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Topic: Fiber Friday 2.20.09! We love Fiber, yes we do!  (Read 7158 times)
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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2009 01:18:48 PM »

Holy crap, Pink Hickey, your adventures in spinning are full of awesome!!  I feel like I've just been gobsmacked.  With yarn.  Yarnsmacked.  Smiley

I've only got one skein, since I really haven't been spinning much at all recently - I got into this mode of being very productive making things to sell, and not so much on being productive on making things for me.  I'm working on fixing this.  Anyway, I've got this one skein, Goin' Rogue (because Sarah Palin still makes me laugh).  The fiber was combed together from wool, sari silk, bamboo, milk protein fiber, and a ton of sparkle.  I corespun it using a fuzzy mohair yarn as the core.  About 4.5 oz, 72 yards.

The balls from whence it came:

And the finished yarn:


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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2009 01:20:43 PM »

and I actually managed to get pics (rather than getting ready to leave the house with my GF lol)

so not much info cause I really do need to get ready to go shopping hehehe

just hand dyed, carded  and plied merino

This is spun doll hair that I carded with merino, the white bits glow in the dark

This is merino spun with dryer lint (see those little red and white bits? they are globs of paper from notes my daughter left in her pocket)  had to see if I could do it lol won't be spinning anymore dryer lint

and the rest are just a few fibers I dyed and hope to spin this week all are merino, but the reddish one is a merino and tencel blend (loving it)




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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2009 01:22:48 PM »

Lufah - I have to say, I absolutely abhor purple, but the yarn you spun even with the prevalent purple makes my heart pitter patter, beautiful work (you should work for you more often!)

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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2009 01:41:12 PM »

Ooooooh, white buffalo fiber??!?!?! 

nonononono, not white buffalo fiber, "white buffalo" yarn.  A local fiber artist, knitter actually, but will steek knitted items without a thought - that's an artist in my book!) recently came to me looking for a yarn that would be remininscent of the wooly hump and brisket of a bull buffalo.  I spun up some real loose, chunky brown roving, but it just didn't work.  She was able to find something that she was able to use, but wasn't real happy with it.  Now she wants to make a white "buffalo" jacket, so I'm experimenting with different techniches to make a yarn that when knitted will give the appearance of the buffalo.

How I could only wish to have some white buffalo fiber to spin ....

And what are all of these hobbies of which everyone is speaking?  Isn't fiber a lifestyle?

It is around my house!!!


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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2009 02:20:22 PM »

Whoops, I totally misunderstood.   Cheesy  I'd still love to see that yarn...what an interesting concept!

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

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« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2009 03:48:30 PM »

So I was spinning this yarn and the inspiration really didn't come until after a friend of mine called and I really looked at the yarn.

I was trying the supercoil technique, which is brand new to me. Crazy batt from handsandnotions on Etsy.

So, he called me and he's a very perturbed character. He's always challenging my mind with crazy questions that challenge me intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. Challenge for this yarn? supercoil! Cheesy

He's also mentally affected. Not terribly, not something that handicaps him. But he has characteristics that make him beautiful (sparkle) and dark and ugly (my least favorite color is the green). And he's so full of energy it's almost to difficult to keep up and it's distressing to him sometimes. (supercoil)

So, here be Samuel :]

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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2009 03:49:22 PM »

I've been spinning boring white singles so I took a break and did some coils.  The fiber was all the little leftovers from using my hackle, it has a little of everything, wool, soy silk, nylon, angelina, mohair, llama, alpaca, there's some thread in it.  I ended up with about five yards of coils.


« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2009 04:27:58 PM »

I only have one finished project this week, since I've been working on it for the last two or so. It's more Crown Mountain Farms (got a bunch for my personal stash when they were having a sale) in the San Francisco colorway, all 8 or so ounces spun up. Pictures don't really do the colors justice:


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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2009 05:27:30 PM »

Very impressive!  I haven't spun anything in years.  In fact I started spinning classes at our local Art Museum and one of my students is continueing in my footsteps.  When my life settles in a bit I may very well drift back that way as it is so relaxing and fun.

 Photographing fiber is more difficult than people think.  The best light is outdoors when it is a bit overcast.  Hope that helps.

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« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2009 07:06:25 PM »

Everything is so freakin awesome this week. All i've done is dye some silk and white cotton yarn. I really need to get off my butt and spin already.  Embarrassed I'm so scared, you all are a tough act to follow. 

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