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Topic: Leap Year Fiber Friday 2/29/08  (Read 9052 times)
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« Reply #20 on: February 29, 2008 10:21:19 AM »

ooohhh, I love the Cheetos inspired yarn! 

« Reply #21 on: February 29, 2008 10:37:48 AM »

Well I think this is my first time ever posting a finished yarn here! I figured it would be a good time to do it, on a leap year! Try something new right?  Wink

Well here is my contribution! I call it "Frolicking Hope" because the Llama this came from is named Hope!  Cheesy (Man I feel grown up naming my yarns!!!)

It's about 82 yards, I don't know weight.
It's single ply baby llama with a little bit of merino in there to give some  bits of color. The pink merino was dyed by me with food coloring. I got the baby llama raw, and since I haven't gotten my hand carders yet, I used plastic forks. More information can be found here

Whew, first ever fiber friday post is over! That was exciting!! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2008 10:43:41 AM »

Oh and inle_rah! Your Heat Wave sock yarn is amazing!

Also, cassiemarie, your Mardi Gras one definitley reminds me of Mardi Gras as well, i love those purples and greys with everything  Smiley

« Reply #23 on: February 29, 2008 11:11:49 AM »

Oh that llama looks so fuzzy and soft! Welcome to fiber friday icemelon! Hope to see lots more of your finished yarns  Wink

I haven't posted here for a while myself. I recently moved house and just got internet at home set up again. So I'm slowly getting back into the online world.
I was on holiday last week and got quite a bit of spinning done  Cheesy

First up is Paintball - Falklandwool, Merinowool, cashmere and golden sparkle carded together with felted beads spun right in

Bloomer - Merino and Falklandwool, Wensleydale locks and handfelted flowers and beads

Whirlwind - handcarded Merino wool, camel, sparkle and felted beads

And Wildflowers - handdyed Falklandwool spun with lots of coils throughout

Happy leap year fiber friday everyone! Grin

« Reply #24 on: February 29, 2008 12:23:44 PM »

My first fiber Friday contribution! I think this is my most 'conservative' yarn yet! Tongue

100% merino, 178 yards, avg wpi=11

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« Reply #25 on: February 29, 2008 01:02:29 PM »

Here's mine for today.  It's called Royal.  Corridale 13 WPI 210 yards of yumm.

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« Reply #26 on: February 29, 2008 01:53:39 PM »

RepoBebo- wow!!!
i love all 6 of your yarns and love how you paired them!

Lufah-love the color combo

bperry042- congrats on the new wheel!
and wow you are really cranking out the yarn!!!
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« Reply #27 on: February 29, 2008 01:58:44 PM »

Ahhh, I am SO excited! I FINALLY get to post something here! I went to Stitches West last weekend and bought some alpaca and a new drop spindle, dug out the wool I'd bought before, and got working.

I don't have any pictures of the before wool, but it's pretty obvious in some places what it looked like at first. I had some troubles drafting new fiber from the bunch, but got the hang of it after a while. Also plied it around itself, so it's really just one big strand (which was really hard to do!)

Close Up of the same yarn. The middle strand is what it should ideally look like all the way around.

This is the second attempt using the same wool. It looks much much better already as I've been getting the hang of it pretty quickly. Found a better way to ply it around itself, and here it is drying on the towel after the water bath to set the twist.

Here is one of the Alpaca wools I picked up at Stitches. So pretty!

And here it is all spun up and soaking in the water to set the twist.

The before shot of the Baby Alpaca wool.

The now dry hank all spun up. It's really really soft and once the other alpaca finished drying I plan on plying the two together.

Close up shot of the singles.

The two drop spindles I'm using. the one on the right is the one I bought at Stitches. The whorl is really small and makes it hard to spin on its own. The one on the left I made myself out of a dowel, rubber grommet, an old cd, and a hook. It works muuuuch better. It also has some more baby alpaca I'm working on already started on it.

A close-up of the alpaca currently on the spindle. I'm taking this one very slowly to see how fine I can make the yarn. So far it's working out incredibly well. A couple slubs here and there, but for the most part nearly flawless. The color is actually more like the other pictures.

Hope you all like it. And I plan on seeing you all next Friday, too! Wink

« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2008 02:02:53 PM »

I only have  one yarn this week but i have two batt!
Botanical Garden 132 yards

and now for the batts!
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« Reply #29 on: February 29, 2008 02:53:38 PM »

Love all the yarns this week ^-^ I've got a large ammount of single sitting on my spindle to ply and I think I might do that tonight. It's always inspiring to see the new yarns for the week. Jump-starts me again ^-^


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