday - September 5, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by cloudlover on: September 05, 2008 11:09:20 AM
Lamina, those are BEAUTIFUL pictures! Yarn and books, two of my favorite things!

I shouldn't be on here, I should be packing for Sheep & Wool fest, but I've neglected FF for far too long.  Here are just a couple of the skeins I've finished recently.  I'm getting really bad at photographing stuff- I blame the shorter days & lack of natural light Sad

"Dead But Dreaming", spun from my new R'lyeh colorway, this one in Falkland wool:

"Echinacea", a bulky fluffy slightly fulled Falkland single:

I promise to post more next week!
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5  Re: Fiber of the Month of July! Swap Gallery ! in The Swap Gallery by cloudlover on: August 28, 2008 05:41:00 AM
It is comming your way! I'm guessing it's flying over the ocean now as we speak.

I haven't decided yet if I'll be spinning of felting the beautiful wool you sent me.
I just bought the lovely book "Intertwined" to help me out in my spinning.
What a shock to see my etsy store referenced!

Intertwined is like the spinning Bible.  I LOVE it!!  And congrats on your shop being in there!

I got your package the other day and it is one of the most gorgeous batts I have ever seen!

I was actually speechless when I pulled it out!  Now will I have the guts to spin it?!  I almost just want to frame it and put it on my wall!
I'm really excited to spin these and watch all the colors swirl together! Sooo soft.

Thanks so much!!!
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6  Re: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects 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!  Cheesy
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7  lots o' roving in Dyeing: Completed Projects by cloudlover on: August 10, 2008 04:09:23 PM
Here is a fraction of what I did over this weekend.  I really like trying the same colorways over again- they are a little different every time, especially on different kinds of wool.  So far I'm only using merino, falkland and BFL.  I'd LOVE to get some merino blends, like merino/bamboo, etc...

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8  Re: Fiber Friday - August 8th 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by cloudlover on: August 09, 2008 10:37:31 AM
Ok, Jadzeea has mad spinning skillz.  ANd I LOVE Grape Jelly.  Now I want some toast and jelly... hmm...

Here are my three, I think this is all I managed to get done this past week.

Surf, my first ever two-ply bamboo.  From Fiberlady and WhimzyPinzy on Etsy.  4 ounces, about 50 yards- bamboo is dense stuff!  But I swear it spins faster than anything else.  I've got another matching skein on the bobbins, waitin to be plied:

Aeroplane Flies High- two ply merino that I dyed while listening to lots of Smashing Pumpkins.  110 yards, 5 oz or so:

Waves Become Wings- from Hobbledehoy batts!  I added a bit more white merino as I spun them, then plied it with clear thread.  SUPER bulky and squishtastic; it might be my favorite yarn ever!

Ok, back to the dye pots... Wink
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9  Re: Fiber Friday 8-1-08..!! in Spinning: Completed Projects by cloudlover on: August 01, 2008 05:02:52 PM
I really like Mimosa, Sunnyside, and Jadzeea's blue SSB!

Here's a sampling from the past couple of weeks:

Cloud Lover, falkland single with big poofy white "cloud" cocoons!  No idea how to knit this in a way that doesn't smash the poofs:

Luna, spun from Fatcatknits merino/bamboo roving- sooo pretty and soft:

Maison Moderne, self striping merino:

Sno-Cone, floofy merino single:

I spun a mini skein of cotton, but i used it to tie up my tomato plants.   Tongue
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10  weekend of roving! in Dyeing: Completed Projects by cloudlover on: July 27, 2008 07:42:08 PM
I did a mammoth dye session yesterday- here are just a few of the rovings I dyed up!

I didn't post any handspun on Fiber Friday this week, but I think this makes up for it! 
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