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1  Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Headband in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by Mossie on: May 24, 2011 07:53:43 PM
I've got a draft that I'm happy with...the problem I encountered was gauge.  In order to get the amount of detail in the picture provided, you would need a really large number of stitches per inch.  If you were to knit the draft I'm posting you'll need around 12 stitches per inch to make the entire width of "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA" to be 6.5-7 inches or 6-7 (6.3 to be more precise) stitches per inch for the word "TURTLES" to be in the right range.  If you're willing to increase the stitches per inch (smaller needles...ick), I can do a more detailed chart.  It's a fun challenge.

Other notes: I make my graph paper in Excel which limits the width...end result is a two page chart.  Print them out, tape them together, and play make believe that's it's one wide-enough chart.  My laziness prohibited me from filling in all of the blue background.  You'll need to mentally change the white square to blue ones.  Finally, I didn't know if you would need a full pattern or just a chart.  I've only done a chart, but a pattern shouldn't be too hard.  Let me know...I'll need a little more info on the original item.  I couldn't find it on the site you referenced and I still don't have a complete enough mental image of what you want to make to do a full pattern.

Alright, enough with the small talk, here's the chart draft.

Added after previewing: I can't work out how to get the pictures to be bigger on the Craftster Photo Hosting site...PM me with an e-mail address and I'll e-mail you full sized images if you'd like.
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2  Fiber Friday-May 13 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Mossie on: May 13, 2011 10:05:24 AM
I'm still a very new spinner, so it seems queer to me to be starting this week's Fiber Friday thread.  That being said, it's Friday and I'm excited about what I've been spinning.

First up is a finished batch of white roving from SSS.  It's two hundred ten yards of uneven loveliness that I finally finished this week.  I have some Kool-Aid set aside waiting to dye it with.  My hope is that it'll grow up to be a blue-purple entrelac scarf for my mother.  She was totally jealous of a similar scarf I made for myself, so I figured she'd like one made from her daughter's homespun in her favorite colors even more.

I was so excited to finish that batch of yarn because I went to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last weekend and came home with scrummy new fiber to play with.  I started with this absolutely lovely blue/green/yellow BFL roving. 

I'm in love with color now.  I started spinning with undyed roving because I was told it was easier.  This batch of BFL is my very first dyed roving and it's amazing.  Even drafting is more fun.  This could cause issues.  I'm far too poor to consistently provide myself with dyed roving, which means that dying the yarn for my mother's scarf may be the start of another new hobby, not what I necessarily need right now.

What has come from your spindles and wheels this week?
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3  Re: Fiber Friday 8 April 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Mossie on: April 08, 2011 04:23:10 PM
Gorgeous yarn everyone.  Angry Hippie, I've just moved into a new apartment and your photos really make me want to unpack and set up my photography equipment.  The yarn and the quality of the photos are both fabulous.

I'm a new spinner...I've only really done 8oz of brown shetland.  I have, however, been spinning plastic bags this week.  I'm working on making reusable shopping bags from disposable one.  So far it is taking way more disposable bags than I would have anticipated.  I've spun ten disposable bags and am only 1/3 of the way through my reusable bag.  I don't have enough posts yet to post photos, but I have photos of the spun plastic on my blog.

Thanks for sharing everyone.  You are all an inspiration to this newbie!
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