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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2006 09:34:52 AM »

Gorgeous yarn, everyone!  Shocked

And Sonjaboo, your skein is wonderful! Thanks for pointing me to it. I'm so glad you're enjoying your spindle! I confess I haven't even started to figure mine out yet... but you are inspiring me! I love the colour. I'm sure your mum was thrilled!

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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2006 09:53:18 AM »

Once you get going Bloo, it's not as tricky as it looks.  It's actually quite fun-- I made mine in front of the tv!  Once you get going though, you'll be addicted.  Thank you again so much!  Grin

« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2006 11:31:03 AM »

here is what was born of knitwit's beautiful yarn!

please excuse the blender.... it is really hard to take a picture of your own head in a hat!


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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2006 01:27:15 PM »

The Bon!  I just love that roving!!

And thanks for the Wilton advice, I went to the party store today and bought three to try out!

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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2006 05:49:36 PM »

That's an AMAZING hat set peariso, and GORGEOUS yarn, knitwit.  Wish I could knit!

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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2006 07:37:32 PM »

gosh thanks! It's really amazing to see how much you got out of that yarn. I love it! Thank you so much for sharing the photo peariso.

The blender is cracking me up, all bundled up cozy.

Nice work sonjaboo. The best fiber fridays are the ones where people show off their first yarns. Yours looks great already. I still get the "I can't believe I made yarn" feeling. I don't know if that ever goes away?

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« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2006 09:20:59 AM »

I finally got around to getting some photos taken and uploaded.

The Wensleydale, plyed:

Some merino that I'm going to use to knit mittens for my grandmother:

My first attempts at dyeing, using Teeswater top and acid dyes:

I've already spun this one and it's waiting to be plyed. The colours were somewhat accidental. I was hoping for a mix of burnt orange, deep red and chocolate brown.

I got a bit closer to the colours I wanted with this one:

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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2006 12:39:06 AM »

It's not hard exactly, but if you don't do a bit of pre drafting it can be chunky and tangled. It just depends upon the fiber that you get - the quality varies hugely. I carded mine with wool, and it spun up fairly well, although the yarn is quite varied and chunky.

Ok, thanks very much.

Lloer, I love the burgendy skein. It looks so lush.
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2006 04:00:46 PM »

Doood, I finally get to post in Fiber Friday!
No name yet, due to pending questions of plyage.  270 yds unknown kinda crap wool from Halcyon Yarn, spindle-spun laceweight and then generic Kool-aid dyed.  This is the only skein I have with me that's off the spindle--I have about 200 yards of laceweight chocolate brown merino on there right now, in preparation for plying it with a mint green merino and having a bonafide Andes' Mints-flavored skein of yarn.  Also, since I like to spin thin, only have one spindle, and am a senior in a ridiculously-overworking college, it's often a while between finished products.  
So here's my question to you all.  To ply or not to ply? It'd be with itself if I do, or I might scamper off with the chocolate brown and save the green for another project.  Thoughts?

If you do ply, I would ply it with itsself -- those colors are GORGEOUS!
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« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2006 09:11:43 PM »

Everyone's stuff is GORGEOUS. Makes my fingers itch to dye!! I've been drop spindle-ing away for a few hours tonight, but I've still got aways to go on my second yarn, so maybe NEXT Friday, if I can stay away from the video games....


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