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« on: May 09, 2008 05:40:41 AM »

Happy Friday to one and all!  I'm just excited to have pics this week.  These yarns are actually from the past 2 weeks.  I hope to be very productive this summer since I have been invited to sell my yarns at STICHES in Aug this year!

Romney wrapped with thread plied with glittery commercial yarn.  54 yrds

Merino two ply.  Around 800 yrds

Merino w/recycled denim and recycled soda bottles plied w/thread.  Around 800 yrds.

And finally a FO made a while back with some of my handspun since people have been asking to see FO's lately.

Have a great weekend!

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008 07:08:31 AM »

WOW that brown and blue one is really lovely!
love FO's.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008 07:33:12 AM »

I've had another bash at this Navajo plying gubbins. Lots of fun.

I decided to take advantage of the way that this technique keeps colour changes in order.

It goes teal-purple-blue, teal-purple-blue. My girlfriend calls them owly colours and they're also the corporate colours of the place I work (NICE), so I call it NICE and Owly. It's 46 yards and 80 grams (AKA as much as I can fit on my spindle) of merino.

There are a couple of places where it's really crappy and I'm not pleased with myself. Like that big bit you can see where the blue's all pouffy. I don't know what happened there.

Here's a wee headband I made from the opal fruits yarn I spun last week...

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008 10:13:28 AM »

I LOVE Nice and Owly... fabulous colors!
Well here are mine for the week.  I finally re-assembled my spinning wheel (which has been in hiding since Christmas) AND my mom mailed me my drum carder so I've been busy.
I have 5 to offer and a couple of Batts.

First is Spring Thunder... inspired by the crazy storms we've been getting here lately.  It's bamboo, viscose, a wee bit of cotton, and some sparkle.  It's my first time spinning bamboo and I'M IN LOVE!!  Weighs about 3.5 oz... no clue on yardage.

Secondly is Glacier.  It's a blend of random wool bits and some viscose.  I love the shine.  Also about 3.5 oz.

This was an attempt at a scrap yarn.  About 9 colors blended with viscose.  I kind of love it.. kind of hate it.  It's all wool with a smidge of viscose.  I call it Closed Circus.

Just some random wool I found in my stash.  I call it Earthworms.  Weighs about 4 oz. 

My favorite of the week.  I made this out of soysilk, viscose, sparkle, and green silk organza fabric scraps.  It's really itchy and absolutely beautiful.  No names yet. 

Lastly... here are two batts that I made.  One is bamboo/viscose/cotton/sparkle/soysilk/smidge of wool.  The other is bamboo/viscose/sparkle/soysilk/silk organza scraps.

yay fiber friday!

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008 10:15:32 AM »

OK...WOW!! is all I can say..those yarns are great..I love the colors and the way you have them displayed makes it look like food being served up Smiley

good luck in aug..are you selling them before hand because there are a few that look yummy to me..PM me with the details Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008 11:19:02 AM »

annamal: i love your scrap yarn! it reminds me of the 80's! lol

kathleenalice: how did you get the colors to blend like that?

isamax: i love the blue, brown and orange skeins! beautiful!


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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2008 11:52:15 AM »

The yarns are all gorgeous so far this week!  Really nice to see a FO too.

I have a yarn hanging in the bathroom right now so when it's dry I will have to show it off.

« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008 12:39:15 PM »

I have one small skein for this week.
Merino/Bamboo spun from a batt using short draw
2 ply
1oz 75 yards bulky weight

I'm almost done knitting a hat with it I will post pics as soon as I'm finished!
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2008 12:50:07 PM »

Yay for Friday!!  The art show was awesome on sunday!!  It was a perfect day for spinning outside..  the breeze was blowing my yarn.. it was fantastic!!  Tip..  garment racks make FANTASTIC yarn displays!!!

I was able to hang yarns together that  I'd spun to be worked into projects together.  It also allowed people to see the yarns without always undoing the skiens.  $30 at target!!

I have a few this week..  I learned to knit on monday, so a lot of my time wasspent practicing knitting, rather than at my wheel..  but the few I have are fun...  here goes..  All pics were taken before the twist was set..

Purple Haze
67 yards
wools, hemp, sari silk and sparkle

This was a very interesting spin. It was a blended batt(from milkyrobot.etsy) of wools and hemp. Now I've spun pure hemp, but not carded with wool.. and it really gives the yarn nice texture.. however it was very difficult to draft.. I found the staple to be very short.. which i was suprised by, because the wool staple was long, and the hemp staple was pretty long... but I found myself doing a lot of joins.
I did add 2 colors of sari silk  and loads of purple crystal angelina.
Even being a difficult spin.. I love how the final yarn turned out!!

Quietly Screaming,
70 yards
mixed wool and lots of sparkle
spun thick and thin with a low twist, batt (reckless) from TerraBellaSpun *I only spun one of the batts.. I have the other left)

Muted Conversations,
105 yards
mix of wool, soysilk, bamboo, sari silk, locks, sparkle

This is a base of browns and blacks with random bits and pieces thrown in.  Spun thick and thin with a low twist.  It's very heathered.. lots of subtle colors.. I LOVE it!!!
"Mystery pot luck batt"; from ArtClub

119 yards
mixed wools, bamboo, soysilk, locks and LOADS of different colors angelina.

I got a few scrapbatts from wooly treasures.  I spun them thick and thin with a low twist and added 4 colors of angelina sparkle.. including silver hologram sparkle!   I LOVE this yarn!!

My Etsy shop-  Lots of Handspun yarn and Fun Fiber Batts!

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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2008 01:03:50 PM »

I have a new one!

This is the second of the maple colorway.

Plied Socks (100% superwash wool)
200 yds
Fingering to light fingering
4 oz

These pictures were taken without flash, so you can see how much lustre there is off this yarn.  there's more details on the finishing technique (microwave finishing) on my blog.


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