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1  Re: Fiber Friday 1/4/08 (Happy New Year!!!) in Spinning: Completed Projects by bananasplit on: January 04, 2008 01:22:00 PM
I haven't posted in a while.  I've get so excited spinning something that I go and knit with it before the next Friday, so can't show any skeins.  But I've been so busy, I haven't knit anything with my yarn lately.  This is Corriedale spun into singles; I named Polar Nights; I think only about 80 yards, but I really like it.

Star217 - Do you have any tips on spinning mohair?  I just bought some and am not sure what to do with that tangled, clumpy mess.

As usual, I love everyone's yarns.  How can I not?

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2  Re: Fiber Friday 11/09/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bananasplit on: November 09, 2007 12:42:17 PM
I've been holding back the news, but I bought an Ashford Traditional from Craig's List last Friday.  I was so happy.  So today is my first Fiber Friday to show a true, long skein.  (Not the little measly ones from the drop spindles.)  This is generic wool that has streaks of red, blue, violet, and yellow in a green base.  It reads green from a distance, but up close you can see all of the subtleties.  I left it and am knitting it as a slubby single.

I'm so happy to finally have a wheel!!!!
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3  Multi-purpose pillows in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by bananasplit on: January 26, 2007 04:02:06 PM
I made these pillows to use in our travel camper. The fabric is leftover upholstery fabric that I used to redo trailer curtains,  (I don't like the colors now but it hasn't been long enough to redo them yet,)  and the buttons are antique from my collection.  They look and function as a couch pillow.  But....instead of regular pillow stuffing, they hold a tightly folded twin-size blanket.  Perfect for a small camper, or dorm room, or anywhere you might need to hide an extra blanket.

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4  Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/26/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bananasplit on: January 26, 2007 03:34:07 PM
Caedara - I love you yarn.  I always think I like bright colors best until I see really pretty muted, natural colors someone has done.

Bun - That color is lovely.  Even my husband likes it.  (He's recently started weaving.)

Repo - Did you dye your yarn also?  That turquoise is incredible.

Gray - I love your colors also.  The outer two are kind of firey/icey

Rayn - I love your blue/green wheel-spun.

Necia - You should at least be entitled to some of that yarn from your friend.

MisHawk - DO I need to say anything?  Your yarns are always scrumptious.  I love the middle one.

Caprig - Update us with swatches as you go!

OMG Knit Wit - I love yours.  Who would have thought that orange, gold, red, and pink would go so well together?

FlwerHead - Gorgeous.

Fever - I love the metallic-look yarn.  BTW Sulky is a thread-maker.  They make some really great luxury threads.  Very satiny or shiny without looking cheap.

Oooh There's so much.....

Things I'm jealous of:
1. your spinning wheels
2. your photography talents/bad ass digital cameras

So, here is my drop-spun yarn.  It took me about three weeks to finish.

called Luling; 50% Australian Top, 25% Merino, 25% Silk
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5  Re: Show Me What You Made! in Spinning: Completed Projects by bananasplit on: January 16, 2007 04:59:00 PM
I made this crazy yarn.  I knit a crazy swatch.  One day I realized that crazy swatch was headband sized, so I continued knitting and made a crzy hat.  It's a bit too tight for me to wear comfortably, but here it is.  I call it Corraline, which is a purpley-green algae.  Sorry about blurry pics.  I didn't take the time to set up tripod.

The tanktop and mitts are great!  What do you do with that orange cord?
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6  Re: Another Calorimetry in Knitting: Completed Projects by bananasplit on: December 31, 2006 06:47:11 PM
Here is my version.  It came out big, so I turned up and hemmed a small cuff.  Otherwise, I love it.  Especially because I finally have a use for all those antique buttons I've been collecting forever.

Thanks Knitty and Kathryn (designer)!
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7  Re: Fiber/Fibre (:D) Friday Nov. 10, 2006 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bananasplit on: November 10, 2006 05:57:33 PM
Oh.Everyone's yarns look so yummy.  Mine's big and wonky.  But it's my first, and they say to always keep your first b/c you'll never be able to replicate it.  The turqoise/purple yarn came from a free Suffolk fleece, not know for its wool.  The staples are VERY short, so to get it to spin, I had to be careful not to thin it out to much and therefore got a lot of slubs.  The green yarn is Australian top bought at LYS.  Both are KoolAid dyed.

http://static.flickr.com/113/294112992_91c8d2e7e1_m.jpg spun Suffolk singles

http://static.flickr.com/102/294112993_f8b486d621_m.jpg singles drying at work

the finished product

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