UndyedYarnpire’s Fiber Opera

January 29, 2009

Source of Gilgamesh yarn done!

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This is the Red Fish Dyeworks fiber, 80% merino/20% silk that I bought at Stitches West last year. I made two yarns, one a triple-ply which is 255 yards of [2.5] yarn, unwashed (so it might bloom a bit). The other is at least 150 yards of two-ply [1.5] yarn. The pictures are of varying quality, but I uploaded exemplars.

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September 14, 2008

this week in spinning and knitting

Filed under: fiber, knit, spin — Tags: , , , , , — UndyedYarnpire @ 1:15 pm

I like how this mitt is coming out, even though I am “winging it” and even though there is that odd space for an extra thumb knuckle. Handspun from Ashland Bay merino “pinedale” top.

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New fiber from Paradise Fibers, “bombay nights” which is one of their “microblends” of mohair+”wool”+sari silk. I think it looks like fireworks. Once I managed to find things and get them into my cart, I was really happy with the professional order handling from Paradise Fibers. If they had a less crippled search capability, and a more polished online storefront, they could be one of my favorite sources. But even knowing they had a black fiber with sari silk, I could not find this fiber again from a different computer. I had to go back to the browser history to find it (I literally had to IM myself the direct link). I love this stuff, so it was worth the headaches and I am thrilled that their back-end order fulfillment is so much better than their website’s search.

And last week, I said I had started spinning again after taking the entire summer off. This is the “Rose Bud” from the May 2008 Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club. It is corriedale and I already loathe this yarn, I mentally tagged it “rose rot”.

June 10, 2008

Stonehenge

Filed under: fiber, spin, yarn — Tags: , — UndyedYarnpire @ 10:43 am

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CMF BFL “Stonehenge” 8-ounce skein.

This is the skein from the completely full bobbin I mentioned recently. There are more pictures. I just love this color.

(Sorry for the non-sequitur.) I am absolutely terrible at remembering to update the blogroll in the sidebar. I have found the links other people have on their blogs to be useful in discovering new places. I wanted to be the kind of person who keeps hers up to date. Anyway. I will try to update at least quarterly.

May 12, 2008

All the promised pictures…

Filed under: spin — Tags: — UndyedYarnpire @ 1:53 pm

yarn single on bobbin

↑ Wensleydale Single from Spunky Fiber Club April 2008

alpaca yarn, black

↑ 2-ply alpaca yarn, first alpaca spinning experience. Smooth but not lofty.

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↑ CMF BFL “Twelfth Planet” second skein

↑ The extra bit from the CMF BFL “Twelfth Planet”. This particular handful shows the color range fairly well.

↓ The BFL from the hand-dye experiments.

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↓ Comparison of the three BFL skeins, each of the CMF “Twelfth Planet” skeins and the hand dyed one

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April 20, 2008

finished yarns

Filed under: spin — Tags: — UndyedYarnpire @ 4:08 pm

I have several completed yarn pictures to share:
Royal Hare SW Merino “Napa Nutmeg” bought at Stitches West 2008 from Froggy Moon Fibers (which is why the fiber photo says that, I read it from the receipt, not the label.) 2-ply worsted
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Ashland Bay Merino “Pinedale” bought at Stitches West from Carolina Homespun 2-ply DK/worsted
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Crown Mountain Farms BFL “Twelfth Planet” from CMF during the sale. 2-ply DK. 290 yards/4oz.
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