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21  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday 01/29/10 on: January 29, 2010 05:06:24 AM
One good thing about being unemployed, I'm getting a lot of spinning done!  These are the yarns from this week.  They are each between 150-200 yards of 2 ply.  Some have already been knitted into projects.

This is now a baby gnome hat ...

Group Shot

Little bit more detail

Watcha got this week???
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Tunisian Crochet on: October 20, 2009 06:25:51 PM
What makes this different than regular crochet?

Okay, I hear it is a combination of knitting anc crochet, but I have no one here to walk me through this.  I am both a crocheter and knitter, so this shouldn't be that difficult, should it?

I learn better by seeing.  Any YouTube videos out there that you would receommend??

My DH brought me back a book of Tunisian Crochet with patterns from 1860-1864  (he was attending the Cedar Creek VA Civil War event last weekend)

Thanks so much!!
23  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Oct 2, 2009 on: October 02, 2009 05:53:16 AM
2 ply sock yarn.  One ply multi colored (cotton), one ply white (50/50 cotton/silk)

Hat and left over hand spun that created it:

What is on the wheel now.  This is the 2nd bobbin

The next two are NOT my handspun, but some "Newbie" handspun I collected this year.  I'm showing the pictures just so folks can realize WHY I love newbie yarn.  It knits up so wonderfully!!!!

This yarn was created by freestyle

24  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday Sept 5, 2009 on: September 04, 2009 08:48:15 AM
WHAT!!!  No Fiber Friday yet??
25  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Crib Bumper & Blanket on: July 25, 2009 09:00:26 PM
Hi Craftsters,

This is my first post in this forum ... I'm usually over in the Fiber Arts and Bath/Beauty Forums (as well as a few on going swaps!)

I am NOT a sewer (unless it is sewing together my knit/crochet/woven articles.

 My oldest daughter is pregnant with my first grandchild.  I'd like to have a special crib bumper and crib blanket made for her .... but since I don't sew, I have a dilemma.

If anyone could help me out with this, please contact me via PM.  I sure do appreciate it!!
26  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday July 3, 2009 on: July 02, 2009 05:57:07 PM
I know it is early, but I'm on vacation tomorrow and I've already missed a couple weeks of FF!

I haven't taken pictures of the yarns I've created, but do have a few of some hand painted roving I dyed up last weekend.

For your viewing pleasure:

Summer Skies


Send in the Clowns

Rose Garden

Cotton Candy

Grapes of Wrath

The Rest Are Un-Named

possibly named Salmon String

All of them

There is at least 8 oz of each colorway

27  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday 05.29.09 on: May 29, 2009 06:12:30 AM
The yellow in this 2 ply is from the Upper Canadian Village mill.  As I understand it, one of the few mills still run by water power.

It drafts like butter making a wonderful woolen single.  I was able to successfully draft this using the one handed long draw. (ala spinning for speed and softness).

It is plyed with a single of unknown wool that I used the rest of my hair dye to splotch in color.

185 yards

28  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Name My Skein! on: April 24, 2009 08:50:48 PM
For those of us that can spin the yarn, but can't come up with creative names .... Please Help!!!

You name them, I'll tag them and give you credit.  Not only will I give you credit on the Craftster site, I'll put your name and website on the skein tag!! 

Colonial Top, burgandy with colored highlights:

Dragon Scales (named by MOCHAXLIGHT)

Green, and blues.... corriedale fleece:

Green & white Sheep Shed:

The Fern (named by LADO)

More multi colored green:
Shades of the Sea (named by MOCHAXLIGHT)

below "O'Hara", named by Craftster Freefolk!!

Colonial Top, base color burgandy, highlighted with various colors.  Chain Plied with beads:

Elizabethan Robes (named by KIMMIE_DEWITT)

29  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Discussion and Questions / Old Loom on: March 02, 2009 10:22:14 AM
Anyone familiar with assembling an old loom?

I'm still not sure if it is a counter balance or a counter marche loom.  Not all the pieces are pictured.

This reed came with it.  I do have a metal one, but how many weavers have seen a reed made from real reed??l

30  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bone Knitting Needles on: February 15, 2009 06:10:11 PM
My DH is so crafty!!  For Valentine's Day, he made me bone knitting needles.  mmmm, so smooth and they knit so well!  He used the leg bone from our old Jersey milk cow that died in 2007.  Sentimental needles ...

Size 5

Size 3.  I have socks on them right now.
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