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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Yarnie raid your stash? on: October 07, 2014 01:45:36 PM
If anyone is like me, I am sure many of you yarnie folks have a stash. I never know what to make for myself, but I great inspiration for making things for others. I am sure this would be great opportunity for holiday gift-giving. Anybody interested? I have no idea how to approach this, also I apologize if this is something done time and time again.
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday - August 23rd, 2013 on: August 23, 2013 04:47:27 PM
Yay fiber friday! I'm very excited to post today because I had this skein on the bobbin for like a month, but that's okay because I was busy with a new job. This is 100% camel down. I was a bit worried with spinning this because though I had spun this fiber before, it was in a thicker more airy (?) weight and is so soft. I wanted to go for something much thinner, but I worried because as I spun this it just felt like it turned into twine. So rough feeling! Edit: It softened considerably after soaking, so this was very misleading fiber to work with.

I plied this as a two-ply and I swear Belladune jinxed me! I had mentioned in a previous fiber friday that I like the yarn to kink back on itself in a certain way, so that I knew it would be pretty balanced when I took it off the niddy noddy. Belladune said something to the effect of "some yarns need to be overspun when you ply." Of course, I did not follow the advice of a veteran spinner and the first half of my was so underplied it just looked like two singles sitting side by side. So I had to run the yarn through my a wheel a second time to ply the first half better.

Next up on my wheel Abstract Fiber from AbstractFiber.com. It is a 50/50 blend of merino and silk in the colorway Copper. I'm spinning it up thinner than laceweight. It's amazing how the silk just allows you to go so thin.

What are y'all spinning?
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Sleepy Rabbit on: August 02, 2013 05:01:36 PM
So I apologize for the picture quality, it was taken with my phone.

I made this little gal for a partner in a Pinterest swap. I was inspired by a pin and I really liked the whimsy of the person's ami rabbit. This was my first amigurumi project, so I utilized this http://makezine.com/craft/craft_pattern_spring_bunny/ pattern and tweaked it how I saw fit to get the shape I wanted.

The ears are able to be posed. I inserted wire into the borders of the ears, but I'd like another way of doing this.

Hope you enjoy!
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Echo Flowers Shawl on: July 17, 2013 10:37:29 AM
I took my second true leap into lace and I am not disappointed. Well, maybe except for the yarn, but you can read my rant on my blog.

I knit the Echo Flowers Shawl. If you are still experimenting with lace, I find it's a moderate difficulty pattern, but more because of the nupps than anything.  Stitches tend to slip underneath your nupps and you may purl extra stitches together than you should.

This makes me happy happy happy.

By the way, can you tell what show I was addicted to while I was knitting this? Big huge virtual high-five to you if we are in the same fan club!
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