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Topic: Fiber Friday - March 7, 2008  (Read 8195 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2008 08:18:40 AM »

I had such a good fibery week. It started off with a bang this Sunday, when I went to a meet-up/spin-off with Molly, Liz of Hobbledehoy, and Steph - aka LOOP on etsy! We dyed, carded, and spun for 9 hours straight. You can read more about it here.

I spun three skeins at the spin-off:

Starlette - This skein was spun from batts handcarded by me from: soft merino-cross falkland wool in shades of mauve & lavender, deep copper sparkle, white and black mohair, and natural grey mill end wool. I also spun in gobs of gorgeous silver sparkle, super soft natural brown baby camel down (from Liz), natural brown kid mohair locks, and one big long stripe at one end of the skein of black alpaca/merino (from Loop). I really like the random black stripe! I also made a matching flower from felt. I noticed that the gross acrylic felt at the craft store is being replaced by felt made from ecospun (recycled plastic bottles)!

The Golden Ball - This yarn is inspired by a fairytale (The Golden Ball), a variation on the frog prince story. I'm not sure if it's a "real" version, since I read it in Tom Robbins' 'Still Life With Woodpecker', but it's one of my favorites. I spun this yarn from fiber that I blended on my drum carder: falkland (merino cross) wool in shades of greens (bright chartreuse, seafoam, and olive), deep teal, pale blue, and gold, shiny lime green bamboo, deep copper sparkle, seafoam sparkle, and fuzzy pale green mohair. I also spun in big slubs of bright frog green, clumps of pale green and blue kid mohair locks, and felty baubles in several shades of gold.

Magic Attic - Spun from a batt carded by me from soft merino-cross falkland wool, a mini-batt from loop that contained various wools & sparkle, bits of bamboo and sari silk, and some black alpaca/merino (also from loop).

And, a few other skeins I spun this week:

March - One ply of this is all the leftover singles from past patchwork & novelty yarns I've spun, and the other ply is a crazy mix of fiber, mostly some batts that I carded on Loop's Pat Green drum carder. This skein is mostly soft merino-cross falkland wool, but it also contains: mill end wool, farm wool, kid mohair locks, angora puffs, bamboo, baby camel down, alpaca, sparkle, and probably some other things I forgot.

Sadie Sue - Mostly chemical-free falkland wool, but I also spun in lots of luxurious slubby puffs of gold angora bunny fluff and fuzzy pink mohair, and a few little puffs of seafoam sparkle.

Snug - I spun this skein on a dark & stormy night - the wind was howling, the lights were flickering - but it didn't bother me, because I was warm, dry, and surrounded by colorful bits of wool. This one is mostly mill end wool.

And I managed to knit a pair of custom fingerless mitts from my handspun:

Whew! I hope everyone else has a good week. I'm blown away by the yarns so far - esp. jazzturtle & lufah's! I also like Almanzora & Astroturf Summer.

« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2008 09:15:14 AM »

Wow, I would love to see a finished item made out of this. Does it look kind of furry?

« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2008 09:29:50 AM »

those are gorgeous - its seeing wools like these thats inspired me to spend my yearly lump sum (from marking exam papers) on spinning equipment & give it a go!

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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2008 09:30:13 AM »

I only have one this week

Kindergarden - I bought a bag of random fiber from angorayarn on etsy. The bag had tons of locks and some other random fiber so I separated most of the nice locks out and carded the rest and this is the result. I'm setting the twist right now so I have no idea about yardage. I think that it turned out pretty nice and can't wait to see how it knits up!

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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2008 10:45:07 AM »

Yummy BFL sock weight yarn called Desert Twilight



This one is called Fairytale Sunset.  This is Merino, Mohair and a little bit of glitz.


Last but not least, how about some Chocolate Covered Cherries?  Yummy alpaca blend with a little bit of angora and merino, so soft and squisy, not to mention super soft and fuzzy.


Thanks for looking.  There are a LOT of amazing yarns posted this week.

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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2008 10:49:25 AM »

I totally get why Intoxicate is your fave, it's mine too.  Great job.   Shocked

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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2008 10:58:52 AM »

Wow gorgeous yarns this week! I like Endless Sea, Intoxicate and Starlette especially. And those gloves are just fabulous *covet*

« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2008 11:49:31 AM »

I think this thread was started a few minutes after my Fiber Friday post, so it was at the top of the message board and got replied to first. So - I'm going to re-post my yarn for this week:

"Star-Spangled" - a blend of wool and nylon

Have a great weekend!

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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2008 02:51:38 PM »

Pretty yarns again!  I love Murmers and Sadie Sue. 
I have two this week.

Firestarter.  Superwash Wool & Gold metallic thread. 167yds

Cupcake.  Super crazy bulky thick and thin superwash.  53yds/ 6oz

« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2008 03:17:04 PM »

Wow! What an amazing array of colors, textures and fibers this week!
Lufah...LOVE INTOXICATE it looks soooo soft, Ive gotta try viscose!

"Peas and Carrots"  232 Yards Merino spun singles

"Seafoam"  36 yard Mini Skein

"Easter Basket"  2 Mini Skeins totaling 64 yards

Have a great weekend all!

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