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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2007 11:39:02 PM »

tehandehness - The brant name was Snell and the label looked like it was from the 70s
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2007 11:59:41 PM »

It is still technicaly Friday here for 3 more minutes!  Here is my fiber.  It is a 60/40 blend of Merino and Bamboo in the Mermaid colorway from Spunky Eclectic



I spun it thin, here is a closeup so you can see how it shines



And another so you can see just how thin it is.



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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2007 12:40:46 AM »

Wow, I didn't know they sold acrylic fiber.
Yeah; I actually saw a couple of bags of old acrylic fiber at my local thrift store this past week. I passed, but I definitely considered picking them up just for the heck of it.
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2007 01:32:19 AM »

bixby, that coloring is gorgeous!
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2007 02:45:03 PM »

My god Bixby, that is GORGEOUS!

tehandehness: Blue faced leicester is really good for slubs in my opinion, you have a lot of control and can play around a lot. Let's see if I can describe this. I draft it out kind of thick initially, and on the thin areas, I pull it out and spin just a little bit of the fiber, and then I build up some twist, pull out a thicker area of fiber, and when I let the twist spin out, that spins up a slub. Also: I overspin a little bit with slubs, to avoid them falling apart. I tried doing slubs with alpaca, and it was a nightmare! It kept falling apart. : /
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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2007 03:24:49 PM »

Thanks  Cheesy

Update on the yardage - 2600 yards from 8 oz or 325 yards per ounce
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« Reply #26 on: August 11, 2007 08:30:32 PM »

Bixby - Gorgeous!  I envy your patience.  I've got a Louet (which is meant for worsted and bulky yarns) so I need to get a high-speed flyer if I want to spin lace.  Believe me, I have tried and it is more trouble than it is worth.

Luxx - Acrylic is something that you don't see a lot of.  How was it to spin? (slippery?  Scratchy?)
 
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« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2007 01:25:04 AM »

Hi first time I have had anything done for fiber Friday

fleece dyed with commercial wool dye and plied with fine black wool
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/Gypsy03/P8060956.jpg

silky merino tops
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/Gypsy03/P8120984.jpg

tops dyed with food colours my fist attempt dying with food colouring
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/Gypsy03/P8120981.jpg

fawn and white  tops
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/Gypsy03/P8120995.jpg

thanks for looking Gypsy

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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2007 03:36:27 AM »

Dang, just when I got my wheel all set up, I had to spend the week painting stupid furniture. I also did something painful to my back and had to spend Thursday (my big chance to spin this week) sitting very still. Poop. But it's all better now and I hope to spend today preparing a big lump of superwash merino for spinning sock yarn.

Anyways, you all made beautiful yarns (as usual!) this week!

NiftyKnitter - your alpaca looks so soft! I tried alpaca once and it was all scratchy and, well, not soft at all. Did you do anything special to get such a yummy yarn?

Lufah and Lufahsman - your Collaboration Yarn is just about the coolest thing ever - what a great idea and it came out gorgeous!

Grayling - mmmm.... Smooth Sailing looks like a cloud, it looks so fluffy and soft!

Cassiemarie - I'm too late to wish you good luck, but I hope everything was perfect! Congratulations!

Bixby - I've been practicing spinning thinner and loved the idea of some gorgeous handspun laceweight but couldn't think of what I would do with it (not being a lacey kind of gal) but after seeing what you did this week, I don't even care! It's so beautiful, I think I'm going to have to give it a go and I hope I get something half as lovely.

I would love to comment on every single yarn here, but then I'll never get any spinning of my own done! Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: August 12, 2007 06:26:21 AM »

100Bean: I tried to spin it woolen with a long draw method (which I have never done before) to keep it softer.   I really sucked at it at first but started to get the hang of it after a while.
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