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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2008 07:40:02 AM »

I haven't been taking pictures of most of my yarns, since I'm saving them up for a craft show, but here are two new vegan spins for me this week:

Semi-Precious - one ply organic cotton (with perfect little bobbly coils), one ply handcarded bamboo & sparkle. So soft!

Sweet Pea - tencel handdyed in soft spring-y colors, with slubs of thread-wrapped organic cotton spun it.

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« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2008 08:00:56 AM »


Just one this week...

Ol' 55 - supah bulky - I bought some mixed wool batts from birkeland bros, carded in some raw mohair and tencel. I just might have to keep this one in my stash. I'm not usually an orange person, but I really like it. I think that it might become a hat, although I have a billion hats. This is the second in my series of music inspired skeins. Ol' 55 is a Tom Waits Song.
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2008 08:06:15 AM »

I so totally love semi-precious.

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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2008 08:20:23 AM »

I love hearing about what else is going on in our lives that we manage to spin around. Grin

It started simply enough. I was inspired to make yarn based on Star Trek Enterprise for the star trek swap.

Then Turned out fabulously and my partner loved it.
The inspiration kept flowing. Put together a few batts (tardis batts!) and then suddenly I was gripped with inspiration that hasn't let go yet. Yarns based on the Twilight books.

This is Edward and Bella. Wool, ecospun, sari silk, blue jean shreds 178 yards 4 oz

Jacob and Bella. Alpaca, Wool, Blue Jean shreds, Sari silk. 171 yrds, 4 oz.
And that's only the yarn I have spun. I still have Twilight, New Moon, Edward and Jacob, and Isabella Swan to spin. *sigh.*

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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2008 08:56:24 AM »

I have a couple thing to show this week.
2 finished yarns and an FO.

I made a hat with some handspun and eco wool.

I think it came out to 70yards
handdyed, carded, & spun

2 different Spunky colorways plied
8oz 400yards
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2008 09:27:47 AM »

I got to spin a bit this week:

"Retro" 2 ply from handainted roving.

"Amethyst" A 2 ply silk/merino blend

"Denim Robot" Spun from a batt of mill ends and recycled denim.

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« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2008 09:31:42 AM »

I love the yarns in the first post, as well as "Semi-Precious" and the star trek and twilight inspired yarns! I love the creativity in the inspired yarns I Never would have thought of that! Great idea! Now what perfect twilight object will they become?
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008 09:37:04 AM »

I am loving the shiny/matte combos here lately, and am in awe of the cotton spinners (especially spinning cotton big and fat?  I cannot even comprehend that).  I've got two skeins and 2 FOs for this week.

First yarn is a corespun called 'Bally Ho!'.  I combed up some of my crazy roving balls with a million different fibers in it:

And then wove this scarf:

Then I dyed up some fiber earlier this week, and set to work on a 3-ply boucle.  I had a skinny ply each of neon green suri alpaca and red/orange/purple soy silk, but I had to comb up some black merino with nuclear green sparkle:

The finished yarn is called 'My Favorite Candy Coated Nightmare' and is only 89 yards, but over 7 ounces:

Finally, I just got done weaving a scarf out of some of last week's yarns (these are the wool/seacell blends).  This is my first woven project where both the warp and weft were handspun:

Yay for getting stuff done!  Jazzturtle, good luck with the closing!

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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2008 09:41:53 AM »

What an inspiring week!  

Jazzturtle - I love that cotton!  Gorgeous.

Here is my offering this week.  My first plied yarn called Prom Queen.

How do you all go about estimating yardage?  If someone could suggest some easy methods or point me to a thread discussing this would be great.

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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2008 10:11:49 AM »

How do you all go about estimating yardage?  If someone could suggest some easy methods or point me to a thread discussing this would be great.

a pvc niddy-noddy is easy and cheap to make:

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