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Topic: Fiber Friday November 14, 2008  (Read 8110 times)
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« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2008 03:57:07 AM »

Gorgeous yarns, as always! I love seeing the finished knits as well, especially for the wild and colourful yarn  Grin

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Haven't posted anything in a while, but I have spun some. First, some blue Estonian wool spun on a wheel, 2-ply laceweight, 52 g, ca. 265 m. I love the colour, but the picture doesn't do it justice: natural light is getting really scarce for my phone camera. Flash would be worse:

Then, white Finnsheep spun on the same wheel, 2-ply laceweight, 31g, ca. 185 m. I got my first pair of hand cards and made some rolags for the last bit of this, and I love the technique. Unfortunately, I had trouble with tension when plying and was too tired to actually solve them, so as a result this skein is half overplied and half underplied. Urgh.

Finally, I tried some brown Finnsheep to practice one-handed long draw. As you can guess, it came out thick and thin - I noticed that the better rolags you make, the easier it is to do! I still have some brown left, so I'll practice more. Fun!

By the way, the brown was a part of the Best. Birthday. Present. Ever. from my middle little sister, who gave me a whole bag of carded wool in different colours, all Finnsheep, I presume, as she got it from a farmers' market. Isn't she great? Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2008 07:17:19 AM »

Once again, in LOVE with all the beautiful yarns!  Can't pick a favorite.

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« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2008 07:59:24 AM »

Nothing to share this week but I am in love with !00% of all the yarns!  And I am happy to see more newbies (like moi) coming into the spinning obsession Smiley

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« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2008 08:48:17 AM »

thank you Wanderingskopos, I will have to give that site a try. 
also thank you Cealy, Blue rasperry Lime Slurpie is a great name for that one Cheesy

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« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2008 10:23:20 AM »

woah, 2-ply laceweight. I can't imagine doing that, i have too little patience for fine yarns!

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« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2008 12:52:45 PM »

you all made my weekend, as i wasnt able to even touch my wheel this week, i have now spun some beauties by proxy! not as satisfying, but still great on the eyes! i lovelovelove rainbow salmon! Kiss

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« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2008 02:09:49 PM »

noodle princess, the laceweight just came out that way, I swear  Cheesy I'm still learning to spin, and there were a few points when I thought the roving would never end... Now that I've started playing with with long draw, I'm getting thicker singles again - long draw is so fast compared to the other way! And fun.

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« Reply #37 on: November 17, 2008 01:24:25 AM »

Gorgeous yarns, my fave is bollywood and I also love Sunshine in the garden! Grayling, that scarf is coming along nicely now!

Noodle princess, I am exactly the same, thin yarn really push my patience, I prefer spinning the chunky ones by far. Cheesy

Perhaps one day I will get around to uploading my yarns to ff again, I have missed it so many times at the moment...

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