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1  Re: Fiber Friday March 4 2011! in Spinning: Completed Projects by jets_to_july on: March 04, 2011 09:28:24 PM
EDITED to add more pictures.

Loving everyones fiber/yarn!! They're all so fluffy and squishy-looking!! There are sone great colors too. Smiley I know it's technically not Friday on the east coast of the US right now, but I only just barely missed it!! I started and finished this bitty 72 yard skein this evening. I honestly don't know for sure what the fiber content on this is, but I'm thinking merino...a friend gave me this little sampler bag a few weeks ago and the tag that cane with it didn't say what it was.


Also, I finished my hat for my guilds competition! (judging hasn't happened yet, unfortunately, because of bad weather, but soon hopefully!) I dyed my yarn, which is a first for me, with some Kool-Aid (red and green) and you can kinda see it in the picture. Not great, but I like it! It's supposed to be a pixie-style hat, and I added brown ear flap tassels to the sides to add a little more to it.

To those who were asking about my guild a couple Fiber Fridays ago, we have a mix of ages! I'm one of the youngest in the group (I'm 23) and we have older women in the group as well and many other ages in between. Several of the ladies also have younger children, and they occasionally tag along with their mothers, which isn't usually too bad. They're all pretty good about minding their manners and such. I only found out about my areas guild through my group of friends which are also fellow knitters/ceocheters/spinners, but it's never a bad idea to just ask around, or even check online!
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2  Re: Fiber Friday -- 18 Feb 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jets_to_july on: February 18, 2011 04:48:02 PM
Yay Friday!!! I'm glad that I am able to post again on Fiber Friday!

Nikschaf - I really like that your bulky yarn is plied with sewing thread. It looks so yummy and squishy!
Oddacity - Lovely soft colors!
Welcome Osprey! And Jexx, I love the fiber heart and you did a great job chain plying! I've always wanted to try it. Is it difficult to learn?
The Angry Hippie, I love all your core spun yarn. It's all so squishy looking and wonderfully done! I really like the colors in your unnamed one. Also, is core spinning difficult?

Okay, as for my contribution for today, it's a big mish mash of several fibers that I received from the fiber guild that I am in. We are doing a winter event this month called the Super Fiber Bowl, and one of our events is called facemasking. We have to use fiber that was given to us by the guild to spin our own yarn, then make any kind of hat that we please. The white and brown mix is llama, the all white  is merino and the mixed brown is some of my own BFL. I also have s have some locks badly spun in in places ... Which is kinda scary. It isn't plied because I need the yardage, which is also kinda scary ...

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3  Re: Fiber Friday 11 February 2011 in Spinning: Completed Projects by jets_to_july on: February 12, 2011 04:53:37 PM
Loving everyone's fibery/yarny goodness! So many beautiful colors and yummy fibers! However, today I am here to share a hank of my own, and I too am new to Fiber Friday!!
I've been spinning on my Baynes wheel for about a year now, but my total spinning experience is only about a year and a half. I used two separate fibers on this hank. The varied pink is a BFL/merino (I think. I unfortunately lost my tag. ) blend, and the brown is all BFL. I plyed the two together and came out with something I'm mostly happy with. Enjoy!

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4  Russian Eyelets Bracelet (5 BIG pics) in Beads: Completed Projects by jets_to_july on: January 04, 2011 07:02:57 PM
EDIT: Sorry for all the modifications. My browser is being a complete PAIN in the ass right now and I'm impatient. Please bear with me...

It's been almost a year since I last posted here on Craftster, and I think my hiatus is over for good! Yay!! Anyway, usually I lurk the crochet forums, but a few months ago, I learned the basics of bead weaving. Since then, I've been on a beading frenzy. Today, I've decided to show off my latest piece. It's a double St. Petersburg stitch bracelet, with eyelets running along it's length.

This image shows the colors the best. In the next ones, the blue looks a little more like mint green to me.

