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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: First attempts at spinning with a spindle on: April 15, 2008 11:09:21 AM
I'll post up piccies of it knitted up soon~ I'm still deciding on what it should be ~.~
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 4/11/2008 on: April 14, 2008 12:02:12 PM
Everyone's yarns look soooo good! I can't wait to get my wheel and join you all on FF~
3  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Aquarium Gravel, Technologic and Blue Raspberries on: March 27, 2008 07:44:07 AM
Wow beautiful colorways! I can't decide which one's my favorite, they all look yummy~
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: First attempts at spinning with a spindle on: March 24, 2008 11:53:26 PM
kestrel5287 Ha wow now that I look at it, it does look like there's a shadow^^ Omg, kestrel, you have no idea how simple making a spindle really is! I'm soo glad you asked this question. I got the info to make one at this site: http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/make-dropspin.shtml I also sanded the base and whorl a bit before putting it all together so my fiber won't snag. Any craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby will have what you need. Also I suggest getting the long, uncut dowels because when I got the pre-cut ones, it was too small and my car wheel slipped right off, a good spindle should have a whorl that fits snug on the base. You should also check out the rest of that site. It has great information for beginner spinners.
5  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: Easter egg dye + fiber = the rainbow! on: March 24, 2008 11:33:10 PM
First of all, thanks everyone for your loverly comments~

ruledbyvenus I'm spinning the purple and green together which looks beautiful and splashing the purple with other colors. Will add pictures when I'm done =)

adiemonster The kit I used is called Egg Coloring Kit. I got it at walmart and I think it's their own brand. Did you remember to add vinegar to your solution? I soaked the fiber in a vinegar water for about 15 minutes then mixed the tablets with a generous amount of vinegar before pouring it on the fiber. That usually does the trick.
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Easter egg dye + fiber = the rainbow! on: March 24, 2008 05:27:20 AM
Alright ladies and gents. I have run into a handy number of forums lately suggesting easter egg dye as a fun way to dye fiber and seeing the results totally sucked me right in. The colors were so vibrant and cheerful, I had to give it a try. I divided my BFL roving I bought from helloyarn.com into 1 oz pieces for each tablet (6 tablets total) and let the magic happen~


The ziploc bag for the blue completely ripped and the purple and green were leaking so there were patches of blue in both but spun up, the green looks like turqoise which made me uber happy so that was a lucky accident ^_^


I used this tutorial http://blueeyedknits.blogspot.com/2008/01/from-zebra-stripe-gum-to-easter-egg.html

Oh yeah and did I mention the dye's 100% food grade safe?

Enjoy and don't forget, easter egg dye goes on sale after Easter *hint*
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / First attempts at spinning with a spindle on: March 24, 2008 04:57:34 AM
Hey ya'll I'm still fairly new to spinning and only a couple months into it. It's branched off from knitting and I have to say spinning is my new passion! I made myself a top spindle and wanted to show you guys my first few attempts. Bear in mind, they're not gorgeous but please be gentle. Enjoy and thanks for looking =)




I call this one Peachy Keen 22 grams/.8 oz of unknown wool

Cherry Bomb 32 grams/1.1 oz of unknown wool


Grassy Daze 67 grams/2.4 oz of a Corriedale x Colombian wool


Finally, Junky Funky 83 grams/ 2.9 oz of a Corriedale x Colombian wool. This one's my favorite of the bunch but this looked fUgly as a hank hence its name but seeing how pretty it is now and knit up, I feel I should change the name. Any suggestions?
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: WHEE! I just learned to spin! My first brilliant skeins of yarn!!!! on: March 24, 2008 03:53:39 AM
Wow those look amazing~ I absolutely adore the one on the very left. The pink and yellowish-green combo is so inspirational! Maybe I'll trade some stuff for fiber too^_^
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Boye count 10 plus knitting gauge HELP on: January 08, 2008 11:20:28 AM
i think you're right, riki. i measured it again and it comes out to be 4' from 0 to 2 1/2. still don't get the numbers on top but know enough to measure my gauge. thanks ladies~
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Pi topper slouch hat on: January 05, 2008 04:58:51 PM
that's really nice~ i love slouchy hats too. totally adding that to my queues. was it the yarn that made yours slouchier cause i like yours better^^
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