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Topic: Fiber Friday - December 19th 2008  (Read 5249 times)
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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2008 06:04:22 AM »

So I have been lusting after all of the beautiful yarn on here every friday for the last few months, but, being neither knitter nor crochet-er It seemed silly... so I re-learned to crochet, learned to knit, made a spindle, and started spinning!
So, without further ado... in order from left to right, my first to most recent handspun!
The 4 left-most are superwash marino from etsy, the blue was my first foray into plying (turquoise thread), and the last is romney with a little sparkle, which I have begun to knit into an ear warmer.

And last of all, what to do with short little bits of handspun, crochet flowers of course!

(especially this week, WOW!) Roll Eyes

By the way- here is the flower pattern for anyone who is interested!
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2008 06:23:21 AM »

Beautiful yarns and omg those flowers are fab. the handspun yarn really makes them.

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« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2008 10:22:57 AM »

Thanks, Cyndi! That's really helpful. Is it easier to practice with thick singles or thin? Or does it matter?

imho, as long as the yarn is consistent & smoth, it will be easier.  With thick/thin or other novelty yarn, you're adding an extra dimension = extra concentration.

The first one I did was thinner - about sock weight - that worked up to a worsted weight. Just like when you started spinning, pretty soon, you'll find a 'groove' and it clicks.  I still will stop the wheel and let the cables catch up with the twist.

Crocheted flowers are a great way to use up little bits of handspun!  There is so much you can use them for!  Itty-bitty flowers can be strung on thread and used to embellish your handspun too!
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« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2008 10:26:18 AM »

Cyndi, thanks again. I think I even have a couple more very thin abandoned singles in my yarn box. I'll dig them out and give it a whirl.

And I second the opinion on the crocheted flowers. What a lovely way to use up those little extra bits! Did you use a pattern for those, or are they just freehanded?

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« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2008 07:22:59 PM »

Everyone's yarn looks fantastic! Caedara, I love "enchanted"!

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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2008 11:11:00 PM »

ohh .. beautiful yarns!  And what a great idea for making crochet flowers out of the extras!

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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2008 10:19:28 AM »

Hello everyone!

I've been a long-time stalker here (way before I even had an account) and after becoming quite involved in the ravelry community, I've decided to start posting here too!

I've got some pretty batts to share...I seem to have this problem where I never photograph my yarn before I start knitting it. (Although I recently finished two skeins of BEAUTIFUL fingering weight naturally colored alpaca for a Christmas gift to my mother. Hehe...)

Anyways, here's one my recent batts! Oh, and some combed top I dyed up. I'm so proud of them. Smiley The batt is totally white merino...all the color comes from the sari silk that I lovingly convinced to card into it. Sari silk is just too much fun to play with.

EDIT: Oh no! I can't post pictures because I am new... *sad face* Well...here are some links then.

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