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1  Re: Fiber Friday 8/24/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Soth on: August 26, 2007 03:58:10 AM
Hi @ all,

it's been a while, since my last post in ff. I must say, I really love all your yarns so far. But I the "yellow taxi" is my absolute favorite yarn. This is sooooo awesome.

Btw, 100bean, I just discovered that you are from the Netherlands. Thats so "just around the corner" from where I live. Maybe an hours drive to the dutch border.

Anyway....here is what I spun during the last week. Not quite finished, but I took a few pictures

The first is my new DIY-lazy-kate that I made last weekend. On the left spool is some handdyed falkland tops (yeah, finally was able to get some from the UK) and the right spool is handdyed merino. I'm in the progress of plying them togeter.

This is also handdyed falkland-top. I think this will end up with some eggplant-colored merino, but I'm not sure.

Next week the skeins will be finished an I will post pictures...
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2  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Soth on: August 05, 2007 02:02:55 AM
I'm finally back home from my summer vacation.

This is what I spun during that time. It's called "northern shores".

Inspired by some beautiful yarn Artsygal spun on fiber-friday, I tried to create something really thin and variegated. This took the hole 2 weeks to split the roving, spin the singles and finally twist it...

....and it was soooo worth the ordeal....5 3/4 oz and 1065 yards of New Zealand Lambswool .

I am so proud of myself. This is definitely the best yarn I've ever spun.
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3  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Soth on: July 15, 2007 07:14:10 AM
Puh, after 2 days of spinning, today I plyed the skein of handdyed tussah-silk. Because it's really hot here, everything gets sticky. This is the finished skein. It's 2 oz an 255 yards.

I have another ball of 4 oz tussah-silk waiting for me, that I dyed with kool aid.

But this will have to wait, until the temperatur drops a bit.
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4  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Soth on: July 11, 2007 12:23:17 PM
Today I'm really excited! For the first time I spun some "beaded" yarn. I wanted to do this for a very long time, but never got around to do it.

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a piece of merino/mulberry silk mix. This was by far the softest fiber I ever touched. Yesterday I dyed it and today spun it up with seed beads.

here is a closeup

Because was just a small piece, I plyed it with a white tencel.

I think it turned out quite nice, although I don't know, what I will do with it. Maybe an accent-cuff for some gloves.
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5  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Soth on: July 10, 2007 08:30:26 AM
OMG eatmoreplants the bamboo looks sooooo great! so soft and silky. I think, I have to buy some.... Wink

Everybodys yarns look fabulous.

During the last 3 days I spun up a braid of superwash wool, the last of my handdeyed ones.

Today I finally plied it

The result is not really as I imagined  Roll Eyes  I think it's a bit boring. But anyway, it's nearly laceweight 300 yards and maybe a nice pattern will do the trick...

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6  Re: Tour de Fleece 2007 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Soth on: July 07, 2007 10:29:39 AM
Hi @ all,

since I'm a few timezones east, it looks like I'm the first to post a result. Today we had a meeting at our local spinning guild, so I had a really nice prolog-day. Here is a pic of the first skein:

2.6 oz superwash wool, about 146 yards, navajo-plyed.

I'm so looking forward to all of the different results.

Cu all tomorrow....
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7  Fiber friday 5/18 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Soth on: May 18, 2007 03:04:52 AM
Wow, today I'm the first here...........

I haven't posted in fiber friday for a long time. But today I have something to show, so here comes...

"Poseidon" superfine Merino, 150 gramms and about 650 meters fingering weight


And a few weeks ago some friends and I visited an alpaca-breeder. We were able to have a look as the alpacas were shorn and of course I had to buy a little bit of alpacafiber..... Grin

The alpaca is named "Grace" and has a gorgeous fleece of caramel coloured super soft wool. It's the one in the front.

This was spun right from the animal, so to say.... "Grace" 58 gramms and 208 meters.


I hope, everyone has a nice weekend......

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8  Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/26/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Soth on: January 26, 2007 10:45:06 AM
Everyones yarns are as usual: SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

caprig, your rainbows amaze me, every time I look at them. They are so sparkling and bright!
I cant wait to see all those wonderful colors spun up.

Here are my two skeins from this week, not named yet.... New Zealand Lambswool, the first deyed with acid deye, the second with silk-screen-colors.

I have not decided what I will knit out of these. Just finished dyeing a second 100 grams of the nature-colored wool.
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9  Re: Help Me Before I Burn My Spindle in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by Soth on: January 13, 2007 11:30:39 AM
Hi super geek (nice nick  Grin )

first of all, you have to fasten a thread of wool as a starter. Tie it directly above the whirl and wind a few times around the pin. Then you have to do kind of a sailing knot. I don't know the right word in english, so I made a quick drawing.

Leave app. 10 inch of the thread and cut. Then you have to fray the end of the thread and try to get the roving to connect with the thread. Start spinning the spindle and the rest is just patience, patience and most of all, patience.....
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10  Re: Bramaggeddon (aka Building a better bra) in Clothing for Curvaceous Craftsters: Discussion and Questions by Soth on: December 07, 2006 08:28:13 AM
I must confess, I am also knitting at the  moment. No sewing these days... Wink

Holidays are coming.....
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