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2391  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Handspun and Handcrafts Swap Round 5 (SU through 1/20, SO 2/20) on: January 16, 2012 07:47:09 AM
Megancrafts: Why does it have to be pre-dyed? When I was learning I found Sheep Shed Studios to be quite a great source of roving. Cheap but good quality. And if you just get the white then you can learn to dye too. Hurray food coloring, Wilton's, Kool-aid and eater-egg dye kits!

I did find some roving at the LYS that I'm working with and plan to dye, but I've realized that I don't really have an interest in learning to dye at the moment.  Maybe once I actually try it, it'll click.  Thanks for the link! 
I was just browsing their site and there seem to be new things since the last time I was there! Like, they have dyed roving for $15/pound. AMAZING! I mean, the colors are all solid but they are still dyed. That price is amazing! I just got a drum carder for Cmas so I am already making plans in my head for what I am to do with my craft budget next month. I'm thinking NYLON Woot!
Wow, typing a lot today guys. Sorry.
2392  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Handspun and Handcrafts Swap Round 5 (SU through 1/20, SO 2/20) on: January 16, 2012 07:33:58 AM
Yeah, oddly enough I'm not very into Ravelry Huh but I do follow the Phat Fiber Blog. I've been hearing about the boxes for some time but only recently, about 2 months ago, right after the November box selling, did I find out where to go to get one. Thank you Belladune! I wanted to try last month but didn't get to it so I made sure I was up by 9 yesterday (my kids are late sleepers, be jealous) to try to get one and HOLY CRAP! Gone in seconds, literally, seconds! I was lucky I got one in the afternoon run. I set the timer for 7 minutes before sale time while my G was playing Zelda (awesome!) and when I got one I was expecting to scream but I think I was in shock so when I finished paying I was walked back over and sat on the couch. He didn't even know I had gotten one until he asked and I shrieked out a YES! Then I had to explain it to him again. then randomly through the rest of the night I would blurt out "I got a box." Obviously this was my first box. He thought it was funny. I'm totally planning on taking pictures and posting in this thread when I get them, by the way. Yes, I have no life.

Tips for people who want boxes in the future:
-Sign up now for the email! You can't get in without an email. Well, I think you can technically but you can't get the COUPONS without. And the email has all the info about when and when.
-Follow the blog. There are like 3 or 4 full sized giveaways each week. I already won! I got 4 oz of some Alpaca/Angora blends that were super amazing to spin up.

Megancrafts: Why does it have to be pre-dyed? When I was learning I found Sheep Shed Studios to be quite a great source of roving. Cheap but good quality. And if you just get the white then you can learn to dye too. Hurray food coloring, Wilton's, Kool-aid and eater-egg dye kits!
2393  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Embroidery Hoopla R7 - Silhouette & Negative Space! (SU Jan15-27, SO Feb27) on: January 16, 2012 06:54:31 AM
Yay other peoples hoops! I love how they fit together on walls. I love how eclectic they all are!
I notice Robin also already has a negative space hoop of her name? Oooh...

LOVE the doily!

Thanks! Me too. I think I got the idea from D*S a couple years back, maybe. Or maybe it was somewhere else. Either way, someone hada bunch of doilies and didn't know what to do with them so she made a whole hoopla wall out of doilies. I feel the same: what are you supposed to do with them? What is the point? Hoop it!
2394  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Handspun and Handcrafts Swap Round 5 (SU through 1/20, SO 2/20) on: January 15, 2012 03:57:02 PM
I just got one too! I am so happy. I think I am still in shock. Mixed for me, what did you get DV?
2395  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Embroidery Hoopla R7 - Silhouette & Negative Space! (SU Jan15-27, SO Feb27) on: January 15, 2012 01:53:58 PM
I want to see your hoopla walls! We're already on R7, I know more than just me has a wall dedicated to Hoops. Show me, please?

Here's mine so far:

I think my G-MILs doily from Christmas is a nice addition.
Yes, that is my overflowing yarn chest stocked on top of my nightstand stacked on top of my dresser. Don't look at me like that.

And, Dear Future Partner, here's a thumbnail of where I would prospectively place new hoops.
2396  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Embroidery Hoopla R7 - Silhouette & Negative Space! (SU Jan15-27, SO Feb27) on: January 15, 2012 01:06:20 PM
I would love to join this...but I am not confident in my embroidery AT ALL. -_-

I'm still not confident in my embroidery but it doesn't stop me from signing up for each round!
On that note, sweet! I voted for this theme so I'm cool and totally in.
2397  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Handspun and Handcrafts Swap Round 5 (SU through 1/20, SO 2/20) on: January 15, 2012 09:48:34 AM
I fund a place you can buy Banana Fiber! Wow, 1/2 an ounce for 3.50$ Yikes!
I tried for a Phat Fiber box today but bah, seconds! Literally sold out in seconds!
2398  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: First wheel spinning on: January 15, 2012 07:08:39 AM
Those yarns look scrumptious! Are you planning on dyeing them or are you just going to use them as they are? Or do you know yet?
2399  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - Jan. 13, 2012 on: January 14, 2012 08:29:09 AM
Ooh, dollface, that second picture looks so squishy. But I love the chain plies, too. Chained yarn is the best!

I totally forgot about this yesterday even though I do have yarn to share and yesterday was an all fiber day (though no spinning)

May I present 4 oz angora/alpaca blend. I won it from the Phat Fiber Blog. I'm hoping to get a box tomorrow but we shall see. Here's the yarn!

First time I used my new Jumbo Flyer, courtesy of my husband for Cmas. So glad I didn't have to divide it up. I was thinking I would save it for Cmas this year because I was thinking it come out looking more like a candy cane but I think it's not that bad. I should make something for my MIL with it since she is the one who bought my wheel and drum carder but what to make?
2400  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Handspun and Handcrafts Swap Round 5 (SU through 1/20, SO 2/20) on: January 12, 2012 08:40:55 AM
EVERYBODY'S GOT A WATER BUFFALO!
YOURS IS FAST BUT MINE IS SLOW
WHERE DO WE GET THEM I DON'T KNOW BUT
EVERYBODY'S GOT A WATER BUFFALO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


That would be a yes to your silly question about buffalo fiber, btw.
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