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11  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday February 3, 2012 on: February 03, 2012 08:52:23 AM
Wow! Pretty!
12  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 01/27/2012 on: January 27, 2012 03:56:26 PM
Thanks, Bella, I will have to check that out.
13  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 01/27/2012 on: January 27, 2012 01:59:07 PM
Very pretty, I like the red and grey one.

I don't have anything finished this week, instead I have 3 different singles that I haven't figured out how to complete.  Maybe you guys will have some ideas.

This one might just end up staying like this.  I was thinking about plying it with another color, but nothing looks right yet.

Green alpaca by inlerah, on Flickr

The bobbin is a single of a fiber batt of unknown origin that I found in my stash. There wasn't very much of it, so I blended up the batt in the background to use in plying.  Will have to see how that goes.

single and batt by inlerah, on Flickr

This is another batt of unknown origin.  It is really bright and I'm not a huge fan of orange, so I haven't figure out what to do with it yet.

daydream by inlerah, on Flickr
14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 20 January 2012 on: January 21, 2012 06:59:10 AM
Everything is gorgeous. I particularly like Clouds at Twilight and the super coils. Great job!
15  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 16 December 2011 on: December 17, 2011 04:19:00 AM
That looks gorgeous. I hope to have a car soon and be able to get to my studio, where my spinning wheel is. I miss her so.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Candy Cane baby dress on: December 15, 2011 04:27:36 AM
My niece sent me a picture of a knit dress she had bought for her baby with a note to the effect of, "Wouldn't this look cute in candy cane stripes for Christmas?"  After searching around, I couldn't find a pattern that I liked, so I pretty much winged this one:


Candy Cane dress by inlerah, on Flickr

This is the first time I have done pleats and I am proud for figuring out how to make them on my own, since I was working the pattern from the top down, and all the instructions for pleating that I could find were from the bottom up.  Next time I will make the pleats deeper I think, but overall I am pleased at the results and can't wait to see my 1 year old great niece in this.  Smiley
17  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Spun to finished photos on: October 26, 2011 10:31:04 AM
Thanks!  The last 2 are from the same yarn.  I also did an entrelac hat from it a while back and still have a lot left, but I don't know what I am going to do with that yet.

I know what you mean about the motifs, too. I really like how they look, but having to do the center fiddly bits over and over again is annoying.  These were crocheted together as part of the last round of each motif, so at least I didn't have seaming to do.  Still, it took forever.  Smart move on my part to decide to spin a fingering weight yarn and then crochet the motifs on a B hook.  No wonder my tendons were angry at me.  Smiley

I haven't done too much blocking, and have no real space in which to lay anything flat where my cat won't get to it, so that was yet another challenge.  I ended up pinning it to some cloths and rolling it up so I could put it out of reach. I wasn't entirely sure it would work out ok, but thankfully it seemed to work.

18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Spun to finished photos on: October 25, 2011 05:40:38 PM
Been a little quiet around here. Hope everyone is busy doing fun and creative things.

I have a project to share, which I started for the sheep to shawl contest and then was unable to finish in time due to a tendonitis flare up.  Yuck.  Anyway, I finally finished the shawl and thought I'd show it off.  Smiley

Here is the finished yarn, 1 ply BFL and 1 ply merino/tencel.  About 7.5 oz and 800 yards.

Finished yarn by inlerah, on Flickr

and the finished shawl:

Snowflake Shawl by inlerah, on Flickr

More pics of the process in my Flickr account:sheep to shawl pics

I also finished these fingerless mittens:

Ruffled mortar by inlerah, on Flickr
and another queen anne's lace scarf:

Queen Anne's Lace scarf by inlerah, on Flickr

so what have you all been up to?
19  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Spun to finished photos on: September 07, 2011 05:22:57 PM
I love that kerchief!
I feel the same way when i do spinning at open studios, sometimes i can deal with the "come see the artist in her natural habitat" ambience, and sometimes i just want to do my thing and not have to talk to anyone.  Smiley 
20  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sheep to Shawl Challenge - Summer 2011 on: September 07, 2011 05:20:12 PM
Sadly, a bad flare up of tendonitis kept me from finishing on time, and i probably won't be done 'til next week, but i am enjoying seeing everyone else's work!
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