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1  Re: Fiber Friday-- April 6 in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: April 06, 2007 12:14:40 PM
Gorgeous!  I have GOT to get busy dyeing! 

Raynbow - what kind of carder did you get?  I have serious carder-lust right now!

I've really been getting into plying chained singles lately, because the more I spin, the thinner my singles!  Even a three ply is fairly thin.  Here are some of my recent yarns:

315 yards of chained singles, sock weight, wool/silk blend (from Abby's Yarns)

Jelly Beans on the left, Vintage Hankies on the right, handdyed roving.  Here's a little sample I did of Vintage Hankies when I was trying to decide whether to make a two-ply or chained singles:

I decided I liked the longer stretches of color and so went with the chained singles/navajo ply.

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2  Re: Fiber Friday - 3/1/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: March 02, 2007 09:58:02 AM
Wow!  Gorgeous yarns!

Knitwit - don't pose your yarn differently, it's like your signature!  Plus, it really shows the yarn off.

I have a few that I don't think I've posted before.

This was my "clean out the squirt bottles" experiment, I really like it.  About 270 yards, probably DK weight.

85% wool, 15% mohair, 420 yards, sock weight.

Sock yarn I gifted in a RAOK

Farm wool, dyed and navajo-plied

I LOVE Fridays!!! 
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3  Re: drafting multi-colored roving in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by flwrhead on: February 13, 2007 12:34:17 PM
I bought a pound of Ashland Bay roving at SAFF and other spinners recommended that I spin it from the fold to preserve color uniformity.  The yarn ended up with a tweedy-look, which I like very much.  Here's a picture:

However you spin it, I'm sure it'll be lovely!
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4  Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/26/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: January 26, 2007 10:14:58 AM
OMG, I don't know where to start!  Everything is gorgeous!  I've been bitten by the weaving bug lately too, but I have no room for a loom!  (hee)

I just have one yarn finished, my first three ply.

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5  Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/5/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: January 05, 2007 12:02:56 PM
Yay!  It stopped raining so I could take pictures when I went home for lunch.  Does anyone else feel like a photo editor for Southern Living when you're "posing" your yarn for its "shoot"?  Ha!

Superwash merino from Hello Yarn, spun and navajo plied by me.  Glaring errors in the close-up, blech.

Leicester/rambouillet I got from a guild member and dyed in my new turkey roaster (definitely the way to go).  My son named this Wet Cheetos.   Undecided

Lastly, my favorite.  4-6 oz. (?) Falkland (?) (I've GOT to start writing this stuff down!), dyed by me and two plied because I wanted it soft and airy.  445 yards, people!  Woot!  18 wpi, so I've FINALLY made laceweight (according to icanspin).  Yippee!
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6  Re: Fiber Friday 12/29 in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: December 29, 2006 08:07:27 AM
Tres cool!  I ordered 6 lbs. from Sheep Shed yesterday and requested the darker black tones, so I'm really glad to see how it's spun up!  Can't wait to see what you do with the roving on the left.

I spun this last week (or the week before? xmas has me crazy) and navajo-plied it - my first time. 

Here's a close-up.

This was an overdye rescue from retina-searing fuschia roving.  I think the purple turned it into something usable - hooray!
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7  Re: Fiber Friday! 12/8 in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: December 08, 2006 08:57:07 AM
Ooh, everything's so BRIGHT this week! 

Sonjaboo - the first thing I thought of when I saw your yarn was PlayDo.  You know, when the colors first get mixed together, but before they're overly mixed? 

100Bean - how is merino/tencel to spin?  Does the tencel make it slippery?

I dyed some merino last week - twice - because the first colors were too pastel.  The roving was lt. turquoise, dark blue and several shades of purple, but a lot of the variation was lost when I plied it.

275 yds.  I'm calling it Blue Raspberry, in honor of the question posed on the "get to know each other" post.  It's okay, but I'm kinda wishing I'd left it as singles.  I haven't set the twist.  Can I un-ply it, ya think???

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8  Re: Fiber Friday!! December 1 version in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: December 01, 2006 08:45:05 AM
Gorgeous!  All of them!!!  Lufah - where did you get that roving, I love the colors!

I only have one to show this week, I've actually been knitting more than spinning.

190 yards, two ply, spun from about 4 oz. mills ends. 
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9  Re: Fiber Friday 11/24 in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: November 27, 2006 10:09:23 AM
I'm late to the party but finally have something to post, so here goes:

217 yds. two-ply, handdyed mills ends.

300 yds. "blue jeans" Ashland Bay merino wool.

Everyone's yarns are SOOO pretty!  I dyed almost a pound of roving over the long weekend, so I'll be spinning that up soon.  I think I've been too sparing with the dye and as a result, not realizing the depth of colors I want.  Practice makes perfect, eh? 

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10  Re: Fiber/Fibre (:D) Friday Nov. 10, 2006 in Spinning: Completed Projects by flwrhead on: November 10, 2006 08:22:47 AM
That is gorgeous, you guys!  I'm envious of the yardage.  Here's what I've been working on:

L to R: red/pink overdyed rescue, about 30 yds; Emerald City, 32 yrds; two-ply tussah silk, 60ish yds; handdyed two-ply 62 yds - no idea it would turn out so brown, it did NOT look brown before it was spun!; lastly, about 100 yds of more rescued overdyed. A bit patriotic, but maybe it'll be a nice hat.
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