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« on: August 28, 2009 02:15:55 PM »

It's almost 4pm here, and no fiber friday thread? :O I'm shocked!

Alrighty, here goes. I didn't do a lot of spinning this week, but I did spin up a little sample of the roving I dyed last week. Again, the colors are a lot paler and more muted here than in real life.




I also dyed up a bunch of roving. I was intending to make it look sort of like yams, but it wound up looking more like a dreamcicle. If you can't tell in the photo, there's a lot of white streaks as well as darker spots. It was really crazy before I attacked it with my DIY hackle. The shorter bits that were left on the hackle, I took off and carded. My mom says they look like carrots and I have to agree...





I went to Goodwill and Ross the other day looking for a dress for my mom and an ugly sweater for a project I'm doing. I didn't find an appropriate sweater, but I did find this little gem. For 99 cents! It was originally a funnel-neck, but I forgot to take pictures of it before I took off the neck. The tag reads, "40% merino, 30% viscose, 20% angora rabbit fur, 10% cashmere". I put the sweater on after I took off the collar, and it still looks pretty good. It's ridiculously itchy, too, so I guess I'll stick to hats and such with this yarn.




Half of the funnel neck, next to the other half in cake form.




Close-up of the yarn




I also grabbed this pretty little scarf. I wish I could've gotten both of them. The other one had slightly lighter tones of pink than this one, but the scarves themselves looked almost identical. I'm in love with it, not only because it's a pretty scarf, but because I'm going to cut it up and steal all the lovely yarn out of it. Cheesy





And that's it for me this week. Nothing particularly noteworthy. I need to finish up some other projects, so I won't really have time for much in the coming weeks, but I'll post what I do get done!

Now someone else post some pretty yarns! I need my weekly yarn-gazing fix, dangit!
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009 02:54:22 PM »

Busy canning this week...

I love that scarf!  Looks to be hand woven ...
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009 03:39:01 PM »

I'm loving that scarf too.
Oh the temptation to take up weaving!

So, on to my week

Started like this


Ended up like this



I've also been carding like a crazy woman


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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009 03:55:31 PM »

I remember when this thread would quickly fill up to 5 pages.

Great yarns so far. I love the orange roving.  I also love Jane Doe's yarn, so gorgeous. Some pretty great batts as well. I look forward to learning that at some point.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009 04:11:44 PM »

It's probably the warmer weather.
I'm in the southern hemisphere so the cold is urging me to spin!
But in the heat of summer, the spinning is far less prolific
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009 04:24:05 PM »

This is my first post here, normally I spin for embroidery work. This is my first ball, half of what I spun, but I lost my other drop spindle.


After plying it is only 16 yards, here is a close up


I actually was using bits left over from felting, but it matches the baby alpaca I bought.

Hopefully it will be just enough for trim on my hat and mittens, that I plan to make.


I bought a couple batts, for spinning more yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009 05:49:41 PM »

Oooh, that looks snuggly! And Jane Doe, I love your rovings and that yarn looks so squeezable! ^_^

I guess that makes sense... If my house wasn't ridiculously over-air conditioned, I might not do much either.
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009 06:42:59 PM »

i've been meaning to post these the past couple of weeks and kept forgetting.  i finally remembered! 
this is my first kool-aid dyed handspun yarn:



as you can see i missed a few spots, but for my first attempt i'm proud.  i used orange and cherry


here's my second kool-aid attempt:



i used strawberry for this one.  this one came out better.  to me this yarn is calling out to be made into a hat, so that might be what i do with it.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2009 07:35:15 PM »

Ooooh! I like the missed spots! They're lovely! And the strawberry is also quite scrumptious looking.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2009 07:45:31 PM »

I'm still working on the 50/50 silk/cotton.  If I 2-ply it then cable it, it should be sock weight.  Taking fooorr-eevvvaahh though!
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