A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 314,254
Currently Running With Scissors:
635 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Unicorn Sh*t  (Read 2883 times)
Tags for this thread: handspun , rainbow , unicorn  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
jexxican
« on: August 31, 2015 04:23:29 PM »


I've been working on this for over a year.
I started with some local, white alpaca, dyed it with Easter colors,

carded it into fluffy, sparkly batts,


And spun it into thick n' thin yarn!

I made a total of 22 batts, from 1.8 oz to 2.8 oz each.
These 3 are 9oz @ 290 yds, 8.3oz @ 290 yds, and 9oz @ 270 yds.
I have another drying that is 10oz @ 245 yds
and another still on the bobbin, yet to be measured.
I also have 1 batt left that I don't think I will spin on it's own. I guess I will hang onto it.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2015 04:25:06 PM by jexxican » THIS ROCKS   Logged

"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-
bunny1kenobi
Ruler of the Roost, Protector of the Progeny, Conqueror of Comestibles, Chieftain of Chores, Consort Extraordinaire, and Crafty to Boot!
Offline Offline

Posts: 7776
Joined: 04-Oct-2011

Best of 2014 Winner! I like my avatar, tho....


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015 05:57:52 PM »

Oh, wow!!!

Love the colors!

And what a lot of work!  I bet you are glad that the bulk of it is done now.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Puppy_girl
Offline Offline

Posts: 4551
Joined: 08-Jul-2004

Sewing skills now available in Mii form!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015 07:31:20 PM »

Was well worth the work - it turned out awesome!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Some people look at porn on the internet...I'm looking at yarn." - Me

my artsy blog
me and my boyfriend's food blog
elderflower
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3103
Joined: 05-Dec-2010


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015 03:24:11 AM »

So pretty. I'd love to see how it knits up.  Should be gorgeous.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Abbeeroad
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 6831
Joined: 21-Jan-2010

All you need is love.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2015 07:35:34 AM »

Who would have thought sh*t could be so pretty?? Gorgeous!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

jexxican
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015 07:53:40 AM »

I am glad it's done, but it was so much fun. I would totally do it again sometime. I have enough alpaca left, I may do it again with a different scheme. Love it!
I would love to see how they knit up, too. Too bad I don't knit!
The right kind of anything is great, even sh*t has a nice side. We have found sh*t's "silver lining," and it is rainbow colored.
Thanks for the kind words, y'all.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"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-
MissingWillow
Sewing in General Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 11283
Joined: 31-May-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2015 10:20:08 AM »

Just gorgeous!  It reminds me of cotton candy.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Belladune
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 11947
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015 08:55:37 PM »

Beautiful job, Jexx!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

dfabbric
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 966
Joined: 20-Dec-2010


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2015 06:49:40 AM »

Wow it looks amazing, Ive always wanted to learn how to do that
THIS ROCKS   Logged

PerfectlyBohemian
Fiber Arts Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2348
Joined: 17-Nov-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2015 03:48:01 PM »

I love the color in this yarn!! And the name Wink I'd love to get my hands one something like this.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Pinterest

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Suit Jacket Purse
Best Friends
Whale what do we have here?



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.