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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Homemade Yarn Bobbins (Large Images) on: January 05, 2009 06:57:25 PM
In the process of trying to find some way to make my yarn unstealable by my little Yorkie I came across yarn bobbins. I liked how they looked and worked but I didn't really want to pay $10-$20 for a single wood one. Instead, I've come up with my own by attaching little wooden wheels available at Michael's to thick 6 inch long wooden dowels. I thought I'd be clever and try to glue them with Gorilla Glue and then nail them. *Big mistake.* The wood I'm using is some sort of hard wood and when it's treated with Gorilla Glue it warps nails like crazy. None the less, I really really like what I came up with and I'm going to make more. I think I'm going to wood fill them and stain them a nice dark brown since I like it better than the natural wood color. I think I'm going to make more with bigger wheels on the end and at a length of about 5 inches because six is just long enough to be slightly awkward. And now....

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2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Giant pink granny square blanket (big pics) on: November 19, 2008 08:22:19 PM
I finished a blanket a couple weeks ago I thought I should share. It's basically a giant granny square edged with a couple rows of single and double crochet. I made it for a friend for Christmas but now that it's left my house I kind of miss it. I think I'm going to have to make myself one. It's made out of Patons SWS Natural Geranium for the center and Patons SWS Natural Berry for the border.





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