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« on: February 16, 2007 12:15:54 AM »

It's finally Friday! I've got four yarns to show off this week. All of them different. First is Coral Reef, strung with real pearls. 2.9 oz, 149 yards.

Next up: Mangowood. Mostly brown with bits of different oranges here and there. It's a worsted single, 2.9 oz. 121 yards. I'm happy it seems well balanced.

Third we have Chaos: 2.5 oz, 86 yards. Lots of odd bits of cotton yarn spun into it.

Finally... Oil slick. This was fun to do. I took small amounts of different wool colors, (The black is alpaca) and spun two singles and plied them together. I also used a crazy batt I carded with bamboo and silk bits for shine. It's really fun to change colors often. 2.7 oz, 66 yards.

I can't wait to see the yarnahol!

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007 12:46:13 AM »

This is what I've spun up this week.

The one on the left is a two ply fingering weight, and the right is a bulky weight two ply.

Here's a closeup of the bulky. This is definitely my favorite yarn I've ever spun. It took me over two weeks just to spin this though, although I did enjoy every minute of it. (I'm in college taking lots of classes and I only have a spindle).

« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2007 01:56:01 AM »

Yum - I like the pearls!

Here's my yarn for the week:

Merino 2-ply, unnamed - so pretty! I think this is going to a show with me. I haven't spun plain old merino in a while, and I forgot how amazingly it plies up. So squishy!



Cornflower - superwash merino singles. Superwash merino is sooo silky-smooth and soft.


Pumpkineater - superwash merino plied with thread. Big puffly slubs of orange throughout. I like this one!

Fauna - superwash merino singles. Slightly overspun, which I almost never do, but I like the added texture.

And, a pair of handspun mitts:

Melon-choly - handspun fingerless gloves. From merino singles, so they're soft & warm.

Happy Fiber Friday everyone!
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2007 05:19:17 AM »

Knitwit: Nice pearls, I've been looking for some real ones to add to my skeins myself Smiley
and Feral: You have really been busy! I love the pumpkin colour scheme and especially these handspun mittens!

I have started sewing again, and started quite a big art yarn as well as some soy silk to be overdyed - so I haven't been quite as active.
But here are two hand dyed merinos:

A rainbow coloured 2ply

..and one of my new favourites, Latte Macchiato Caramel:

I will probably make some wrist warmers for myself - somehow I managed to loose mine again. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2007 05:53:10 AM »

OMG you guys!! How amazing!!!

Knitwit, fabulous, fabulous yarns--as usual! I always love how much thought you seem to put into your creations.

Feralfeminine, the colors of that merino 2-ply are spectacular!!

Obsessedknitter, love love love the purple! I want to swim in it.  Wink

Snowberrylime, I love the latte yarn!!!

My own contribution for this week, hardly as impressive as what's already been posted though! It's my first attempt at spinning from the fold, some merino-tencel from funwithyarn.com. It's uneven as crap, but I love the way the colors turned out in both skeins.


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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007 06:14:13 AM »

so i havent been spinning for very long....a couple weeks really, but wanted to show what i have so far
first skein:  miniature olde english shouthdown plied with blue, pink, and metalic silver sewing thread

skein 2, sunburn:  columbia, koolaid dyed and plied with pale yellow crochet thread and metalic gold sewing thread, 27 yards

skein three, spring pea: columbia, koolaid dyed, 97 yards
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007 06:31:07 AM »

Ok, I'm having trouble posting today for some reason, so if these show up more than once I'm sorry!

Coral Reef

Mood Ring


Wild Horses

Have a great weekend!

« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007 06:33:06 AM »

everything is so colorful and squooshy today!!  I am in love with all of it  Cheesy

I didn't get to spin this week, but I did get to knit using some of my early yarns.  This is a girl from auntie hat made with some wool blend that I spun back in October.  The color is actually a little greener than in the picture.

I have a bunch of this yarn left over, so I am trying to decide between making another hat with a wider brim or some socks or wrist warmers

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007 06:41:17 AM »

its all so beautiful!  i love fiber friday...can't wait to have something to add myself!

Knitwit, your coral reef is to die for!  i love it!

Obsessed--those are some great yarns!  I have a drop spindle too, and not a lot of time, so i can relate.  that said, they turned out beautifully!  loooooove the colors!

feral, i adore the first one!  the colors remind me of ice cream...so yummy i just want to eat it.  

« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007 07:23:44 AM »

Holy crap, everything is so amazing this week! Hmm, I probably say that every week, but this week is crazy, and it's only just started!

Feralfeminine - Wow! and those mitts are awesome! I had the same thought this week - I've started spinning some plain merino for the first time in ages, I've been busy trying loads of new fibers, and I forgot how yummy and bouncy it is, I'm having so much fun spinning it!

Kristiehaynes - your colors are absolutely amazing! I'm a HUGE fan of bright fun colors, each one of those could be my favorite colors ever.

Bixby - your hat is great! I love seeing what people have made from their handspun as much as the yarns themselves.

Ok, here's what I've got this week. After some advice a few weeks ago from Rubysdaughter, here's some silk I finally tried:

Flutterby, Tussah silk from Spunky Eclectic - 50g, 198m

Not quite up to Rubydaughter's amazing silk yarns, but at least I didn't destroy it! It's shinier than it looks in the photo, but it is kind of fuzzy, is that normal for silk? I'm pretty pleased with it anyway.

And this is kind of a random story, but you guys are the only ones who would understand my excitement. My house (well, my parent's house) has been up for sale for just over a year so since I learned to spin, I've not yet been able to try dying my own fiber. The realtor wanted to be able to bring people by with barely any notice, so everything always had to be all perfect and clean. And pretty skeins of yarn drying are fine, but big piles of sheepy wool dripping in the bathroom wasn't possible. Every week I'd be so jealous of the gorgeous stuff you guys have handdyed. But the house finally sold two weeks ago!!! The very first thing I did (seriously, the same day) was order a big bag of fiber and a pile of Kool-Aid. I finally got a chance to try yesterday (using Knitwit's great tutorial, thanks Knitwit!) and here's my first effort:

Watermelon Lemonade, 125g of merino

(The pink is softer in reality, not so neon looking.) This is very, very exciting for me, I had so much fun. And then I get to spin it - I feel like a little kid at Christmas! I'm going to have the house to myself for a couple days next week and I think (if I can wait that long) I'll take over the kitchen and dye my ass off. Woohoo! Smiley
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