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Topic: Fibre Friday - 20th June 2008  (Read 8603 times)
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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2008 12:26:23 PM »

As always beautiful yarns are abound this week! 

I went too crazy when I first got my spindle and used up all my craft allowance.  So I had to wait till this week to get some more (I bought a pound of corriedale wool off etsy!!) and spun up 60 yards, thick and thin.

Then I got the kool aid dye bug in me

And it didn't quite turn out as I had envisioned (obviously needed to get it more mixed around).  But oh well, I think I still like it - maybe it will crochet/knit up pretty? 

« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2008 01:17:23 PM »

well I have 5 this week but 2 are tiney, is that cheating? hehe
this first one is 140yds of coopsworth (blue) plied with merino (brown) it's bulky

this one is wool plied with a silk cap about 82 yds

then this is 6 whole yards of merino plied with more silk hankie (I was trying to use up what was left on my bobbins so I could use them hehe)

and the last of the silk hankie its navajo plied about 12 yards worth this is fingering weight.

and las t but not least, this is my first attempt at spinning coils.  I had fun learning how to do this.  and it turned out SO soft!  this is the last of the batts I got from pmpknpunk in the May fiber swap. it's merino and glitz plied with silver metalic thread.  about 74 yards worth.


« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2008 01:22:18 PM »

I've got some stuff for the past month or so. I am amazed at those of you who manage to spin so much every week, I don't know where you find the time. Anyway:

More superwash merino spun to about fingering. The one that's balled up I'm making some socks out of, once I can decide on a pattern I like:

These two I got from UniquelyYoursDesign on etsy. The black had a rainbow of shiny stuff in it which I spun and then plied with black nylon, so it's got a lot of texture but is still really soft (and black yarn must be the hardest thing on earth to get a good picture of). The green has actual shredded bits of money in it, which sounded so strange I had to try it. It was rather hard to spin the money in, but it looks interesting. I have no clue what to do with either, though:

Some attempted laceweight wool singles, the yarn is yellows/purples/oranges, but it also photographs terribly:

And finally some stuff that I *think* is viscose. It was my first attempt at dyeing something that was not silk or wool, and then I lost the label. I actually measured this stuff, there's around 530 yards total. It's in 3 balls because damn, this stuff snaps really easily:

Here's a question: I've seen a lot of cotton showing up here in the past few weeks... those of you who are spinning it, where are you getting it from? I've been wanting to try cotton, but don't even know where to begin looking for spinnable cotton.

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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2008 01:36:58 PM »

Lyme, Black rainbow was hard to photo as a batt so I agree it would be even more difficult to take a pic of as yarn but your money batt spun up lovely!!!

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« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2008 02:58:54 PM »

I love it when I actually have something that I can add on any given week.  Here's my two additions for this week.

Caramel Frappucino (makes me want one right now but it's too hot to walk over to Starbucks!)
50% Wool / 50% Mohair, 58 yards, 2oz (56 grams), Bulky Weight

After The Storm
100% Merino, 120 yards, 3.75oz (105 grams), 9 wpi average(Worsted Weight)
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2008 03:00:43 PM »

Lyme, I love that pic of the skein and the big handspun yarncake together.  The yellow/purple/orange singles look awesome, too.  It's such a neat color combo.

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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2008 03:34:34 PM »

Sooo, I've been busy the last week. I had another dyeing session, it's mostly easter egg dyes and some Koolaid and Ashford dyes:

I hoped to get brown and a nice vibrant green, but it didn't work out. But this is nice, too.

And I spun 4 yarns, the first is Maraschino Cherry, my first corespun (thanks to that great video!) from pink merino and white Angora/Wool blend with red wooden beads:

The second is a Gothic themed yarn which goes with the Northanger Abbey projects from ravelry's Jane Austen group. It's black and red merino and other black & red stuff like bohemian glass beads, crochet flowers, ribbons and organza fabric and and old black veil:

Then there is a single yarn from handpainted merino/silk blend in Lemon/Lime/Orange color:

And finally "Clafoutis aux cerises", handpainted merino in violet/pink-ish and yellow-ish with dark red fiber nubs:


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« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2008 03:50:17 PM »

teetante, I LOVE the marichino cherries! makes me want a big bowl of ice cream!  it's so fun! Smiley these are all lovely.

there are some great yarns this week (as always)!  too many to list them all.  I love fiber friday!

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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2008 04:19:16 PM »

Everything looks great!!

Lyme; I LOOOVe your sock yarn in the first picture! I am looking forward to knitting myself some socks from my own handspun someday. And about the cotton, I think hobbledehoy has some cotton roving for sale in her Etsy shop.

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« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2008 04:42:14 PM »

Oh, Fiber Friday, how I always forget about you until Sunday! Here's what I've spun recently, and sorry, I went a little crazy with the SLR camera:

Roasted Rhubarb, 560-something yards of fingering/sockweight superwash merino from Dyepot.com that I bought for last year's Tour de Fleece, and am just getting to now.  Whoops.

(As an aside, is anyone else up for Tour de Fleece again this year? I wanna do it!)

Okay, sorry, one last picture, that I really really love:


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