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11  i'm addicted now... after my first yarn! in Dyeing: Completed Projects by bunnyrabbit on: March 21, 2009 04:35:37 PM
so i recently inherited a stash of yarn from a friend of mine, and in it was this cream-colored handspun wool, which i really didn't have any use for.


another friend and i decided to take a stab at dyeing yarn!

we used a conglomeration of different methods we researched, but i do love the results!

here's a close-up

we call it "gooseberry heather"

and the process... the "vase" of kool-aid, water, vinegar, and, um.. yarn? noodles? worms? weird brain matter? it's sitting in a hot water bath on the stove

and the whole skein

3.5 ounces, 100% wool, 3/4 cup vinegar, 2&3/4 cup water, 2 grapes and 1 cherry kool-aid!
needless to say, we're both addicted now!

thanks for looking, comments appreciated!
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12  Re: Ongoing Offer What You Have Swap March 09 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by bunnyrabbit on: March 21, 2009 09:29:29 AM
i'd like to claim wx2dzug for the sock monkey kit!

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Here's my list!

Yarn Bee Italia, 2 skeins, extremely soft acrylic, white, pale yellow, green, and pink

tote bag decorating, comes with 2 plain canvas totebags and 6 fabric paints

size 6.5 shoes, in very good condition, actual color is the darker green inside the shoe... good for reconning!

flat-backed glass bead kit, including 2 sizes, few images, 4 glass paints, necklace cord

cherry lipgloss kit, including all you see!

beer bottlecaps, rough count 70

Choose 1 - free with claim!

clockwise from right - Sweat bands, undecorated compact mirror, chocolate frog mold, decorated compact mirror

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13  neckline help!! in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by bunnyrabbit on: February 24, 2009 11:01:57 AM
so, i'd like to make a dress to kind of mirror another dress... but i'm clueless as to how to describe the neckline.

the gist of it is, there's a fabric collar, a sweetheart neckline, and mesh overlay leading from the dress up to the collar, and it would be symmetrical on the front and back, except the back of course wouldn't have the sweetheart shape, just straight across, but with a zipper hidden by a line of small, satin-covered buttons....

any idea on if this kind of nekcline actually has a name? i thought close to halter, but there's actually a back to it too....

any help would be great! THANKS!
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14  Re: hooky goodness - a bunch of projects! in Crochet: Completed Projects by bunnyrabbit on: February 22, 2009 08:58:12 PM
so this is the scarf i made for my boyfriend for valentine's day... used single crochet, bernat cashmere for the gray yarn and i don't remember what i used for the black, but he likes it, and he wears it on tv all the time, so i'm happy!

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15  Re: hooky goodness - a bunch of projects! in Crochet: Completed Projects by bunnyrabbit on: February 22, 2009 06:22:29 PM
yay!! mary janes!!! it somehow never ceases to amaze me how i can use the same pattern, yarn, and hook and still end up with two slightly different items... or maybe my feet are just weird.  Tongue

anywho, i used the mary jane slipper tutorial off of our wonderful crochet tutorial list, though i did modify it. i used one strand of lion brand homespun together with one strand of caron simply soft in purple, used a k (6.5mm) hook, and used rounds of 6, 12, 18, and 24 single crochet instead of half-double. it produced a really nice, stiff "fabric"... i think they'll hold up nice!

anyway, onto the pics!

here's a front view..... (love the way the homespun kind of modulates from blue undertones to brown...)

and a side view....

i think i'm going to add another row across the top of the slipper from the back of the band around the heel, help it stay on a little better.

and the button!

no, i didn't deface government property - i just found these awesome quarter shank buttons. i think i now have an obsession with shank buttons!

thanks for looking!
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16  Re: hooky goodness - a bunch of projects! in Crochet: Completed Projects by bunnyrabbit on: February 01, 2009 01:58:51 PM

done in yarn bee mosaic twist (i'm SO disappointed they discontinued that yarn).... i started them like a year ago and finally got around to finishing them this year. my favorite part is the cuff!

they're a little bunch in places when you try to lay them flat, but they fit perfectly, see?

thanks for checking it out!
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17  Re: hooky goodness - a bunch of projects! in Crochet: Completed Projects by bunnyrabbit on: December 25, 2008 12:32:37 PM
yay! here's my mom's scarf! i used this pattern (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=184231.0) from cynalune, but i added an extra row of modified shells around the outside before adding the border. its sooooo long becuase i somehow miscounted my starting chain by about 70.... ooop! i guess that's what stitch markers are for!

and a detail shot...for some reason, my middle doesn't look anything like cynalune's but i followed the pattern exactly... oh and btw i used caron simply soft again, size 5 hook

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18  Re: hooky goodness - a bunch of projects! in Crochet: Completed Projects by bunnyrabbit on: December 23, 2008 04:03:20 PM
yay!!! all the christmas presents are done!  Grin

one of them i didn't get a picture of before i wrapped it, but this is the other, and i kinda sorta wanta keep it for myself...

caron simply soft, in this luscious pinky raspberry color that the computer made look red...

i can't remember the name of the pattern, but i got it out of this semi-vintage afghan squares book. i just took the basic pattern and reduced it down, mainly using dc shells.

and now off to wal-mart to hoard the rest of the yarn i need for my blanket, since i hear they won't be carrying crafts anymore.  Cry
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19  Re: A Very Crochet Christmas Along in Crochetalongs by bunnyrabbit on: December 20, 2008 10:48:27 AM
progress! i actually managed to get pictures of some of these!

here's the boy's hat, the math scarf, and the music scarf, all in one post:

i actually finished the mittens (red heart in pink camo) but i accidentally gave them away without getting a picture first. oops.

i did however, make the cutest little tags for them. i had a 1 7/8" circle punch, and i stamped and embossed the hands in black and wrote "made" underneath (get it? handmade?). added a scrapbooking rivet in black, and wrote the care instructions on the back. i attached them with a bit of scrap yarn and a small safety pin.

i gotta say, http://www.textileaffairs.com/lguide.htm is a great site for interpreting symbols.
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20  Re: hooky goodness - a bunch of projects! in Crochet: Completed Projects by bunnyrabbit on: December 20, 2008 10:34:12 AM
another filet scarf - this one is for my graduating music-major friend, who i also going into teaching, as i did.

the yarn is caron simply soft shadows in mardi gray - it actually looks a lot more gray in real life because there's really only one colored thread.. for some reason only the colors show up in the picture. but, whatever works! and it's super long too.... cozy....

c&c appreciated, thanks for looking!
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