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Topic: Fiber Friday 7-25-08 - Tour de Whoops! Edition  (Read 7687 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2008 01:47:14 PM »

Wow, lots of colorful yarns so far this week... I always like seeing lots and lots of colors. Anyway, here's what I have for the past month or so:

The top is superwash that I used for more practice in Navajo plying, so it's probably worsted weight. The bottom is some fleece artist silk/merino:

More superwash merino... I dyed a bunch of it up green and blue and this was the result. The picture, unfortunately, makes it seem a lot brighter than it really is, the colors are more subdued but I can't get that to show up on camera:

These two are made up of leftover bits of roving I dyed, spun really thick and thin so it's pretty bulky:

And last, I posted this yarn I dyed/spun a few weeks ago, and the socks I made out of it came out great:

That's all for me.

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2008 01:48:28 PM »

Everyone's yarn looks wonderful  Cheesy.

Mint Toffee Chip - This one was technically from last week, but I didn't get it posted. It's green merino with chocolate and toffee bamboo.

Mardi Gras - Spun from a Mardi Gras batt by TerraBellaSpun

Here Fishy Fishy - I'm currently working on finishing this one. It's my first attempt at plying with thread, and I'm throwing in some sequins. For some reason you can only see one sequin in that photo, but there are many more haha. It's spun from roving by Muzzlepuffs on Etsy.

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2008 02:52:58 PM »

Whoa, that is the most rad-tastical yarn I've seen in a while. It would rock as a sweater  Grin

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2008 02:55:39 PM »

Those are beautiful socks and yarn! I wish I had a skill for dyeing yarn and spinning it. All i've tried to spin is my cat's hair  Cry

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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2008 03:32:09 PM »

I've had an exciting week. My baby brother was born over last weekend and I finally finished a yarn. Though when you see it you will wonder why I took so long.

This is 2 yards of BFL. Mullerslanefarm sent me tons of fiber and this was some of it. a small amount of it. lol This was an experiment in plying. It's 2 plys of bfl, and one of silver thread.
Probably a bulky or worsted. It's not super thick.

And these are still on the spindles but I thought posting them might make me finish them.

The blue is BFL the white is merino. I've been spinning that merino since last year. It was 1/2 of my fiber stash. But I am finally almost done with it. Smiley I taught my crafty BFF to spin and sent her home with a full bag of fiber as well as spindles and a carder. (I use dog brushes.)  She spun one ply of my brown up there I spun the other and then plied the whole thing.

I think I may try plying with beads next and I'm thinking about braiding my 2 yards of bfl and thread and making it a bracelet. lol.
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2008 06:58:14 PM »

(the fleece was still wet when this picture was taken)
I didn't get any spinning done this week.. I've been torturing myself with a shawl... but I did dye some blue faced leicester in bright candy colors in hopes of spinning some bright stripy sock yarn.
Everyones yarns are beautiful as always.. and I love your socks lyme..!!

« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2008 07:59:11 PM »

Lyme - those socks are great!

Here are mine for this week. The first is a 2 ply (about DK weight) called 'Atomic Watermelon'.  Its superwash merino and about 70 yards

This is a mini skein of about 40 yards of a single that I got from playing with a drum carder.  I think I carded too much because the colours are muddy.  I call this one ...erm...'Cat Yak'.


« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2008 09:33:38 PM »

Here's my big fat skein for this week!

540 yards (!!!!!!) of mostly light fingering weight, with areas of lace to sport... it's a wool blend, possibly merino x corrie? from Maine Woods Yarn, in colorway Vineyard. This is my third yarn spun on my Ashford Kiwi.

« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2008 08:34:57 AM »

These are gorgeous! I especially love the Tropic of Cancer (the bamboo)!

I work in my mom's yarn store and we carry a lot of really unique and unusual yarns, but I've never seen anything like what you've done here! Great job!
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2008 11:34:48 AM »

where did you find bamboo to dye?  is there a website i can go to?  I love the vibrant colors it had, and the one before it... I LOVED LOVED LOVED the strand of pearls intertwined.  Absolutely amazing.

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