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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2007 11:00:10 PM »

First Fiber Friday! I did the Handcrafts and Handspun 2 swap, and my partner was the lovely fyberduck. In addition to some seriously awesome yarn, she sent me a great spinning set-up. Here's my first try, natural wool posing with dandelions for scale. Its name is Sheepish Rocky (anyone play YPP?):

It's yarn!  It's even yarn, too.  Good job!  Can't wait to see action shots of the caliometry... Grin

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« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2007 11:29:49 PM »

    As usual the yarn blows me away. I can't think of a place I'd rather be than checking out the fiber posts on Friday.
    Not much spinning this week but I did do some dyeing and lots of drafting for the dragon swap. I hope I get a knitter! Grin
    BTW- I nearly snorted my drink out of my nose when I read Kristie's Plum Pudding skein. Mu husband calls me puddin' for some reason and it's become sort of a joke around here. Now I need a puddin' skein,lol

« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2007 08:06:54 AM »

Okay so I know its not really fiber Friday anymore but I wanted to post this one so badly. It's my first silk.

Morning glory
160 yds 16wpi 2ply
Silk hankies died with koolaid post spinning

I love that it's shiny!!
I'm going to string some beads on it before I knit fingerless gloves.

Great work this week everyone!!
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« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2007 09:53:38 AM »

Beautiful silk Star217! I was never sure if koolaid worked on silk, it looks like it took well. What did you use to spin the hankies?

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« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2007 12:45:30 PM »

Everyone made beautiful yarns this week. I missed this fiber friday due to computer problems, but next week I am going to participate Smiley

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« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2007 03:37:51 PM »

I used my wheel, I just followed the directions from knittyspin in knitty. I did a smaller bit on my bottom whorl drop spindle and it worked just as well too.

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« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2007 06:35:48 PM »

So, I know it's well past Friday, but I had these done by Friday, and when I tried to take pics... the battery was so dead it wasn't funny and then it took forever to charge. 

This one is a superwash merino that was hand painted by my partner hoxierice.  I call it barbie wannabe because of the pink and purple.  It's spun much chunkier than I usually do, but it suits it I think.

This is also a superwas merino handpainted by hoxierice which I personally think looks like emeralds, you know, the good ones that have a bit of blue fire in them?  I spun it in superfine singles and then navajo plied it.  In the end, it's slightly thinner than the sock yarn I bought commercially.  I was hoping there'd be enough for footies... but I think there's just not enough yardage.  I think it would self stripe awesomely.

This one is an alpaca that I spun pretty fine and then navajo plied.  There isn't much there because I wasn't sure how it was turning out.  It kind of has a mohair halo type deal to it.  I think I may spin the rest a bit thicker... I'm not sure if really fine is the way to go.

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« Reply #47 on: April 28, 2007 09:15:20 AM »

I wish I could learn because I am so in love with all of this!!!

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