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04 June 2007 @ 06:21 am
The Latest and Greatest  
I've been working a bit lately. Here's a couple of my latest. Apparently it's laceweight season.

Local 100% Rambouilette, hand combed by moi 502 yds, 2 oz / 58 g, 24wpi. The singles were 72 wpi. A pictorial of the combing is located here. This fiber has a lot of loft and spring. As expected, this yarn plumped up quite a bit from the skinny singles. There is a full 6 inches of give to this skein when bounced between my hands. I think even Abby will approve of the twist here ;)

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Local 100% alpaca, hand combed by moi 216 yds, 1.6 oz / 46 g, 36 wpi. The singles were 78 wpi. A pictorial of the combing and spinning is located here.

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It's always entertaining to see the difference between fibers, even when you know what's coming. For both of these the singles wpi was roughly the same but the results are far different. Fun stuff!

Purple yarn! Soooo not me.

Purchased roving (from Bountiful, I think), approx. 70% Corriedale / 20% mohair/ 10% silk / Angelina fiber, 128 yds, 2.4 oz / 69 g, 14 wpi

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I need to work on my fat yarns now - much harder for me. And this skinny stuff takes forever ;)

-the redhead-

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Abby Franquemonthuaman on June 4th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Holy cow, that rambo shows exactly why I'm having a big ol' crimpy wool binge lately: because when you spin it fine and tight, you get that kinda bounce. And it's so, so hotttt!

I, too, have been saying, okay, maybe I should take a fine yarn break...
-the redhead-theredhead on June 4th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, every time I pull something out of the stash that wants to be laceweight I cringe. I need to drag out some of my corrie or lincoln X.

So, I have 2 more ounces of the alpaca that I have to get done this week, then I'm swearing off the 70+ wpi stuff for awhile.

-the redhead-
(Anonymous) on July 8th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Your spinning
It's been quite a while since I found my way to LJ, and consequently, equally long since I've seen your fabulous spinning. And then you showed up on Ravelry.

I'm drooling over your work. Oh, such incredible spinning. JMM ought to see the *rest* of your spinning, not just your silk. Eye candy for sure.

Susie
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-the redhead-theredhead on July 8th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
Re: Your spinning
My yarn is on Ravelry??

Thanks for the lovely comments - I appreciate it :)

-the redhead-