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« Reply #40 on: December 11, 2006 03:12:57 AM »

Thanks for the comments on my yarn this week, people! I would love to take more credit for it, but the fiber was just so incredible, I could have made a lumpy bumpy mess and it would've been beautiful.

flwrhead - The merino/tencel is lovely to spin, I would seriously recommend getting yourself some, immediately. I haven't been spinning long, so I don't know if I'll explain it well, but I found that the tencel made it slippery enough to draft out like butter but not so splippery that I had any trouble. It was definitely my easiest and most relaxing spinning project so far - I already bought some more this morning!

Lufah - your Christmas yarn is so cosy looking, I LOVE those tiny lights!

I could really spend all day commenting on everyone's yarns individually, but I'll never get anything done. Smiley They're all gorgeous though, as always!
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« Reply #41 on: December 11, 2006 05:08:07 AM »

Obsessed Knitter, I actually wound up getting two humidifiers going in my house yesterday so I can finally finish working on the silk I've had on my wheel since the end of November.  And it's supposed to rain today, so I figure today is my best chance to get the singles done without greatly static shocking myself.  I think after this, I may leave spinning silk until spring. 
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« Reply #42 on: December 11, 2006 07:32:42 AM »

I had the static issue with my alpaca too! all the little fluffs were standing on end and as I plied it I could hear "crackle crackle crackle" and then the yarn would stick itself to my hand. I was far more amused than I likely should have been.
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« Reply #43 on: December 11, 2006 09:22:26 AM »

Yeah, it was all fun and games until I went to pet my cat after spinning.  (insert large, comic-book ZAP!! here)
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« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2006 09:23:26 AM »

I get static when I am working with superwash.  I usualy keep a wet washcloth nearby to get my fingers damp but I will have to try the humidifyer.
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« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2006 07:31:13 AM »

I do a lot of spinning in the grease, and never seem to have any problems with it, just wash out the yarn when I'm done . . . .
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« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2006 04:55:10 PM »

Okay, I'm late, but I hope you'll all forgive me.  Here, at last are my Fiber Friday pics.  The first two are pretty lousy, as I was trying to get back into the swing of things after a year long sabatical from spinning.  The last one is from a year or so ago, that I finally got around to setting.  All three are navajo plied.

This is some stuff I spun from pencil roving.  No idea the fiber content; wool of some kind.  As a side note, I hate pencil roving, and I think I have 8-12 oz. left of it, so if anyone wants this stuff, just holler.  It's medium dark brown.


Some light brown wool.  Nothing particularly remarkable about it, except that it's the first fiber I bought, I got it incredibly cheap, and I have 3 or 5 lbs of it.



And some kool-aid dyed stuff.  I think it MIGHT be at least partially merino.  Strictly a guess.  I like the colors, but I'm kinda sad I wasn't able to spin it thinner; I don't use bulky weight stuff much.


As a side note/question, how in the world do I know if I'm over-spinning my singles?  I know that when I ply it should be balanced/not twist back on itself, but is there anyway to tell w/ singles how much is too much?  Or is it just what looks good to me?
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