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Danyell
« on: February 28, 2006 01:20:12 PM »

I'll start with the old one. I've had this baby spun up forever, but I've been pretty busy lately. I now have the time to actually post it. I don't have a name for it.

Here's the ball of fiber when I bought it:



and when I spun it, I wound up with two big balls (hold your jokes Wink )







I am way more excited about the fiber I spun this morning. My boyfriend and I took a trip across Missouri to KC to see Nine Inch Nails. In the middle of our roadtrip, I saw a BILLBOARD for a FIBER STUDIO! I freaked out and noted that we'd have to stop by. This place had more fiber than any other place I've been in personally (sans fiber festivals, of course)! I didn't have much cash, so I had to be cheap. I picked up a mix bag of 6 different shades of this soft cotton fiber. It is the softest fiber I have ever spun with! What a dream!

Here is the bag after I used a little of the fiber:



and I spun up half of it this morning:






I can't express in writing HOW SOFT this stuff is. I'm definetely making a hat out of it. Soft, lightweight...perfect for spring!




The next fiber I will be spinning was bought back in November. I just haven't touched it, yet, because I'm bad like that.

Here she be:



Anybody suggest anything fancy? hehe
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Danyell
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006 01:22:16 PM »

P.S. The fiber studio is online! http://www.hillcreekfiberstudio.com/
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006 07:28:01 AM »

wow, that cotton is lovely!  nice job on it, cotton is not easy to spin!
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apixiegrl
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2006 08:45:55 AM »

your cotton yarn is beautiful.!!!  I've never spun cotton and i also heard its not that easy to spin. great job. (^_^)
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peachymanaangel
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006 11:42:09 AM »

wow that cotton is lovelly! I cant think of anything better than fiber and NIN!
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Danyell
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2006 12:03:11 PM »

I find myself leaning over in my bed just to feel the cotton. It's so soft. I actually found it a lot easier to spin than most of the wool I get. Strange! I guess I just looooove soft things.


The concert was amazing, by the way!
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2006 04:48:27 PM »

oh wonderful looking cotton! i wish i could touch it!
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