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« Reply #170 on: July 19, 2007 02:25:48 PM »

anneadeline i like them both!

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« Reply #171 on: July 19, 2007 07:26:33 PM »

Thanks all!

For the snood, I did use the Mary Jane Pithy Hat (http://www.littleturtleknits.com/pithyhat.htm).  The yarn was not quite worsted and I knit it loosely so it is more snood-ish.  I've got a thing about snoods, so I imagine a lot of handspun snoods on the way.

Has anyone crocheted with handspun yarn?  Is it difficult?
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« Reply #172 on: July 19, 2007 11:29:19 PM »

I got my wheel today!  I finally can spin using something other than a drop spindle Cheesy

I'd almost forgotten how much faster wheels are than spindles.  Now I'll finally make some progress on the Tour...

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« Reply #173 on: July 20, 2007 02:47:43 AM »

OOOhhh! Shocked I'm jealous. I know that everyone is raving about the victoria and sonata but I sooooooooooooooo want a journey wheel.
« Reply #174 on: July 20, 2007 04:38:11 AM »

Has anyone crocheted with handspun yarn?  Is it difficult?

I have heard that it you spin your yarn counterclock wise then ply it clockwise it will not unply as your crochet.

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« Reply #175 on: July 20, 2007 07:25:49 AM »

I've got this week's yarns to share. I was going to post them for Fiber Friday but I htink I'll just put a group shot there and the real pictures here.

The first one: Rosebleed. This was spun from Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks fiber I got from a friend - the label was lost and I don't know the content but it is incredibly soft. It's a 2-ply that came out a bit thicker than I hoped but it's still pretty, in a bruisy kind of way. 3.8 oz. 80 yards.

Next up: I see you.This is a singles yarn spun from natural colored wool, hand-dyed purple and tan mill ends, and mohair. 3.6 oz. 121 yards.

The third yarn is called Volcano. This yarn is made from natural chocolate brown merino, hand dyed pale blue and orange mill ends, orange mohair and recycled sari silk, plied with cotton crochet thread strung with 75 glass amber beads. It reminds me of a volcano erupting on a clear day. 3.6 oz. 132 yards.

I spun a yarn last week called Canterbury. This week I've got Canterbury Junior. This yarn was made in the same way and used the leftover roving... I still love these colors! 2.3 oz. 90 yards.

The last yarn here is called July in the Alps. That's where the Tour de France was when I spun it. You may recognize the colors, as it is from the same roving as Canterbury. (Reminder: the roving I bought at Black Sheep Gathering from Ronnie's Homespun. This was dyed by her 9 year old grandson.) It's a somewhat energized single. 3 oz. 122 yards.


« Reply #176 on: July 20, 2007 07:36:13 AM »

knitwit- they are all stunning as usual!  I really like the use of colors in volcano.

I have started my "something yellow" skein.  I am really excited about my concept and just hope the execution goes as planned!  It will take a few days to finish because I have some knitting to finish up.  Anyone else have anything "yellow" planned?

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« Reply #177 on: July 20, 2007 07:38:10 AM »

volcano and canterbury.. I cant decide which is my favorite. I love them both so much!

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« Reply #178 on: July 20, 2007 07:51:07 AM »

Knitwit those are lovely. I posted my pics to the fiber friday post, it seemed so lonely there last week that I had to keep it company. I'm still spinning the bamboo from the fiber lady. Its taking such along time because I keep getting sidetracked by other fibers begging to be spun.

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« Reply #179 on: July 20, 2007 09:53:51 AM »

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