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1  Fiber Friday - December 19th 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: December 19, 2008 03:23:09 AM
Happy Fiber Friday everybody!
I just got the news that my application was accepted and I'll be at my first ever craft show in June 2009! So excited, so much to plan and spin.  Cheesy
And spinning I did, I've done a lot of plying lately.

Murano - 123 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Belle - 123 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Belle II (slightly darker) - 97 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Guess - 292 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Berry Cheesecake - 257 yards (2 skeins) handdyed Falkand wool

Enchanted - 228 yards (2skeins), one ply is a Merino, bamboo, soysilk blend the other Falkland wool, all handdyed

and a few singles for a change
Tranquil - 237 yards (2 skeins) handdyed Falkland wool

Chaos - 168 yards, handcarded handdyed Romney and Cotswold wool, natural brown Romney lambs wool, silk, linen, suri alpaca and sparkle all striped with Lurex thread

Perhaps - 89 yards, handcarded Falkland, Gotland lamb, Cotswold lamb and Merino wool and a bit of sparkle.

Hope you all found some spinning time in amongst the Xmas preparations  Wink
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2  Re: Fiber Friday December 12th, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: December 12, 2008 06:40:12 PM
Wow katem, you made preogress fast! The throw looks really nice so far.
So many great yarns this week! Especially Space nectar, Kermit and the 2nd All Spun up (pmpknpunk).

Here are mine. I missed last weeks Fiber Friday, so I have quite a few new ones to share.
Powder - 100 yards, wool, mohair, silk

Fiesta - 105 yards, Merino, Kid Mohair, Viscose and sparkle

Blackberry Cream - 211 yards (2 skeins), Falkland wool and Viscose

Beach - 75 yards, Falkland wool

Chaos - 293 yards, Romney and Cotswold wool, Romney lambs wool, silk, linen, suri alpaca and sparkle.

Fantasia - 423 yards, Falkland wool

Playful - 296 yards (2 skeins), Falkland wool

Sally - 159 yards, Falkland wool

Leprechaun - 161 yards, Corriedale wool, Alpaca

Heather - 130 yards, Falkland wool

Fleur - 87 yards, Falkland wool

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3  Re: Fiber Friday - November 28, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: November 28, 2008 06:36:15 AM
I like the subtle colour variation in the plied yarns you all went for this week.
Like Jane Doe's last one, krafty_kelly's and kathleenalice's first.
I have 3 this week (still need to take photos of the rest)

Embers - 48 yards, Romney lamb and Border Leicester wool spun straight from the lock and wrapped in black lurex thread

Goblin - 241 yards, handdyed Falkland wool

Au Natural - 95 yards, corespun suri alpaca
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4  Re: Fiber Friday - November 21, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: November 21, 2008 07:46:22 AM
I like the natural colours!
And the knitting projects, especially 3rd photo down. Do I spot coils?
Here are mine for this week.

Peacock - 128 yards, Merino wool, superfine Alpaca, golden sparkle and handdyed Cotswold locks.

Garden Party - 202 yards (I spun 2 skeins), handdyed Falkland wool, Cotswold lamb locks and handfelted beads.

Jewel -  80 yards, handdyed Mohair locks, corespun straight from the lock

Au Natural - 95 yards, natural white suri alpaca, corespun straight from the lock

Feather - 92 yards, suri alpaca (handdyed and natural colours), spun straight from the lock then plied with thread and little glassbeads

Lyric - 72 yards, handdyed Falkland wool
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5  Fiber Friday November 14, 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: November 14, 2008 03:51:25 AM
Happy Fiber Friday!  Cheesy

Hope you all had nice week with some quality spinning time  Wink
Here are my latest yarns:
Fairytale - 94 yards, handdyed Teeswater locks, just fluffed up and corespun

Illusion - 211 yards - handdyed Falkland wool plied with novelty thread and glassbeads

Pippy - 350 yards, self-striping, handdyed Falkland, Merino and Corriedale wool.

80's - 278 yards, self-striping, handdyed Falkland wool,

Goblin - 100 yards, handdyed Falkland wool and handfelted Merino beads

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6  Re: Fiber Friday November 7th 2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: November 07, 2008 06:01:40 PM
It's Friday again already!  Cheesy
Sunset Lagoon is great! And Jazzturtle's corespun Roses and Autumn coils are amazing! Love the beginning of the silk crochet scarf too.
And luxx - yes, Jazzturtle's Waterlillies yarn is spun from the Monet batts.

