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1  Scarf to use up sock yarn leftovers! in Knitting: Completed Projects by alwaysinmyroom on: Today at 07:22:51 AM
My buddy jemimah posted a scarf she made using this pattern:


I thought it was a great way to use up those pesky little bits of sock yarn left over from last year's sock knitting binge!  I used two solids and one variegated balls.  I just knit randomly until I ran out of the solids...I still have a small bit of the variegated yarn, so I am going to use a different color scheme...more purples next time...so much fun!

I love this pattern!  The scarf is lighweight, can be made longer, wider, etc. The only part I hated was weaving in all the ends from the color changes, but it was worth it!

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2  Re: hat a-long 14 in 2014 in Knitalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: Today at 06:33:57 AM
I made two knitted loom hats, only because I made a mistake ordering some yarn for slippers and had 8 skeins left over...Grin.  I will be using the rest to make the Bumblebee Stitch hat for babies.

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3  Re: 2014 DeStash-Along in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: Today at 06:25:55 AM
oh wow!  Your blanket turned out beautiful!  I love that pattern because you can mix all sizes of squares depending on the size of your yarn ball!  Great way to use up stash!

Those purses are so cute!

I "accidentally" bought the wrong quantity of yarn to make a very simple crochet project (I read the directions incorrectly!)...so, I had about, well, exactly 8 skeins left over...yeah, that bad!

I decided to make a few hats on the loom to donate this fall/winter.  I'll be using most of the rest to make some baby hats. I mostly have that green and blue left...ugh--I am going to hate those colors by the time I am done! Grin

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4  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: Today at 06:13:35 AM
crazyda79--that haunted house hoop is my favorite...but how did you do the dog hoop?  It looks like a dot painting!

Aww thanks.  The fabric had those dots on it and they just turned the colors from the markers.  They were just fabric markers that I traced the pictures onto it with.

Thanks...what a great idea...I am going to see if I have any dot fabric to try that out...I love it!

Well, here is a picture of my fabric using the shibori technique:  basically, you take your fabric, wrap it around some PVC pipe with cotton cord, scrunch it together, and drop it in dye.  I just put the end in the dye and let it soak upward for an ombre effect...really there are zillions of designs and ways to get different patterns.

And bonus--even the cord is nice to use in projects!  You can use ribbon as well...I will be trying that out.

I use Rit dye for my practice run, but I actually bought real indigo dye to use now that I sort of know what I am doing! Grin

Look for overuse of this technique over the next few months...I have lots of projects planned! ha
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5  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: July 18, 2014 07:03:58 AM
Mio..nice blanket..I think the purple was the better choice!

ha ha love off beat hoops like that!

I did a very simple project as a thank you gift for someone who made the most delicious lunch for my sister and me when we visited her in Florida last year.  I did not make the mola of the parrot.  I bought it at our Panama Canal Zone reunion.  I matted and framed it only.

I am still waiting on an international swap package to arrive to show what I did in July.  June was a very slow month for me because of taking care of my Mom's estate paperwork and junk, but I feel quite energized and ready to craft for the IYP, the Quiltblocks, and some fun little swaps in between! Grin
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6  Re: IYP (Invite Your Partner) round 26? in New Swap Theme Ideas by alwaysinmyroom on: July 14, 2014 11:01:42 AM
I managed to take some pictures of my current dog love, Bear!  I will get these to my partner gotgrey so she can get started if she wants! Grin

I'll just share one pic with you guys. He is such a loveable dufus; big, clumsy and my sweetheart:

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7  Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Gallery 103, 104 & 105 in The Swap Gallery by alwaysinmyroom on: July 14, 2014 10:55:50 AM
I received two wonderful packages!

First, from luckdragon...every since we paired up in an IYP, I have been in love with her sewing projects! 

Here is what she sent:  a lovely and much needed project bag, knit pattern markers, a yarn cutter, and needle holders!  The project bag is reversible...lot of pockets to hold a lot of knitting gadgets!

Thanks so much...everything is already in use!

Next, a lovely package from littlefawnpug (missmoppet)...

I got a hoop for my coffee wall, some hearts for my heart jar, and two ATC's to spell my name!

Here is the shot of the hoop by itself because I love it so much!

I will show off a picture of all of my coffee hoops when I get a chance...ALL of them were from the OWS swaps!!
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8  Re: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap RD 3 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by alwaysinmyroom on: July 13, 2014 11:33:11 AM
How fun to have moveable parts!  Nice job, Blas!

And, talking about fun...I received this really nice garden theme page from Blasphemy the Blasphemer as well!  The flowers and stems are lace.  The background fabric is some sort of printed knit which she also embellished...love these colors together!

Thanks also for some nice knit fabric for me to make my own page...I have not tried knit for pages before so it will be fun!
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9  Re: 50 Projects 2014--Let's continue the craftiness! in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: July 12, 2014 11:57:36 AM
sera--lol welcome to sock addiction!  Really nice job!

Also, your stash busting quilt reminds me a lot of the quilts my grandma used to make...she saved every bit of clothing and fabric and would make quilts like that for everyone!

Yofi--lol, I don't mind making knit baby clothes but when they become bigger, it is time to bust out the sewing machine! Grin

I used up some kiddie fabric to make pillowcases for a swap.  I bought a lot of kids fabrics for making quilts but don't have any more kids to make them for, so I am trying to use up the fabric for swaps with people who have kids!

These are done hot dog style, so a pillowcase can be made in about 20 minutes!
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10  Re: Abandoned Art Craftalong in Craftalongs by alwaysinmyroom on: July 10, 2014 01:14:45 PM
I am abandoning these next week...about twenty of them or so...just for a little brightness in someone's day!

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