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« on: February 23, 2007 12:02:43 AM »

Yay, I'm up late and I want to start the thread  Grin

Not too productive this week, but I did spin some merino/tussah!

The color is truer in the first picture.

Half on the first bobbin..

Plied and washed

The final yarn is 112g, 515 yards, about 17WPI, and I crammed it all on an ashford bobbin (on my hitchhiker) when I plied it .  I only had about 3 yards of single left on one bobbin when I ran out on the other - that was amazingly close considering the overall yardage. It's a bit finer than I intended, but that's ok.

« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007 04:54:03 AM »

ooohh. it looks as if it feels absolutely wonderful! I'm gonna use that picture on my desktop.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007 05:37:58 AM »

Gorgeous yarn, looks awesome!!!

Here is my first real contribution to Fiber Friday!!!!  Here are my first two plied skeins on my new wheel!

This one is half corriedale (the green is Hosta from Spunky Eclectic) and half merino (mill ends from the Sheep Shed).


This one is the same, just a different color corriedale (Pine from SE).

They are super squishy and soft.  Only about 30 yards each, but I am in love!  Smiley


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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007 06:52:53 AM »

Hooray for Fiber Fridays! Great job Mandalin and Easterbun!

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007 07:20:49 AM »

Easterbun, I love you new icon!  Looks like your Hitchhiker is happy to have a buddy!

love the colors, so earthy and wonderful! 

Mandalinn--are those the first fibers spun on your wheel?  My goodness you are speedy, if you just got it yesterday!  wtg they look great!  My 3-year old just declared he wanted the first yarn.  He said it reminds him of Oscar the Grouch!  (we have a fiber friday game:  what would you name that fiber?)  haha--i think its way cheerier than that!  Looks kind of Easter-y!

Anyway, here is my first contribution to Fiber Friday.  Its spindle-spun on my poor, cracked Louet spindle.   You can tell from the pic, but its kind of tweedy looking.

Drumroll for first fiber friday please...

here is a knitted swatch:

The roving was Ashland Bay and it is a heavy worsted.  I couldn't wait to knit a swatch, so the twist hasn't been set yet (which is evident in the swatch), but I think I'll do that tonight.


« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007 07:54:36 AM »

easterbun, I am stunned, your yarn is amazing! Beautiful color and what a yardage!

mandalinn, lovely first yarns, really nice bright colors.

betzi, I love those color. Reminds me of good old bordeaux wine.

It has been a while since my last post, but today, finally, I got some spinning done. I spun up some funny, rainbowcolored polyester roving, some supersoft pale gray merino roving and plied them together:


Here is a closeup:


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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007 08:02:12 AM »

Oh,my, easterbun....I am in total awe! How did you get your fibers so fine? Is it practice? Or does merino(and merino blend)typically work well for a finer plied yarn? I know these are really technical questions, but I am really admiring your work this week> : )It's like you reached inside my brain and posted the mental picture in there!(I hope that doesn't sound too creepy....)
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007 08:23:54 AM »

Beautiful!  I have not yet tried my hand at spinning but am so inspired ( and impressed!) by all of you wonderful spinners out there!


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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007 08:28:03 AM »

oooh! Easterbun - that looks so fine!!!  And hooray for the new contributors!

Here's what I'm working on...

but now I'm trying to decide if I need to overdye it or not...
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007 08:33:41 AM »

Hooray for Friday! I have new yarns but I haven't had a chance to upload the one that was gifted. I'm in the Bay Area for Stitches West this weekend so if any of you happen to be there on Saturday, keep a lookout for me. I'll probably be wearing my brown yarncore tshirt.

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