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Mmm. Yarn porn ahead!

Yarn Porn
I was in heaven today. A.k.a., The Local Yarn Store. Gah. It was amazing. ALL those fibers. All that yarn and wool. Mmm. I'm a huge sucker for beautifully dyed yarn. There isn't much to say, so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

The New Zealand yarn (the mostly yellow one) is an exchange. The one I originally bought had parts where it had partially felted because of the recent humidity and general hotness. Sooo, they exchanged it with the closest colorway and then wound it into a center pull ball for me at no charge. She wanted to make sure the new one wasn't felted like the other. I love my LYS people. I really do.


The Plymouth Yarn is going on my weaving sticks once they are free.









Projects
I'm currently working on two projects for my secret pal's final shipment. It's going to be great. I'm also working on a "medicine" bag. I don't like that name, so I've got to work on that.

I also picked up some beading supplies to make some jewelry. I'm excited. I can't wait to see how this secret project turns out.

Comments

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Yarn porn is always great with coffee. For sure.

Nope. The Plymouth is the third yarn in the first picture. =]

The last yarn is just called Handpaint Originals by the Brown Sheep Company. My LYS carries quite a bit colorways in this yarn. They are only 88 yards and a semi-light weight. It doesn't say for sure how heavy it is, except it says 4. I don't go by the numbers thing, so it may make sense to you. It's soft, yes. Not super duper soft, but soft. It's 70% Mohair and 30% Wool.

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aaaah
I just got my first roving of mohair. I've heard it's challenging.
To see that Brown Sheep company yarn in pic form it loks almost like viscose or even hemp. I was stumped by it.

Any plans for it yet or you waiting for the inspiration to hit??

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Hehe. I should send you some of my wool and have you spin it up for me. :P

Mohair looks REALLY.. I>fuzzy</i> or is it just me?

The Brown Sheep was twisted in a figure eight when I got it, but I didn't take pics until after I had un-twisted it. The yardage is so small (you should see the size of the ball it made = TINY), so I was thinking a medicine bag or two. It'd look great around the neck, me thinks.

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Yes, it would look awesome around the neck, definitely worn. And you betcha about the fuzziness of it, apparently it 'knits hot.', which I've gathered to believe is your hands sweat when you work with it and then.....well, I imagine it's sticky somewhat. Like not gummy but sticks to your hands. I have worked with it a little but not in a big way. I have 4 balls of green, very light green.

And you know, when I get better I would definitely spin stuff for you.
That way I would have practice and not have to buy everything, sell it all etc. Seriously, that would work for me.

I wonder what the postage for travel etc would cost and if it would be worth it in the long run. It sure would be fun, though.

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So far, my Mohair is driving me nuts. It keeps tangling my hook. All I want to do is throw it across the room and run screaming in frustration. Lol. It's super fuzzy once you start working with it.
I'm going mad.

Yay for getting fiber spun! =] I want a spinning wheel in a bad way, but I'm afraid. So very afraid. I'd break it. I know it. Lol.

Postage shouldn't be to much seeing as fiber is pretty light.

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I sent 35+ yds to masechusetts for 5 bucks.

Sorry bout the mohair, yeah I get the stickyness f it now. I'm excited to start mine and I think I'll do it on the wheel instead of the spindle.

I got a cheep wheel on ebay and I found another one for 125 american on craigslist.
I thought I would break mine too but so far so good.

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I only had to pay $2 for shipping across the States for 200 yards of cashmere and silk yarn.

I was nearly finished with this abstract-type bracelet and decided to make a necklace instead, so I frogged it and started over. I'm finicky sometimes. Lol.

Only 125 for a wheel? What kind of shape was the one from ebay in? =]

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I was shocked at how much it cost to ship such a light little thing.

ooo yeah I know about finicky, that's how i'm feeling about your keychain right now.

Yeah the wheel that was 125 was made out of plumbing tubes, the plastic kind and it's called a Babe, I just heard about it twice most recntly.

The one I got from ebay was old as they advertised but everything was as described and in my opinion really great as it works and it I want it to look nicer I could refinishi it ut I care moer about funtionality right now.

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My poor keychain. Haha.

I think I've heard about the plastic wheels before. I think. I'll have to look it up. Maybe I'll get one.

I really want to use a spinning wheel. I hate those darned drop spindles!

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yeah they are very different
wheels produce faster
spindles are slower but I find them relaxing and they are portable so I can load up my charmmy kitty bag and go

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You're totally selling me on these wheels.
I may have to look into one with taxes. Hehe.

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research louet s10
it's considered modern, i like the commpact simplicity of it.
good luck

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Thanks!