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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

silky merino tops

tops dyed with food colours my fist attempt dying with food colouring

fawn and white  tops

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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