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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 9/19/08 on: September 19, 2008 06:08:55 AM
My first fiber Friday in ages.  Grin I have been spinning a bit, but mostly doing other things this summer.  Tongue

Okay, this is some hand dyed merino (dyed by someone else) spunn quite thin and navajo plied. Unknown yardage, But enough to make a small project.



2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Opinions and advice about drum carders on: September 15, 2008 09:27:31 AM
I have been wanting to get a drum carder for over a year now. And I have to decide between the Lout jr, or Strauch petite, these are the only two models that are in my range both economically and geographically (many American companies does not send things to Norway. :/ ). Are there any one who have any useful information about the two models? I have understood that the lout takes more roving = bigger bats, but it has not the easy feeding tray that a noob like me feels are easier to use, and not the brush attachment for fine fibers. I am mostly thinking of processing medium to fine fibers, meaning not the coarsest wool hair and such. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.  Smiley
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finally, The blue Alatus sweater. on: August 05, 2008 12:19:26 PM
Gorgeous sweater!

Have you tried soaking it in fabric softener to see if that removes the itchyness?

I've tried hair conditioner, but not fabric softener, yet. My mum doesn't use any fabric softener, and I am a poor student, so I can't really justify buying a bottle of it only for one sweater. But it seems like a really good idea. Smiley
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Finally, The blue Alatus sweater. on: July 16, 2008 02:35:27 PM
First, thanks for all the positive comments!  Cheesy

The itchiness is okay, the sweater is so nice, so I will survive.  Grin
I just wear a small top under, and then it only itches on my arms. Tongue
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Finally, The blue Alatus sweater. on: July 15, 2008 10:55:38 AM
Finally I have the internet connection and time to post my most recent finished knit.  My first project shown on craftster. Grin

Pattern used: Free pattern from Canary Sanctuary's blog http://canaryknits.blogspot.com/2007/09/alatus.html
Yarn: An unknown, dark blue wool, really itchy
Needle size: 3 (metric)
Mods: The chart is not hundred percent accurate, as the original was a bit hard to read on my monitor (Probably best to print it out, I didn't have a printer). And I started the neckline two rounds late, because as usual, I wasnt paying attention to the pattern. The gauge is a bit tight, as I didnt bother to swatch, but that is all right, as I am a bit smaller than the measures in the pattern.

This is the first sweater I've ever knit, and it worked out more than okay, I really recommend others to try the pattern. I would really like to see more versions of it. Smiley





(taing pics of your back, on your own is not very easy.  Wink )





I was hoping to be able to get better pictures of this before posting it here, but summery weather has been quite absent. Maybe later. Sorry for the messy mirror. It looked clean when I too the pics.  Huh

This project can also be found on my blog ( http://emmaknits.blogspot.com/2008/05/alatus.html ) and on ravelry ( http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Fnugg/alatus ).
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 4/18/08 on: April 18, 2008 08:02:25 AM
This week I have this: Smiley

Gravel
Some random, crappy  wool from unknown sheep.


This is going to be sock yarn, no name yet, unknown sheep.


My camera doesn't do macro very well. Tongue
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: February 28, 2008 09:05:15 AM
How the HECK do you explain that your injury came from a lamb attack??! LOL

Definitely make sure you are up to date on tetanus vaccine. That is a seriously nasty bug, and people as accident prone as Craftsters probably need all the help we can get!

I know, I'm glad I have witnesses from the attack.  Grin

Yes, I will, absolutely. When we called the ER after the "sheep attak", they said I wouldn't need a shot because it was a year left before the last tetanus shot expired. After reading here, I think going and getting a shot wouldn't be a bad idea then, it was quite deep, and bleeding a lot. And nine years is a long time.
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Fri 2/21/08 - Okay my bad, Fiber Thurs anyone? on: February 21, 2008 03:47:20 PM
Haha, for me it is already friday, but I noticed that it is a difference in 6 hours on my clock and the forum clock. Ah, those timezones.  Tongue

I am considering plying with thread. I don't really want to loose the thinness of the yarn. And puffy clouds sounds nice. Cheesy
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 2/21/08 on: February 21, 2008 03:27:55 PM
Isn't this thursday? Lovely yarns regardless!

fnugg I'd ply it back on itself. It is a lovely color all by itself.

It has been friday for about 25 minutes, here in Norway. Grin
Thank you.  Smiley
10  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: My first attempt on dying. Merino tops and food colour! on: February 21, 2008 03:16:39 PM
When I combed the strange purple parts (it had felted quite a lot, and I was too damn lazy to bother to predraft it properly.  Grin) it turned greyish brown.  Shocked

The second and last attempts have become yarn, and some pics are right now in this weeks fiber friday.  Cheesy

Thanks for all the compliments. Makes me wanna try dyeing again. Cheesy Kiss
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