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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008 06:41:48 AM »

This week is awesome already!  So much goodness.  I love xampx's 5-ply, grayling's vintage, snowberrylime's Lily butterfly (which is so sedate and gorgeous I can't stand it) and the plant dyed yarn, and, oh, just about everything else.  Flower's and Lemon's little swatchette is so cute!  I am so jealous of the Loop batts.  How was it spinning the sequins?  Ack!  Sensory overload!  Smiley

Here's mine for this week.  The first is called Chasing Comets, and is a total of 145 yards and 9 1/4 ounces.  I combed up fiber balls that included a ton of different stuff in them, like visocose, soy silk, lots o' bling, and then plied it with beaded thread, and then boucle'd it with a thin soy silk single:

Then I decided to try and spin my first super-coiled yarn.  It's 4 1/2 ounces and 16 yards, which I think is kind of hilarious.  I love it, though:


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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2008 06:45:55 AM »

Gorgeous stuff everyones makin
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2008 06:52:15 AM »

Hey all you Batt-y people,

Everyone's yarn looks squishy and delish!
Without further adu:

Heartbeat - 100% Mohair that I dyed this with some jacquard dye. I think that it turned out fabulous and I have to keep this one for myself. It was my first try at mohair and I found it difficult in the begin because it was so slippery, but once I got the hang of it, it was a dream. It's so silky soft and fuzzy...I'm in love.

A shot of the fuzzy stuff.

Paint Box - I spun the colourful single from silk hankies. This was my first go at silk and it was quite fun and so easy to spin lace weight. I then plied some with a pearl cotton and some with an acrylic/nylon (both comercial). I'm not crazy about this yarn.

Forest Floor - 168 Yards of Targhee. I had seen some etsy people who had spun from raw fleece and their yarns look so squishy and soft and so I was inspired. I bought two pounds of the fleece and I love it. It's like merino kinda. I was surprised how easy it was to spin from fleece. Very fun!

So I just bought a drum carder last night! Hooray! I can't wait to start whipping up some crazy batts!
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2008 06:57:33 AM »

OMG.. I LOVE chasing comets!!!!!!!

Spinning the sequins was a trip.. there were 3 pieces, abut 6 inches long.  The first two I spun "regular" twisting it with the alpaca.. so there's places where the fiber covers the sequins.. which is cool.. it shines from under the fiber..  the third piece I held and wrapped around the fiber as it was spinnng.. which is also cool.. That piece I had to make sure there were some threaddy ends so I could twist them into the fiber so the sequins strip would be secure..  so that worked too.  It was a really fun experience.. especially since I've only had my wheel for 3 weeks.. so I didn't have to worry about consistancy or being even.. I just let the fiber do what it wanted.  I have one more set of these crazy batts.. and they have sequins too.. so I'm excited to dive in..   LOL.. that'll be for next week!!

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2008 06:59:24 AM »

Oh such lovely fiber fun 

I'm in deep love with Amazon. Such a fun mix and green is my favorite color.

I can't wait to share I'm hoping my first order of new roving gets here soon since I finished building my spindle last night.

I'm bringing sexy back, I think I dropped it somewhere between the donut shop and the Cheesecake Factory.

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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2008 07:20:27 AM »

Gorgeous, as always!
Such deep, rich colors this week.

I spun for the first time in a month last night, so excited!  Still on the bobbin, it is a scrap yarn that will be a two-ply when it grows up.  Also awaiting some batts from copperpot and roving from marion on Etsy. Oh, how I love Etsy!
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2008 07:23:35 AM »

Hello again, and I'm not even too late for the party!

Flowers and lemons, it's lovely to see the first few yards of handspun - and the Turkish spindle was a great choice. Smiley The texture looks really great knitted up as well.

Grayling, those yarns are gorgeous, I wonder how Vintage would knit up?

Wow, Jazzturtle, you have been reeeally prolific!

Anyway, it's been truly ages since I last posted in fibre friday, so I have a bit of catching up to do! To keep it simple I am just going to post a few of my latest yarns.

Plus I was able to spin quite a few new art yarns, which I will hopefully post next week...
Thanks to everyone for sharing!


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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2008 07:26:31 AM »

Happy Friday! I'm always glad to see new spinners.

Here's what I did this week:

"Vintage" - wool and nylon

"Amazon" - wool and nylon

Oh, my! Those are both beautifl!!!  See! I can't even TYPE I'm in such awe!
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2008 08:03:07 AM »

Great yarns this week everyone such texture!
I have two to share.
450 yards DK weight 6oz of wool top hand dyed with acid dyes and spun modified long draw 13wpi
"Boye" (because I'm trading this for a brand new boye needlemaster set)

400 yards laceweight 1.7oz (!!) wool bamboo blemd 28 wpi spun long draw
"Runny" (This is a beautiful yarn that bleeds like it's on the rag, I'm not sure I'll ever get the pink out of my sink)
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2008 08:08:35 AM »

I love all your spinning projects. The colours are amazing  Smiley
I didn't knew it was called a swatchette  Grin now I know.. Thanks  Smiley

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