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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2009 12:18:03 PM »

Hello Ladies!!

I have quite a bit to show. I'll only select a few but I'll have more in my blog shortly, they are already all on my flickr account! Beauties!!

Tea and Roses

Rose Water

Mill ends spun chunky thick and thin, then plied/wrapped in cotton crochet thread.

Pure Silk

Mississippi Rhubarb

My first core spun! Delicious felted baby merino.

Northern Lights

Six sister skeins in the same dye lot. Organic merino spun super fluffy and delicious!
There are three sets of two matching mini-skeins.

and last but not least a group shot!


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« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2009 12:29:25 PM »

Yay, made it in time to do Fiber Friday this week Smiley  I have been spinning like a crazy lady this week and it's been so fun!

I haven't calculated yardage on everything yet.  Sorry Smiley  
This one is wool/mohair from Sheep Shed (light blue), TX llama from Stonehill spinning (both brown shades) and a bit of Angelina.  The natural color is spun from batts of polypay and Wensleydale blended together.

It's a single that I intentionally spun thick and thin

This one is llama (same kind as above yarn), wool mohair from sheep shed (all colors) spun thick and thin.  Then I plied it with wooly nylon sewing thread to create a boucle style yarn.  I spun this one and the previous one to be self striping yarns.

This one is a Polypay and Wensleydale batt that I spun up and then kool aid dyed when it was done

Next up is a bit of core spun mohair.  I used mohair roving which I carded into fluff (not really clouds but closer than the roving) and then spun it onto a wooly nylon core thread.  It's not the most stable thing I've spun, but it was a fun experiment.

Then there is this merino tencel blend single from FatCatKnits roving that has been in my stash a while

this second pic is a bit truer to the actual colors of it, very soft and pastel

Wool mohair from sheep shed studio in a soft varigated dye.  I'm really into singles lately, can ya tell???

Thick and thin self striping single made from all kinds of colors, this one is mainly sheep shed wool mohair, but the dark purple is brown llama overdyed I think.

Thanks so much for looking if you made it this far Smiley  The rovings, unless otherwise credited, were dyed with acid dyes by me here at the house.  I've  had them sitting in my stash for a while since I took a spinning hiatus.  I am now only kool aid dyeing as my kiddos make me nervous with the stronger chemicals Smiley


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« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2009 12:32:04 PM »

What I just finished:  yardage unknown.

grouping I made:  ~550yrd in total.

my first art yarn 40 yrd (inspired by all you artsy yarn makers Smiley )

Everyones yarns are absolutly beautiful!  I can't pick a fav this week!

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« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2009 12:40:30 PM »

I made this before last Friday, but had to wait for my swap partner to receive it.  I don't typically post my yarns because they get lost in the beauty of the other fibers posted here.  However, this turned out to be one of my favorite yarns to date.

Would You like Marshmallows with That?

I needle felted the marshmallows and then wet felted them to give them a nice tight felt.  Once they dried, I reshaped them with a bit of needle felting.  I spun the brown llama with wisps of white llama on a poly/cotton thread. 

Once it was spun, I lightly felted the entire yarn ... that was a first for me.

I think the only thing I would do different next time is use already processed llama/fiber.  I started this with raw fiber and ended up spending most of the time picking VM out of it as I spun it.


Would You like Marshmallows with That?
Thick/Thin art yarn
99% Llama
1% poly/cotton

Personal swap?  Heck Yeah!

« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2009 01:26:39 PM »

Lots of gorgeousness today!  I finally got a working camera, so here's my contribution:

Appalachia.  Merino, spun thick and thin and plied with purple thread.  Something ridic like 400 yards.  Sooooo much yarn.

Dottie.  Hand-dyed, hand-carded, hand-everythinged.  BFL, angelina, satin scraps and locks from some sort of sheep I can't remember.

This shows the sparkle a little better.  The colors are off in the pic, I need to figure out this newfangled camera-ness.  IRL, it's a sparkly mix of deep reds, pinks and purples.
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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2009 01:46:24 PM »

Some real beauties this week. Wish there were pet-a-vision so I could squeeze all these beautiful softy looking yarns this week.

Fave's -
janedoe -  Goth/punk!
isamax - black w/Sari silk and  cream with pinkBFL
knkurz - Fairies and Dragons!
SensiblyTacky - pure silk
Laura22 - Tan and sky blue llama, wool, mohair blend and merino tencel blend single
aphrasdaughter  - Appalachia

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« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2009 01:52:42 PM »

I love all these colors, but I especially love the colors in Iris! They're all really beautiful though!

Looking for extra sock yarn! PM me if you have any you'd like to get rid of! Willing to swap for it!
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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2009 02:10:31 PM »

yay! i get to participate this week. Smiley This is most of what I made this week.

Definitely Not the Opera:

Pamplemousse Rose:

Mudpie Surprise:

Fat Choy:

They are all spun from batts I made. oh, I LOOOOOVVVE my drum-carder!! I was away for 2 months and I missed it so much! (almost as much as my cats and dog)

Happy Friday Smiley

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« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2009 04:17:59 PM »

the colours of the last one are simply stunning together!
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2009 05:45:05 PM »

Wowee you guys never cease to amaze me.  I made a list of some standouts:

jane doe - goth yarn-are those studs?  How'd you secure them to the yarn?
isamax - I don't know why no one bought your yarn.  It all looks very beautiful, not too crazy, well-balanced and even.  I love yarns 2, 5, and 6.
knkurz - fairies and dragons looks so gorgeous, especially in that flash closeup!
oddacity-great job!  Like the orange and the recycled "homespun".
omnisilence - Love Sheep Shed's black/white mill ends.  They can be made into such striking yarns.
sensiblytacky- Fantastic colors in Mississippi Rhubarb.
noodle princess- Love the colors in Fat Choy.

It's a busy time of year for me, but amazingly I managed to make two bobbinfuls of yarn this week.  Inspired by lichens and owl feathers.  They contain bits of everything: hand-carded and dyed CVM, yearling mohair locks, bamboo, merino, natural brown cotton, nylon, Romney(?) lamb, alpaca, and lots of angelina.

Lichens I, spun thick and soft (~28 yd.):

Lichens II, spun a bit more hurriedly (~41 yd.):

And a goofy family photo:

In real life the colors are a bit warmer.
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