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« on: September 22, 2006 01:37:49 AM »

Yey! For the first time get to start a Fiber Friday. Cheesy

All made from Falkland this week. I love that wool.

Waterfall - Spindle spun


Golden Harvest - plied with golden thread and little matching glassbeads



What have you been up to?

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006 05:58:15 AM »

 those are beyooooootiful! Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006 06:37:52 AM »

oooh, I love samba!!

And here are mine:

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006 07:21:11 AM »

caedara - those are gorgeous - I think spicy is my favorite. I actually bought some yarn from you a few months ago and i'm still hoarding it. I can't seem to find a project worthy of it. Smiley

and misshawklet, I always love your yarns so much! that middle orange-y/yellow one is so cheerful! have you tried knitting/crocheting any of your super-coil-y yarns? I've wondered what the coils would look like in a project...

So here's my entry for this week - it's only my second proper skein on my drop spindle and I'm mighty pleased. I actually finished it last saturday, so I just missed the last Fiber Friday, but I've been sick in bed all week so it's all I've got show this time.

Strawberries and Champagne -- Silk Hankies, 100g, 123 meters, around 14 wpi (but not especially even):

The second picture is most like the real colors, the first one is a bit too pink. I got the silk hankies from Wingham Wool Work in the UK, I loved using them but it took forever to do all the drafting! When I'm feeling better, I'm going to be doing something that requires a little less preparation so my head doesn't explode. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006 07:52:15 AM »

Everyone's yarns are gorgeous!

I have some silk hankies, also from Wingham Wool Work that I'm spindle spinning.

So for my first Fibre Friday:

This is from a merino and silk rainbow coloured top from Wingham Woolworks:

And this is from some Lorna's Laces Wool Top - I think the colourway might have been Irving Park but I'm not sure:

The smallest skein there is a bit pants, I started plying in the wrong direction, it took me a little while to work out why there was so much twist...



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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006 08:17:23 AM »

Cool yarns everyone!
Miss hawklet - Great to see that autumny yarn of the bobin! I love it.
Lloer & 100Bean - I've just got some silk hankies from Wingham too. I haven't tried spinning them yet since I want to dye them first. What is it like to spin them?

« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006 08:29:58 AM »

Coils!!!!  I love that one, misshawklet.

Everyone's spinnings are so pretty!

I do personal swappies!  Just PM me!

I'm also looking for a date to the winter dance...

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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006 10:15:36 AM »

I love you guys  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006 10:33:10 AM »

I totally agree, bixby - I love this place so much! And Fiber Friday is my favoritest part, I wait all week for it. Smiley

caedara & lloer - the silk hankies were lovely to use, but since I'm so new to spinning, I thought it'd be a good idea to pre-draft all of them so that I could keep them at least vaguely consistent. It really did take forever, I had little bags of rolled-up drafted hankies all over the place, and they kept sticking to my hands and everything else nearby. But the spinning went really smoothly, it was almost boring - it's lovely and soft and, well, silky. BUT, I did actually have a little problem, I forgot to mention it before. When I went to rinse the yarn after setting the twist, the water in my little tub was bright red! I had NO idea what to do, so I just rinsed and rinsed and rinsed until I thought it was running clear, but I'm still not sure I got it all. I don't know if it's a fluke or a silk thing or whatever, but I just thought I'd pass that on since you guys are going to be using hankies from the same place. (I also bought some dyed wool from Wingham and that went perfectly.) ..... (OOPS, caedara - My brain must still be cloudly from my cold - I just saw that you're dying the hankies yourself! So my big story was just a little bit pointless, but maybe not for lloer... sorry for babbling on so much! Smiley )
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2006 10:45:40 AM »

I agree as well - Fiber Friday is my favorite part. I get a lot of inspiration here! This week is really great already - great yarns all! I recently picked up some silk hankies (some dyed, some undyed) and am afraid of them. Whenever I touch them, they stick to me! I'll find the courage at some point.

This week: my first beaded yarn! It was time consuming with all the seed beads but I will definitely do it again. 


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