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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2009 09:37:00 AM »

Everyone has some really beautiful yarns this week! I just got my drop spindle in the mail  yesterday, but I won't have time to learn how to use it till Sunday-Mondayish :\ But I can't wait to learn! :]

Looking for extra sock yarn! PM me if you have any you'd like to get rid of! Willing to swap for it!
My Etsy Shop: http://www.blacksquirrelknits.etsy.com
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2009 09:58:22 AM »

Oh my goodness, the summer sky bamboo is gorgeous! I just want to touch it. So pretty.

If at first you don't succeed, go buy more fabric.
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2009 10:10:04 AM »

Here are my yarn babies for the week! Happy Valentines Day!!!

Be my Valentine - Spun from Loop's Sweetie Pie Baby Cakes with all sorts of techniques thrown in there. I was inspired by the Sit n Spin dvd and did all sorts on techniques in this skein. There are puffs, slubs, thick and thin, and even corespun all in this skein!!!

Corespun from FeltStudioUK SoftSpot batts with Cashmere, silk, Baby Camel, Baby Alpaca and superfine Merino wool. WOW it is sooooooo soft!

This one was an experiment. I wasn't sure about it at first but now I really like it. The black is superwash merino and the felted blobs are not superwash. I spun the merino puffs in and then put it through the washer to felt...don't let it run the whole cycle or otherwise the superwash will start to stick together, opps. But in the end i really like it. Gotta love trial and error or in this case, Success!

White merino plied with blue crochet thread...SOOO Squishy!

And here's the time sucker of the week, a traditional 2 ply from Yarn Wench "Driftwood" Merino. Reminds me of the beach which I can't wait for!!!

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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2009 12:26:35 PM »

Thanks for the yarn pr0n, folks.  Love that last skein, pmknpunk. 

Life has been crazy, only spun a little, yadda yadda.  Here are my yarns:

A tiny bit of "tailspun" CVM, stretched out because it hasn't been blocked.  I wanted to make tailspun yarn, but didn't have access to instructions at the time, so I just kind of drafted some fluffed out fiber and tucked in CVM locks here and there before spinning it up.  It was *super* slow, but seems to have produced a sturdy enough yarn.

My first try at actual tailspun yarn.  I used yearling mohair locks I washed myself with a core of my first attempt at navajo plying.  The thinner sections are where I spun on wisps of fluffed mohair.  A learning experience.  Only 7 yards, but very bulky.

The last pic is before setting the twist, but it shows off the sparkly bits (and the overspun bits).
Spun from a hand-carded, hand-dyed batt of CVM and hand-recycled silk thread.  I added in bamboo, firestar, and angelina as I spun.  Only about 27 yards.

Bring on more yarn!
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2009 12:34:33 PM »

Hello and Happy Fiber Friday everyone! I mostly just drool at all of the wonderful yarns, but I actually have something to contribute today! This is my first spun single, I wish I could tell you what fiber it is (that way I could get more) but it was a gift from my mom just as I was starting out at this.

This is what I have on my spinning wheel at the moment, not sure what I'm going to do with it eventually though, but it came from the sheep shed studio.

And I absolutly love that white merino plied with the blue crochet thread!
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2009 01:26:39 PM »

Yay for Fiber Friday!

This week I spun up some BFL from FatCatKnits.

"Day's End"

I love it! It's my most consistent yarn ever! The weight is sport to dk but I don't know the yardage because I'm too lazy to figure it out.

I also finished spinning up my February shipment from Rawfish Fibers.

"Candy". Merino, Mohair, glitz, sari silk. Spun thick and thin.

Beautiful yarns, everyone!

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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2009 01:45:49 PM »

That tail spun from yearling mohair is wonderful!!  I experimented with a bit of tailspinning this past week using corridale for a lady at my bi-weekly knitting group.  I need to try it again using the jumbo flyer on the traveller.

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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2009 02:13:30 PM »

My contribution to FF! Cheesy yay!

Goldfish! Spun from this luscious Falkland Wool/bamboo batt

Into this thick & thin single. Approximately 75 yds


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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2009 02:32:03 PM »

Happy Friday Everyone!!  beautiful yarns this week!!

here's what I've been working on

I spun the 2 pink batts from my Feb Happy Hooves.. bulky thick and thin, with 4 repeating stripes. I went the flower route, and plied with red colorchanging thread and pink, white and red silk flowers..
100 yards, Love me Tender

I have a fun supercoil yarn, spun from my Nov Traveling Rhino batts
Neon Signs, 16 yards

And another one in my LOST! series..
Flashes in Time, 92 yards(from this week's  episode.. we see our losties in the jungle.. lots of greens and blues.. but ever time they flash in time the sky turns a purpley yellow..  and we saw our friend smokey the monster.. so there's bits of black swirling about.) Spun thick and thin, plied with black rayon thread

Rustic,110 yards of yummy bfl/angora from EGMTK spun as a bulky low twist single, slightly thick and thin

Fireworks, from my "in motion' batts..  merino and silk noil (and angelina)

repeat striping, spun thick and thin- added green sari silk for the "vines"- plied with invisible thread and 3 felt tomato tops


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

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2009 04:48:27 PM »

Jazzturtle - I've just finally gotten caught up on Lost and absolutely love your lost yarn! And the Fireworks! *drools!
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