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« Reply #1490 on: September 16, 2012 03:32:01 PM »

I love those stripey mitts! And the shawlette is gorgeous. I had a dream last night that I learned to knit. Maybe it's a sign! Cheesy

I haven't been able to post in a while because of family health issues, but I have a lot of crochet projects to share:

My afghan that won second place at the county fair:

Some hats:





(modelled by my daughter and my gorgeous sister)
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« Reply #1491 on: September 16, 2012 05:15:43 PM »

94.   Ribbed tam September

95.   Drawstring bags september

96.   Yarn dying September

97.   Apples september
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« Reply #1492 on: September 17, 2012 12:18:42 PM »

Brackish--that afghan is stunning! What is the pattern or stitch called?  It looks like stained glass!

Love the striped mitts! ha ha paper stash multiplies--it will never ever go away...never...

that1girl--fantastic yarns...was that your birthday yarn you dyed?
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« Reply #1493 on: September 17, 2012 01:06:37 PM »

thank you and yes. he got it just for me to dye at this yarn dying party. but the day kept getting pushed back. i used some of it earlier ,but thats the last of it.
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« Reply #1494 on: September 18, 2012 05:49:19 AM »

I just got my Knit Picks catalogue and I am so tempted to buy yarn to dye...I have been dyeing fabric and paper using natural materials and would love to try it with yarn...
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« Reply #1495 on: September 18, 2012 01:20:11 PM »

Always, I took a natural dying class over 30 years ago! Lots of varying greens and browns, muted colors. Using different mordants would make the same material different colors! We did get to do one batch with cochineal and one with indigo to get red/purple/blue tones, and would reuse dyebaths to get paler colors. Oh, man...onion skins make a lovely gold/yellow, but you need a lot of them. Ironweed, as bright purple as it is, makes a brown dye. We used tomato vines, elderberries, I forget what else now. But it was a lot of fun!
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« Reply #1496 on: September 18, 2012 02:09:48 PM »

i've been dying paper too, such lovely results from onion skins Smiley. I'm itching to try it during paper making too.
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« Reply #1497 on: September 18, 2012 05:38:21 PM »

That1girl, I love  that yummy yarn!

What is the pattern or stitch called?  It looks like stained glass!

It's a free pattern from Bernat that I got off Ravelry. It's just called Afghan #3663. I love the stained glass look, too!

I totally forgot to post this little guy:



He was a birthday gift for my son and I was pretty proud of myself because I made up the pattern as I went along. Smiley
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« Reply #1498 on: September 18, 2012 07:15:07 PM »

I started that pattern, but with out the black stripes. I only got two rows of color before I gave up. I didn't feel like counting single/double/triple crochets. I prefer mindless patterns.
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« Reply #1499 on: September 20, 2012 05:31:00 AM »

Always, I took a natural dying class over 30 years ago! Lots of varying greens and browns, muted colors. Using different mordants would make the same material different colors! We did get to do one batch with cochineal and one with indigo to get red/purple/blue tones, and would reuse dyebaths to get paler colors. Oh, man...onion skins make a lovely gold/yellow, but you need a lot of them. Ironweed, as bright purple as it is, makes a brown dye. We used tomato vines, elderberries, I forget what else now. But it was a lot of fun!

In my hippie days, I was into this a lot...I think I still have my original list of colors, etc...just have to find the notebook!  I dyed some paper using hibiscus tea...I love it because the colors go from pinks to indigo, because of the flowers used!  It is random and I would love that for yarn!  Also, with natural dyes, you can use them cold...I might try testing them on some wool sweaters to be felted!

Thanks for the afghan pattern--I have always wanted to do a stain glass afghan!
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