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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday January 23 2015 on: January 23, 2015 10:44:48 AM
Is this really the first Fiber Friday of 2015? Have y'all been slacking on the spinning, or just being lazy when it comes to sharing that yarn-y goodness? Tongue

Well I'm gonna get this party started with a little something I saved from the dark recesses of hibernation.

Ta-da! 3-ply lace weight merino spun and plyed on a .8oz top whorl drop spindle.

Here it is pre-dyeing, still on the niddy noddy, with a penny for some size comparison. I measured this guy at about 20 wraps per inch, which leaves my mind boggled at what the wpi would be for the singles (of which is still have some left over). Those singles will eventually become their own yarn, but I think that may be saved for another Fiber Friday.

What kind of spinning has everyone else been up to in the early days of this new year?
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Intertwined names for baby's room on: September 28, 2012 11:12:44 AM
A friend of mine posted this on her Facebook, and I thought it was just the most amazing idea. So, with her permission, I'm posting it here for all you Craftster's to oogle at too!

She did this in her little boy's room, I think she said she used stickers, but you could use paint or whatever medium you wanted. I thought it would also be great idea for scrapbooking. Her son's name is going horizontal (Aethan), and mom and dad's names (Brittany and Sean) are going vertical. The only thing that makes me sad is that you won't always be able to do this. My name and my fiance's won't work for something like this. But that just means when we have kids, I'll have to think of a baby name that WILL make this work, so I can do it!  Grin
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help me understand this shawl collar please? on: February 12, 2012 10:58:55 PM
I'm working on "The Dude" (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-dude) for my fiance. I'm ALMOST done with it, but I can't quite tell what the pattern is telling me to do.

I'm doing the shawl collar, I'm at the very end, and this is what the pattern says.....

"Continue working short rows by working 2 fewer stitches each right side row until you have worked to the last 28[28, 28, 30, 30] sts and wrapped your stitches on both RS and WS. After working to the last 28 sts, wrapping and turning on the last WS row, work in 2x2 rib to the end of the row, knitting or purling sts tog with their wraps (in patt), turn and work to the end of the WS in 2x2 rib, knitting or purling sts tog with their wraps (in patt). BO all sts."

The part in italics is what I'm having trouble understanding. Is it telling me to just work the row in pattern, turn, do another row, then bind off? Or am I supposed to be doing decreases where the short-row wraps are?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Blocking acrylic yarn? on: November 27, 2011 09:25:26 PM
I'm trying to remember if blocking makes a difference with acrylic yarns. Huh
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Join me for some lunch! on: August 08, 2011 01:06:23 PM
I didn't see anywhere for photography, and I don't think it belongs in the "More Art, Less Craft" board; so here we are! apparently it does belong in "More Art, Less Craft"! I'll have to remember that.

I was doing some cleaning and found this little guy having a mid-day snack! He wasn't too happy about having my camera lens in his face, but did a wonderful job as a model!

I upped the contrast and brightness in the photo to enhance my model. The sun was hiding behind the clouds when I took it, so he was very muted.

C&C most welcome! I'm a hobby photographer and want to know how I'm doing.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / ZOMG My first sweater! *happy dance* on: March 01, 2011 01:43:46 AM
Do the happy dance, do the happy dance!

This is the first sweater that I've ever done. It took me a little less than 3 weeks I think.

I used the pattern "Top secret" from knitty.com

And of course, an action shot.

It's so soft and fuzzy, I'm still wearing it! C&C always welcome!
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Inexpensive leather jackets for Tron: Legacy costume on: February 21, 2011 04:32:58 PM
Does any one know where to find inexpensive leather jackets online? My fiance wants to make a Tron: Legacy costume with EL Tape. We already check the local Goodwill and Value Village as often as possible, but he wants a new one if he can.

Also, does anyone have any experience working with EL Tape? Here's a link to the site he got it from http://www.jab-tech.com/EL-Wire-and-EL-Tape-c-62.html][url]http://www.jab-tech.com/EL-Wire-and-EL-Tape-c-62.html.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The blanket that took 3 years!!!! (pic heavy) on: February 03, 2011 08:01:37 PM
I'm not even kidding. This blanket took me 3 years to finish. It kept getting set aside or put down for other projects. But it's finally done! I'm not sure how to turn the picture the other way Huh

But here's some detail pics and an action shot.

And of course, an action shot.

 Ever since we got her, out cat has loved this blanket. She would always jump up in my lap while I was working on it. And now, she has claimed it as her own, along with our papasan chair.
9  Washington / Washington: West / Where can a starving student find her fiber crack near Everett? on: January 14, 2011 03:13:29 AM
Ok, no I'm not really starving. But I am a student and on a tight budget. I got a top whorl spindle for Christmas and a little bit of roving. But it wasn't enough!!! I'm addicted now; I can see why my roommate's mom says it's fiber crack. I live in the Everett/Lynnwood area and need to find somewhere where I can get roving for a good price. If it has to be in Seattle that's fine, but if there's something up in Snohomish county that'd be amazing. Help prease!
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / crochet pattern translation prease? on: December 06, 2010 04:35:09 PM
So, I'm working on a crochet snowflake, and I've come to a snag in reading the pattern. It says to "ch sc in dc". I'm fairly familiar with crochet abbreviations, but this one is eluding me.

Here's the full pattern so people can have some context with this little tid-bit. The one I'm working on is the one at the bottom, with the title of "Crochet snowflake".
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