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« on: January 09, 2008 06:23:12 AM »

I spun this up over the weekend, and then it spent days drying to set the twist.  How does one get the stars to line up to have the fiber done in time for Fiber Friday?

Anyway, it's about 3.75 oz, it wanders from being bulky to being about dk weight, which is part of the reason it's "naive."  The other part is that it has lots of snubs (slubs?), because the pokeberry dyed columbia fleece that I carded up for it wasn't washed properly and therefore drafted like a son of a bitch. 

The other 2/3 of the wool that went into it is two kinds of pinky-purple mystery roving, that a woman gave to me...

Anyway, I think it's cute.  Because, well, why make handspun yarn if it doesn't look handspun?   Wink

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 07:20:22 AM »

Pretty!  Slubby yarn is so fun when it is all knitted up.  You're right...it gives a great, handmade look to your FO.

As for getting things to speed up a little, for me, the stars line up over Colorado, where things dry in less than a day! Wink  'Course, the flipside is that you're  constantly thirsty here and no lotion on earth can help my poor, chapped hands, especially if I've been doing some twist-setting.  If you get really serious about production time, I suppose you could hang your wet yarn in a room with a de-humidifier? 

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008 05:13:07 PM »

Astor, your yarn came out really pretty! As far as getting  your yarn spun, blocked, photo'd, uploaded and onto craftster, I'm really hit or miss. There are so many variables, you know? I can't wait to see more yarns. Smiley

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