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1  Re: What to do with handspun "thick and thin" single ply yarn? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by orgelpunt on: November 29, 2008 01:53:44 AM
I'm having the same problem with a ball of yarn I got from my aunt in Argentina, and I posted my question in the Ravelry forums.
This is a picture:

Some suggestions were:
looking up yarn (commercial homespun that lots of people use) on ravelry, and check out what patterns they make.
A suggestion I really liked was the Urchin hat from Knitty, which is designed for handspun like this, and doesn't use a lot of yarn.
I haven't tried it, because I can only knit on straight needles as of now, but once I acquire more skills I'll try.
here's a link:
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTurchin.html  It's knit sideways, which seems to be working well for this kind of yarn.


EDIT: oh, I tried crocheting with it and that didn't work out too well for my yarn Smiley crocheting into thin-yarn stitches with the big yarn was a bit difficult, and the hook size is difficult too choose.
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2  Re: The Book-Lovers Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by orgelpunt on: November 18, 2008 02:49:00 PM
Okay, so I got my stuff from BloodyDeaf last Thursday, and finally have some pictures to post!
I enjoyed talking in French Smiley We also read each other's favourite books, which was really nice. (new favourites!)
So, on to the pics.
I was really happy! Thanks again!

Together on my bed

Bookmarks, with images I love from one of my favourite books 'Lullaby' by JMG Le Clzio (nobel prize!)

She put in one of her favourite books I didn't read, I'm going to read it once I get my schoolwork sorted out. Plus, some maple candy! Love it Smiley

'Mes Lectures' book journal, with quote from Le Petit Prince and reference to Jane Austen. Lovely drawings Smiley
It will get good use, I've always wanted to keep track of my reading.

book bag! Which I have used every day since I got it to carry my stuff to university. It's perfectly sized and it has the cutest fabric. Maximum sewing skills which I envy!!

I photographed the wrong side, the other one has my name on it. I wanted an action picture but the house here is empty and strangely enough, we only have very small mirrors Smiley

Thank you!
Sorry for all the exclamation in the post. I'm just very grateful, this was a lovely first swap.

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3  Cable Hat by the lake in Crochet: Completed Projects by orgelpunt on: September 25, 2008 06:10:09 AM

I just came back from a perfect holiday in France with my boyfriend. (Provence to be exact) It was a more laidback holiday because we had spent the whole of August exhausting ourselves on our bikes, riding through the whole of France, 1600 kms. So this September I took my hooks and yarn with me and by the lakeside, in a deliciously calm and beautiful environment, it was perfect.

The blue yarn is from the charity shop and was pretty old. The name is 'Nadine'.
I also used some Phildar Charly yarn, which is cheap but good acrylic.

I used this pattern: http://rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=5


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4  alphabet letter pattern problem in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by orgelpunt on: April 30, 2008 02:57:52 PM
Hi craftsters!

I was working on this pillow for my boyfriend Bart. http://www.wovenspun.com/indexmain.htm (the letter B)

I'm having trouble understanding the pattern.
I'm at this part of it:

Return to marked stitch
Row 11 join w/ sc in first stitch.  Sc in next 21 sc (22 sc)
Row 12 Dec over first 2 sc, sc in each sc to end (21 sc)
Row 13-15 sc in each sc to end (21 sc)
Row 16 Dec over first 2 sc, sc in each sc to end (20 sc)
Row 17 -22 sc in each sc to end (20 sc)
Row 23 sc in each sc to last sc, 2 sc in last sc (21 sc)
Finish off

I don't get where I have to crochet exactly, or where this part will go in the letter.
Actually, I don't get what part in the pattern I have crocheted until now! Cheesy I'm clueless and frustrated.

This is my work up to now. (I had to finish off there on top, that is where I ended)
It looks better in real life.

The paperclip is the stitch marker.

Thanks! I hope someone can help, for the sake of my boyfriend.

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5  Cassette cover + basic bird in Crochet: Completed Projects by orgelpunt on: November 16, 2007 02:22:35 PM
So I made this cassette cover for a tape trade I'm having with some friends. I came up with this thing myself and I'm also making another one for someone else. Hope you like it!

And here's a basic bird I made.


It's actually hot pink, but it doesn't show really well.
Thanks for looking!
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6  Long grey shawl in Crochet: Completed Projects by orgelpunt on: November 16, 2007 12:23:17 PM
Yay for shawls! I finished this more than a week ago and have been wearing it non-stop!

I used this pattern: http://www.knitting-crochet.com/crochet/lonopesha.html
and also used 7 balls of Phildar 'Charly' yarn (cheap but yummy acrylic, this project cost me less than 7 euros),
and a 3 mm hook.
I wear it as a scarf, mostly.
I Hope you like it!

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7  Simon & Garfunkel and Bram shirt in Stenciling: Completed Projects by orgelpunt on: November 16, 2007 11:22:13 AM
So, I absolutely love Simon & Garfunkel!
I made this stencil from the Bookends album.

This is another shirt I made with a friend of mine. Whose face? It's Bram, a friend of mine. We thought he looked like Rafael Nadal, the tennis player. I'm a Nadal fan, so I wanted to make some fan shirts. But we used my friend's face instead. We made four, this is mine.

Yeah, the shadow of my camera. Sigh.

Thanks for looking!
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