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« on: April 27, 2007 06:47:32 AM »


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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007 06:53:51 AM »

Do you know how sad it is when the spinning moderator doesn't know how to spin?

yeah, I know.

I've been waiting to take a spinning class since SEPTEMBER! I tried learning on a drop spindle, but oh, woe, and pity that did NOT work out. I finally (FINALLY) started my class last night and it is soooo exciting. There are only three of us, we get a whole garbage bag full of fiber, and we got to take our wheels HOME with us! (so excited, cant you tell?)

Well, this is the first thing I've spun. Ever. It's increeeeedibly horrible,  but I am SO proud of it! Grin thick, thin, slubby, unspun parts... its beautiful. I'm in heaven. the wool is from a blue faced leicester, but it could quite possibly be romney.

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007 07:10:00 AM »

This is about 2-3 weeks' worth of spinning for me.

I got a pound of the red mix from sheep shed. I'm spinning it up slowly, it's coming out to between a DK weight and a worsted weight when plied. I'm not sure what the yardage on these 3 skeins is, but I've still got plenty left.

More sheep shed mystery yarn. This I dyed... when I spun it came out looking mostly peach and light pinks... not really my colors. It's probably a little thinner than the red mix ones I spun.

Some rainbowy BFL I dyed. I spun it thick and thin with some slubs, then plied it with sewing thread. It was my first time trying that, I like the effect.

I've got another in shades of purple like the last one. I'll probably end up putting most of these up on etsy because most of the time I have no idea what I'd use these yarns for... I need to start spinning with more of a finished knitted project in mind or something, heh.

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2007 07:23:39 AM »

Here's my contribution for the week:
Wool Top
13 wpi - I'm guessing it's dk weight
With needle felted flowers that can be attached to the finished project

Its a bit overspun which reminded me of springs, hence the name.

Great work so far everyone. Vanillaxlight you don't even want to know what my first wheel yarn looked like. My bf took one look at the mess I had tangled myself into, raised one eyebrow and asked if the purchase of a wheel was really worth the price. But it was, it really was, once you get the hand of it you'll find yourself working very hard not to ignore your loved ones so you can spend more time with your wheel.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007 08:06:44 AM »

Yay Fiber Friday! Great yarn so far. I especially like the unamed one, the rainbow-y bfl and spring. And of course, vanillaxlight's first wheel yarn - congrats! Very exciting! I love seeing everyone's yarns on Fridays. Smiley I've got four skeins:

More crayons:

Breakout - this self-stripes a bright row with a row of black.

Chuy: For a friend who wants to knit a guy scarf.

I can't wait to watch this thread fill up today!

« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2007 08:52:12 AM »

Hi Everyone,

Long time no post, but that hasn't stopped me from viewing and aweing over Fiber Friday entries.  This week I can share something.
What started off as this

8 ozs of Paradise Fiber Microblend, consists of 95% superwash wool and 5% nylon.  Colorway is Raspberry mocha.  Spun into this

and here's another shot for clarity

All I can say is those are lace weight singles.  Not too sure of the yardage because I haven't measured yet.  The plan is to turn it into a lace shawl.  I'm glad I have more of this fiber, because I would rather my shawl be bigger than smaller.

Thanks for letting me share, now I'm off to view the other entries.

« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2007 09:28:21 AM »

This is my first Fiber Friday post! My latest creation didn't turn out as planned... I named this yarn Who Puked Up Ice Cream On My Artificial Lawn?. I really liked two colors when they were separate, but their powers combined is just icky. I spun each from merino wool roving I dyed with acid dyes. The pink is thistle and gray and is spun thinner. The green is teal and lime green and is very thick and thin. Spun each on my Ashford Top Whorl drop spindle and then plied them. The finished yarn is about 40 yds and is the thrid yarn I have ever spun.  Smiley


« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2007 09:29:36 AM »

I only have two this week, it's the week before finals, so I've been soooo busy.  Beautiful stuff everyone!

Turquoise Berry, approx 198 yards

Mauve Dream, approx 138 yards
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2007 09:43:32 AM »

Loving the Friday goodness, everyone!!

Well, I've finally gotten my camera working and so can now post stuff!  Yay!!  Happy Fiber Friday to each and everyone!

This one I've had hanging around for a couple of weeks, but thought you might like to see it anyway.

It's cycled through a lot of names and can't apparently figure out what it wants to be (right now I'm calling it Love Potion #9).  It does, however, seem to want to toss itself off the balcony.  Haven't set the twist yet on this guy.

It's 100% merino and is uber-bulky, spun on my bottom-whorl drop spindle.  Can't remember the length at the moment...it's at home and I'm at work.   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2007 09:47:01 AM »

Loving all the fiber this week!!

I spun this up this week.  It is an Almost Solid sampler pack from Spunky Eclectic in all Merino.  There are 20 different colors there in 1 oz skeins.


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