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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Medieval Miniatures (Extremely Picture Heavy) on: September 19, 2010 12:52:56 PM
Can I play D&D with you?  Your setup is way better than any my group used to use!  Beautiful job, great construction, you're awesome!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Gypsy Swallowtail on: May 27, 2008 06:45:04 PM
you totally just made my day!  I have been thinking about making a swallowtail with some of my handspun, but I was worried I wouldn't have enough yarn (I have only about 420ish meters) and that is the perfect fix!  You are my hero of the day!  Your shawl looks just absolutely gorgeous!
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Handspun Clapotis on: April 25, 2008 10:33:49 AM
How many ounces/grams of fibre did that take?  You have now become my hero!  I've been hemming and hawing about spinning fibre for a clap, but I just haven't been inspired.  UNTIL NOW! So gorgeous!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Blood Sweat & Wool (mini-movie) on: January 06, 2008 09:02:47 AM
This movie made me all kinds of happy Cheesy  I especially love the guerrilla sheep shearing attempt.  And the teacup holding.  And the Stitch and B*tch sitting Cheesy
Thanks for posting this, it brightened my morning Cheesy
5  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Re: Overshot sample on: September 07, 2007 11:09:53 AM

are there any online tutorials for doing overshot, or great books that are easy to learn from?  This is absolutely gorgeous and I would love to learn how to do it Cheesy I am in awe of your awesomeosity.
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: My handspun Hot Dog is going to be on TV! on: July 13, 2007 11:49:47 PM

oooh!  Congrats to you!!  That is so freaking exciting. Be sure to send us a link when you see it online? Purty please?
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday the 13th, 2007! on: July 13, 2007 11:46:50 PM
feralfeminine, that bamboo is GORGEOUS!  seriously, the more bamboo i see spun up the more i want to try spinning it. 

DOOOOO IIIIT!  Trust me.  You'll love it.  It is possibly the most freaking easy thing I've ever spun.  Also, it feels like tactile sin. 

I sound like a bamboo advocate... I also want to find a pool full of bamboo fibre just so I can wallow in it.  Should that be so hard?  Once daylight hits, I'll try and see if I can take a decent pic of the bamboo I'm spinning. 
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bamboo should come with a warning label on: July 12, 2007 11:50:01 PM
It just drifts out of my hands onto the wheel. I am so in love!

Yes!  Yes!  That's EXACTLY it!  I'm just utterly fascinated watching it spin onto the bobbin in a perfectly even single, and then looking at what I've already spun on the bobbin and seeing this mass of softly glowing/shimmering beautiful singles... *sigh*  love at first spin.
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bamboo should come with a warning label on: July 12, 2007 11:02:42 AM
Question for ya':

I have heard that knit or crocheted bamboo is not very sturdy, that it becomes fibrous and gets "scuzzy"/linty/pilly very easily. I love the feel of it, but I haven't actually knit with it before...

What do you all think?  Cheesy Thank'ya!

I knit a clapotis with some commercially prepared bamboo and it is holding up really well, and I didn't notice any pilling.  I haven't worked with handspun bamboo until last night, so when I get it done and knit up into something fabulous, I'll definitely let you know how it acts.  Hopefully someone else reading here will be able to answer you sooner than I can Cheesy
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Bamboo should come with a warning label on: July 11, 2007 11:34:13 PM

Ok, so I just got some bamboo top in the mail from Hollyeqq Specifically the Rockstar Chic colourway.  And that stuff is like crack.  Seriously.  I have spent the last FIVE hours just spinning it.  Straight.  No rest breaks of any kind.  I am so amazed at how smooth and even bamboo spins.  And I am spinning it FINE like, not quite even as thick as sewing thread. And I got about a third of the 3.5oz spun up.  This is ridiculous.  I just had to share the amazingness of bamboo.  Everyone should try it. I really don't want to stop touching it.  MUST TOUCH MORE...

How about anyone else?  Share my love?  Hate it?  Experiences?  I'm kind of hoping that bamboo doesn't ruin me for silk... How does silk even compare to bamboo?  Is there anything out there that is better than bamboo?  I just can't fathom it at this moment in time.  Share your experiences with me people! Cheesy
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