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Topic: Fiber Friday 1/4/08 (Happy New Year!!!)  (Read 7198 times)
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« on: January 04, 2008 07:13:32 AM »

How-do all my fiber addicts, its the first fiber Friday of '08. I have three to share this week
280 yards mohair worsted weight singles spun using a modified long draw

I love the way it looks but hate the feel of mohair any ideas on what to do with it?

300 yards of Merino/Tussah Silk 50/50 spun short draw and 2 ply.
"Tactile" - Named for the feel, not the look

I love merino/tussah and would sleep and snuggle up so warm in tons and tons of it.

160 yards 2 ply Merino X from batts from Mandalinn pulled into roving and spun with a modified long draw
"Mermaid Dreads"


And finally a FO crocheted from this alpaca that I spun cleaned and prepped myself awhile back

Even with the holes its super warm cause its alpaca!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008 07:39:43 AM »

I was so excited last night finishing this up because I knew I could participate in Fiber Friday!  Grin I got this roving in the 12 days of christmas swap. It's superwash, silk, a bit of mohair and sparkle. I love it! Plied back on itself 475 yards, sport weight.

I call it  I love the 80s. These were some of the colors I was obsessed with in the 80s, that and checkerboard. You can't see the sparkle so much but it's super sparkly.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2008 08:06:27 AM »

One of my new year's resolutions is to spin at least one skein of yarn a week - I've got to work through my stash somehow!  So far I've done pretty well.  Here's this week's goodies:

High Plains Drifter - mainly BFL roving I got from my friend Katie (Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=111769 ), with a little Lincoln wool and berry colored mohair mixed in for shits and giggles.  140 yards, 8 3/8 oz.

Bertie Bott's Everyflavor yarn - I have no clue what is in this yarn.  I must have combined a bunch of rovings together and then lapsed into amnesia, because I have no memory of combing these roving balls at all.  I know it was done recently though, so that's a little disturbing.  All of the Christmas Chaos must have gotten to me.  Anyway, this is 4 3/8 oz and 156 yards.

Big Pink and Emergency Back-Up Pink - I wound up with 2 skeins of this because it wouldn't all fit on one bobbin.  I combined some wool, mohair, tencel, and tussah silk and spun the big fat ply, and then decided to ply it with some of the tussah silk spun thin by itself.  Because of all the silk and tencel in this, it's really shiny, and it's cloud soft.  Total of 170 yards and 8 5/8 oz. (Gomerriffic, my Big Pink yarn wants to come play with your 80s yarn!  Smiley )

Also made a little owl out of some woven handspun:

Currently working on a pair of socks out of Lufahsman's handspun:

And Lufahsman and I got our nifty handspun yarn display unit mounted to the wall in our hallway!

Woo!  That's it for right now.  Yay productivity!

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008 08:32:11 AM »

I got a wheel for christmas and spent the days off between christmas and new year's simply churning out yarn!

First, some bulky plan ol' wool to get used to the thing:

Then, some bamboo roving. It's navajo plied out of necessity because the fricka fracking single wouldn't stop breaking:

Also, I spun up some lovely Fleece Artist 65% merino/35% silk roving into a two-ply worsted to bulky weight.

I have one more, but the pics aren't uploaded. Oops. Smiley I'll post it later on.

« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008 09:43:26 AM »

I think Big Pink and 80's yarn would be great friends Lufah. The silk is so thin I thought it was thread! I envy your yarn display.  Oh and everyone's yarns are so beautiful & I love seeing stuff knit from it.  It still makes me giddy to be able to post with all the people I've admired for the last couple years!

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008 09:48:29 AM »

Everyone's yarns look great, as always.  I especially love the colors in "Mermaid Dreads" and the "Bertie Bott's Everyflavor Yarn".  I also love seeing what people have made with their handspun.  I have yet to make anything with any of mine, but perhaps that will be one of my goals for 2008.  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2008 10:33:34 AM »

oh great start to the new year everyone! I love Mermaid Dreads and Big Pink especially Smiley

This is my only offering this week and my first vaguely successful attempt at plying a yarn with anything.

"Vintage Post-Apocalypse" spun from Earth Goddess by [email protected] then plyed with dustygrey thread and various beads. Theres a LOT more sparkle in there than the photos show.


« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2008 11:17:25 AM »

I have a few this go-round:

I think I already posted the stuff on the left, but I'm not sure. Anyway, more superwash merino. Intended for socks, but I think I ended up spinning it thicker than usual the past 2 weeks since I'm getting less yardage.

The one on the left here is all 'scrap' superwash. Basically, I had one colorway I dyed up that only had about 2 1/2 ounces, so I ripped off chunks from other colors I'd dyed to get it up around 4-5 ounces.

And some sheepshed mill-ends dyed light yellow with hints of maroon, although the maroon does not want to show up well in pictures. It kinda looks like a bruised banana. This came out thick-and-thin overall bulky.


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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008 11:24:16 AM »

I love the "scrap" yarn- it looks like it would knit up really funky.  And I really like the name "bruised banana" for the yarn color- so perfectly descriptive!  I bet the maroon looks lovely in person, though.  Very cool!  Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2008 12:09:46 PM »

Phantom- I love that yarn! I spun Wonkaville this week.

 It's 65 yards of Super Bulky Merino in Brown, Burgundy, Pink and Purple. I'm saving this one for a DS cozy for my new Nintendo DS. Grin
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