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31  Re: Fiber Friday 5 July 2013 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Alexus1325 on: July 05, 2013 03:49:34 PM
I LOVE cormo! And I LOVE doggies! MLF, you have the best post of the week Cheesy

I just finished chain plying ~7.2 oz of random stuff I put together for a Rav challenge. Thinking about making goodies for my brother. Details on the stash page for those interested.

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32  Tea Cozy - Oh, what have I gotten myself into... in Knitting: Completed Projects by Alexus1325 on: June 24, 2013 10:51:42 AM
A friend of mine just had her baby shower, and I thought "hey, everyone's going to give her stuff for the baby, what about her?" So I bought her a new teapot, a bunch of fancy teas, and knitted her the awesomest tea cozy EVAR!

Crochet roses on corespun yarn (and leftover acrylic to finish), using a modified version of the Fun and Fast Tea Cozy.

My aunt saw it on FaceBook and now wants a dozen hilarious tea cozies for her hospital fundraiser in November. What a great excuse to make ridiculous yet practical knitted goods Tongue
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33  Re: Spun to finished photos in Spinning: Completed Projects by Alexus1325 on: June 24, 2013 10:44:48 AM
I finished my handspun roses tea cozy! I had to make do with leftover acrylic, as I ran out of the corespun, but that's ok because it's new owner is very pleased Cheesy

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34  Re: Fiber Friday 06/14/2013 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Alexus1325 on: June 13, 2013 07:22:25 PM
OMFG YOU COILED COILS. We don't have a mind-is-blown emoticon O.o


My contributions:

Mohair locks tailspun onto alpaca. Rav stash page.

Unicorn princess! Cormo, polwarth and bamboo. Rav stash page.

And my current project is a corespun roses yarn for a tea cozy. Rav stash page.

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35  Re: Fiber Friday May 31, 2013 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Alexus1325 on: June 01, 2013 11:12:42 AM
I LOVE Fibre Friday! So drool-worthy! Sequins, fluffy bits, dye jobs, I love it all!

Knowing me, I won't post for another month, so here's what I've been working on in all it's WIP glory:

My first laceweight singles from a mohair blend that was hiding in my Sheep Shed funky bag o' crap. I'd like to knit it into this, and more specifically, this. The salmon was dyed with beet juice leftover from pickled beets, and the bluish-green is Tintex kelly green. I have to go through the tedium of unspinning the green a bit, as it won't unkink during winding, urg... Still have more green to spin as well, but I got distracted by the second project...

My first big cop! This fibre is from a lovely lady on Ravelry who organized a swap. It's mostly cormo with some pink and purple polwarth and a smidgeon of yellow bamboo. I'm very proud of my consistency and the fact that there's 3.35 oz on a 1.25 oz spindle. I have it in an Andean bracelet in my shmancy new "plying box," ready to be wound onto a tennis ball for plying, though I'm considering plying straight out of the box.

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36  Giant Burger Of Awesomeness in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Alexus1325 on: May 27, 2013 07:16:46 PM
My boyfriend and I are fond of handmade burgers. Sometimes a bit TOO fond. Mine was 12 oz raw, his was 14 oz. We did not eat a side dish Tongue

Made using our favourite burger recipe: lean ground beef, steak spice and cornmeal to bind. OMNOMNOM!

(and can you tell I craft at the dining table?)
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37  Knitted Reticule in Knitting: Completed Projects by Alexus1325 on: May 08, 2013 01:17:52 PM
I can't believe I never posted this! I used it today as a spindle bag, which got me to thinking...

It's a super simple design out of dollar store yarns left over from a hat project. I started with a 6 stitch magic sock toe cast on, increased every other row until it was wide enough, then a purl row. Then it was just round and round with a purl row thrown in the middle somewhere. Once I started running out of the body yarn, I made a row of drop stitch eyelets (maybe double drop stitch, don't recall). The strap/drawstring is a double-foundation crochet, and the few metres of leftovers, of course, became tassels Cheesy

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38  AWOL Spinnings (major pic dump) in Spinning: Completed Projects by Alexus1325 on: May 08, 2013 01:03:31 PM
So for some reason, my presence online has been seriously diminished this last month. I think it might be because I sit around spinning, instead of cruising the interwebs Tongue I hope you don't mind I hog a whole post to myself. I keep meaning to post in Fibre Friday, but I somehow managed to miss it 4 weeks in a row!

I finished all 4.8 ounces of my beige and brown rolags, Navajo plied into a worsted/aran yarn. My goal is to turn these into an entrelac hat for my boyfriend in time for his birthday in October.

I've been steadily plowing through my funky bag o' crap from Sheep Shed Studio. It's mostly this black batt-like roving with a big brown stripe and some white nylon. Hand-carded into rolags, then spun into Navajo-plied worsted weight. This has definitely been helping to improve my consistency. Only 2 pounds to go! I see a sweater in my future... Here's the first 2 ounce skein:

And I made my first foray into an art yarn! My peacock blue superwash met some blobs of white acrylic, which I two-plied into this DK-to-mega-bulky yarn (yeah, HUGE span of size!) that I have no idea what I'll do with. A hat? A purse? Keep it for smooshing purposes?

I may have been gone, but I was not idle!
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39  Re: How to design around BURGENDY! in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by Alexus1325 on: April 26, 2013 10:49:44 AM
The burgundy could be livable if you pull out some of the rug colours. The aqua could be really nice if your dresser is a solid, simple design. You could go more towards that European quirky simplicity we've been seeing all over Pinterest. Perhaps paint the end tables lime? or Aqua with lime legs? Also, you could dress up the curtains with some ribbons in aqua, lime, purple, tan (stitched in rows an inch apart across both top and bottom could be quite graphic and modern).

I decided your layout needed an update, because you're losing a lot of space in the middle of the room.

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40  Re: Fiber Friday 12 April 2013 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Alexus1325 on: April 13, 2013 07:53:51 PM
I've spent the last two weeks working on my "boyfriend's" yarn. I'm now 4 rolags away from finishing the second of the two yarns I need for his new-and-improved entrelac hat, since he lost the original which didn't fit well to begin with and was knitted from dollar store yarn Tongue It's funky bag o' crap superwash from Sheep Shed.

Jexxican, your Rain turned out AWESOME! Such soothing, yet dynamic colours! It really does evoke spring rain Cheesy
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