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« on: September 12, 2008 04:21:37 AM »

Holy cow I'm first! I have really missed Fiber Fridays and all my yarn friends.
This week I made Cocoon a blend of space dyed wool in mulberry and a soft yellow with slubs of butter colored silk.


I can't wait to see your latest and greatest. Happy Friday! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008 05:30:45 AM »

Glad to have you back ivycircle!

I spun some holiday inspired yarns this week.

Merino and Romney w/sequins & multi colors of angelina



Halloween Coils w/purple thread


Corespun Southdown locks w/gold angelina, fulled



Have a great week!
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008 05:53:59 AM »

Hooray for Halloween yarn!  I need to try supercoils sometime soon...

SO, this past weekend, I bought a drum carder at the WI Sheep & Wool fest.  I really can't stop talking about my trip there!  Here are the two yarns I've spun so far using my own carded batts!

Summer Squash batts- merino w/ bronze sparkle:


Yarn, plied w/ gold thread:


Dead or Alive batt, containing merino, falkland, wool ends, sparkle in various colors and a pinch of silk noil:


Yarn, spun as a single, thick and thin:


I'll post more batts on the board when I get a good setup to take pics... the ones I carded the past two nights are quite glamorous Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008 06:15:44 AM »

Aren't drum carders the best!!!

No new yarns for me this week, unless you count the 3 skeins (about 300 yard each) of plain, boring, white Dorset that I've been knitting into mittens ...

Beautiful creations!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008 06:44:26 AM »

Cloudlover, your yarns are heavenly.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008 08:04:37 AM »

AHHHH...  Fiber Friday, it's like a mini vacation while I'm stuck at work.  I love the yarns so far this week and I am SO jealous about the drum carder! 
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2008 08:18:00 AM »

Oh, how I love fiber fridays!  Grin
And I've finally finished my first lace attempt:

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merino, 728m/155g, 17 WPI

It's still not lace-weight, but I'm learning. I plan to knit the shetland scarf from "Victorian lace today" from these skeins for my mother.
They were spun from handcarded batts for which I carded variegated red merino and white merino together.
Here a closeup to show off the colour variation:


I don't really like the colour, but my mother loved it so it's the perfect yarn to make a gift for her.
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008 08:36:51 AM »

Happy Fiber Friday, everyone!

Cloudlover, I love that Dead or Alive batt (anybody else have Bon Jovi belting in their heads?  Cheesy)!  And the resulting yarn is super yummy.

Two animal-friendly yarns this week.  Fiber is from a rescue farm for sheepies, handdyed by me.


Galapagos Cotswold wool singles yarn.  I flickcarded the locks open and then spun them, which kept a lot of sweet little curly-q bits in the yarn.  103 yards, 3.6 oz.

Okay, everybody put on your sunglasses, this next one is BRIGHT.




Ready?   Cool





Goth Girl Fiber is from a Rambouillet/Texel/Finn Cross sheep named Emma.  I spun it thick/thin, and had a wrapping going on near the oriface the whole time.  The wrap is black crochet cotton.  72 yards, 3.2 oz.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008 08:43:10 AM »

Happy Fiber Friday, everyone!

Cloudlover, I love that Dead or Alive batt (anybody else have Bon Jovi belting in their heads?  Cheesy)!  And the resulting yarn is super yummy.

Haha, you're the second person that's mentioned Bon Jovi in re: to the batt, but it's actually inspired by Dead or Alive, the 80's band responsible for the song "You Spin Me Round!"  Mohawks and spandex, anyone? Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008 08:55:01 AM »

I know NOTHING about the spinning/carding of wool.....but ladies, I want to pick it up just seeing what you create! that yarn is all so GORGEOUS!!!!! I wish I could knit! I have no idea what I'd do with it but boy, do I wish I had it!
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