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nikschaf
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2010 12:57:08 PM »

Yay!!  Thanks so much for starting this, Nesse!!!

I have an oldie I can share for now, and more I'll have to track down later.

This is from one of my first yarns ever, BFL single, spun on a hand spindle and dyed with black cherry kool-aid, then knitted crocheted into a convertible cowl with a drawstring so I can wear it loose or tight.  There are flowers w/buttons at the end of the drawstrings:





Edited: crocheted not knitted.  I can't knit to save my life.
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inle_rah
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2010 11:04:13 AM »

This is an awesome thread.  Everyone's projects are beautiful.
I just finished my first item made from my own handspun, and am hoping this thread will inspire me to do more work!

Anyway, here's my first project:


My So Called Hat
I don't have a pic of the finished yarn but it's a superwash merino that I dyed, spun and navajo plied. 
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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2010 12:17:11 PM »

wow, super consistent, perfect stripes, I would not have known that was handspun yarn! fabulous hat, what stitch is that?

nik, that looks comfy! I always find it interesting how some people are either knitters or crocheters, and the other craft just does not compute in their minds.

ohh enabling fun - I helped a knitter friend (who was so anti-crochet) learn crochet, and she pumped out four hats over the last week! proud Grin
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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2010 12:55:15 PM »

I modified the stitch from My So Called Scarf so that I could knit it in the round.
The only bad thing about it is that it is much less stretchy than stockinette would have been, so, though I cast the number of stitches I would normally use for a hat, it is too small for my head. Sad

I both knit and crochet, and love them both!   One thing pretty much led to another. I learned how to crochet as a child, and then had a friend teach me to knit a few years ago, and then had another friend teach me to spin shortly after that, and picked up dyeing....and so on....now I really want to get a loom!  And a drum carder!
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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2010 07:49:08 AM »

I'm about to finish up the socks I'm making from the yarn I spun on my spindle almost two years ago...can't wait! I shall post them very soon. Cheesy

I love what you guys have made! Always love to see handspun FOs.
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« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2010 09:07:47 AM »

I love them!  I, too, let my fiber tell me how it wants to be spun, then what creation it wants to become.  I have a fabulous pink/dark blue handspun that I've started 3 projects with ... I'm about to frog the 3rd attempt.  I don't know what it wants to be!!!  Nix on the cell phone purse, nix on the cabled scarf, nix on the smaller simple scarf.

Tonight, I'm going to try it as a drop stitch scarf.  It's for one of my friend's 4 yo twins.  I know the yarn is destined for her.... maybe a hat???  hmmmm

Cyndi -- that's why I barely have any finished objects with my handspun!  I've made a jillion projects, just to find I"m dissatisfied with them, or didn't have enough yardage, or whatever, and then frog them.  I think I love looking at the potential of a skein of handspun yarn, and want to be just as excited about the finished object.  That's why I'm so glad we have this thread, so I can get some inspiration from what other folks make with their handspun.   Smiley

Nesse -- I'm totally digging your hats and your color combos!  It's funny, I actually learned how to knit as a kid before I learned how to crochet, but crochet is what I really enjoy.  With knitting I always seem to drop a stitch or something.  I like crochet cuz it's one stitch at a time.  I did just get some knifty knitters, so I'll try those.  I love the look of knit projects, just don't like the knitting itself!
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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2010 05:39:24 PM »

this is the only pic of these two scarfs I have!  One's been sold and the others somewhere in the box for the craft fair Smiley  But!  I did spin the yarn (and I have no idea where the pics of them are... maybe I'll find em yet and add em.)  and Crocheted them Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2010 10:31:08 AM »

Those scarves look so soft and squishy!  Love them.
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« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2010 01:35:59 PM »

I'm on a roll for Christmas presents.  I've knit/crocheted these in the past 9 days. 

Well, the pink/blue/purple did decide to be a hat after all.  So I knit the other twin a hat.  They don't like to wear the same clothes.





This is a set I made for my future DIL for Christmas:



and the matching scarf:



and matching mittens:


socks for my DD



and socks for my mother




A hat for a friend







  When I am finished with yarn for a project, I roll it up on an odd ball of yarn.  When it gets big, I start knitting odd hats from it.  These are some examples of those odd hats:






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« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2010 02:16:54 PM »

MLF, you are super fast and those are awesome!
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