coming back from moving stress and lack of internet, i've got an art yarn this week! =D
mermyd hair (31.2yd)
and an artsy shot (showing that lovely purple bead)
there was a bag full of blues and greens of peace merino (?) roving balls at a cool little place called the knitting nest. $5 a ball, $30 for the bag, i almost exploded. XD i started spinning this up before i got my carders this week (at the other lys, hill country weavers), but it was just half of one of the colors. i'm carding up bits of the rest of the colors into rolags to make a single sister yarn, which will hopefully be longer. x3 anyway, the beads are from my bead box (i have a massive amount of beads and still more in boxes i have to dig up) and were threaded onto some thread, which was then plied with the yarn. :]
i was just too excited at 230am to wait any longer for someone else to start this!! n_n i have three yarns this week and again, all fibers are from hobbledehoy's sample pack.
(picture of caramel mint frapp for front page, and so you can see the sari silk. =D)
in order: caramel mocha frappucino, 4.5yds, dk weight (3rd yarn, sister to below) loose baby camel down, undyed merino top
caramel mint frappucino, 8yds, dk wight (4th yarn, sister to above) hand-dyed bamboo top, loose baby camel down, and teeny bits of lime green sari silk.
livestock, 8yds, super bulky (2nd yarn, sister yarn to farmland, my first) medium gray alpaca top, undyed merino top, uncarded merino fleece, loose baby camel down thick & thin with lots of hanging locks of camel down and uncarded merino.
sorry about the single photo, but i don't want to deal with uploading them to photobucket right now. if you'd like, they're all on my ravelry. and if you aren't a member of ravelry and would still like to see closeups of the yarns, let me know and i'll upload more pictures. :]
my first handspun from a few weeks ago is now knitted into a little scarflette, but it's in the bottom of a taped box since we move in four days. (OMG!!!) so no pictures until at least the 25th. we are visiting my grandparents in michigan for a week since the truck will take 8 days to get down to our new house. (moving from central jersey to austin, tx, YAY) and then i need to finish it by adding buttons. that's all i have left to do on it. D:
everything looks so wonderful, and i am adoring that summer camp and rainy days yarn, sensiblytacky.
so i spun my first yarn about saturday and was waiting all week to post. then haven't gotten a chance to spin since because of end of school insanity. @_@ and here we are:
farmland only 4.5 yds, but i still love it. four fibres from hobbledehoy's 12 pack sampler on etsy plus pieces of a storebought. - loose tussah silk noil - water-retted flax top - hemp top - natural colored soy silk - bits of moda dea tweedledee in sagebrush colorway
halfway spun up
still on the spindle
in a mini skein
it all makes a bit excited for when i actually get full-size roving. :3
yes, there is a story leading to the question. because i tell tales of craziness. :]
anyway, i'm working on creating a blog for all my craftiness here and i'm trying to catalogue my yarn, but i'm having troubles with figuring out what some of my older yarn is. some of them are from when i was about 10-12 and obsessed with making yarn balls, others are from a garage sale (10 skeins of random sizes for $2), yet another i recently kidnapped from kimmie who bought it a year ago and doesn't remember anything about it. so i've got a few that i sort of know what they are, but others i dont even remember the brand soooooo here:
(the one on the left is from kim, the other two i know.)
anyways. while i was making it, all the pins i stuck in it kept stabbing me. :[ and the chartreuse gingham fabric kept bunching while i was stitching the pocket lines. but it is done! so i can finally work on my jacket in class that's due in two weeks and that i actually get a grade on. x3 (procrastination~) i would've done it at home, but i managed to mess up the tension on my bernina bernadette and i can't find the manual (see my signature for more details. xp) it's about 20-24" long, but folds to 13" (since those are my longest needles)
the fabrics are leftovers from this and this project
i made this a while ago, actually, but i just forgot to post it. XD pictures first, then explaining
in order: closed, open and inside out.
if you all would like, i have better quality images of the same pictures, but i'm a little bit lazy right now. :3
so construction: i had a lot of the geometric patterned fabric, but only one long strip of the green & white polka dot and i wanted to make something useful out of both fabrics, so a bag came to mind. heavily altered simplicity 4391 view b basically, i just used it for sizing reference. at one point, i did sew the flap onto the front. x_x the black pockets are scraps left over from my crane wife dress (you can find it in my previous topics, if you must) so the inside one is a bit slanted. xp
all in all, it's pretty lame, but i've learned some lessons. like heavier fabrics are much better than cotton blends. once i figure out how to sew buttonholes, i'll add buttons so that it can close. x3 if i need to, though, i can always pull it apart with my trusty seam ripper and alter it. =D
of course it's a scarf. XD it was supposed to be a christmas present for one of my friends, but i kind of started it after xmas though i think i finished it in under 5 days (snowy michigan is not the most exciting place), with me playing animal crossing: wild world obsessively. :3 it's a single rib, 10 stitches across, no clue how many rows, but it ended up slightly over 10 feet long. x: i did use an entire 155yd skein of moda-dea tweedle dee in cinnamon twist. the needles were my 13" size 10 takumi bamboo needles <333 (which are slightly warped somehow)
i am thinking of adding a single crocheted border of lion brand homespun in harvest, but it kind of looks off when i start. :/
folded five times over against my measuring tape of doom (which i stole from my mom. XD)
and the width comparison to poptabs. (which my collection of has become stitch markers)
yes, another scoodie. it was a brilliant idea and now i wear it practically everyday. except i am possibly the laziest crafter ever, so i altered the pattern a little bit so less work for me. XD lime green fuzz on the inside, chartreuse gingham on the outside. the hood is huge and the scarf is about 12-13 feet long. i love my pockets with the hand-sewn hearts. one is slightly bigger than the other, but i accidentally misaligned them from the ends of the scarf so they line up fairly closely at the top of the pockets.
best part: the first day i wore it to school, about five people i don't even know asked to pet the fuzz. o_o
so pictures! (i told you i'm lazy, it's all one pic) first: i hung it on my door so you could see how long it really is. second: the pockets, stage left for my ds, stage right for my lime green mp3 player. XD third: did i not say it was a huge hood? fourth: and that's how i usually wear it. :]
first completed project (after how many years? XD) so i wanted to make a cute earflap hat, but i'm no good at following instructions and i blanked when it came to the flaps.
p-q-ish hook? and red heart yarn in purple-green-white? i forget cause i never keep the packaging for anything. ;_;
it started with an increasing circular pattern til it fit over the top of my head, then kept going around til it was a good length. and then the ear flaps. i was trying to think of a good way to just use as few cuts as possible, then got impatient. XD to finish it off, i used three other yarns that i had of similar shades of green, purple and white and just wove them together into the stitches. here's the fun part: using three yarns like that made it curl out and up. =3
(i really don't mean to look this grumpy D:)
the center places right at that swirl you have on the back of your head. n_n