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« on: August 14, 2009 01:10:40 AM »

Hey, hey - it's Fiber Friday!

Just finished my new mega-project: 500+ gr of chiengora yarn.
Sahara: 5 skeins of purebred collie with small abount of suri alpaca and angora goat. The yarn in simple, I added seashells on the picture because of nostalgy, I love Red Sea badly...

And this is a picture of real Sahara I've made thrue the window


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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009 02:21:36 AM »

I love that Lado!  Grin
And I'm glad my n00b skeins weren't the first thing to post haha.  Wink
My first Fiber Friday where I actually have something to post!
My first drop spindle was a top whorl made with a chopstick, a car wheel, and an earring hook. Tiny, light, and made for very overspun yarn for some reason. My second is much better, it's a top whorl CD spindle that I think everyone makes, haha, and makes for much easier spinning, much more balanced. I'm hooked! Anyway, onto the pictures.

here's a thumbnail of my ugly batt which is what all this was spun with:

and the batt unrolled:

I ended up splitting the batt lengthwise into layers and spinning from that because I liked the way the colors and fibers divided up better.

My first skeins:

they've since been overdyed with red kool aid and look awesome. They're overspun and underspun in places so I'm going to use them for a mixed media piece rather than knit them.

this thumbnail shows the color best:

showing how small the skein is and how thin:

and here's my first actual skein! I duno how many yards yet, I'm trying to spin a companion for it.
It's spun thick and thin worsted to bulky with a few thinner areas.
this picture shows the color pretty closely:

and two more just for show:

Whew! That's all! Sorry so pic obese!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009 05:21:03 AM »

Wonderful achievement but the poor mutt must be completely bold  Grin

I've recently completeted a couple of tiny dog hair projects and can't imagine how you could get hold of enough hair for five skiens.  I had two goes and got 13.5m the first time and 23m the second.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009 05:28:27 AM »

Hey everyone! Happy friday!! I haven't posted in a few weeks.. I went to Camp PluckyFluff in chicago, then came home and got sick for 2 weeks.. ugh!!  so here's some of what I've been working on

Harmony, my first AURA yarn- uncarded scraps, with a white mohair halo, wrapped in black thread
SUPER bulky 20 yards (almost 5 oz!!)

Shooting Stars, corespun batts (my precious metal batts, black merino and TONS of gold and silver bling) with silver and gold star garland and 8 dangly sparkly stars

Candy Shoppe, my box of crayons batt (merino and silver angelina) spun with rainbow firestar cocoons, then plied with black rayon thread- making the cocoons, halos..

LemonGrass, slightly thick and thin (from dk to spt weight) merino/silk/bamboo, soft spun singles

Vegas Sunset- corespun with ric rac, gold silk fabric, pink chiffon, 3 kinds of gold sequins

Mermaid's Garden, corespun batts with silk flowers, buttons and lurex yarn autowrapping in spots

POSE, corespun over 28 gauge wire... so it's totally bendable!!

Tutti Fruiti- kid mohair corespun translucent with neps and angelina over a novelty yarn. this yarn floats like a cloud

I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend! Hubby and I are off to see Phish for our first wedding anniversary with a couple from our wedding party! xoxo

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

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009 06:35:14 AM »

I'm not a spinner, but I'm all about yarn porn, so I usually read Fiber Friday, sigh happily, and never comment. But ... BENDY YARN??? OMG. I'm not worthy.

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009 06:52:14 AM »

Jazzturtle- I love all of your yarns, but I am really intrigued by the corespun yarn over wire. I think I might have to experiment this weekend! Grin

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009 07:37:29 AM »

Jazzturtle- All of those are soo freaking pretty!! I can't pick a favorite!

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tutti fruiti looks AMAZING!!!!


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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009 11:45:19 AM »

ZOMG Jazzturtle, shooting stars is wonderful! Well they all are, but thats my fav. Wink

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009 01:01:40 PM »

These are my contributions from the last two weeks, as I just found my camera.

This is named, ever so creatively, "Orange, Blue, Red" and was spun from merino roving I bought in Walsenburg, CO while I was working at Boy Scout Camp.

This is "How Now Brown Yarn" and was spun from corriedale wool and llama roving from Homestead Wool and Gift Farm, and millends from the Sheep Shed Studio.

This is "Arterial Spray" because it reminds me of dissections from freshman year. It's made from the fleece of a Dorset ram named Topflight, who lives in my county, and bits of dyed cotton balls.

This is "Bluebells." Its made from dyed Romney locks from the Homestead Wool and Gift farm.

This is "Ravenclaw." It's made from more of Topflight's fleece, dyed blue, and some corriedale and llama roving from Homestead Wool and Gift farm.

Right now I have some fake spiderweb from last Halloween on the wheel. It's really interesting to spin.

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