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« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2008 03:18:10 PM »

I made some yarn this week, myself!

I bought the fiber from Hanks In the Hood on Etsy, and spun it on my lightweight Golding spindle,then plied it on a Spinsanity (etsy) spindle.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bettysonics/2459607979 < my flickr page


p.s. I was having fun 'styling' the yarn for the photos. I'm always very impressed with the photos everyone takes of their handspun yarns. I couldn't quite get the yarn to lie correctly in the first shot anyway, though

oh, and I want to make a little hat out of this, maybe a lacey one.

here's a pic of a calorimetry I made with another handspun of mine:

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« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2008 05:50:59 PM »

I can't pick my favorites out this week, there's too many!  I look forward to Friday every week just so I can come and drool over all the great yarn.  This is, like, the highlight of my week, I have no life.

Here we go, lots of yarn this week:
Aquamarine.  Soy Silk.  Fingering weight. 105 yards.  This stuff is so soft!

Berries.  The puple/blue ply is super wash wool, the pink ply is Fake Cashmere (nylon).  47yds.  Super Bulky.

Coils.  Fake Cashmere with a cotton core.  It's about worsted weight.  I spun two ounces of thin singles and ended up with 12yds of yarn.

Daisy.  Named after my cousin because it makes me think of her when I look at it.  78yds.  The base of the yarn is natural off white superwash wool and there are nubs of yellow superwash and pink fake cashmere with knots of white fake cashmere.

The fake cashmere is really cool, it's nylon but it is really soft and shiny, almost like silk, and it's super easy to spin.  Plus it doesn't have that squeak that synthetic yarns have.

« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2008 06:17:15 PM »

The one store I found with spinning supplies in Chicago only had a wheel and no drop spindle (I lack the drill skills to make my own).  So it will be a while yet before I join in, but I will continue to enjoy everyone else's work every week.

I super love April Showers and Aquamarine.  If you were to see all the yarn I bought in Chicago, most of it was in shades of blue.  mmmmm....I love blue.

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« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2008 06:23:44 PM »

Happy Friday everyone!!  A bit late in the game.. but it's still friday Smiley

I've been a busy bee!!  I'm a featured artist this sunday in an art fair, so I've been spinning my heart out!!

I haven't done a 2 ply in a while.. This is a couple different colorways, spun as singles thick and thin, and then plied together.
40 yards, Falkland and merino

Night Blossoms,
139 yards, 3 oz
Spun thick and thin with a low twist.
Merino, wools and firestar.  This is SOO sparkley and squooshy!!  The batts were from Terra Bella Spun

Veggie Garden
216 yards, 4 oz
Merino, bamboo, ecospun, angora, camel down and LOTS of turquoise angelina.
This is spun thick and thin with a low twist.  It's super soft and lofty..  the angelina gives it lots of sparkle

Midnight Rainbows
82 yards, 1.5 oz
Alpaca and firestar
This yarn is just amazing!!  I got a bunch of these batts from Steph (Loop).  I spun a small batt for the art show and put the rest in my personal stash!!  I LOVE this yarn.  It's soo soft and incredibly SPARKLEY!!

Nevada Sunset
172 yards
100 % Bamboo, wrapped with a metallic copper thread
When we were in Vegas a few months ago, our room faced the strip and the desert mountains behind it.  This yarn reminds me of the way the colors lit up the sky when the sun set.. with the red rocks of the desert below..

Finally I have 2 yarns that are meant to be worked into a project together.. 
Pick Me Up,
64 yards, Merino
Spun thick and thin, plied with irridecent green thread with irridecent green, blue and silver glass beads and yellow, green and blue buttons plied into yarn. Buttons are also tied with sheer ribbon

Sunny Days,
89 yards
Spun thick and thin, with a low twist.. wrapped with a shiny irridecent green thread.


Finally, I started a scarf with a skien of my perfect garden yarn. 

YAY for fridays.. I wish I didn't have  to work tomorrow!!!
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« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2008 06:42:55 PM »

WOW, do you guys know how to bring it!!!  Well done everyone.  It was raining all day here so I wasn't able to take pics.  Hopefully the sun will make an appearance before next week!  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2008 03:17:46 AM »

I have two this week, fiber from Loop @ Etsy as always.

Rose At Dusk, super sparkly random mini batts spun with thread and coils-

Drama Queen, extreme sparkle (about 70% glitter)-


« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2008 03:57:51 AM »

The garden scarf is very cool, and can't wait to see how sakura spins up (I love this time of year when the cherry blossoms are out- reminds me of the poem by A E Houseman that ends "and since to look at things in bloom /fifty years are little room,/ about the woodlands I will go/ to see the cherry hung with snow". Love it).
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2008 05:11:51 AM »

OK...it's not Friday here anymore but for some of you it must still be very late Friday night.

I finished this at about 2am after coming back from a club. It's my first bash at navajo plying. It's only a little bit but I reckon it'll be enough for a wee headband.

I give you...opal fruits!


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