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61  Re: is there such a thing as too much? (2 pics) in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by colorlessblue on: August 21, 2007 05:27:15 AM
first row of flowers done.. it looks crazier than i expected, it's so outrageous i'm tempted to do the whole shirt...
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62  second attempt at cotton yarn (4 pics) in Dyeing: Completed Projects by colorlessblue on: August 20, 2007 09:29:44 PM
i got some white cotton yarn today, thicker than the one i tried before, and dyed the whole ball (546 yards).


the loops after washing


not quite the real colours on the pic yet...


before and after

all pics have something weird about them. for real the pink and the orange are brighter, and the green and the blues came out lovely stained, which i planned, adding darker pigments during the dyeing, and not mixing all that well.
i'm just thinking there's too much colour in there now. probably i'll have to use it for something to wear at the beach...


it looks way crazier than i was expecting  Cheesy
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63  Re: is there such a thing as too much? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by colorlessblue on: August 20, 2007 04:54:45 PM
i wound a little bit of the yarn to take a pic (i still have to wait while it dries...)
this is what i have in mind for those flowers:

(except the pink and the orange are so bright they're almost neon colours.)
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64  is there such a thing as too much? (2 pics) in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by colorlessblue on: August 20, 2007 03:56:50 PM
i've been eyeing this stitch for months. i think it would be perfect for a little colourful shirt, the kind you wear over a tight top, or without the top, over a bikini, when you go to the beach.


so, today i dyed some yarn in 6 pretty strong colours, having this shirt in mind. now i'm afraid i did too much. would it be too crazy? as an extra detail, the little flowers are worked by halves, so they probably wouldn't be each in one colour.
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65  Re: trying to follow the thread (first time - 3 pics) in Dyeing: Completed Projects by colorlessblue on: August 19, 2007 11:39:19 PM
finally i finished winding it all.


i tied the loops, but i untied it too soon, to spread the threads while drying. i was impatient to see the results. next time i won't feel like that  Grin
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66  trying to follow the thread (first time - 3 pics) in Dyeing: Completed Projects by colorlessblue on: August 19, 2007 06:23:31 PM
so i got tired of whining about how i never find pretty color schemes in yarn here, like the ones i see on the internet, and decided to learn how to dye. i used some off-white cotton yarn i had, i think it was fingering weight, and cotton dye. the green is darker than i expected, but i think it turned out well, for a first try:

drying

the dyeing process itself was pretty easy, just followed the instructions on the dye tubes. but after that, i seem to have gotten a bit lost...

er...


i want my mommy  Embarrassed

 Grin
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67  Re: tunic crochetalong in Crochetalongs by colorlessblue on: August 16, 2007 02:56:33 PM
i have only ever used worsted (cotton or acrilic) for amigurumi and bags, as the weather here is too hot for clothes made of thick yarn (and i never did any clothes with thread this thin either, although i'm half through a top made with a thread slightly thicker).
this is the thread i was talking about:

i started a shirt, holding 2 strands together, and frogged it all when i was on the 20th row because i realized it would be too heavy at the end. but i was using hdc only. maybe with this larger stitch it would be better... that tunic looks tempting!
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68  Am I doing something wrong? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by colorlessblue on: August 12, 2007 01:42:38 PM
My aunt, who knows crochet her whole life, just had a look at something I'm doing and was amazed by the stitches. She asked me what I was using and where I learned that kind of effect, but it's only hdc (as far as I know). She was in a hurry so we couldn't discuss it.

So, am I doing it wrong, and getting the stitches different from how they should look, I'm inserting the hook on the wrong loop, or a different loop, or is it just that I'm using a big hook while everybody else here uses extremely thin hooks for lace effects?
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69  Re: yardage in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by colorlessblue on: August 10, 2007 09:07:57 PM
I bought 2 balls of the main colour, and one from the other colour I'll be using, each one with 1000 meters. It feels funny to think I'll be using kilometers of thread  Grin
I'm not sure it will be a sweater anymore, though. Since I started I am thinking it would be a good summer top (which is good too, considering I have summer all year long here), so I'll decide about the sleeves later.
But when I am done with this, remind me never to use thread again, please! I'm satisfied with the level of detail I'm getting, it's what I expected. I just didn't expect that after 6 hours of work I'd only have a waistband about 1 centimeter wide...
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