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« on: March 25, 2011 10:25:02 AM »

How is this not started yet? I don't want to start but I do want some other fibery goodness so I guess I will be the first.

This is all I have. It is the rest of the Diamond Batt from February. I think it needs to be plied with some black, but I need to order the roving from Sheep Shed first so it is going to stay on the spindle for now. I spun the other 1/2 on my wheel and plied it with yellow thread (posted a couple weeks ago) and I really liked the feel of the merino going through my fingers on that one; it's a very rough wool for some reason. While this way wasn't as nice in way of my senses (sensually? Yeah, I would call it sensual!), I like the way the color blended on it better.

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011 10:56:03 AM »

Pretty!  I'd love to see side-by-side pics once they're both plied with different colors.

Your pic kinda makes me want to spin on a spindle -- I haven't done that in a while.

I don't have a finished yarn this week.  Just a work in progress I just started.  Should be done for next week.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011 01:19:37 PM »

I agree you should show them side by side when you are done! Smiley

I have two this week because I forgot to post one last week, oops! Both are my Easter theme that I'm going to crochet into something for my daughter, i was going to do a cardigan but i went back to look at it again and don't want to do it anymore. So now I'm thinking poncho? I don't know though, still debating!

I wish it wasn't raining so i could have taken a photo in the grass again, makes it more Easter feeling haha

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011 02:19:08 PM »

I love those fluffy easter ones!

corridale cross with black alpaca. carefully drafted for long color repeats. over 5 oz. I think it calls to be a scarf!

a bit over 2 oz, navajo plied for long color blocks - it's generic wool.

I'm just into long color repeats, I guess  Smiley

« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011 02:28:13 PM »

Ospreyswife: So fluffy! I like the first one better, but it may just be the lighting like you were saying

Astor, I know I've already seen these but I still like them. I'm in to long color repeats right now, too. I discovered Navajo plying in February (maybe?) and that's all I want to do anymore! I think the gray and red will work up wonderfully! Ooh, self striping, loverly

"The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them."
- G. K. Chesterton

A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.

It's much more fun, this growing down. -RIP Uncle Shelby-
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011 03:13:19 PM »

So I actually spun more than this this week, but really it was just more of what I've already posted.
I finally got my camera back (it only took 10 months) and so no more crappy webcam pics!!! I did a mini photoshoot with all my wheels last weekend when it was sunny and gorgeous so I'll show you them too (I just love to show off Wink ).

So this is the Merino spun relatively thin still on the bobbin.

This is after I hand painted the skein with food coloring.

This is the end result (maybe, I think I'll probably go ahead and make a 2 ply of it, if I do you'll get to see this again next Friday). Around 400 yards of handpainted  merino singles.

This is Lorraine, the wheel I spun the above merino on.

This is Dottie, my double flyer. She has bamboo on the right flyer and some awful scurfy, semi felted, vm filled (especially thorns and stickers) mohair on the left flyer.

This is Layla. She has more of the teal mystery yarn on her bobbin. This pic is much closer to the real color of the singles than the pic I showed 2 (3?) weeks ago

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011 04:21:07 PM »

holy spinning wheels! beautiful!

I love everyone's yarns, but that easter themed yarn is fab!

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011 05:07:27 PM »

Lovely work ladies.

Ansy could you please pm me your address so i know where i need to go to steal dottie.  What an awesome wheeeeeeel!

I've been all over the place lately but i'll save it for the spin along thread.

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Tottie-90 yds- navajo plied-merino/tencel

Perfect Storm-100 yds- used up a buncha my single scraps.


« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011 05:16:24 PM »

Antsy, that handpainted merino is fab, and I love how you photographed it!
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2011 05:35:40 PM »

Everyone has such lovely yarn! Wonderful stuff!

I actually made this a few weeks ago...but never posted. This was just done on an Ashford beginners drop spindle. Smiley I haven't dyed it yet, I want to make another skein and dye them together. It's Lincoln Top. The yarn itself isn't anything special, but I enjoyed the process as always.


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