I have been spinning lots last week.

Valentine - 82 yards, corspun Kid Mohair and suri Alpaca

Cafe au lait - 99 yards, Alpaca,  Merino & Shetland wool, baby Llama fiber and Tussah silk. (all natural colours)

Pixie - 195 yards , handprocessed Shetlandwool from a local farm, spun first then dyed

Erin - 194 yards, Shetland, Corriedale, Texel and Cotswold wool, suri alpaca and golden sparkle

Chill - 87 yards, Falklandwool & Viscose

Blackberry Cream - 77 yards, Falklandwool & Viscose

Pure - 117 yards, Baby Llama, Falkland wool, Kid Mohair, Tencel and sparkle. With beads, sequins and lace bits spun it.

Tempting - 85 yards, Merino wool, sparkle and handfelted beads

Pumpkin Pie - 59 yards, this is the golden version. Romney & Merino wool, Viscose, golden sparkle and sequins plied it with a golden thread and glassbeads.
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7  Re: Fiber Friday October 31st, Halloween Edition! in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: October 31, 2008 01:10:28 PM
Happy Halloween!  Cheesy
Pmpknpunk So many great yarns! Cool to see the Beach batts spun up ;-)
I also really like #4 the black orchid 2 ply. And #8 is amazing, both in yarn and batt form.

Ive spun up the Moonlight batts from last Friday.
69 yards of Merino wool, british Texel wool, Alpaca, Viscose, sequins and 2 different types of silver sparkle (firestar and lurex, hard to capture in the photos) plied with nylon thread and little glassbeads.

Apple picking - 342 yards of Romney and Merino cross wool spun straight from the lock (no combing or carding) to keep some of the great texture.

Pumpkin Pie - 56 yards, Romney & Merino wool and Viscose plied with a matching novelty thread and glassbeads.

Halloween - 87 yards, handdyed cotswold lamb wool, corespun straight from the lock

Coastal - 124 yards, handdyed Romney wool & Cotswold locks spun straight from the lock, then plied with a strong nylon thread and little shells

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8  Re: Fiber Friday - 10/24/2008 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: October 24, 2008 03:08:24 PM
Wow, it feels like its been ages since I last posted here on Fiber Friday. Have to get back in the swing of it.
Great yarn everybody! My favourites so far are Autumn leaves, Autumn sunset and Selkie.

October 425 yards of handdyed (by me) Falklandwool

Curly - tailspun Cotswold locks, just 13 yards out of 45 gram

Clay - 288 yards Romney and Merinocross wool spun straight from the lock

And some batts I carded. If I get a chance beside decorating I'll spin up the Moonlight ones next week.


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9  Re: Fiber Friday 5/2/08 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: May 02, 2008 12:22:56 PM
So many great yarns! My favourites so far are April showers and Lollypop  Cheesy
And that Wisp looks great! Love the colours.

Here are my new yarns
Goldfish - spun from handdyed Falkland and BFL wool

Suri - handdyed Alpaca

Nature - Falklandwool wool and darkbrown Wensleydale locks.

Juicy - handcarded Merinowool, Tencel and golden sparkle

and a few batts
Sakura - Merinowool, Camel, Tencel, Viscose and sparkle

Landscape - Merinowool, silk noil, flax and Tencel and sparkle

and Magpie - black Viscose, black Merino wool, white Tencel, white Falklandwool, golden sparkle, sari silk and sequins
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10  Re: Leap Year Fiber Friday 2/29/08 in Spinning: Completed Projects by caedara on: February 29, 2008 11:11:49 AM
Oh that llama looks so fuzzy and soft! Welcome to fiber friday icemelon! Hope to see lots more of your finished yarns  Wink

I haven't posted here for a while myself. I recently moved house and just got internet at home set up again. So I'm slowly getting back into the online world.
I was on holiday last week and got quite a bit of spinning done  Cheesy

First up is Paintball - Falklandwool, Merinowool, cashmere and golden sparkle carded together with felted beads spun right in

Bloomer - Merino and Falklandwool, Wensleydale locks and handfelted flowers and beads

Whirlwind - handcarded Merino wool, camel, sparkle and felted beads

And Wildflowers - handdyed Falklandwool spun with lots of coils throughout

Happy leap year fiber friday everyone! Grin
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