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kdcrowley
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Posted - 10/27/2008 :  5:25:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just washed a fleece that has been aging in my garage since June. It's a Lincoln Corriedale cross, with a washed staple length of almost 6 inches, and just George-Us.

I am not sure what I want to do with it, but it is white with a nice luster, and am kind of thinking of spinning singles for knittin'.

Any thoughts?

Oh yeah, I have 4.5 pounds raw weight.

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Posted - 10/27/2008 :  11:23:57 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hmm... a sweater? The big cozy wrap kind of sweaters.

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lella
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Posted - 10/28/2008 :  5:20:59 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Or, maybe a jacket? Dazzling white and George-us, in the day or in the night?

Maybe like this, only in all white?

http://knitnstyle.com/projects/uptownjacket/uptownjacket.shtml

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Posted - 10/28/2008 :  6:51:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Monkachia's Homepage Send Monkachia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Maybe a wrap or kimono with panels knit in one direction and panels in opposite directions to balanced your "energized" singles.

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kdcrowley
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Posted - 10/28/2008 :  7:06:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit kdcrowley's Homepage Send kdcrowley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm, all Great Ideas from Great Thinkers.

But I spun up a bit last night on the spindle and it's screaming color knitting.....which of course implies dyeing. I was thinking of doing up 50-100g batches, dyeing them and then cross blending a bit for a heathered effect and spinning a bunch of colors to then do color knitting with. I have also been eyeing Jo Sharp's Tashkent for a while, which has appeal.

Sadly, the fiber is too coarse for close to skin wear for me.....I've seen babies with tougher skin than I.

Sampling does miracles.

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