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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday, July 17, 2009 on: July 18, 2009 01:52:46 PM
jessa_aka_jalapeno Grape Farm is lovely and very impressive for a first ever skein!   Shocked

I agree with the noodle princess about making things with unusual and art yarns, they're great fun!  You often have to 'think outside the box' a bit when using them and decide for yourself what size needles/hooks to use etc but I think that adds to the creative process (and the whole experience) and I've certainly learnt a lot knitting with my own handspun and making up my own patterns   Smiley

casmir - thanks for your comment about my Modern Guilt batts!  I have already spun that one up now but I love carding batts and I'm hoping to open up an Etsy shop at some point in the near future.  Batts will definitely be on the menu when I do!   Cheesy
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday, July 17, 2009 on: July 17, 2009 02:26:12 PM
I couldn't believe the lack of FF either!  It's nearly 10.30pm in the UK!   Shocked

Gorgeous yarns Jazzturtle, I love Waterlillies and Diamonds in the Rough especially  Cheesy

Here are a couple of my recent spins from my hand carded batts...

Solstice - corespun merino, silk, sparkles and stuff, 120g and 110 metres long

Dirty Pretty Thing - corespun wensleydale (natural organic black/brown and hand dyed) and mystery wool with added locks!  174g and 39 metres long

and here's some of my latest batts...

Neptune Grass - merino, silk, sparkle and black diamond

Modern Guilt - merino, silk, cashmere, sparkle and black diamond

I'm busy with five raw fleeces at the moment so hopefully I'll have something to show from them next week!  Hope there are some more Fibre Friday posts on the way today!   Smiley
3  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Two pegloom rugs - lots of pics on: May 27, 2009 12:28:46 PM
Ooh, I haven't been on here in a while!  Thanks for the lovely comments and sorry for not replying sooner.  The rugs measure about 65cm x 97cm (26" x 38").  There are some pictures of my pegloom on my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/skeffto I've got a few of them now!  Roll Eyes
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 4/17/09 on: April 17, 2009 07:07:40 AM
Ooh, lots of pretty yarns!

Kittyboo - I love the colour of Pastures Green (it looks nice and fine too!)
Sewmamalady - I love those coils!
Lillylane - your single looks lovely and squooshy  Smiley
Pmpknpunk - the sparkle in your yarns always looks amazing!  How do you manage it ?!   Shocked
Cherry1123 - that blue yarn is gorgeous!  I'm always in awe of people that spin with spindles, I've never got the hang of it  Roll Eyes
Inez - your newly dyed fibre looks very tempting!   Cheesy

Can't wait to see what else people have been making!
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 4/17/09 on: April 17, 2009 02:32:26 AM
Wow!  Great yarns so far.  I love the yarn nest and Mog is fantastic!  Especially the close up shot of the 'sprouty' bits  Cheesy

Here's some of what I've spun up recently...

Summer Pudding - hand dyed Merino/seacell fibre from Creatively Dyed at Etsy. Naturally coloured Merino/soysilk fibre from Wingham Wool Work.  Its soft and squishy!

Roadside Heather - hand dyed Corriedale fibre from Yummy Yarn at Etsy. Naturally coloured grey Shetland and Black Diamond.

Hey Venus! - hand dyed Merino/soysilk fibre from Girl on the Rocks at Etsy with added Black Diamond.

Cherry Blossom Girl - hand dyed Merino/seacell yarn from Creatively Dyed at Etsy.

Blueberry Sorbet - hand dyed Merino-silk blend from Yummy Yarn at Etsy with added white bamboo fibre.

Artichoke - hand dyed BFL fibre from Spindlefrog at Etsy.  Natural oatmeal coloured fibre overdyed.

I had my first proper batt carding session yesterday so will hopefully have some yarns from that for next Friday  Smiley

Can't wait to see what everyone else has been up to!   Cheesy
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday July 11th, 2008 on: July 11, 2008 11:59:42 AM
Oooh!  Lovely yarns this week!   Cheesy

I especially love Mountain Air, Seriously Smitten, Country Kimono and Prismatic Wall.  Fantastic colours and textures!

I haven't been organised enough to photograph anything this week  Roll Eyes

Can't wait to see some more great yarns.  I love Fibre Friday!   Cheesy
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: 4th of July Fiber Friday 2008! on: July 04, 2008 02:51:01 AM
Whoo!  Everyone's starting nice and early this Friday!   Cheesy

They're all lovely but I'm particularly keen on Lake Michigan, Vesuvius and Peacock.  Wasn't Woolfest great Kathleenalice!  I've already spun up all the fibre I bought there and even managed to spin some outside in my garden for the first time as there was one nice sunny day in Cumbria this week!  Yay!   Grin

Slippery Sea, a merino/tencel fibre blend from Woolfest.  Its about 104 metres and 110g.

Mango (pop an apple in his ass, yeah...) is another merino/tencel blend from Woolfest named after a line in the racist greengrocer song in an episode of Flight of the Conchords.  I've always got their songs in my head!   Roll Eyes  The yarn is about 121 metres and 110g.

Urban Apple, merino/bamboo blend from Woolfest that I didn't like spinning as much as the merino/tencel.  About 100 metres and 110g.

My Little Shetland Pony, 100% Shetland fibre from The Yarn Yard at Woolfest.  I love The Yarn Yard's fibre!   Cheesy  It was really lovely to spin.  About 115 metres and 100g.

Dusty Rosebush is some more 100% Shetland Yarn Yard fibre.  I think all their colourways are beautiful.  This is 82 metres and 100g.

Rhubarb and Custard, 100% Wensleydale from The Yarn Yard again.  Wensleydale was a bit trickier to spin but really lustrous and has a sort of halo.  About 53 metres and 100g.

Starry Purple Sky, merino and silk (I think) from Fyberspates at Woolfest.  I love this dark purple!  About 86 metres and 170g.

Looking forward to seeing some more lovely yarns from everyone!   Cheesy
8  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: O-Loom-Pics Weavealong! on: June 21, 2008 09:10:55 AM
Sounds good to me, thanks!   Smiley

*scampers off to join Ravelry group*
9  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Re: O-Loom-Pics Weavealong! on: June 20, 2008 01:27:01 PM
This sounds like a great idea!

Do you think it would be ok for me to join in with my very basic looms (two of which are peg looms)?  I can still think of things I'd find challenging to do, even though its pretty simple equipment.  Maybe that says a lot for my weaving skillz at the moment...  Roll Eyes

Yay for lots of people weaving things at the same time!   Cheesy
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Socks, Socks, Socks! on: June 07, 2008 11:32:41 AM
They're great socks!   Cheesy

I particularly like the first ones with the way the stripes worked out.

I'd really like to learn how to knit some socks, I'm still on flat, straight knitting  Sad

Hope your mum and boyfriend are enjoying their lovely socks!
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