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« on: December 01, 2006 06:20:02 AM »

Happy December everyone! 

Here are the yarns I made this week

A scraptacular plied yarn...let me tell you...this took FOREVER b/c its spun fairly thin and both bobbins were very full.

Also a special order yarn, lime green and pinks with some lace added, spun extremely thick and thin

I don't do a lot of novelty type yarns and I had a really good time with these, so I hope to do some more for the Bazaar Bizarre in a few weeks!

Lsat, here are some sparkly batts I am working on now:

I can't wait to see yours!

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006 07:26:51 AM »

i love that pink and green....my first attempt at drop spinning coming soon..! i did it yesterday!

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006 07:38:19 AM »

Hey, I just started drop spinning yesterday as well! What a small world!

misshawklet, your yarns are always so pretty and this one is no exception!

I would like to swap my knits (or amigurumi stuffies) for your handmade journal...pm me!

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006 07:56:30 AM »

Woohoo Misshawklet,  love your creations.  All so unique and special in its own right.  Ok let me get to posting:

I dyed this using Wiltons Icing

Spun it into this

And also worked on this

Spinning it into this

And not to be forgotten, my crown mountain pencil roving:

Spun as is, no drafting, I achieved a chunky/bulky weight.  Yay!  Sorry no pictures of the actual roving spun up, but here's a wip

Unfortunately the pencil roving was such a joy to work with, that I want more to make my scarf even longer then the 45" is is currently, and a matching hat won't hurt either.  Naturally, I needed to place another order, and I'm waiting not so patiently until it arrives.

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006 08:14:25 AM »

the yarn is beautiful...how hard is it to get inot spinning? What tools do you need? I am a completet rookie
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006 08:23:42 AM »

Necia, your roving is awesome, and I love the scarf - it's very campfire-esque.  misshawklet's sparkly batts look like cute little clouds.  Smiley

Here's my June Carter superwash roving spun up:



And here is the first sock knitted up in it!  First handspun sock!  I'm going to start the second today:


I am totally in love with superwash roving.  I cannot believe how soft it is, even when spun very thin.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006 08:25:17 AM »

Misshawklet, both of those yarns are beautiful.  I am regularly astounded by your talent.

Necia, I love the wiltons dyed yarn, and that autumnal looking scarf.  Very pretty.

Lufah, that sock yarn is awesome!

I didn't get to make anything this week.  My spinning wheel feels so neglected.

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006 08:26:48 AM »

Ah, I love Fiber Friday. Everyone's stuff is always so amazing!

I've only got one to show, but it's a big deal for me. It was the first time I've tried to spin a single - I've been scared off by overspinning and weakness issues, but I actually like the look of singles more than plied yarns. It's also my first successful attempt (since my first tries) to spin a thick-and-thin type yarn - I can't believe how hard I found it to spin bulkier yarns!

Something About Watermelons (spindle spun, as always)
merino/silk (from hipknits.co.uk), thick-and-thin worsted-like weight (still not as bulky as I wanted, but getting there!)
2 skeins, 93 grams / 310 meters total

It seems pink and green are all the rage around here. Smiley

It's also my first handspun that I really love - I've already started crocheting a scarf with it, I'll post pictures when I've finished.

And it's been a big fiber week for me - I'm about to recieve my first wheel! It's a Christmas present so I can't play with it yet, but it's sitting downstairs right now, whispering my name. And I ordered mountains of fiber from all over the place as my Christmas present to myself - Woohoo!! (I've been so excited to share my news with people who would understand why that's all so exciting. Smiley  )
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006 08:37:59 AM »

Here is some fiber I recently ordered and love. I didn't expect corriedale to be sooo supersoft. I almost don't want to spin it because I just really love looking at the coloway and starring at the vm in the fibers - weird I know.

Here is my punky brewster skein fresh off the noddy and still super duper twisted - probably too curly.


« Reply #9 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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