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21  Ginkgo Godesses in Quilting: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: May 09, 2007 01:22:56 PM
I pulled out a project that I started on last year. I ADORE Japanese art and when I found a Lonni Rossi panel titled Ginkgo Godesses in a quilt shop, I had to have it right then! There are three godesses per panel, so I decided to give each one the atributes of an element. I dug through my hand dyed fabric stash and gave them each a beautiful new kimono and a sparkly crown. I even fussy cut out some foliage for their Ginkgo accessories.

Here is what they started out as

And here is how they all look now




On Wind I went over the seams with a black pen to hide the white spaces peeking out from between the pieces and to add back in the lines in the folds. I haven't done that yet on the other two. They will eventualy have a narow red border and a wide black border added to the outside edges to frame them for becoming wall hangings. I am going to purchase another one of these panels, plus some Geisha panels that are being released this spring for some further experamentation Grin
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22  Red Lobster in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: May 05, 2007 04:45:25 PM
I made this lobster for my cousin.  He is her good luck lobster.  He came out about 12" long from tip to tail.

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23  Re: Fiber Friday 4/27 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: April 27, 2007 09:47:01 AM
Loving all the fiber this week!!

I spun this up this week.  It is an Almost Solid sampler pack from Spunky Eclectic in all Merino.  There are 20 different colors there in 1 oz skeins.

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24  Re: HELP!!!!Question about This Spinning wheels in Spinning: Discussion and Questions by bixby2 on: April 22, 2007 04:12:02 PM
What a great hubby!!

The rod, or footman, is usually attached to the narrow end of the treadle with a support bar, like in this photo (I is the treadle, J is the footman)

You would sit on the other side of the wheel to use it.  I don't know if you need anything special to attach them together.  You might be able to find parts to fix it at Home Depo or your local hardware store that would fit the bill. 

It looks like it might be missing the drive band too.  It might be an old Ashford Elizabeth, if it is you can get an Ashford mantinance set from http://woolery.com

In terms of HOW to spin, check the FAQ thread for lots of info and videos on how to get started spinning.
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25  Handspun blankie in Knitting: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: April 20, 2007 10:39:47 AM
I knit this blanket for my daughter.  It is Maid Marrion colorway from Spunky Eclectic that I spun in a sport/sock weight and knit using US 7 needles.  It is a 5 stitch entrelac.

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26  Re: Fiber Friday - April 20th in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: April 20, 2007 09:55:38 AM
All the fibers this week are fantastic!  I love all the bright colors Cheesy

As promised, here is the metric ass load of fiber I spun this week (which is just a little bigger than a standard ass load for those who are wondering about the conversion)  They are all 4 oz of superwash from Spunky Eclectic, about 250-300 yards each.

Upside-down Frown

Pie in the Sky (my son thought that name was hysterical)

Boogie Days

Brain Freeze


Navajo Gems

A "stocking cap" I made out of Navajo Gems.  I had planned on using all the other colorways for these hats too, but I am not sure I like how they come out.  I was hoping for more of a Stocking feeling and less of a Snork feeling.

And I finished this blanket for my daughter in the Maid Marrion colorway, this one is actually Merino singles

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27  Re: Clapotis from Knitty in Knitalongs by bixby2 on: April 12, 2007 12:11:09 PM

Here's mine all done!  I did 8 repeats of section 3 on US10.5 needles with a worsted yarn and it came out HUGE!!  I think I might make another  Cheesy
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28  Re: Fiber Friday-- April 6 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: April 06, 2007 10:55:10 AM
GOOD NUS!!!  This week is so beautiful  Cheesy  I love it all!!

No spinning this week, but I did start knitting a Clap with some yarn I spun a couple weeks ago.

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29  Re: Clapotis from Knitty in Knitalongs by bixby2 on: April 06, 2007 10:50:26 AM
Because I am a lemming, I had to add my progress to this KAL

It is done with some beautiful yarn I spun up a couple weeks ago.  It will probably be a present for my Mom for Mother's day
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30  Re: Fiber Friday 3/23 in Spinning: Completed Projects by bixby2 on: March 23, 2007 08:43:24 AM
All wonderful fibers this week!  Looks like people were in a red/orange mood  Cheesy

I didn't do any spinning this week, but I did use my handspun to make this shawl.

more info on my blog
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