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« on: January 22, 2009 09:31:21 PM »

It's been a while since I had any time to sit at my wheel and spin, and since it is technically Friday 'craftster time' I figure I'm ok to kick off the fiber friday for this week

only two spun yarns,  The first is from hand dyed mill ends entitled "I never promised you a rose garden" 128 yards 2 ply


And thinking ahead to valentines day, "I love your brains"  roughly 60 yards of thick and thin spun haven't set the twist and all kinked up from overspinning I love how it looks like a fibery brain Wink


lets see what you've got too!
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 04:47:14 AM »

Once again, I've been too busying spinning, then knitting right away without taking pictures!!!  ARGH!

Lovely yarns, goth!


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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009 05:07:19 AM »

Wow, I've been away far too long! GothChics - I love your colours.

This is a bit of a sample of what I've been up to...

This is a lovely pink 3-ply sock yarn, spun up from a batt I bought from the lovely Vampy on Etsy. It's her special sock blend, so it'll be good and solid, and it's got just a touch of sparkle too. I'm thinking of maybe making a pair of Seven of Hearts socks for Valentine's day.

This is one I've done for a girl who runs an ethical yarn business. It's English Wenselydale wool (which grew up about 80 miles from me), dyed with natural dyes. One ply is rainbow dyed, and the other is kettled dyed using the remaining dyebath.

This was some commercial Merino, spun thick and low, and plied with thread. In the colours of the rainbow. In order. I'm very proud of it.

This one's some Patagonian Corriedale from Shunklies on Etsy - very very tasty, and it's being knit up into a Morning Surf scarf.

And a recent triumph - some lovely squidgy chunky stuff, spun on my yummy new wheel.

This is what's going to be coming next. Some yummy BFL dyed with kool-aid.

And what about an FO? This is a shawl knit from some merino/tencel which I think I showed you all.


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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 06:38:03 AM »

kathleenalice, I was scanning through your yarns in the "newest post with pictures" feed and feeling awfully jealous, and then scrolled down to the shawl and thought, hey, wait... I know this person! Cheesy

Love the new wheel.  Oh, wait, I'm still awfully jealous.. Wink

« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009 07:22:24 AM »

Weeelll...I have been up to a lot of other things besides spinning!  But here's my one yarn for the week.

Strawberry Limeade:

(I know that's a slightly blurry picture, but it's the best representation of the colors I could get.  Wintertime=no sunlight+really cold=bad pictures.)  It's my second corespun--and I think I'm falling in love with the final product!  There's just something about the way corespun yarns remain flexible, yet aren't floppy like regular yarns that gets me.

I may have posted the first skein of this duo, but there are two now, and they go together, like salt and pepper.  (I hope that metaphor makes sense to someone...if not, I'm too tired to be making this post!)

Lakeside Sunrise:

That's all I've got this week, because I've been way too busy with my self-built PVC loom and with the onset of classes for the semester.

« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009 10:11:48 AM »

here's a few pics of my handspun merino, a whopping (for me) 362 yrds! it bloomed a ton, and is not as even as i would like. i think it will dye beautifully and make a nice something or other.

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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009 10:56:33 AM »

I managed to spin 8oz of Northern Lights (http://www.louet.com/fibers/dyed_northern.shtml) in just a day or two.
I ended up with two 2ply skeins and one single.
I'd say the 2 ply skeins were something like 70-80 yards a piece, and the single is about 110 yards. the 2 ply's were worsted to bulky, and the single is sort of sport-bulky.

With the first skein I spun up, i made this ripple cowl. surprisingly soft for how rough the roving felt!

EDIT! ohmygosh how could i forget this yarn i spun this week too!!!
I carded together some baby alpaca I had dyed, some merino also dyed by me, and some carbonized bamboo and TONS of angelina sparklies.
it's 3 oz, navajo plied. I'm pretty sure there's 100ish yards there, but i'll have to double check on that. But I wish i could have shown how SPARKLY this yarn is, and made everyone be able to feel how soft and squishy and light feeling it is!

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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009 12:21:55 PM »

Carbonized Bamboo  :jealous:


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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009 01:21:11 PM »

Hello, I've never posted on Fiber Friday before, but have loved looking at all the yarn porn! Excuse me if I get a little picture heavy.

Sunset, Hand dyed combed top from artclub.etsy.com , 4 oz, 100 % wool, 201 yds

Ocean, Hand dyed combed top from artclub.etsy.com , 4 oz, 100 % wool, 164 yds

Pretty Pastels, 100 % Corriedale wool, 1/2 lb roving hand dyed by me, 2 ply, 317 yds total

Fluffy Bunny is angora spun thick and thin then  plied with brown thread. 106 yds, not sure how strong it is, but it sure is soft!  Mini skein is plied against itself for 33 yds.

Alpaca Dreams is one single of dark brown alpaca plied with one single of tan alpaca for 162 yds. Straight is the left over brown alpaca plied with itself for 22 yards. Both about worsted weight. Not as soft as I hoped it would be, think I put to much twist in.

Sun Dappled Ocean, 2 ply, worsted wt. 468 yds total. Blues, greens, yellows and a tiny bit of orange

Berry Delicious, Merino wool, navajo plied, 1/2 lb, 585 yds total. Dyed at Yarn School.
I think that is more than enough! Sorry about that!
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009 03:48:24 PM »

Lots of pretty yarns this week!! (well... every week really)  It's been months since I've had a chance to spin.  I finally found some time over the last week.  I also dyed some mill ends with kool-aid. 

Yarns From top to bottom: 
Mill end rovings in brown still on the bobbins.  I'm planning on plying these together.
.3 oz with 58 yards of thin and thin Blue and pink silk. My second experience spinning silk.  I did better with this one, but it is still very hard for me to spin.  This came as a freebie from an order.
.3 oz with 81 yards of very thin lace wt.  Varigated purple silk. Spun from a silk cap.  This was my first experience spinning silk. 
1.1 oz with 31 yards of thick and thin.  Llama spun with a cotton thread.  The llama came to me in rolags.  My first experience with rolags as well as with llama.  I decided to spin it with some cotton thread to make it more stable.  I actually tried to do core-spun with this.  But, it looks more like a 2-ply

Mill ends dyed with kool-aid.  I'm hoping to get these spun up for next week.

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