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11  Re: Fiber Friday/Early Saturday in Spinning: Completed Projects by crumpet on: March 04, 2006 04:54:37 AM
I love the colours in that yarn. Smiley

It was my birthday last week, and my parents decided to be totally awesome and bought me a secondhand wheel.



Her name is Fred (short for Winifred Burkle), and this is the second yarn I spun on her.  It's a merino/alpaca/silk blend and she goes by the name of Carmelo.



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12  Re: 'Knitting Olympics' knitalong in Knitalongs by crumpet on: February 25, 2006 05:16:11 AM
Here's my Mariah -- it's unblocked and without a zip in this picture, but it's blocked now and I'll sew the zipper in tomorrow. Smiley

I'm still rather unsure of how I managed to finish this.

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13  Re: Fiber Friday in Spinning: Completed Projects by crumpet on: January 14, 2006 07:34:19 PM
I spun this up yesterday -- I'm very excited to be getting better at this. Smiley



It's a merino/silk/alpaca blend spun with some random kid mohair locks, and plied with a thin strand of teal yarn and some large pink and aqua paillettes.  Her name is Flashdance and she's around 39 metres.  There's another pic on my blog.
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14  Re: Fiber Friday! in Spinning: Completed Projects by crumpet on: January 09, 2006 12:24:03 PM
I spun some yarn over the weekend too.

First, this is a test swatch for yarn I spun from some wool I got for Christmas.  My brother's girlfriend's family raise sheep on their farm, and when I asked for some fleece, I didn't actually expect that I would get an entire, huge, enormous fleece.  It's from a coloured sheep that I'm guessing is some sort of mixed breed near the merino end of the scale.  I just bought myself some hand carders, so had a go at blending it with some other fibers -- a little bit of silk with the black fleece, a lot of silk with the white/grey fleece and some kid mohair with the black fleece.



I also carded a bunch of leftover merino and suri alpaca fibre scraps and made this yarn.  I love it.  It's plied with a strand of thin black boucle yarn.  I'd like to have a go at selling it, but is it worth selling something that's only 16.5 metres?



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15  Why is there so much buzz? in Needlework: Completed Projects by crumpet on: December 20, 2005 05:23:23 AM
I made this t-shirt as a Christmas gift for a friend -- the green is stencilled on, the yellow was hand-appliqued, and the rest was embroidered.  It was inspired by The Happies, a favourite band of ours.  They used to have this little song called Why is there so much buzz? on mp3.com back in the day, and it's my friend's favourite. Smiley

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16  Chocolate Ribbed Hat (with link to pattern) in Knitting: Completed Projects by crumpet on: September 15, 2005 02:33:58 PM
Mr Crumpet lost his hat a few weeks ago and needed a new one, so I made this up for him, and have finally posted the pattern on my site:



The "That chocolate will go straight to your ribs" hat pattern.

He loves it. Cheesy
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17  Re: Jayne Cobb Hat! in Knitting: Completed Projects by crumpet on: September 09, 2005 09:05:00 PM


I made up my pattern to suit two strands of Australian 8-ply yarns held together (the red is the Lincraft 'Cosy Wool' brand and the yellow and orange are Cleckheaton 8-ply yarns, I think).  I made a beta hat first, and decided I wanted it longer and a little tighter, with narrower ear flaps.  It's a pity the weather is heating up here now, because this hat is so warm! Smiley
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18  Re: Completed Projects in Spinning: Completed Projects by crumpet on: September 01, 2005 05:32:40 AM
I can finally post this (it was for a swap, which has been received) -- it's the third yarn I've ever spun.  I used pre-dyed merino rovings, plied with a very thin wool boucl strand.   The colours are based on the Australian Top End.



And this next one was my second yarn/first plied yarn, also merino.



I bought some undyed rovings as well, and am looking forward to dying and spinning them. Smiley
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19  My first yarn! in Spinning: Completed Projects by crumpet on: July 31, 2005 03:26:35 PM
So, I made a drop spindle from some dowel and old CDs (Norton System Works had to be good for something, after all...) and made this yarn from some pre-dyed and prepared merino that I bought. Smiley  I love it -- there's another picture on my blog of it partially knitted up -- http://www.crumpart.net/blog/?p=51

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20  Re: Monster Slippers from SNBN in Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller by crumpet on: July 26, 2005 02:01:22 AM
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