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1  Re: Swirl-along? in Crochetalongs by Vildhavre on: April 25, 2008 12:21:56 AM
Wow! That looks great Mynta Shocked

I finished mine a while ago too.



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/2320031769_691cd5d37e.jpg?v=0

It doesn't even look like the same pattern Wink
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2  Re: Fabric ATC Swap Round 2 GALLERY (SEND OUT 9/15/07) in The Swap Gallery by Vildhavre on: September 29, 2007 08:46:58 AM
I've received my last ACT now.. (I want more! Cry  All the atc's in this swap have been amazing!)

This is Dark Fey from jessvict!


Ehrm, the colours are better IRL.. The red is RED (and not so orangey) and the background and her hat are glittering Cheesy I think she's on her way to a party. It's a beautiful card and I love it!

Thanks jessvict! Cheesy

Now I just need to find a way to display them nicely. I'm thinking of getting a branch and mounting them on that somehow..
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3  Re: Fabric ATC Swap Round 2 GALLERY (SEND OUT 9/15/07) in The Swap Gallery by Vildhavre on: September 18, 2007 08:56:13 AM
I got a second one today Grin

This is the amazing 'Skull Forest' from Radegund:


(Ehrm, the card isn't blurry, that's just the picture.. I think it's getting too dark here already..)

I just can't believe how cool it is Cheesy

Thank you Radegund!

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4  Re: Fabric ATC Swap Round 2 GALLERY (SEND OUT 9/15/07) in The Swap Gallery by Vildhavre on: September 17, 2007 10:21:00 PM
I received my first ATC yesterday Cheesy It's a beautiful card from dragonflyducky.

May I present to you..

Leafy!


I love forests, and green, and leaves. This card is all of that. And a cute ladybug Grin

Thank you dragonflyducky!
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5  Every morning.. in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by Vildhavre on: August 24, 2007 05:59:00 AM
I've never done ATC's before, but I've been browsing the forum for quite a while, and got an idea for this challenge. The quote is
'Every morning I walk towards the edge
and throw little things off'
From the song Hyperballad by Bjrk. I'm not entirely happy with them, but oh well..





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6  Re: OTT Round 13 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Vildhavre on: August 14, 2007 08:13:51 AM
I received today!

Here is the very beautiful cross-stitched picture I got from Maremare312. The detail is amazing! I seriously think I have to find some flower perfume to sprinkle on it because I want to smell the flower all the time..


She says she hasn't done any cross-stitch in 15 years, do you believe her? I certainly don't Wink

It is going to hang on the wall beside my computer Grin

Thank you!
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7  Re: DIY KIT Round 9 in The Swap Gallery by Vildhavre on: August 10, 2007 01:11:46 AM
I have finally had time to try my second kit, the Kool aid kit from Lizzle Cheesy

I can't do as I'm told, so instead of hand painting yarn I made a self striping.
The result:


You can read more about it here.

Now I only need to try the easter egg dyes, and this time I'll try hand painting yarn with them Wink

Thanks yet again for a great kit! Cheesy
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8  Self striping yarn with Kool-aid in Dyeing: Completed Projects by Vildhavre on: August 10, 2007 01:07:52 AM
Yes! I got a Kool aid kit in the DIY kit swap round 9 from Lizzle! I've dyed with other dyes, but never any food dyes or Kool aid, so it was perfect Grin I got four kinds of Kool aid, Knit picks 100% merino yarn (so soft!), instructions and easter egg dyes too!

As usual I'm really bad at following instructions (it was for hand painting with Kool aid), because I decided I wanted self striping yarn, another thing I've never tried before. And it is intended for a pair of socks, or maybe mittens.

So I started with knitting a swatch. To see how much yarn was needed for a row. From there I decided how long I wanted my colour strips to be. I finally settled on 5-6 rows. And I started to re skein the skein.. To keep it from tangling to much later, I tied every loop in three places.


Four different colours, so four smaller loops. Since I only have three chairs, the fourth loop got wrapped around something else, and thus is a bit shorter than the others.

When the skeining was done I mixed up the kool aid. It smelled great! Especially the orange.. In the middle is strawberry, then orange, lemon lime (I think) and Jamaica.


Since I had two skeins I decided to put the two smaller loops in the middle, and then one in each jar. So both skeins got the same colour repeats. You see the white parts where the yarn continues to the other loop in the skein? I was afraid the colours would bleed into each other there. But as we shall see..


After about 30min in the jars in boiling water (nothing else than kool aid and water in them). I took a spoon and checked if all the dye had adsorbed. The water was absolutely clear. BUT the white parts between the jars was almost as white as from the beginning Undecided The dye had been nice and stayed put in its jars.. Nothing else to do now than to take up the skeins, rinse them in the sink (I put cold water on the hot skeins, I tend to be careless like that Grin, but it didn't bleed at all) and then dry them.

After they had dried I re skeined them into one skein again.


A finished skein! And a yet-to-be-reskeined skein.


To see if my calculations had worked I had to knit a swatch.. It was so much fun to knit with these colours! The white parts I was afraid of is actually not very visible. They tend to be pink and blend in quite well with the other colours. The colours are a bit variegated since the yarn was crammed into jars and I didn't stir anything at all. But I like that. If I had wanted more solid colours I would have had bigger jars and stirred every now and then.


Now I just need to decide what to do with the yarn. Mittens or socks? Or if socks, what kind of socks? I've been thinking of Jaywalkers, they look good with self striping yarn. But I need to recalculate the pattern and I'm lazy Wink
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9  DORMANT: Swirl-along (with pattern link) in Crochetalongs by Vildhavre on: August 06, 2007 09:22:05 AM
I first saw Swirl a couple of days ago. And immediately fell in love. I knew that I HAD to make it. So I started.



I don't like grey and I don't have the amount needed of a single yarn. So I thought 'Why not make it in scrap yarn?'. And thus it became the Scrap-Swirl. Right now I'm using Noro blossom, some wool/nylon sock blend, a wool/cotton blend and a wool yarn I dyed a couple of years ago. The not-swirly part of the sweater wrap will be striped in different yarns and colours.. And if I'm adventurous I'll change the pattern on the arms. I'm not so fond of that.

Anyone else want to join me? The swirl itself is easy, but I've never crocheted anything this big before so I am kind of scared..
You know you can't resist the Swirl! Wink
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10  Math inspired picture in Needlework: Completed Projects by Vildhavre on: July 24, 2007 01:44:20 AM
My favourite web comic is xkcd, and I totally fell in love with this one http://www.xkcd.com/184/. And since I need things to put on my walls I thought 'Why not embroider it!'. And so it became:


If the image doesn't work you can see it here

Made with black dmc on off white wool fabric. I backstitched it, and that is not my favourite stitch so it came out quite a bit wonky.. It is approximately 9x13 cm.
For those not quite so geeky is I: The first thing is a rotational matrix. It rotates vectors by 90 degrees, which changes the numbers inside that vector and thus their direction in space, NOT the way you write them on the paper Wink
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