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« on: December 19, 2008 03:23:09 AM »

Happy Fiber Friday everybody!
I just got the news that my application was accepted and I'll be at my first ever craft show in June 2009! So excited, so much to plan and spin.  Cheesy
And spinning I did, I've done a lot of plying lately.

Murano - 123 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Belle - 123 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Belle II (slightly darker) - 97 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Guess - 292 yards handdyed Falkland wool

Berry Cheesecake - 257 yards (2 skeins) handdyed Falkand wool

Enchanted - 228 yards (2skeins), one ply is a Merino, bamboo, soysilk blend the other Falkland wool, all handdyed

and a few singles for a change
Tranquil - 237 yards (2 skeins) handdyed Falkland wool

Chaos - 168 yards, handcarded handdyed Romney and Cotswold wool, natural brown Romney lambs wool, silk, linen, suri alpaca and sparkle all striped with Lurex thread

Perhaps - 89 yards, handcarded Falkland, Gotland lamb, Cotswold lamb and Merino wool and a bit of sparkle.

Hope you all found some spinning time in amongst the Xmas preparations  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008 05:50:27 AM »

Stunning, caedara.

I'm busy knitting away - no yarns to speak of this week.  Started some of Carol Lee's hand dyed (russets & browns) on a Country Craftsman a spinning student of mine left with me because she was having trouble with it.  Let her borrow my Traveller in exchange.

A couple hats, scarf, calorimetry and just started a BSJ


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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008 06:36:52 AM »

Congratulations, Good Luck and beautiful Yarn!

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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008 06:44:58 AM »

Daniella I just LOVE Chaos!!!!  All are beautiful, but that's my fave!!  I have to spin my willy nilly batts now!!  I carded up your meadow batts.. I'll PM you on etsy..

I've been crazy these past few weeks with stuff going on here.. DH getting laid off and trying to find a job and my spinning/carding has slipped into my real jobs #2 and 3 rather than just fun "hobby" jobs..  So here's some of the stuff I've been working on

Corespun Mohair locks

Soft spun singles from a couple crazy batts I carded

Corespun LOOP batt.. I spun in the lace trim she included, as well as 36 swarvowski crystals on a silver filament thread that was wrapping around

BFL/Seacell squooshy singles

Corespun assorted fibers and sparkles

Merino/tencel singles

Tencel and angelina

Assorted fibers from some of HollyEQQ's batty babes bags, also with pieces of a cut up silk scarf

Cotswold lamb locks, spun full with little drafting or picking

Bamboo, wrapped with red thread and 24 mini jingle bells

Corespun assorted fibers

SnowQueen, corespun with silk nubs, sequins, pom poms and dangly ornaments

OH Christmas Tree, corepsun wool with embellishment and dangly ornaments

Corespun assorted fibers

Corespun assorted fibers

Corespun assorted fibers

Twilight, romney lamb locks and sparkle I carded

YAY for the holidays!! I hope everyone has a good one!!

My Etsy shop-  Lots of Handspun yarn and Fun Fiber Batts!

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008 07:06:27 AM »

gosh, I only have one again this week.... It's been a crazy week, not enough time to spin.  And not a chance to spin in the next few weeks either... but come january... watch out LOL!

"Ode to the original Settlers" ~134 yrd  (named this for 2 reasons.  1) I spun up about 1/2 of it by candle light in a power outage and 2) because its natural and coffee dyed, which the sttlers may have used to dye things I suppose)

Jazzturtle, Tencel and angelina looks like gold silver and copper,  Are you sure Rumplestiltskin wasn't visiting? Wink    I also love your Corespun Mohair locks.
caedara, your yarns are yummy.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2008 07:42:04 AM »

I've been a big fan of Fiber Friday for ages, and now I'm finally making my debut appearance. My first ever yarn, spun from undyed domestic wool on a drop spindle from laminathegreat (I got her awesome "learn to spin" kit), I am not even bothering to show. Suffice it to say that it is called "Pigeon Droppings".
This next one I started at the Israspin workshop held by Ravelry's lovely MasadaSpindle. It refuses to have a good picture taken (as does the next one) but it's not that attractive anyway so whatever:
"n00b-berry" - undyed Aussie merino, kool-aid dyed NZ merino and a bit of the domestic wool from before, about 84g, 58m

"Noro Who?" - scrap fiber, scrap yarn, and some hubris carded by me on dog flickers, 48g, 16m

as yet unnamed, may well be plied with something else, spun from silk hankies received in a swap (so much fun to spin ZOMG), 17g, 40m

And to complete the learning curve so far, "Morning Star", from domestic wool roving from laminathegreat ("Morgan" colorway), 4oz, 72m. I was surprised with how soft it is.

Next week's challenge will be to make some even singles. In any case, I've caught the spinning bug hard.

Happy Fiber Friday!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008 07:44:11 AM »

Oh Daniela I just love them all! May I ask how you spin your 2-plies? From handpainted roving or patchwork? They are just beautiful!!!

Ester I just love all the corespins (of course!)

Here are mine for the week, not many but it's been kinda busy lately. Smiley

Sapphire Tower, Baby Camel and Silk blend dyed by Exclusively Linda Lee, Navajo Plied

Starlight Starbright and Winder Wonderland batts from Jazzturtle, Corespun, Self-Striping. I'm planning to knit a scarf with it and use the embellishment kit I also bought from her as the fringe!

My own mini batts from the Ravelry Spin-a-Long I hosted! It was so fun to see how all these creative spinners decided to use the same fibers differently! I striped mine and Navajo plied it!!!

Another Navajo Ply (are you seeing a trend for the week? lol) just playing around with a couple colors of semi-solid merino I dyed up. Let's call this one Jazzy Lemon-Lime

"I'm a Barbie Girl" 2 'Crash Test Dummies' 2-plied from Copperpot Woolies

A supercoiled yarn from another 'Crash Test Dummy' in the WILD SIBERIAN IRIS colorway.

An a FO from my "All Spun Up Art Yarn" from last week! A quick scarf knit on size 35 needles!

« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2008 08:39:19 AM »

Thanks everybody!

Esther you've outdone yourself this week. You already know I like the Tencel and Loop yarns and all the corespuns are pretty, but the first one is absolutely gorgeous. Shiny locks and blue green, sigh.

Belladune is that going to be you new years resolution: Spin more yarn!?
Spinning by candle light sounds so romantic... Even though the reason wasn't.

yberry - Welcome! I like the silk hankies one best. I don't think I would ply it with anything though. It's pretty as it is.

Jenna - I spin my plied yarns from handpainted roving, patchwork or from batts, depending what look I'm after. The ones from this week are all from handpainted roving (top to be precise) though.
Love your coiled yarn. Super coils just seem to 'eat' yardage.
Size 35 needles?! How long did it take you to knit the scarf with them?


« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2008 08:44:40 AM »

They are lovely! Only took me about 45 minutes!

« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2008 08:47:43 AM »

hand dyed (by me!) 2ply corridale
I don't have names for them, but the one on the left is 113 yards and the one on the right is 110 yards



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