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Topic: Fiber Friday - July 19, 2013  (Read 6099 times)
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« on: July 19, 2013 09:46:21 AM »

I got to finishing one of last week's projects yesterday.  An Icelandic lamb fleece (purchased from an Etsy shop) plied with a wool yarn from my stash.  52 yards.  It's really fuzzy, but much softer than I was expecting.  

I'm not sure what I'm going to make with it yet...
« Last Edit: July 19, 2013 09:50:06 AM by dreadlocklove » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013 01:16:30 PM »

That looks so cushy and warm! Do you have any ideas what you are going to do with it?

Here is my batch both spun on my wheel.

The fiber for this yarn was from Chameleon Colorworks in the colorway October. I don't know the content because, of course, I stashed it on Ravelry but didn't put notes from the label. UGH. It's about 120 yards and navajo plied. I wish I knew the content because this yarn has a lot of drape from whatever is in there along with the wool content.

Also, I am currently spinning some camel down. I was trying to get laceweight, but I think after it has been plied and soaked it will turn out to be a fingering. Which is okay because I'd like to make a cowl.

« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013 02:13:16 PM »

Mmmm..... they are all lovely.  Dreadlocklove, the color combination is really lovely.  Gingerknitter, I am in serious envy of  all that camel down!  Looks so squishy and soft!!  I brought my son to the local zoo this week and thought of asking them if they ever do anything with the camel down. They might think I'm crazy, who knows?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013 02:15:58 PM »

I was so busy responding I forgot to post pics of my yarn for the week!  You can see how dazzled I was by your yarns.

My yarn this week is "Fireworks."  My son named it.  It's 150 yards corespun from a crazy mixed fiber batt from Sue's Luxury Fiber.  It's got lots of pretty purple sparkles in it.

« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013 02:20:20 PM »

Nikschaf, I've had that moment too. I go to school at a university that has sheep and goats and like everyone they shear their sheep. I asked them what do they do with the wool, but unfortunately it's a meat breed of sheep so the fiber isn't very nice, they don't take measures to keep the wool clean like jacketing (I think that's what they do to keep debris out), and the people who shear them are so bad at shearing. It's just a chore, versus something that will financially benefit the school.

If that zoo kept that fiber really clean, I would totally be like "Please? Gimme? I'll take it off your hands!"
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013 02:21:59 PM »

Nikschaf - Those colors are so deep and beautiful! Also, gotta love corespinning. I feel like it tends to show off the fiber a bit more.
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013 03:01:37 PM »

Dreadlocklove, that looks so cozy.
I'm jealous of the camel down, too! Please, I want it! Where did you get it?
Nik, loving the corespun sparkles!

Nothing for me to share, though I will be spinning at the market again tomorrow. Doubt I will have anything to share afterward again, but maybe next week I will?

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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013 04:03:21 PM »

I have just a little bit on the bobbin this week.  Went to spin some more and discovered my new English Shepherd puppy chewed the drive band in two!

He's adorable though ...



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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2013 04:08:13 PM »

Oh puppy....can't stay mad at that cutie for long, I'll bet!

Too bad you all couldn't have been in my head on the way to the zoo.  I was imagining my pitch for the camel down, and how SURELY finished camel yarns and  mittens, etc would be huge sellers there are the zoo.  Items from their own camels!  But I chickened out.
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2013 05:46:17 PM »

Jexxican - I'm very lucky, my LYS carries it.
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