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« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2008 03:13:01 PM »

I love Fiber Friday! Yummy yarns. Especially loved Bollywood this time, such nice, rich reds. But I always wonder what people actually knit or crochet with these super textured, super colorful yarns on Fiber Fridays. It was nice to see a couple scarves tonight -- I would love to see more completed projects with homespun yarn to see what can be done with such different textures and wild, wild colors.

You are all brilliant spinners.  Smiley

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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2008 03:39:26 PM »

I hate the fact I can only start looking at things at the end of the workday.  My work computer doesn't like all the pictures and takes forever to load.

I too love bollywood.

As for finished projects, I haven't made much yardage yet, so it is difficult to have finished objects.  Here is one from my blue silk I spun some time ago.

And this from yarn Jazzturtle spun and posted on Fiber Friday previously:

I ordered some stunning roving today on etsy from FiberOptic that I will be spinning up for a swap partner.  That means it will be a while before I'll post it. Sad  I can't wait to get started though. Cheesy

« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2008 03:45:45 PM »

Hey! Hope everybody's week was good, the yarns are lovely as always! Eternalsunshine, I think the green yarn is awesome, you'll be spinning up a storm in no time!
Here are a few of mine from this week:
Antoinette: flax, hemp, cotswold, shetland and bamboo

Skinny Sweets: angora, organic cotton, soy silk, mohair, thrown silk, tunis, shetland and cotswold (phew!)

Happy Friday!

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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2008 03:48:46 PM »

oh everyones stuff is awesome! i love the muses, and summer in the garden.

so these are my 3rd, 4th and 5th spins respectively.

i may be insane, just to warn you all.

my 3rd spin actually took three attempts before i could get it to 'work' for me.

its a mohair/alpaca mix and i had less than 1/4 an oz of fiber.  once i got it on the spindle, it worked up amazingly fast and easily.  i'm really proud of the spin, its pretty much the same size of yarn. i think i maybe have 8 meters of yarn. i'm planning on doing a brooch with it, and i called it 'cool beans'

my 4th spin in where the insanity comes it. last fiber friday there was a grogeous yarn with felted beads spun in. and i thought it looked so cool. and i had this tiny bunch of alpaca and mohair fiber that looked like tree colors.  so i thought i should spin in some leaves, i made long triangle shapes out of cranberry felt and spun them in.


my 5th spin took the felt triangles and just ran with it.  lilac roving and purple triangles. i'm going to make a square for my daughters afghan with it!


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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2008 05:01:19 PM »

This is my first fiber friday although I would have had the first one to post last friday if I had remembered Smiley

This first one was spun on a drop spindle and it is roving that I received in a swap with maremare.  There is about 200 yds here.

My next is my first spun on a wheel (brown) along with my first that my 4 year old spun with me (fiber from a swap with lapoli).  I loved this one so much that it was spun Tuesday morning, plied Tuesday night, and crocheted Wednesday morning (and I work all day if that tells you even more how much I loved it  Grin ).  Pictures of the neckwarmer once it is done drying.
The Twist

This one is super super super soft.  It is alpaca and has been pllied with thread.  The alpace fiber is from a farm we visited this last summer that is about 20 miles from my house.
Chocolate on My Brain

Oops, this one is actually my first on the wheel.  The brown above was my second and the alpaca above was my third.  Very irregular but it has already made its way in to a very forgiving hat.  Fiber from lapoli.
Merry and Bright

And the last that I have a picture of due to rain for the last two days is much more regular/consistent.  There is about 125 yds and the fiber is from lapoli (who really really spoiled me in a swap).

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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2008 05:29:26 PM »

Woot! I have 2 new ones this week!

Synchronized Swim, it's mohair locks and lots of stuff carded together(but no sparkles!) and candy striped with brown cotton.

and Sailor's Delight from my hand-dyed BFL roving. It's soo soft and smooth.

and this is from a while ago but i just took better photos -Rainbow Salmon, BFL again:

Happy FF  Grin


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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2008 06:06:49 PM »

Thanks so much to everyone for the helpful info!!! I think I will be on a better track next time. The youtube video was a great help Cheesy

Also, I too think that Sunshine in the Garden was my fave this week Smiley

« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2008 06:10:48 PM »

Here is my contribution for this week (its been awhile)  Its merino roving from etsy seller knitfrontandback called swamp thing

And here is a FO from my yarn from a previous week.  I'm in love with this scarf pattern.  I suspect I'll be making more of them.


« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2008 06:57:09 PM »


I think you should call the un-named yarn Blue Raspberry Lime Slurpie - looks like the slurpies my kids make at the 7-11.

I love it, as well as all the others today and every day!

Must keep sewing to get rid of some fabric to bring in the roving...
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« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2008 08:33:22 PM »

Well I think this might be my first time posting ....

My first Navajo Ply ..

and a small skein of some great yellow Romney yarn I got as a sample


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