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« on: February 19, 2013 09:36:51 AM »

My second attempt at coils! The library here has a summer reading program each year where you can earn stuff for reading. If you read 20 hours you get a t-shirt. I have like the past 4 years of shirts, as you can imagine. I always like to donate stuff for the prizes so this year I thought some yarn would be good, and I could also advertise for the Farmer's Market where I'll be spinning again this summer Wink. I talked to the librarian and she said the theme this year is going to be "Dig In to Reading" and the shirts are going to be dark green. This is what I came up with to compliment that:

My coils are getting better, but I still need some work. I'm going to make some ladybug yarn for an ALS fundraiser using red and black. I still don't know whether the only the red will be coiled or both the red and the black, any thoughts on that?[/b]
I'm also going to make a bunch of these bookmarks to donate for Library prizes. Yay! Not really much of a paper crafter but these are so fun!

ETA: There is  going to be some fighting over this at the library so I used up the rest of those 2 colors of roving and made some more to sell at the Farmer's Market. It is thinner than the other one, but it's also more even. Yay! I took it to my fiber guild yesterday for Show and Tell and everyone loved it!
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2013 09:43:27 AM »

that's really pretty!  i love the colors.

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013 09:47:58 AM »

I. LOVE. this. yarn.

These colors are perfect!  So jealous of your library winner!  Cheesy

And the bookmarks will be adorable, too, no doubt!  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013 02:17:35 PM »

Hooray for summer reading programs and hooray for you for making donations!!

I love the yarn AND the book marks!


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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013 05:52:15 PM »

Beautiful! Great texture, and I love the coils.

As for the ladybug yarn, I aways love the look of one color coil popping on a different colored single. I'm thinking red with short black coils, since ladybugs are all spotty. Little black bobbles might also be cute.


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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013 06:17:08 PM »

How wonderful!  I love this yarn.

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013 06:43:01 PM »

You guys are all so sweet. The yarn is actually not spun very evenly, like in some spots you can tell I didn't ply it as tightly as I should have. I guess I wasn't trying very hard.

Milo, I was thinking one color coiling ("popping") off of the other color single, too, but I was thinking more the red coils since the bugs themselves are kind of rounded with smaller bits of black. Maybe I can make 2 yarns that compliment each other, one with red coils and one with black coils? Either way, I think the coils should be small.

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013 12:11:00 PM »


The colours are downright delicious! And considering I have noooo idea how to do coils, I think they look awesome Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013 05:03:26 PM »

Beautiful yarn Jexxican!
 If I was doing lady bug yard I would do 2 plies, one with chunks of black maybe 2-4 inches long.  Then when it came time to ply, granny stack the black parts.

« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013 08:17:04 AM »

Pretty!!!  That'll be one lucky winner.  :-)

For the ladybug yarn, I envision red coils on a black ply.  Isn't it funny how we're all envisioning it?  Someday maybe we should have a spin-along, like "spin a grasshopper" or "spin an owl" or "spin a factory" and see how people interpret it in their yarns.
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