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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday-June 25,2010 on: June 25, 2010 10:18:35 PM
This is my first skein. It's only 26 yards. Light pink. It went a lot better than the little trial I did, it's still not worsted though. booooo. I'll get there though. After I can scrounge up more money for wool. Tongue I used the red Dylon dye and it turned this really cute pale pink.
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Homemade Laundry Soap ** With Tute! ** (picture heavy) on: June 23, 2010 12:05:14 AM
I am so trying this as soon as I am out of my store bought stuff. I'm a poor college student so I usually can only afford the cheapest of laundry soaps, which I think don't clean very well. I am a laundry freak, so this is exciting. My hubby and future room mate even find this interesting! (Who thought two men would jump on the crafty boat?)
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: First attempt-need some advice on: June 21, 2010 06:09:47 AM
Thanks so much for the advice and the vids. Last night before I went to bed, I set the spin and it doesn't look half bad. Yay!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: fiber friday June 18, 2010 on: June 20, 2010 04:07:11 PM
It's a little past Friday, but I attempted my first spinning ever today. I think I am in love with this wool. It feels less scratchy then what I've bought from stores. (Do I hear an addiction calling?) Anyway it isn't set or dyed yet, and I posted over in the discussion board because I had some things to clear up. Feel free to take a look and offer all the advice you can because everyone here makes the prettiest yarns I have ever seen. I can't wait to be as good! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=351323.0
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / First attempt-need some advice on: June 20, 2010 03:09:34 PM
Definitely not as easy as some of you make it look. I got the hang of it as I went on though. I made a beautiful and accidental thick and thin. I do have a little concern with whether or not this will be overspun when i take it off. I didn't learn of overspinning until about 5 minutes ago. How do you avoid overspinning? Also, does the think-thin wonky look come from an uneven draft or does how I spin also effect that? Finally, I can't find anything that tells me what to do with the end of the yarn when I'm finished. I'm afraid the spin will come out.
Here's my creation!

6  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: hexagon afghan crochetalong on: June 12, 2010 11:33:03 AM
It's been awhile since anyone posted in this thread, but I have a question. I really want to make this, but I'd prefer if the end result were a square. Anyone know how to do that? I just got a new queen bed and I'd love to make this for it. And my fiance actually likes it too. So I must do it! Also, if I do a solid color for each hexagon, does anyone know how much yarn it will take? An estimate is ok.
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Do you know the plural form of octopus? on: November 03, 2008 07:16:56 PM
The Zoology text book I used last year actually said it was octopuses...  ;DWell at least we all know it isn't octopi. Haha. He's cuuuute. Maybe I need to make myself an octopus friend.
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 25 ENTRIES / Re: St. Louis, MO Web Site on: March 08, 2008 08:00:54 PM
I spent time growing up between St. Louis and the Ft. Wood area. My absolute favorite place is the butterfly house. I also LOVE forest park and all the old, beautiful houses around that area. Sometimes I wish my permanent residence would be back up there, but then again if I lived there, I probably wouldn't visit these places as much.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: TRIPLE KITTY SWAP Gallery on: March 08, 2008 07:53:22 PM
All of my items together. Except I didn't take a picture of the kitty stickers.

A close up of the interior fabric. Very cute!

A pin cushion that was hidden in the pocket on the front of the bag!

And the bag without the pin cushion!
10  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: beginner/intermediate level Panta CAL? on: March 03, 2008 03:02:35 PM
I used a small amount of wool I had that I got for free. I think that made it stiffer, and why there appears to be holes in some places, mostly where dec's are. I like this though! It's easy to make and warm. I don't have velcro, so a safety pin will do for now.
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