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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2008 09:09:35 AM »

Lovely yarns as ever! I love Fiber Friday!  Smiley My favourite is mustard seed so far, I love the different browns together.

Here is what I've spun in the last few weeks:

It's 100% merino, handcarded. That's why it is a bit uneven, I'm still not very good in making roving out of a batt, but it's getting better!  Grin

This is my biggest spinning project so far, all four skeins together are 613m/312g. I'm planning to make a vest or something like that out of this yarn.

Here is a close up:


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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008 10:47:05 AM »

I've been so busy, I haven't been able to do much.  I really love grunge princess.  It's so fun!

I dyed some silk hankies:

Then I spun some up (not pictured in the one above):

It's a really fine laceweight, and I'm going to ply it with another spun hankie single to make a silk laceweight.

One finished yarn this week.  It's BFL plied with an unspun white silk hankie with wraps and knots throughout.  I call it coccons.  Worsted Weight. 


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I sell and trade my handspun on Ravelry.  Username KaylaWte.  Add me!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2008 11:02:28 AM »

Ah everything is so beautiful as always!  Cheesy

I didn't manage to get any spinning done this week, too much prep work for the fibre committee for the Alpaca show this weekend - hopefully something for next week!
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2008 01:05:46 PM »

Everyone's yarns are spectacular!
I'm a new spinner and I like trying out different fibers. I spun something different this week..dog fur!
100% Pomeranian coutesy of my dogs Cinnamon and Gizmo.

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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2008 02:35:41 PM »

The yarn this week are so pretty that I can't even pick favorites.  You all never cease to amaze me with the lovliness!

I haven't had time to spin in over two weeks, so I just have one yarn.  I call it Fruit Salad, it's a superwash wool, Navajo plied, fingering weight sock yarn.  It's so squishy.


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« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2008 04:36:45 PM »

I'm absolutely wild about Dark Trembolina, spun from roving of the same name dyed by HollyEqq. I have a second skein of this fulled single, and I'm using it to knit up a (very bright) cropped cardi. I think the original roving was 100g, and I got tons and tons of yardage out of it. It's lofty yet strong due to the fulling. I only fulled it lightly, dipping it in hot water and stirring a bit.

Next, I have a tussah silk single. It was spun from 2 oz of roving that I dyed with food coloring. It's weird to me because it's pastels, but I have people over in Shop the Swap drooling just from the description. It has a nice drape and sheen, like all silk handspun. I think it will make a nice textured lace something-or-other. It's named Easter Sunday because of the pastels, and because it's so conservative!

Finally, this one is from weeks ago, but I never got around to posting it. It's some I spun up for practice navajo plying from brown wool that came with my wheel, and because my husband wanted a plain boring yarn for a hat.


« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2008 05:40:06 PM »

Well done everyone!  So many FUN yarns.  I am a huge fan of Busy Bees especially  Grin

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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2008 08:37:57 PM »

here's my one skein "choco-banano" it's hand dyed romney carded with alpaca and sparkles.

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« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2008 09:52:54 PM »

Happy Fiber Friday!  I think my faves so far are Lilacs in Bloom, Heart of Steel & Grunge Princess!

I had a more productive week for a change Smiley Spun up a few of my hand-dyed wools & played with my hand carders a little bit. I'm thinking about getting a drum carder for my birthday present in June if I can get everyone to give me $ towards it. (Mmmmm... that Pat Green Supercard of Steph's in feralfeminine's post looks divine! I'm jealous too) I'm thinking that a Strauch Petite is more in my price range tho (and storage size).
Congrats on the house Jazzturtle!!!

My yarns for the week:

I finished spinning my "Violent Violet" wilton's dyed superwash merino and 2-plyed it.
2 skeins  143yds & 85yds  1.5 oz 

"Green & Black" from my wilton's dyed merino top
72 yds  0.9 oz

"Rainbow" from my wilton's dyed merino top
181 yds  1.1 oz

I made my own niddy noddy with pvc connectors and ends & a wooden dowel.
It makes 7 foot skeins! (they're a little big)

Confetti from a mini batt from Loop
I love her stuff! I got more in the mail this week from her, it all looks amazing.
50 yds  0.65 oz  First time spinning from a batt

Dreams of Sparkle
It is really hard to see in this picture, but I hand carded (my first) angelina into blue-green corriedale and sapphire merino top.
Next time I'm going to use a LOT more!
66 yds 0.55 oz

Hand carded dark teal superwash merino, sunshine merino & honey tussah silk
57 yds  0.45 oz

My spinning has gotten pretty thin (and at times way too thin).  I hope I can get it back to being thicker if I think about it and try hard to remember while I'm spinning.
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2008 02:29:14 AM »

wow what beautiful yarns everyone!

Marlana i love the rich color of your reds sock yarn. It is absolutely nummy

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