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1  Re: Fiber Friday December 10, 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Calvervtutrp on: December 12, 2010 01:56:02 PM
k_cat, I love that color combo!
After reading and loving every Fiber Friday for a looong time now, finally I get to join in! Grin

This is my first yarn of any real length. It's actually a christmas present for somebody, so I hope she likes it Undecided Honestly I don't USE much yarn myself, since I can't knit and barely crochet when I can even find the patience for it, but I loooove yarn and could wander around the local yarn shops for hours.



I kinda picked some tough fibers, which may have been a bad choice... that white stuff you see fluffing out everywhere is "doll mohair". I didn't use much of it, but it just seems to stick out all over! Oh well. It's incredibly soft, and I don't think it looks TOO bad Cheesy The navy blue is Romney, and the rest is a gorgeous merino/silk blend. All in all it's 27 yards, fairly thick, and more consistent than I would have expected! Wink But I'm just chattering now, so I'll leave it at that. Any comments/advice would be appreciated!
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2  Another Katwise-inspired sweater recon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Calvervtutrp on: November 02, 2010 07:18:08 PM
Hey all, this is my first post (longtime lurker) so go easy on me!
So, www.katwise.com has some of the most incredible sweaters/cloaks EVER, but I can't even come close to affording one... not to mention it looks like she has stopped selling them now. What's a poor crafter to do? Well, how about THIS:

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Ignore my gross messy hair, I was sick at the time so I was in full-on grunge mode.

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It's much simpler and smaller than Katwise's, but it's a start, right? The hood is nice and roomy, but I kept it short because... well, because I felt like it! I'm really happy with the way it came out, and it was very simple to make once I got started. All the sweaters came from various thrift stores. Next time, I'll get more ambitious with it Cheesy

The only real issue I had while sewing it all was the buttonholes. What a pain in the butt!! Something about the thick knit sweater material messed it up. I ended up pinning paper on the back of the fabric just so it would feed through the machine properly! Next time I think I'll try to find a sweater that already buttons up, and just use that.
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