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21  Re: Fiber Friday 02-15-08 in Spinning: Completed Projects by subloke on: February 15, 2008 06:31:40 PM


I finally got on the Fiber of the Month bandwagon and I am so pleased.  I joined the Spunky Eclectic FOTM and this is my first month.  Snow Squall.  When I opened the package it was as though the fiber had been dyed specifically for me.  The colors in it are EXACTLY my favorite shades of blue and green.  Sigh. 

I split the length of the roving so that I could make two batches of fairly equal navajo plied yarn.  I have a plan for this yarn and I'm hoping it works out. 



I spun up the first half of it within a day but the second half is still on the bobbin due to me being sick...  Sad
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22  Felted Fair Isle Tote in Knitting: Completed Projects by subloke on: January 27, 2008 04:50:59 PM


I've had this in my head for a while and finally started on it a few weeks ago.  It turned out a bit bigger than I had planned, but considering that I didn't actually, er, plan (i.e. no swatch, no test felt...) I'm very happy with the result.

Pattern: My own. I adapted a chart I found on Jessica Tromp's site I lined the inside with some plain fabric from stash. The base is reinforced with plastic canvas mesh cut to fit.
Yarn: 2 balls (exactly!) Galway Heather in dark green (color 701); 1 ball (about 5 meters left over) Galway in beige (color 112); 200 meters=100 grams
Finished dimensions: Base is 12" x 4"; 10" high. The side panels taper to 2" at the top.


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23  Lace Cowl Sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by subloke on: January 17, 2008 10:07:13 PM


Pattern:  My own
Yarn:  Patons Decor in Rich Country Blue

I first had this idea in September, after I saw a lace sweater with wide ribbed collar and cuffs in the mall.  The Decor is not the best choice, but I love the color.  It's wearable, just not as nice as a more pure wool or a finer acrylic. 

I like it a lot and have worn it often since I finished it just before Christmas.
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24  Handspun Cabled Mittens in Knitting: Completed Projects by subloke on: January 01, 2008 03:39:00 PM
The Boy did REAL good for Christmas...  A gift of fiber made me so happy.  A week later, The gift is now this:


Should you be interested (and should you want to wade through a very heavy pic post) there is much more here

Pattern: Plait Cable Mittens (link to pdf file)
Mods: knit on US4 to make a denser fabric, and I knit 3 plain rounds in between cable crossings.
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25  Winter Sunrise Toque in Knitting: Completed Projects by subloke on: December 31, 2007 12:11:22 PM
I realized one cold evening a couple of weeks ago that I don't have a warm toque for myself.  Considering how many I've knit for other people that seemed a bit odd.  So, I knit this up on Christmas Day (we had our family gathering the night before).



I borrowed the chart from the Winter Sunrise Hat (link to the pdf pattern) pattern at Exercise before Knitting and changed the gauge for a thicker yarn.  Yarn was from stash:  unknown beige wool and Blue Jaeger Shetland Aran.  It's so cozy warm.  I think I'll make mittens to match.  Can never have too many mittens!
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26  Flannel Robe in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by subloke on: December 29, 2007 06:11:35 PM


I made this robe for my Mom for Christmas.  I used the pattern in Amy Butler's In Stitches book.  The fabric is from a set of flannel sheets I bought on sale.  So soft and cozy, prefect flannel robe material!   
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27  Purple Haired Baby (Rag-doll) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by subloke on: December 29, 2007 06:08:05 PM
I made this little rag-doll (about 15-16 inches head to toe) for my 10-month-old niece.


I borrowed inspiration and pieces of templates from a few online sources (can't find bookmarks right now).  I "winged" the dress, which is reversible.  The fabric showing right now matches a dress I made her in the summer. 

She seemed to like it but she also got really excited about the box, so I'm not putting much stock in her response...  Cheesy
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28  Re: Fiber Friday - 12/28/07 Post-Christmas Goodness in Spinning: Completed Projects by subloke on: December 28, 2007 09:59:46 AM
Thanks to the brave brave boy (he went into a YARN store! full of WOMEN! by himSELF)(haha) I have something to show for Fiber Friday!!  (seriously, I can't believe he thought of this and went to buy it on his own!!!)


On the wheel (in dim lighting)


It's approximately 247 yards/225 meters, 100 grams.  Superwash Merino from Spinknit Yarns & Fibers.  The colourway is:  "Bob"


The roving was handpainted in oranges and reds with black, blue and browns thrown and a good portion of whitespace.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Waiting anxiously for it to dry after setting the twist...  new mittens!!

**Update:  I finished the mittens.  Posted on the Knitting board here
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29  Stranded Slipper Socks from Santa's Secret Sweatshop in Knitting: Completed Projects by subloke on: December 27, 2007 09:28:09 AM
SSSSSSS...  (sorry for the aliteration)



In spite of my resolve to NOT knit 3 or 5 or 10 of the same thing for Christmas this year, I agreed to knit 3 pairs of slipper socks for a co-worker (Money being a great motivator).  I ended up leaving things a bit longer than I should have and then was rushed, but I really like how they turned out.



I like them enough that I plan to make another pair.  For me.  Cheesy
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30  20 yards of Joy! (The wierdest thing I've done lately...) in Spinning: Completed Projects by subloke on: November 13, 2007 05:58:39 PM

1 oz, 20 yards, Undyed, uncarded, straight from the ...  er...  dog. 

My older brother and his wife have a Newfoundland named Joy (she's a pure-bred show dog - that's her with my sister-in-law).  For a while now I've been joking that they should save me the hair when they groom her so I could try spinning it.  I was home for a visit this past weekend and was presented with a bag of, well, Joy... 
 
I spun it dirty and navajo plied (impatience, thy name is Subloke/Lori) just to see what it would be like.  It spun pretty easily, once I got the hang of it.  The "staple" length varied from very long to very short and there was a mix of top and undercoat hairs.  I don't know that I would wear anything made from it (it's pretty hairy even after spinning) but I might spin up the rest and make a bag for my sister-in-law (I have another 4 or 5 oz).  It's pretty soft and smells like shampoo, rather than dog, (although it did smell like wet dog when wet). 
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