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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / mini tshirt reconstruct on: August 08, 2007 12:08:30 PM
I made this dress for my 4 yr old daughter from a xtra small womens tshirt on the sale rack at target. It only cost $3.99! She loves it because it has big sparkly flowers on it and it's soft like a tshirt.


..and the back. I had to put a little makeshift dart thing so it wouldn't gape.


I picked up a camo shirt at the Army/Navy supply store. That one will be the next dress.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Knitty's Lizard Ridge - finished! on: August 08, 2007 10:28:09 AM
Finally finished! It only took me a few months of knitting on and off on it.


It's knit from Lions Brand Fishermans wool that i wound into little skeins and dyed individually in random earthy colors.


The yarn got alot softer after they dying and blocking processes. The thing weighs a ton though!


It was a housewarming gift for my mom who just had a new house built and it looks great in her new living room. Plus she absolutly loves it!
This is it (unblocked obviously)before i did the edge and wove in all the ends.


I really enjoyed this project and am already thinking of making one for my own.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / apple dress for my pumpkin on: April 17, 2007 11:10:00 AM
I got a new sewing machine recently so i intend on making lots of summer play dresses for my little one. She loves to pick out her own fabric at the fabric store and this was one of her picks.

The elastic casing around the neck and sleeves make this dress perfect for the little 4 year old that prefers to get herself dressed. I see many more versions of this pattern in our future since it only took my about 2 hours from uncut fabric to dress.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Seed Stitch Cap + link to free pattern on: March 14, 2007 01:19:00 PM
Hi there,
I finished this pattern a while ago and after knitting several versions of this hat i've decided to make the pattern available on my blog for free Smiley



This version is knit from my own hand spun yarn but it works up great in various yarns.

Enjoy!

blog: http://zona.livejournal.com/118826.html
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / selling my handspun at a craft fair - display ideas? on: August 22, 2006 11:29:58 AM
Hi there,
I already checked out the craft fair display board for this and found nothing realtive so now i turn to my fellow spinners.
I am going to be participating in a local craft fair in October and am trying to plan out my booth. I originally thought i'd just have baskets of handspun yarn on a table and people could paw it as they shopped. But in thinking further it seems too disorganized and not eye cathing enough. I will also have a wood cut out of a person wearing a wool coat accessorized with various handspun/handknit goodies but how to display the yarn? I am looking to not spend to terribly much on my booth for this fair as it's my first time selling my handspun in a venue like this.
I will have a 9 foot by 12 foot space and plan on having my spinning wheel in action while i man the booth for the 2 days. So i will have my wheel, tables, a stool for myself, the maniquin thingy and yarn....lots and lots of yarn.
If you have sold your yarn at craft fairs before and have any pictures of displys, please share. And any idea you may have, please share those as well.
Thank you in advance Smiley
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / recent spinnings on: May 30, 2006 11:06:33 AM
I'm pretty new to spinning on a wheel and am very happy with my recent results so i thought i'd show off a little Smiley


These are some samples and random mixed up domestic top, mill ends and whatever else i grabbed outta the stash. It was just an experiment that came out well! It's 2 ply and somewhere around a DK weight.


..and a close up.


Mill ends that i hand dyed with Wiltons Icing colors then over dyed with magenta for a brighter pink. (This photo is really acurate to color. It really is that candy-bright-ripe pof a pink!) Spun the thinest single that i was able and Navajo plyed it to get approx 100 yards of 3 ply in weight ranging from lace to sport. I was really happy with the way this one came out. Fairly even.


Thick and thin worsted/bulky weight mill ends. Soooo soft! This was my fist attempt at spinning mill ends so this was the tester. There's about 60 yards of 2 ply.


Meet "American Music". So far i have about 300 ayrds of this yarn and when i'm done spinning all the roving there should be about 600 yards. I dyed the roving with Wiltons and came out with this glorious colorway! This is the first yarn that i felt like it was good enough to name so i named it after a  song that makes me sing at the top of my lungs. It's 2 ply and about DK weight, maybe a lilttle thinner in some spots and there are a few "fat" spots as well.


....and a 2nds skein of it. Those needles are US7s so you get the idea of the yarn's size.


Well, Ta-da!

7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / spinning in beads on: May 17, 2006 12:08:38 PM
Everytime i go to my LYS i ogle over this totally shiny, colorful, bright, slinky, soft, and too expensive silk handspun that has tiny little seed beads spun into it. I lso have seen online in various places other hand spun yarns with beads and sequins.
How is this done? It's obviously not strung on the single after spinning.....or is it? What's the trick?
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / lil' felted FO on: March 03, 2006 10:26:53 AM
Here's a felted purse i knit up in a day, felted it the next day, sewed the handles on another day  and embroidered and lined it yesterday.

...and a close up of the embroidery with beading.

The base is from the <a href="http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/sophie.htm">Sophie</a> bag pattern and i just used some handles i bought a while back. It's lined with green and white polka-dot fabric.
I'm really happy with the way it came out.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Koigu Gloves FO on: February 09, 2006 08:34:33 AM
Who knew gloves would be so fast and easy?!?!

1 ball of Koigu from my SP and a pattern from Knit Scene magazine, some US3's, about 4 hours total of knitting spread out over a week and voila! Cast on last Weds night at my knitting group and will be showing them off at that very group this evening!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Satchel gone girly (FO pic) on: February 07, 2006 03:36:45 PM
This started out as knitty.com's Satchel but i decided to wing it once i got the hang of where the pattern was going. I used a few different pinks from Lambs Pride and did a random stripe pattern. I'm so happy with the way it turned out that it's really hard to give it away but i began the project with the intended giftee in mind and i know she'l love it as much as i do!
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