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11  Re: Fiber Friday 8/24/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: August 24, 2007 10:48:45 AM
I made a scrappy yarn from half ounce pieces

It is sock weight and about 700 yards from 5.5 oz
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12  Re: Fiber Friday 8/10/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: August 10, 2007 11:59:41 PM
It is still technicaly Friday here for 3 more minutes!  Here is my fiber.  It is a 60/40 blend of Merino and Bamboo in the Mermaid colorway from Spunky Eclectic

I spun it thin, here is a closeup so you can see how it shines

And another so you can see just how thin it is.

You can read more about this at my blog
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13  Re: Fiber Friday 8/3/2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: August 03, 2007 08:07:51 AM
I haven't posted in a fiber friday in weeks!  I finaly got my computer back up and running, so here is what I was working on for the end of the tour

Tulips - BFL laceweight, 1300 yards from 8 oz

Mermaids - 60/40 blend of wool and bamboo, not sure of yardage yet

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14  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: July 09, 2007 08:26:57 PM
So this is what I finished last night and today.  I got the Nightshade plied up last night.  It actually came out mostly laceweight!!

I then jumped into some Tulip.  It is certainly laceweight and is taking FOREVER to spin  Cheesy

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15  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: July 07, 2007 07:18:14 PM
I started to practice spinning lace weight with this mystery fiber.  I have no idea what it is, I got it in a swap.

In the closeup you can see that it is a beautiful tweedy blend of some sort

I was not successful at reaching laceweight.  It came out sock weight instead, so I pushed on to my next attempt

Nightshade in Coopworth from Spunky Eclectic

I don't know yet if I have broken the elusive lace barrier, but I did come away with some unusually colored hands  Cheesy

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16  Re: Fiber Friday June 29, 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: June 29, 2007 08:31:30 AM
they are all fantastic!  Between packing for my move and the anticipation of the Tour, I haven't done much in the way of fancy spinning.  I have been working on spinning the wool for this rug.  It's for my new kitchen!

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17  Re: Fiber Friday 6/8 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: June 08, 2007 09:10:02 AM
Isamax - I love the colors and textures you have there!

Star - I haven't started on my Nightshade yet, I am still trying to decide how I want to work it.  Yours looks fantastic!  Thanks for the inspiration

Feralfeminine - I love your bamboo!  It is so shiny and the colors are fantastic!

I have been spending some time spinning primary colors (borring) for a project I have in mind.  I have also been trying to use up some of the fiber I have spun.

Remember this fiber?

It is now this shawl for my mom!
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18  Pacific Waves Shawl in Knitting: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: June 06, 2007 11:48:04 AM
I recently completed the Pacific Waves Shawl from elann.  I used some yarn I had spun earlier to make it.  I gave it to my mom for her birthday.  Here she is modeling it for me  Cheesy

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19  Re: Fiber friday 5/18 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: May 18, 2007 10:41:27 AM
It all looks fantastic this week!

Pieknits - I love the cotrast of the hard, light wood to the dark, soft wool.  That photo needs to go to the yarn museum!

I finaly got some spinning done this week.  I had decided I needed to knit up some of the yarn I had been spinning before I spun any more.  Here is Signature in BFL from Spunky Eclectic

It was spun in a laceweight and then Navajo plied into a heavy sock weight.  I also got 4 pounds of fiber in the mail this week.  Here is my littlest one helping me unpack it Cheesy


She is my little customs inspector.  She has to approve every package that comes into the house.  I am getting her started out right Grin
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20  Ginkgo Godesses in Quilting: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: May 09, 2007 01:22:56 PM
I pulled out a project that I started on last year. I ADORE Japanese art and when I found a Lonni Rossi panel titled Ginkgo Godesses in a quilt shop, I had to have it right then! There are three godesses per panel, so I decided to give each one the atributes of an element. I dug through my hand dyed fabric stash and gave them each a beautiful new kimono and a sparkly crown. I even fussy cut out some foliage for their Ginkgo accessories.

Here is what they started out as

And here is how they all look now




On Wind I went over the seams with a black pen to hide the white spaces peeking out from between the pieces and to add back in the lines in the folds. I haven't done that yet on the other two. They will eventualy have a narow red border and a wide black border added to the outside edges to frame them for becoming wall hangings. I am going to purchase another one of these panels, plus some Geisha panels that are being released this spring for some further experamentation Grin
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