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Topic: Fiber Friday - August 22, 2008  (Read 14404 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2008 03:18:25 PM »

Gomerriffic - having seen your yarn in person (lucky me!!) I can honestly say that the picture just does not do it justice!! It's far more beautiful in person...

To everyone else... LOVELY YARNS!!!!

Thanks! Cheesy

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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2008 04:23:09 PM »

There is finally a little bit of sunshine outside today... (it has been raining for what seems like weeks...)
I wanted to take pictures of my wool in the backyard  Smiley
Congrats on your marriage Esther!
I love everyone's yarns this week Smiley Beautiful as always!

Seaworthy - single spun from my hand-painted superwash merino/nylon

A little colour on a cloudy day - single spun from my hand-painted superwash merino/nylon

Black Amber - single spun hand-painted Falkland roving from Cloudlover
5.5 oz approx 301 yds. I love this colourway!

Welcome to the Swamp! - single spun hand-painted BFL roving from Cloudlover
5 oz approx 277 yds. I'd like to knit something for my bf with this,
any suggestions on what would look good?
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2008 05:02:52 PM »

My first time spinning and my first post on Craftster! I used roving in the Sargasso Sea colorway from Capistranofiberarts (etsy). I made 4 little skeins, but this is the one I was the most pleased with.= )

I think my evenness needs a little work, but I also know how to fix it for the next time I try. I haven't measured the yardage yet, but I'm pretty sure I didn't make enough to knit something substantial with. Any ideas on what I should make?
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2008 05:42:35 PM »

Ooo... So much prettiness, as per usual. The colors in Northern Lights look so wonderful plied. And, Noodle Princess, I always love the colors you pick for your yarns. Just for the record, my boyfriend won't stop saying "Froggy Went a Courtin" ever since he saw your yarn a few Fiber Fridays back. He finds a way to slip it into the strangest conversations.

LOL, thanks!

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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2008 05:44:54 PM »

Wow so many fantastic yarns!
Jazzturtle Clown Car is lovely.

Well long time no post for me.
I found a drum carder in a closet at the fibers studio in my school. One day I pulled it out and blended some of my first batts. It makes me want a drum carder even more now.

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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2008 05:55:24 PM »

Everyone has GORGEOUS yarn posted, and the batts were neat, too! You all inspired me. I've been watching all your yarns, so . . .

I decided to pull out my handspinner and navajo spindle and do some spinning.

These are clickable thumbnails, if you want a closer look.

This was a white roving with spots of different colors plied with a shades of green roving

I learned a new technique: navajo plying!

It is really great! You only need one bobbin/spindle's worth and get soft, luscious 3 ply yarn.

this is my handspinner with the super fine yarn on the left and on the right the roving (blues/white/purple)

This is my navajo spindle and the final yarn

This is the handspinner, another view, the roving, and final product.

This was hand-dyed, spun and then plied with glass beads/rocailles:

I'm hooked, I love spinning again.

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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2008 06:32:07 PM »

I've been really bad at keeping up with photographing/posting my handspun.  There have been many in the past couple of weeks, but here are a few:

Cyprus, about 100 yards or so, kinda bulky, from merino that i dyed:

Little Star, from Fatcatknits merino/bamboo roving, about 100 yards, bulky:

Black Amber, from my dyed merino:

I've been super busy with dying- here is everything I did last Saturday!

Ok now I'm going to go drool all over everyone else's stuff!  Cheesy

« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2008 07:52:03 PM »

WOW!!! so many gorgeous yarns. Here is my second attempt at spinning and my first at plying.

It is unknown wool, 30ish yards and 10 wpi. I am so proud, forgive the bad shot my camera has been rebelling the orange is darker in person.

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« Reply #28 on: August 23, 2008 01:05:27 AM »

Tazzsangel, that's really even for a first plying attempt, good job!
Sewknitter, congrats on learning to navajo ply.  I ply most of my yarns this way as it means there's no left over bits of single around my house Cheesy
Cloudlover, (and other dyers) I assume that you chain the roving after it's been dyed, right?

These are all beautiful, people.  I need to experiment more with colours and stuff in my dying.

Time and tide and newly dyed fleece wait for no-one.
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« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2008 01:14:25 AM »

the band on the bobbin - I've never seen anything like it.  (looking again)
  It's a stretchy rubber/plastic thingy.  Apparently, they're supposed to last about 10 years or so, but I bought a spare one when I bought the wheel too, just in case.  Kind of like the bands that you would use on a drum carder (or the one my mum has, anyway).

Is that the Majacraft Rose (I guess the rose gives it away).  Beautiful!!
  Yupp, it's the Rose model.  I didn't like the Suzie as much, but it was still a gorgeous wheel too.  I would highly recommend majacraft to anyone interested in a new wheel Cheesy

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