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« on: September 26, 2008 06:38:08 AM »

Happy Friday all!  I've had a busy week here...

Alpaca, Fulled



Corespun Southdown

Southdown w/LEATHER

Have a great week!
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008 07:07:19 AM »

My goal for this week was to have the yarn dried and photographed BEFORE Friday. Well, I got picts, but they are kind of crummy. It's pretty yarn.

Head on the Door, from ArtClub's batt of the month club. (It's a reference to a cure song)About 3 oz and 230 yards, plied with black sewing thread. It's a little more black than the pict, but it also shifts colors as you look at it. It doesn't have a plan yet. I think it needs to be some sort of lacy scarf.
And then this one that I'm really proud of.

Summer storm, again an ArtClub batt. it too is about 3 oz and is 333 yards. I'm REALLY proud of the yardage and how thin I got it. It's about 13 WPI. It's going to be a shawl for great gram for christmas. I just have to find the perfect pattern- ravelry here I come!
Jazzturtle has the same batt club membership I do and she showed off her version of it last week- she spun hers up bulky. I'm so intrested to see how different people spin up the same batts!
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008 07:13:43 AM »

Oh, that fulled alpaca looks yummy! I love the fuzz.

I've been getting ready for a craft show this sunday, so I haven't really been posting on fiber fridays much...here's my yarn progress as of a few days ago:

I visited a local angora goat farm two weeks ago and picked up a bunch of delicious super soft kid mohair locks, so I've been doing a lot of corespinning:

(the pictures aren't the best, it's all rainy and dim here)

And a bit of tailspinning:

Ah, I love goatie fluff. Happy friday!

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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008 07:38:56 AM »

Hey All,

Haven't been spinning much lately. We're rebuilding our bathroom and I've been knitting tons of gifts lately. Busy busy.

isamax - I love the fulled alpaca. The colour and texture is awesome.

So here's what I have for this week....

Grass and Sky - Spun from some batts that I carded ages ago. Corridale, BFL, Soy Silk, and Tencil. Thick and thin - worsted to extra bulky. Ever so soft

Same as above but solid green. Lovely!

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008 07:53:42 AM »

i love it when i'm just browsing on craftster and i suddenly realize it's fiber friday!

isamax, the fulled alpaca is really cool.

feralfeminine...love your big bin of yarn!! and the mohair yarns...

I went to camp pluckyfluff last weekend ~if anyone hasn't seen my pictures they are here Grin:

anyways, i fell in love with core-spinning  mohair...I bought some more on the way home and made this:
Amethyst mist, it has a bit of blue/purple angora and lots of sparkles~

and this one is corespun, mostly superwash merino. ~Jeweled Toad:

i have some more to photograph so i might be back  Smiley

Happy friday!

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2008 07:58:02 AM »

*drools over the fact that there is a tub FULL of yarn* Very nice everyone! I think my favorite so far is Summer Storm, and you got some great yardage out of it!

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2008 08:10:24 AM »

your yarn is super beautiful, I'm totally in love with yarn, I love the color and the feel of a yarn. Now that I've finally taught myself to knit I find it very hard to pass by yarn without giving it a good rub down. Anyway, craft on!

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2008 08:14:18 AM »

okay, I'm spinning with a fancy cat handspinner and the yarn is a millimeter thick until I ply it. It is so hard and thin I wonder what the finish will be. Then I do a Navajo ply and it is so soooft and luscious that the craziness is worth it.

So look and enjoy, but sorry you cannot feel this yarn, it is so nice.

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I don't know remember from which swap I got this roving, but I thought I was finished, and this morning found more. . .
ocean colors:

I shopped the swap and chose a 1 oz batt from lapoli called you and me on the sand. the aqua part spun really well, but the sand part had shortish fibers. So I carded bits of the sand into the aqua and the resulting fiber was just gorgeous.

ooooh! I forgot, the thread is Ultima Poly embroidery thread, just to add a bit of shine! I added it as I Navajo plied.

it reminds me of turquoise stone, and now I'm hoping to get more from lapoli!

And this is also spun teeny-tiny, overspun and hard, but when Navajo plied, it turned out super sooooooooft, too!

I'm loving, and envying all the yarn posted so far!
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2008 08:17:41 AM »

This yarn looks totally luscious. I love it.

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2008 08:34:58 AM »

Wow, what a beautiful start to FF everyone!!  I am drop-dead-in-love with jeweled toad noodle princess, I just want to grab into my computer and smoosh it.

Here is my contribution for this week.  It is 80 yards merino/firestar, thick and thin.  I am spinning it's fraternal twin next week that has more purple and taupe and less of the chartreuse.

I call it Mustard and Grape Sandwich:


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