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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2009 05:59:25 PM »

Belladune, I love your dyed rovings!  Esp. the 'Hippy' - the colours blend so nicely.

Great yarns from everyone this week.  I haven't finished anything, but I do have some singles on the bobbin I hope to have finished by next week.

thank you!  I can't wait to see how it spins up!

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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2009 06:03:22 PM »

WMA - I was hoping there was a fellow Tenacious D fan out here in Spinningville!

You guys are making me crave crave crave dying.....AND coils...AND corespinning! The inspiration never ceases. Everyone's yarns are awesome.

4 ozs natural white shetland (from my sheep) carded with 1 oz purple soy silk

*sigh* I wish I had a sheep....I just have cat hair. : /

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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2009 06:49:11 PM »

I'm back at Fiber Friday once again with a single skein offering.  This one took me hours and hours to spin up such thin singles, and I've still got about 3 oz. of the fiber in case I want to make more.

Navajo-plied superwash mill ends, 306 yards and approx. 5 oz.  My first time buying someone else's hand-dyed fiber.  It bled a little bit when I blocked it, and I poured in some vinegar in an attempt to get the color to stick, hence the pinkish ties. 

Do you guys think this yarn is the right thickness to knit a pair of socks? 
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2009 07:38:13 PM »

 Roll Eyes ..........I didn't get to spin yet this week............LOL..............been playin' with my drum carder.............hopefully I'll have some batts to share next Friday......... Grin

I gotta say folks..............yummy yarnie goodness this week for sure!  I just adore FF!


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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2009 08:18:16 PM »

mmmm, wow there are some real beauties this week! I especially love the Tide Pool one and Medusa!

I've got 5 to show off this week. They were all dyed and carded by me

SPROUT- Merino, icelandic lamb, ramie, kid mohair locks, BFL, firestar and bronze sparkle.

unnamed- Corespun Merino, wendsleydale locks, Finn, camel down, angora bunny, and mohair. 28 yds.

unnamed- Merino and angelina plied with a commercial novelty yarn. 100 yds.

LAVY- 2-ply falkland. 51 yds

DESSERT- Finn wool, perendale wool, llama, seacell, yak, cotton, bamboo, bronze sparkle, and bubblegum angelina plied with cotton crochet thread. 63 yds

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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2009 09:08:38 PM »

Amazing yarns again, everyone!

No offerings from me, haven't had much time to spin and when I do I'm terribly slow! I bought some gorgeous silk/merino top from shunklies on Etsy (wouldn't normally go for such luxury but it was such a good price!) and am trying to spin it into some sock yarn. As I only have a drop spindle this will take me forEVER but Spring Break starts next Friday for me so hopefully I'll have something to share in oh, two weeks? haha

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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2009 09:51:31 PM »

I love all of the yarns. I really like the white/purple that spinnerchris did. Smiley

If any of you got missed on the PM I sent out, we're discussing another handspun swap in the new swap theme discussion board. There's a link in my signature. We decided that sign ups should start in the middle of May with send outs in June. Just an FYI for anyone who'd be interested. Smiley

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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2009 06:38:13 AM »

Some really yummy yarns.  Darlingbud, I really love the two unnamed yarns.  Personally, for the blue, I would name it Sea Glass.

I finally got an etsy treasury that features two or three of you:

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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2009 07:30:43 AM »

Yay, fibre Friday :-) Some amazing yarns here - jazzturtle, loving your one with the key charms in.

I have some rainbow yarn settling on the spindle that I should be able to set and photograph tomorrow. Yay yarn!

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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2009 09:30:56 AM »

Darlingbud, your yarns are delicious. I love multi fiber yarns, I tried to make a few but I only have hand carders and it got exhausting. Saving up for a drum carder! I especially love Sprout.

Blam blam, your time consuming singles paid off! It's awesome. I've actually made socks out of all kinds of different weights, it just depends how thick you mind the socks being. You could always knit up a swatch and see how you like it.


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