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« on: March 20, 2008 09:24:58 PM »

Two weeks ago I finally bought Intertwined.  Here are my inspired yarns...

My first try at adding pom poms. The four pom poms were handmade from my scrap stash.
It was also my first try at wrapping my single with thread, although you cant see it in this picture.

My first try at spinning with fabric with uncarded locks.

My first core spun with uncarded locks.

Off white combed top, copper mohair locks, and several different fabrics.

Another in my Christmas series.

Lastly, hell yea I recycle! Super scrap coils!
I have been saving all my yarn scraps that were at least 12 long for past 6 yrs. About once a year I would spend a day tying them together never sure what I was going to with them. It was so much fun spinning this yarn and watching what yarn of projects past would be uncovered next on the giant ball!
1 of 3 scrap series

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008 09:54:56 PM »

wow! they are all so nice! i love the off white one!

was it hard to spin pom-poms into the yarn?


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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008 10:03:10 PM »

i'm pretty sure it would be a total blastyblast to knit a scarf or mittens with the scrap ball of yarn..i'm so envious.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008 10:17:26 PM »

I am clueless about spinning - so I have an immense appreciation of those who do.  All of these are so pretty, but I am most intrigued by the one with the fabric in it, and the last one.  What a great idea, and a fun yarn.  I'd LOVE to work with either of them.  I bet they would make deliciously interesting projects.

Also, the first one is so pretty.  I love the colors and the way it shines. 

Very nice work!

« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008 10:42:15 PM »

I love the scrap yarn ball!!!

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008 05:31:48 AM »

That scrap yarn is huge! Very impressive!

I haven't participated in a while so here is an update:

Part one of my new boys toys series: Cars (next is tools)

Blue princess featuring 4 different colours of sequins and other shiny things:

A self-striping 2 ply yarn made from plant dyed wool:

Liquid gold, an old favourite of mine which I have spun again, pure hand dyed tussah silk:

Purple sea monster, mainly bues and greens but little bits of purple on Merino/silk (50/50):

Steppenwüste, a fun yarn made from Leicester locks, green cotton, 2 types of linen and hemp:

...and last but not least something a little different to my usual yarns, the Queen of Acid punk, a really bright 2ply yarn with coils:

Plus there are a few yet to be photographed, which could all be classed as 'Ultimate luxury'.... sparkly, silky and fluffy!

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008 05:44:41 AM »

This week I get to show off some hand-dyed handspun (you can see pics of the dyed roving here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=234418.0!) Yay!  They are all singles so far, all done on my drop spindle:

This was from a green & yellow corriedale roving I painted, about 60 yards, avg. worsted weight:

Another one i painted, which I named Amazon, for obvious reasons!  Also avg worsted weight, 77 yards:

Here is a sample-sized LOOP batt (Ribbon Dance) spun up into light worsted/DK- 50 yards- words can't describe how beautiful this stuff is!!

And one more- from Copperpot Woolies (Beyond the Realm), a nice fat merino, 101 yards:

Snuggling yarns! (They're all green- can you tell spring is on my mind?)

I can't wait to do more this weekend!  Hooray!  I have *got* to try that scrap yarn! 

« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008 05:48:25 AM »

WOW your corespun looks amazing!!! I love the scrap ball too, so, so fun!

« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008 06:42:40 AM »

Yay Friday!! Snowberrylime, I'm especially loving yours. I have a few to share this week, plus some batts and a new project featuring my handspun.

First up is Wupatki II, a custom repeat of one of my favorite candystriped singles that sold on my etsy shop. This is my own hand dyed millends wool, merino, and some ingeo (cornsilk) dyed by dragoncraft on etsy.

And this one is a crazy-carded blend of all sorts of stuff; hot pink lincoln locks, natural undyed romney locks, mohair, millends wool, silk, sparkle, and best of all--plastic easter basket straw! It is suuuuuuper bulky.

This is a two-ply yarn spun from merino dyed by the Yarn Wench. I spun one ply with some light blue and neon green mohair locks.

These are batts I blended on my drum carder--a mix of my own hand dyed millends wool, bright yellow superwash, a touch of red merino, and lots of gold firestar nylon. I am so in love with these I haven't been able to spin them yet!

And finally, I started a log cabin blanket using my handspun. I really need to put that handspun stash to good use, so I thought why not?

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008 07:51:18 AM »

was it hard to spin pom-poms into the yarn?

The only hard part was getting the big pom poms through my wheels small oriface!  I actually made sevreal more but got frustrated trying to push/pull them through!

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