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on: August 22, 2008 02:48:27 PM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by jazzturtle
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YAY!!  I've missed fiber fridays SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!! Now I'm married and have my life back.. no more planning or painting or unpacking!  HURRAH!!!!!

I went spinning crazy and spun a TON the week before the wedding..  I've posted pics in another thread, so I won't post them again here..  but you can see them https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262736.0  There's some feather yarn, some soft spun singles and a bunch of corespuns..  I too LOVE corespinning.. I have to convince myself not to corespin EVERYTHING!!! 
I did get a few more skiens done before we left for the wedding(we got home from honeymoon part 1 last night) that I didn't have time to post on that thread.. so I'm excited I have something to share today.. even though they were spun last week..

Butterfly Garden,60 yards
Spun thick and thin with clear and mint angelinas, 2 colors of hand dyed green firestar and hand dyed green icicle, plied with irridecent green thread and 3 large crocheted butterflies, 1 small crocheted butterfly, 2 large crocheted sunflowers, 2 small crocheted flowers and a crocheted snail..




Clown Car, 49 yards
Spun thick and thin, plied with blue lurex thread.. with lots of coils and beehives!
This is a super fun yarn!!  I added clear and mint angelina, as well as 2 colors of firestar.. for some sparkley goodness!




Tahitan Sunset, 69 yards
Spun thick and thin and plied with lots of coils and beehives around gold metallic thread.   I love how this yarn turned out!!  the coils and super squooshy! The batts had handdyed firestar and I added lots of angelina in 3 different colors for a sunset sparkle!


 
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on: August 22, 2008 10:45:34 AM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by the noodle princess
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wow, everything is so pretty and colorful!

Macaw is gorgeous. I share your love of core-spinning, but i have to work on making mine lighter and fluffier!

This is "Ambrosia", it's core-spun quite tightly.



and "Worldtown" -slightly fluffier core-spun,



and  "Tropical Waters", a soft spun single.



I hope that wasn't too many pictures! Undecided

 
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on: August 22, 2008 06:42:17 AM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by Apulia
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Yupp, it's an addition . . . Cheesy  My third.  Although to be honest, I wouldn't have bought the second one if I'd known I was going to buy this one!  My first was my 21st present from mum, my second I bought for the double treadle and this one is definitely the last wheel I will ever need to buy.  Mostly because I no longer have room and, eventually, I will inherit my mother's 8  Shocked

Anyway, on to the pics (I worked out how to download them, yes!):

The newest wheel (ain't she purdy? Cheesy):

Sorry it's sideways!

Side view:

The light in our house is crap, sorry folks.

Action shot:


First skein of handspun on new wheel:
  The coin is AU$0.05, slightly larger than a dime and slightly smaller than a nickel.  The round thing is my sugar bowl Cheesy  Just for some perspective, ya know?
The skein is navajo plied (3 ply) lace weight and about 30g and 160ish metres.  I haven't measured the wraps per inch yet but it's LOVELY.  Really soft Cheesy  I was worried that it would be harsh because it's so fine, but not a problem.

And the current bobbin is being used for camel hair tops which I will be plying with some moorat fleece I have I think.  Or maybe some superfine (17 micron!) tops that I have as well.  See how super soft I can make that skein!
 
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on: August 22, 2008 01:51:13 PM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by nicolassa
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Oh, Fiber Friday, how I love thee!!

The_bees_knees, I want to eat your fiber.  It looks freakin' delicious. 
And all the corespun yarns are my favorite this week!  They just are so squooshtastic!

Here are my contributions...my weaving class is over, so I had lots of spinny time...


Flux  Hodgepodge yarn of merino, silk, camel, cotton, and sparkle. 


Selkie  Softly spun singles yarn of merino, soysilk, flax, and sparkle.


Eye Candy  I know it's hard to tell, but this is a GIANT huge skein of bigness.  It's superbulky and still 120 yards...all I could fit on my jumbo bobbin!  South American fine wool.


Petroglyph  Snuggly singles yarn of 80s merino.  I love this color combo...I think I'm ready for fall. 

Keep the beauty coming!   Wink
 
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on: August 22, 2008 04:23:09 PM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by Jadzy
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There is finally a little bit of sunshine outside today... (it has been raining for what seems like weeks...)
I wanted to take pictures of my wool in the backyard  Smiley
Congrats on your marriage Esther!
I love everyone's yarns this week Smiley Beautiful as always!

Seaworthy - single spun from my hand-painted superwash merino/nylon


A little colour on a cloudy day - single spun from my hand-painted superwash merino/nylon


Black Amber - single spun hand-painted Falkland roving from Cloudlover
5.5 oz approx 301 yds. I love this colourway!


Welcome to the Swamp! - single spun hand-painted BFL roving from Cloudlover
5 oz approx 277 yds. I'd like to knit something for my bf with this,
any suggestions on what would look good?
 
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on: August 22, 2008 05:44:54 PM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by peachymanaangel
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Wow so many fantastic yarns!
Jazzturtle Clown Car is lovely.

