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Topic: Fiber Friday! <3 3/27/09  (Read 6096 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2009 10:52:59 AM »

Happy Fiber Friday!!! Lots to share this week as we had a spinning retreat last weekend!!!

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy! Merino dyed by PoppyFlowerFibers on etsy. Approx 130 yards 2-ply

Blue Martini with a Lime Twist - Corespun from my own batts, here's a before and after!

Daisy Days - SW Merino dyed by me plied with a cotton-silk vintage yarn. 36 yards with lots of coils Plus 5 yards of supercoils!

Batik - SW Merino, Sari Silk, and Firestar from my own batts. 38 yards, sinlge ply, bulky

Supernova - Supercoiled around metallic lurex yarn Hand Dyed merino and firestar from my own batts! 21 yards, extreme thick and thin (I had a hard time fitting the coils through my Lendrum jumbo bobbin orifice!)

Retreat from the Ordinary - 2 ply of SW Merino and some of my 'Happy Scrappy' batts, 50 yards, bulky

AllSpunUp from etsy Spin-A-Long, 8oz, BFL, Navajo Plied, EXTRA Bulky!

And 2 bobbin clearing skeins, the left is Shetland the right is Huh

« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009 10:56:19 AM »

great yarns, pmpknpunk.  I really love Batik and Supernova.

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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2009 11:05:42 AM »

Daiiiiiiiiiiiisy Daaaaaaaaaaaaays!!!!!!!!!!!

<3 <3 <3 <3 x 582390850325

I don't know what it is about the yarn but I'm in deep deep love!

« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2009 12:28:22 PM »

Pmpknpunk - Those colors are fantastic in Happy Happy, Joy Joy! Personally, I think when color is cranked up like that, singles and 2-plies are my technique of choice to show off the color.
Your corespun is to die for and Supernova is like color on crack!

FroggyFibers - Thank you! Your yarn looks so fantastically squishy and I love the extra furry bits!

Laura22 - Loving the photography, it fun just like how the yarn looks.

Belladune - Thank you! And get back to spinnin! We wanna see your goodie! Cheesy

Inlerah - Leatherbound looks so great! The gold has such a nice contrast :O

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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2009 01:31:19 PM »

Omnomnom...finally I'm done spinning this:

"Planet Earth" 4oz Falkland Top, 128 yards, Andean plied. Not 100% even, but roughly worsted weight. I love this sooooo much, just looking at it makes me thirsty lol. I think I'm going to make a Quant or a Buttercup Beret, don't know yet!

Spinning during art class...note the unintentional INSANE COLOR COORDINATION. I am like a color-matching lizard. WHICH IS ALSO AMAZING because my name is Liz. Hot dog. Tongue

"Heard It Through The Grapevine" 4oz Falkland Top, dyed with neon food coloring! I haven't decided how to spin this yet.
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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2009 04:24:06 PM »

oh such yummy yarns! I love seeing carded batts and before and after pictures!

Sadly I have only two new yarns to show:

Urban Chic.....two ply merino.

Tequila Sunrise, two ply superwash that will soon be socks for me.


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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2009 04:41:11 PM »

Daisy Days makes me think of a bowl of pasta primavera.  Tequila Sunrise is yummy.  Happy Happy Joy Joy! is really joyful.  I would totally love that.

No fibers this week, some still on the bobbins but nothing ready to share, soon though.

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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2009 05:56:27 PM »

I have 2 yarns to contribute this week.  And I have a question.  But first, the yarns.

100 yards of 2 ply superwash merino about a DK weight from roving by etsy seller crazymonkey.  I'm calling it Easter Basket.  The colours remind me of Easter Grass and those Jelly Eggs that no one seems to like.

50 yards of navajo plied worsted weight from roving by etsy selller knitfrontandback.  I'm calling it Heir of Slytherin. 

Now my question.  How do you all set your yarns?  Up until now I've set the twist with a lukewarm bath and then kind of held between my hands and snapped to get kinks out, and hung to dry.  I've just tried 'shocking' the finished yarn with a soak in hot water, then onto icy cold and repeat and then whacking it on the laundry sink.  For some reason this yarn seems squishier.  Or maybe its just how its spun.  Does it make a difference to the finished yarn how it is set?  I eagerly await your expert answers.

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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2009 06:12:17 PM »

I have my first four yarns to show this week. I got a drop spindle in Shop the Swap and several rovings/batts to spin up as well.

I'm calling this first one Key Lime Sky. It's got hints of light blue in the green and it's plied with glow in the dark neon green thread, which is an added bonus. I think I'm going to make a baby hat with it for a friend. The roving was dyed by Nesse (Craftster member) and sent to me for STS.

This one is First Tea Party. It's wool plied with a light pink thread.

I think I'm going to make an ipod cover with this or something. There's not a lot of it.

Lucky Charms - Because it reminds me of the marshmallows in Lucky Charms. This was also dyed by Nesse.

And here is a an unnamed single that I'm going to use to crochet with. I got the batts from Avesthel in STS as well. They're very pretty and had bits of sparkle in them. They're really soft too. Out of three batts I got about 90 + yards, I've very excited over it. This one has a really sweet halo.

I'm learning a lot about fibers and I'm really not sure about most of this stuff. I'm sure I'll have an easier time naming fibers later on. I've got 2 pounds of white mill end rovings coming from The Sheep Shed Studio this week. I can't wait to get it, dye it and spin it up for more yarns to contribute next week!

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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2009 08:30:07 PM »

 Grin .............I ADORE FIBER FRIDAYS!!!   Kiss

All the yarns look so yummy this week!  There's no way I could pick just one! 
But to theboythatspins............I just HAVE to say.........those batts are fabulous..........and the pink and yellow ones remind me of both kinds of lemonade!
Oh..........and Laura..........I gotta tell ya hon...........that mannequin cracks me up!  I wish I could find one like her!..............LOL

I only have one thing to contribute this week..............it's hand painted by me with Wilton's ............

I think I'll call it Swimmin' in the Keys...........

I can't wait to spin it up........... Grin

Mama was wrong..........idle hands lead to fantabulous projects!!
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