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1  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
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday may 27th, 2011 on: May 27, 2011 07:51:44 AM
It's Friday!  Time for a fiber fix.

I have a few new yarns to share this week.

First up, is The Walking Dead


about 4 oz / 290 yards of merino/alpaca/faux cashmere/wool blend from Dyeingforewe on etsy.


Next is Mist

2.5 oz / 145 yards hand dyed BFL. Pulled this one from the bottom of my stash this week.

Recently I purchased a drum carder, and have been having a good old time carding my own batts.

Here's what I spun from my first batt:


2.4 oz / 120 yards hand dyed BFL, Merino and random other stuff

And this one, I am calling Haunted Pirate Ship:


2.4 oz / 150 yds hand dyed BFL, Merino, Cashmere, and wool.


So...what have you been doing this week?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Odd n Ends Hats on: December 28, 2010 02:19:57 PM
Like many knitters, I often find myself with small amounts of yarn leftover from various projects.  Sometimes it's only a few yards, sometimes almost a whole skein is left.  After collecting these in a bag for the last several years, I have finally started putting them to use making some stripey hats.  These incorporate a mix of commercial, hand dyed and handspun yarns.  They are so much fun to make, except for the whole weaving-in-all-the-darned-ends bit.   Wink









4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday - November 19, 2010 on: November 19, 2010 07:52:50 AM
I picked up spinning again after a long hiatus, and have 5 new yarns to share.


City Night - llama, mohair, silk  - 2.5 oz / 120 yds


Deluge - llama, mohair silk - 2.8 oz / 100 yds


Rainy Morning - cashmere, silk, merino - 2 oz / 175 yds


Dewberries - merino - 4 oz / 180 yds


Seafoam Fantasy - merino - 5.5 oz / 260 yds

I can't wait to see what everyone else has this week.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Autumn Magnet board on: August 27, 2008 08:30:51 AM
I had a hideous old magnet board sitting around my house.  Originally it had a "beach" theme but it was really unattractive. I finally got around to repainting it, with a silhouette of a tree, and made leaf shaped magnets to go with it.  I also added the hooks along the bottom, for hanging keys or whatever.


6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Halloween tote bag on: August 26, 2008 11:45:43 AM
I have had these Halloween themed quilting squares in my fabric stash for about 2 years, and finally got around to making something out of them.





I am so ready for Halloween!   Wink
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Attack of the Pink Yarns on: February 12, 2008 01:33:51 PM
Have found myself to be weirdly attracted to the color pink lately, and thus, I bring you 3 different yarns in shades of pink.

First up, this unnamed yarn was made as a Christmas present for gleep.  She picked out the fiber during our excursion to Winterberry Farm last Oct.


It's about 2 oz and 215 yards.

Next we have "Be Mine"

This is 2 strands of hand dyed, handspun merino, plied with metallic thread.
1.75 oz and 75 yards.

And finally, there is "Faded"

1 strand of hand dyed merino plied with 1 strand of hand dyed bamboo.
5.75 oz and 220 yards
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / New hand dyed Fiber - Bramble, Kaleidoscope, Mint Chocolate, and Walden on: January 11, 2008 04:19:24 PM
Had another dyeing party recently (we were going through something of a phase), and I ended up with 4 more colorways.  All of these are from the same batch of really soft and fluffy merino roving, that I had totally forgotten I owned, and have no idea where it came from.

Anyway, first up is Bramble:

Mostly burgundy and emerald, with bits of sky blue, and fuchsia.

Kaleidoscope:

Has pretty much all the colors, was trying to use up the little bits of everything left over from other projects.

Mint Chocolate:

Emerald and Chestnut, meant to spin up into a self striping yarn.

and last, but not least, Walden:

Sky blue, chestnut and teal.

Now I just have to get back to the spinning wheel.  Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Chunky Purple Lace Hat on: December 27, 2007 07:03:33 AM
Used about a half skein of Misti Alpaca - Chunky Baby Alpaca in Violet to make this soft, warm and cuddly hat.


Top view


Side view
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hat Frenzy! on: December 13, 2007 10:39:26 AM
I've been on a hat knitting kick lately, and have whipped up these for Christmas presents, for myself, or just because the yarn was there.

First, a present for a friend, she actually asked for the hat and picked out the yarn, with a giant pom pom, because they're fun!


Then I had some leftover yarn from that hat, so I made this one:


My friend Amber wrote this hat pattern, and I thought it was adorable, so I had to whip one up for myself, in the brightest Chartreuse yarn ever:


And then, with still more yarn leftover from the first hat, I made another one:


Finally, with a little bit of yarn, leftover from another project, I whipped up this little cutie:


Now, I just have to find people to give all these hats to!
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