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« on: November 08, 2019 10:08:31 AM »

I know there haven't been Fiber Friday posts for quite a while, but, it's Friday and I have a few finished skeins. Wink

My boys bought me some roving for my birthday last month and I've been happily spending a lot of time with my wheel.

I got a grab bag of random bits of dyed Merino and some of it ended up in this fractal-spun rainbow. (105g, about 158yds of worsted-aran weight)





The boys wanted new Winter hats - Mario power-up mushroom earflap hats in blue and red, to be specific. I spun up some Merino in red, blue, and white. Some of the white I then dyed with coffee (not pictured). It's about 450 yards in total, bulky and so squishy!


Thanks for looking, and happy Friday!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019 01:00:59 PM »

i knew what this was the second i saw it.  really great even twists.  sigh.  REALLY EVEN.

good for you!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019 01:42:58 PM »

Just one gorgeous yarn after another!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019 04:42:59 PM »

Those colors are so amazing! I love the randomness from the assorted mix Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019 05:45:14 PM »

Oh how beautiful!  I just learned how to spin with a drop spindle and I have a long ways to go before my yarn looks anything as beautiful as yours! Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019 07:37:48 PM »

That first yarn is so beautiful! Its such a magical mix of color and texture. Im in awe!!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019 06:20:57 AM »

Thank you for all of the kind words!  Kiss

Oh how beautiful!  I just learned how to spin with a drop spindle and I have a long ways to go before my yarn looks anything as beautiful as yours! Shocked

Thank you! You'll get there! Consistency comes with practice (the fractal skein is the most consistent I have managed). I still have a lot to learn, too. I just learned how to spin on a wheel and ply a few months ago.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2019 05:03:27 PM »

It made my hands ache much more than I ever expected, so I'll probably get back to it after I'm done making all the holiday gifts for my family.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2019 09:12:07 PM »

Oh how I miss Fiber Fridays!!!  Beautiful skeins!  Your boys are going to be soooo happy with their new hats!  I can almost feel the squishiness from here!!


I've been busy weaving these last few weeks.  I really need to get back on the wheel.  A new spinner and her mother dropped by tonight. She's trying to decide on a wheel so I let her try my 3 out.  Know anyone looking for an Ashford Elizabeth 30" Anniversary double treadle???
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2019 11:23:49 AM »

It made my hands ache much more than I ever expected, so I'll probably get back to it after I'm done making all the holiday gifts for my family.
Oh no! I have that problem with spindle spinning, too, and it bugs my shoulder. I haven't noticed it with the wheel, though. I wonder if those compression gloves would help that.

Oh how I miss Fiber Fridays!!!  Beautiful skeins!  Your boys are going to be soooo happy with their new hats!  I can almost feel the squishiness from here!!


I've been busy weaving these last few weeks.  I really need to get back on the wheel.  A new spinner and her mother dropped by tonight. She's trying to decide on a wheel so I let her try my 3 out.  Know anyone looking for an Ashford Elizabeth 30" Anniversary double treadle???

Thank you! That's awesome that you're 'enabling' new crafters!  Wink  I don't know any spinners IRL, and I currently don't have room for a big, gorgeous wheel like that (however much I would love to have one).
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