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Topic: Craftstravaganza shawl (Now with update on page 2!)  (Read 6805 times)
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Lufah
« on: December 07, 2007 07:52:22 AM »

So, in November my husband and I hosted a little Craftstravaganza thingy, where we had some friends over we spent hours doing random crafts.  My friend Terry brought her drum carder, and during the evening, a crazy amount of batts were carded.  Here's what I wound up with:



So I spun them all up, and made two giant skeins of crazy yarn from them.



For lack of a better thing to do, I decided to weave a shawl thing out of it.  I finally finished it a few days ago.  I couldn't get a decent picture of the whole thing (it measures about 21" x 68").



It looks better in the close up pics, where you can see some of the interesting bits of the yarn.





Anyway, since it's kind of itchy, and I never wear shawls anyway, I just hung it up and am currently using it as wall art.  Smiley  It was a lot of fun to weave, though, since the yarn kept changing, both in texture and color.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007 08:03:42 AM »

All the colors together are so beautiful! Great work!
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hipmama1970
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007 08:09:18 AM »

That's beautiful! I would proudly hang it on my wall Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007 08:29:34 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007 04:13:18 PM »

:O! Cheesy This kind of post makes me craftgasm! I LOVE seing somthing from raw material go threw several prosseses in to a GORGOUSE finnished object! Thank you for posting! I may need some time alone with these photos Wink


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Lufah
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007 06:23:55 PM »

I kind of feel dirty now.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007 10:15:56 PM »

I LOVE IT!  OMG all the colors are soooooo pretty! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007 10:19:34 PM »

Your pics show such great detail!  What kind of camera do you use, if you don't mind me asking? Huh
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Lufah
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007 05:19:55 AM »

It's a Nikon D40.  I got it this summer for my birthday and it's probably been the most-used present of my entire life.  It's definitely been the best camera I've ever used.  Before I got it I read all about it here, at Ken Rockwell's site: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d40/users-guide/index.htm  That's probably way more than you wanted to know, but I'm just crazy about this camera.  I'd recommend it to anyone.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2007 10:08:47 AM »

That is really cool  Cheesy
I like the close up the most, from further away it gets a bit messy. But I reallyreallyreally love the yarn.
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