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« on: March 07, 2008 05:02:17 AM »

"Star-Spangled" - blend of wool and nylon

Can't wait to see the rest! Have a great weekend!

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008 05:05:21 AM »

Happy friday everyone!!!!

It's been a busy week for me!!

This first is my favorite. It's from a Loop spontaneous batt called Tidal Wave.  It has super soft white huacaya/suri alpaca blend, bamboo, merino, domestic wool, mohair, glitz, silk, commercial novelty yarn snippets, and other goodies
Endless sea
6 oz, 200 yards

The second is also a favorite.  It was my first attempt at "soft spun" or a low twist.  I put just enough to hold the yarn together.  I was worried it would fall apart when i was setting the twist.. but it held up beautifully, and it's lofty and squooshy.. just like I hoped.
2 oz
Spun thick/thin
Merino, mohair, camel, fauz cashmere and sparkle

This was from batts from hobbledehoy on etsy..

Then I did one from a batt on copperpot on etsy and loose cotswold locks from hollyeqq.  It looked like these colorways were made for eachother!
3.4 oz, 68 yards
spun thick/thin with loose cotswold locks, batt of merino, silk and bamboo with lots of firestar!!

Then I did 2 skiens of  crazy supercoils which I turned into cool coillers

Happy friday everyone!!


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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008 05:19:00 AM »

I love all the coils everyone seems to be doing lately.. they look so much fun!

I especially like your super squooshy yarn jazzturtle!

I haven't posted to fiber friday in a looong time.. I finally have something to show off!

4 oz 315 yds
Corriedale fiber in the rocky mountain high colorway from Spunky Eclectic

And I'm currently working on this...
(fiber is BFL in the Tiger Lily colorway from The Painted Sheep)

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008 05:58:21 AM »

amazing! I am in awe of the handspun yarns! Very very very beautiful:)
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008 06:16:29 AM »

Everything looks beautiful so far! I love Fridays Smiley Here are mine for the week:

"Magically Delicious" 2 ply, 207 total yards, 5.9 oz, Corriedale x Colonial, the roving was from PerChancetoKnit on etsy

I finished it late last night so I haven't set the twist yet.

"Mint Chocolate Marshmallow" 2 ply, 62.5 yards, 2.5 oz, from Mill Ends I hand painted.

And finally this is a little baby skein I spun at my spinning group this week. Rose, the owner of my LYS gave us all a little bit to try but do you think I can remember what kind of wool it is?! NO. It's some local stuff she picked up at a shearing a few weeks ago. It was wonderful to spin!

« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008 06:52:43 AM »

Yarnz... I has them...

The first one is one I just want to get out of the way.  I combed up some roving that had wool, mohair, nylon, and maybe some other stuff in it, but after I had a few balls done, I realized I was already sick of it.  And then it became an albatross, so I figure I had to go ahead and spin it to get it out of my life, and I realized that I didn't like spinning it either!  I got through it, though, and wound up with this navaho plied skein.  100 yards, 3 5/8 ounces.

It doesn't really look that bad, but I just never warmed up to it somehow.

Next I have Play Doh:

And its little brother, Clown Farts:

Play Doh is wool plied with tencel that unfortunately drifted apart in some spots when I was trying to make the coils.  Sad  87 yards, 4 1/8 ounces.  Clown Farts is the leftover wool navaho plied.  Not sure on the yardage, but it's 1 7/8 ounces.

The next yarn is called Little Ghost.  First I took a bunch of leftover commercial yarn bits I had from my last weaving project:

...and tied them all together.  I used that as a core to wrap some fluffy Lilac Jacob/Angora roving around, and after I had that done, I plied it with a thin ply I had spun from the same roving that I spun the top yarn with.

I really like this one because I wound up using a lot of yarn that would have been wasted, it's really soft and fluffy, and because you can see the flecks of color and bits of the core yarn where the knots are.  64 yards, 4 1/8 ounces.

Then I spun up a small skein of green viscose that Lufahsman and I dyed last summer...

(106 yards, 2 1/8 ounces)

...in order to practice for spinning the most gorgeous roving in the world...

...that Lufahsman had dyed a few days ago.  I spun it all up yesterday as a skinny single ply:

It's viscose, too.  It's called Intoxicate and is 302 yards and 3 7/8 ounces.  It's one of my favorite yarns I've ever spun!

Sorry for all the pics, but I had a lot going on this week.  Smiley  So here's one more:

PS = Jazzturtle, you make me want to dig out my stash of novelty yarn and cut it all up so I can spin chunks of it into things!

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008 07:22:33 AM »

Wow lufah that last yarn is just so...Wow!  Grin

I have one this week 3 oz 40 yards Merino thick and thin slubby  singles

I fulled it to keep the thick slubs from drifting when I use the yarn. I think I'll weave something with this.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008 07:25:30 AM »

OMG, love that viscose. LOVE IT! Can it be dyed with regular acid dyes or do you need the procion stuff?

I have a few to share this week! The first, like JazzTurtle's first yarn, includes bits of a Tidal Wave batt from Loop on etsy. I combined it with strips of pinstriped recycled fabric and hemp to make this yarn. I call it "Almanzora."

This is a mix of my own hand-dyed merino and mill ends, with gold firestar nylon carded in. I call it "Emeline". She's sweet and spunky!

And the last is a mixture of my own hand-dyed merino and mill ends, plus some hand dyed ingeo (corn fiber) from DragonCraft on etsy. This yarn already sold on my etsy shop...I'm a little sad to let it go. I called it "Wupatki" after the pueblo ruins in Arizona that I visited in November of last year.


« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008 07:29:42 AM »

I have got to try spinning with fabric bits and pieces.  Maybe that'll be my new challenge for this week.

The viscose needs to be dyed with the Procion MX dyes.  So, there's a lot more rinsing involved, unfortunately, but it actually takes the dyes really well (especially considering that Travis was using way old, past-their-prime dyes).

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2008 07:44:43 AM »

Lufah, have a go at it! Its a ton of fun I'm spinning a bunch of yarn just from reclaimed and thrift store fabrics.

In that theme here's mine for the week. He He.

Astroturf Summer.

Oh did I mention this stuff is made of Vinyon?(PVC!) Its some crazy samples I found at a thrift shop.

I'm in love with Murmers Jazzturtle. **


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