Well long time no post for me.
I found a drum carder in a closet at the fibers studio in my school. One day I pulled it out and blended some of my first batts. It makes me want a drum carder even more now.

Hot rocks
wools, alpaca, sparkle, and thrumbs

Earth
both have color ways have four batts I have no clue how many ounces.

Faygo yarn this is fibers and goodies from a art yarn fiber swap



 
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on: August 22, 2008 05:55:24 PM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by sewknitter
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Everyone has GORGEOUS yarn posted, and the batts were neat, too! You all inspired me. I've been watching all your yarns, so . . .

I decided to pull out my handspinner and navajo spindle and do some spinning.

These are clickable thumbnails, if you want a closer look.

This was a white roving with spots of different colors plied with a shades of green roving


I learned a new technique: navajo plying!

It is really great! You only need one bobbin/spindle's worth and get soft, luscious 3 ply yarn.

this is my handspinner with the super fine yarn on the left and on the right the roving (blues/white/purple)


This is my navajo spindle and the final yarn


This is the handspinner, another view, the roving, and final product.


This was hand-dyed, spun and then plied with glass beads/rocailles:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/STS/handspun3.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m167/sewknitter/STS/handspun2.jpg

I'm hooked, I love spinning again.

 
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on: August 22, 2008 06:32:07 PM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by cloudlover
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I've been really bad at keeping up with photographing/posting my handspun.  There have been many in the past couple of weeks, but here are a few:

Cyprus, about 100 yards or so, kinda bulky, from merino that i dyed:


Little Star, from Fatcatknits merino/bamboo roving, about 100 yards, bulky:


Black Amber, from my dyed merino:


I've been super busy with dying- here is everything I did last Saturday!


Ok now I'm going to go drool all over everyone else's stuff!  Cheesy
 
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on: August 21, 2008 06:31:13 PM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by Jane Doe
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I haven't been spinning in a while, but these are my latest yarns

Australian merino single
"Aussie Ocean"

http://photos-063.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v314/177/31/555012063/n555012063_1153845_6593.jpg

Australian handpainted corridale
"Orange Sherbert"
http://photos-063.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v314/177/31/555012063/n555012063_1153846_7335.jpg

and this unknown wool fiber (long fiber staple) that I've plied with some synthetic comercial yarn.
"Neon Hotness!"
 
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on: August 22, 2008 12:13:33 AM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by Lado
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Love your Neon, it's audacious.
I learned "Crazy wool" technique (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crazy-Wool-Using-Water-soluble-Stabiliser/dp/1844483576) and now have a result:
this is my "Green spaghetti party" yarn:

and this is ready scarf:
 
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on: August 22, 2008 08:32:41 AM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by RepoRebo
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Awesome stuff this week, as usual! I especially like Neon Hotness and Green Spaghetti Party...so bright and fun! I just have one yarn to share this week, I've been on vacation and haven't spun so much. This is a corespun yarn from some of my handcarded batts.

"Macaw"



Includes hand dyed wool, felty bits of merino, and lots of sparkle! Very light and fluffy. I just love corespinning!

 
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on: August 22, 2008 11:16:06 AM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by crumpet79
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You are all inspiring me to want to try core spun yarn, but I don't even know if that can be done on a spindle.

I managed to get one yarn done this week and it's my first successful attempt at a low-twist single.  I named it Persephone after the goddess of fertility and nature.  It's super soft and squishy so it's hard to stop playing with it!   Cheesy


 
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on: August 22, 2008 11:28:36 AM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by Thenutmeg2000
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Here are some of my latest yarns. The first is a past Spunky Fiber of the Month that I believe was Wenslydale. I could be mistaken though. The second is from a bit I picked up at Maryland Sheep and Wool. It is very Noro-esque to me. It was 6 oz and ended up being 272 yards. I still have another big ball of roving that matches this one to spin. Hope everyone has a happy Fiber Friday

 
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on: August 22, 2008 11:49:49 AM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by the_bees_knees
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Ooo... So much prettiness, as per usual. The colors in Northern Lights look so wonderful plied. And, Noodle Princess, I always love the colors you pick for your yarns. Just for the record, my boyfriend won't stop saying "Froggy Went a Courtin" ever since he saw your yarn a few Fiber Fridays back. He finds a way to slip it into the strangest conversations.

Well, I didn't exactly get a lot of spinning done this week. My kick spindle was really bothering my knee for some reason. (Was this brought on psychologically to help me find excuses to buy a wheel? Perhaps.) So this is all I did:



However, I got my crock pot out and handdyed two pounds of mill ends I had lying around:



This was only my second time dying wool, and the colors didn't quite take the way I meant them to, but I learned a lot and had a good time. Unfortunately, I decided to start dying all that fiber at 10:30 p.m. and was up until 4 a.m. finishing. Wool is always worth it though, right?
 
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on: August 22, 2008 07:11:33 AM 
Started by Jane Doe, Message by silverstah
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Just one this week - Spectrum, approx. 320 yds., hand-dyed mill end roving using Jacquard dyes.  This is in the process of getting knitted up into a Baby Surprise Jacket for a friend who is due in a few weeks!  Eep!
 
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