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bixby2
« on: January 19, 2007 06:46:18 AM »

So I get to start the thread this week.  I spun up this merino yarn this week. I adore how it came out. I am naming it Rose Garden because it is is this deep rose with occasional sprinkling of dark velvety green. It has the look and feel of a fresh long stemmed red rose


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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007 06:48:54 AM »

OMG!!! I love, love, LOVE your color combo! I can just imagine how soft it is, and I wish I could spin that well! Great job! Amazing yarn!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007 06:53:24 AM »

I accidently posted at the same time! Bixby, your Rose Garden is delicious - I love how those bits of green pop out. Yum.

With all my learning-to-knit excitement, I don't have too much for this week. I spun up the little fiber balls I posted last week:

Clown Pants from Spunky Eclectic
superwash merino, 100g, 143 meters:




I think it's my favorite thing I've spun so far, and I'll probably hoard it for my first knitted scarf. I went all out on the fiber preparation and I really think it made a difference, it just looks so much smoother and bouncy. The colors are, as always, way better in real life but this is the best I could get.

Last night I spun two bobbins full of some corriedale pencil roving from Crown Mountain Farms and there's still loads left. I wound it into a huge center-pull ball to spin from and took this picture of my little spinning nook in my bedroom:




I was hoping my cat, Oscar, would look all dignified on the bed or something, but he hopped down to his water bowl right at the last minute. Anyway, it amuses me that the fiber ball I'm working on is not that much smaller than Oscar! I figured only you guys would appreciate a massive ball of pencil roving. Smiley
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bixby2
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007 06:59:46 AM »

Thanks guys.  I love your clown pants  Cheesy  I had my eye on that fiber at spunky too.  You snapped it up before I could get to it.  It is fun to see what it became.  That ball is HUGE!  How much fiber is that?  I love the colors
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2007 08:00:21 AM »

OOOH I love the Clown Pants.. I'd been wanting to get that colorway.. now I know what it looks like I might have to get it if she puts it up again.. That's one big ball of pencil roving!! And ummm. Twister Sheets!? I LOVE that whole thing... Where'd you get those??? Smiley
The Rose Garden is gorgeous too. I'd love to contribute something. perhaps later on today..
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2007 08:46:26 AM »

Dang bixby i am really in love with that skein. It is gorgeous!! And 100 bean I think I will have to order that roving when spunky puts it up again you spun it up to look soooo tasty. This week has started off with some seriously great yarns.

Well it snowed here in Texas and that is so freakin rare I just had to take fiber porn pics in the snow of course. Here is a chilly skein of handspun named Eve.





I am sure if you live in Vermont this snow is lame but too me it is heavenly.

xo everyone.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2007 09:01:48 AM »

I gasped when I saw clown pants!!  wow!  And i love the valentiney one bixby!  AND the plied with thread one. so pretty.

Here are a few of mine from this and last week, since I didn't post last...







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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2007 09:03:56 AM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fiber Fridays!  All the yarn you ladies make is tremendous, and adored by even non-knitters! (like me).   I especially get a kick out of the names of the yarn.

Misshawklet...I think the 2nd one (blue and orange) should be called 'Finding Nemo'.  Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2007 09:06:36 AM »

I love all the yarns this week!  So pretty.  I wish I had some spinning to show off.  Actually, I just wish I had done some spinning!  (although the "knitting for ME instead of all the Christmas presents" was fun too.)

Very inspiring Fiber Friday today.  Nice break from all the construction equipment in front of me at work...  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2007 09:16:58 AM »

Wow, gorgeous yarns once again! I especially love the one in the snow!
I've done more knitting than anything else this week, but here are some I didn't have pictures of yet last time:

This one is called Jazz, 72g of Black alpaca and white alpaca blended with some bamboo - gives it a great lustre.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/123/362631389_549d40abbb.jpg?v=0

The next one is called snowflake and is the thinnest yarn I've spun so far (but still quite chunky, lol). It measures about 124m of 2ply and is 90g.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/150/362631393_9255e3e986.jpg?v=0

The last one isn't new, but I took a new picture which does it much more justice (It's my favourite yarn so far):

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