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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday March 4 2011! on: March 04, 2011 09:28:24 PM
EDITED to add more pictures.

Loving everyones fiber/yarn!! They're all so fluffy and squishy-looking!! There are sone great colors too. Smiley I know it's technically not Friday on the east coast of the US right now, but I only just barely missed it!! I started and finished this bitty 72 yard skein this evening. I honestly don't know for sure what the fiber content on this is, but I'm thinking merino...a friend gave me this little sampler bag a few weeks ago and the tag that cane with it didn't say what it was.


Also, I finished my hat for my guilds competition! (judging hasn't happened yet, unfortunately, because of bad weather, but soon hopefully!) I dyed my yarn, which is a first for me, with some Kool-Aid (red and green) and you can kinda see it in the picture. Not great, but I like it! It's supposed to be a pixie-style hat, and I added brown ear flap tassels to the sides to add a little more to it.

To those who were asking about my guild a couple Fiber Fridays ago, we have a mix of ages! I'm one of the youngest in the group (I'm 23) and we have older women in the group as well and many other ages in between. Several of the ladies also have younger children, and they occasionally tag along with their mothers, which isn't usually too bad. They're all pretty good about minding their manners and such. I only found out about my areas guild through my group of friends which are also fellow knitters/ceocheters/spinners, but it's never a bad idea to just ask around, or even check online!
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday -- 18 Feb 2011 on: February 18, 2011 04:48:02 PM
Yay Friday!!! I'm glad that I am able to post again on Fiber Friday!

Nikschaf - I really like that your bulky yarn is plied with sewing thread. It looks so yummy and squishy!
Oddacity - Lovely soft colors!
Welcome Osprey! And Jexx, I love the fiber heart and you did a great job chain plying! I've always wanted to try it. Is it difficult to learn?
The Angry Hippie, I love all your core spun yarn. It's all so squishy looking and wonderfully done! I really like the colors in your unnamed one. Also, is core spinning difficult?

Okay, as for my contribution for today, it's a big mish mash of several fibers that I received from the fiber guild that I am in. We are doing a winter event this month called the Super Fiber Bowl, and one of our events is called facemasking. We have to use fiber that was given to us by the guild to spin our own yarn, then make any kind of hat that we please. The white and brown mix is llama, the all white  is merino and the mixed brown is some of my own BFL. I also have s have some locks badly spun in in places ... Which is kinda scary. It isn't plied because I need the yardage, which is also kinda scary ...

3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 11 February 2011 on: February 12, 2011 04:53:37 PM
Loving everyone's fibery/yarny goodness! So many beautiful colors and yummy fibers! However, today I am here to share a hank of my own, and I too am new to Fiber Friday!!
I've been spinning on my Baynes wheel for about a year now, but my total spinning experience is only about a year and a half. I used two separate fibers on this hank. The varied pink is a BFL/merino (I think. I unfortunately lost my tag. ) blend, and the brown is all BFL. I plyed the two together and came out with something I'm mostly happy with. Enjoy!

4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Gothic butterfly bracelet from Beadwork magazine Dec/Jan 2010 on: January 15, 2011 10:05:23 PM
Very beautiful! I really like your color choices! I just got the same issue of Bead & Button, and I believe I will most definitely be making this bracelet soon. Especially after seeing yours! It looks great!!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Russian Eyelets Bracelet (5 BIG pics) on: January 04, 2011 07:02:57 PM
EDIT: Sorry for all the modifications. My browser is being a complete PAIN in the ass right now and I'm impatient. Please bear with me...

It's been almost a year since I last posted here on Craftster, and I think my hiatus is over for good! Yay!! Anyway, usually I lurk the crochet forums, but a few months ago, I learned the basics of bead weaving. Since then, I've been on a beading frenzy. Today, I've decided to show off my latest piece. It's a double St. Petersburg stitch bracelet, with eyelets running along it's length.

This image shows the colors the best. In the next ones, the blue looks a little more like mint green to me.

This pattern can be found in The Beader's Handbook 2 from the editors of the Bead & Button. I used size 11 seed beads in two contrasting colors, and 8mm glass pearls in a similar blue.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet Challenge 10 - Ideas on: July 03, 2009 05:54:17 PM
Just wondering if there's going to be another crochet challenge or not... hope everything's okay...
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet Challenge 10 - Ideas on: May 06, 2009 04:49:56 PM
I would love to do something other than a summer theme for the next challenge, because, not only has it already been done, but it just seems like it'd just be too easy for a challenge that'll be happening during the summer...   Does that make sense at all??
I know that it's quite a challenge in itself coming up with a pattern of your own, but I think the idea should be a little bit of a challenge too. So, in the hopes of steering away from another summer theme, here are a few more ideas for the next challenge:

-Clothing: Clothing inspired by animals, a certain designer (crochet or fashion-wise), a certain item of clothing, etc.

-Home Decor: There are SO many possibilities.

-Knit Turned Crochet: Have you found something so cool/magnificent/awesome/whatever that you just HAVE to make it, only to find out that it's a knitting pattern? Well, turn that favorite pattern into a CROCHET pattern.

-Versatile Crochet: Make something that can be used or worn in more than one or two ways.

-Fantasy: I'm still all up for this one!!

That's all I have for now, but if I come up with any more, I'll be coming back!!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet Challenge 10 - Ideas on: May 02, 2009 09:59:20 PM
I'm all for a fantasy theme!! But also, other ideas that popped into my head are: Celtic themed, a crocheted cables challenge and japanese themed (just no amigurumis please...I love them, think they're adorable and all, but it's a little tiring seeing them ALL over the place...).

Can't wait for the next challenge!!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: When is the next Challenge? on: March 10, 2009 08:41:11 PM
Is there still going to be a challenge this month? I've been wondering since the month of March started, and I keep checking back here, but I still haven't seen anything about a Crochet Challenge 9. So, is there any chance for a challenge this month? Just wondering and hoping that everything's okay with you antarcticraft! Hoping nothing bad has happened!  Sad Huh Undecided
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Our New Chinchilla Cage! on: March 04, 2009 09:54:15 PM
Congrats on being in the article!! I was so excited to see something chinchilla related! Sophie's cage looks great! I have a chinny myself and hopefully, one day, she'll have an awesome cage like this. Cheesy If you don't mind me asking, what websites did you go to for advice and such? I've found a few good sites, but there aren't a whole lot out there, so I'm curious.

Again, wonderful job on the cage! And YAY for chinchillas!!
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