This pattern can be found in The Beader's Handbook 2 from the editors of the Bead & Button. I used size 11 seed beads in two contrasting colors, and 8mm glass pearls in a similar blue.
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5  Crochet Challenge 8 Entry - Openwork Lace Up Armwarmers and Collared Wrap in Crochet: Completed Projects by jets_to_july on: January 26, 2009 12:24:09 AM
I'm cutting this sooooo close...but, WHEW, I'm just in the nick of time. (Almost had a heart attack when I couldn't get my pictures to upload...rawr...)

I used four skeins of Caron Simply Soft Eco, in three colors, from Wal-Mart at $2.28/skein. Added up, that xomes to $9.12 total. The ribbon I used, I had on hand and was given to me some time ago. The colors I chose are black, charcoal and ocean mist.
I really didn't have much of a clue as to what I was going to make when I bought the yarn, I just knew that I wanted to get as much as I could without going over $10 and make as much as I could to give an idea of what all could be made with that amount. I'd been wanting to make a pair of armwarmers for awhile of my own design and had been writing down ideas when these popped in my head. As for the wrap...well, I don't like it as much as the armwarmers, and I had some troubles with it, but all in all I'm okay with how it turned out. (Definitely going to make another in a similar fashion, only with more yarn and a better shawl collar.)
On to the pictures!!:

The armwarmers can be worn two different ways. Shown above is with the top bit around the palm/fingers rolled down and at the size you would normally see them. Scroll down to see the other option.

Lacing/corset-like detail.

The second option is with the top portion un-rolled and covering most the fingers. This actually works very well in warming the fingers. Especially when driving. Keeps them from freezing on the steering wheel  Grin

Laying out and un rolled.

A horrible picture of me wearing one to show length better. Please ignore the fact that I'm in my (mis-matched)pj's (it was early morning), have messy morning hair and a shiney forehead.....

The wrap with wonky collar. Sorry for the not-so-great picture.

Back of wrap. Even more wonkiness...

And finally, I believe it is time for me to hit the "post" button, crawl in and cuddle beside the bf, and go to sleep...woo sleepy-time... Grin Tongue
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6  Erin's Crochet "Versatility" (PIC heavy) in Crochet: Completed Projects by jets_to_july on: December 31, 2008 05:38:14 PM
When I first saw Amanda Willams Versatility on Knitty, I knew I just had to make it for my sister as a Christmas present. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTversatility.html

The only problem is that I'm a better and faster crocheter than I am a knitter. I haven't knit anything in quite some time, and I knew my less-than-spectacular knitting skills weren't going to do much for me in terms of getting it done on time for Christmas. So, after looking at the pattern and it's many lovely pictures over and over again, I decided, "Hey! Maybe I can crochet something that looks similar to this and has the same idea, only a bit different." After that, I started trying to figure out what I was going to do in terms of a pattern. I took a lot of notes on the knitted pattern, bookmarked the pattern, started calculating and bought the yarn I would need to create it. This is what I came up with, and I have to say, I'm quite proud!!  Cheesy Grin

Finally, on to the pictures!!

I couldn't afford the 32 buttons needed that the original version called for, so I used ribbon to lace the front and back. I was a little worried about how it'd look at first, but decided later that it looked more like my sister. Smiley

The second in progress shot that I took. Sitting on top of my notes. I think this is about as close I could get to getting a accurate color shot.

Almost finished. Here you can kind of see the cable pattern I used, and the "mesh" surrounding that is just a basic granny square kind of stitch.

Hanging on a door to get better light and show the stitches much better. Woo! For crocheted cables!!  Cheesy

Laced up in the cardigan variation and hanging up.

Sorry if the pictures aren't too great. It's difficult taking pictures of yourself in something like this. I had a lot of fun making this though and I'm so ready to make one for myself! lol
If anyone's interested in a pattern, I kept all my notes so I might be able to come up with a comprehensible pattern.
Anyway, any comments/criticism would be awesome and greatly appreciated!! I'll answer all questions to the best of my ability. Hope I didn't bore you all to death with my ramblings and explanations. Cheesy
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7  Re: Beatle Projects in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by jets_to_july on: August 28, 2005 05:29:27 PM
Your son is adorable!! And his drawings are adorable as well! Great job on all of your project too!!!!!!

I <3 the Beatles!!
My mom works at a place that does screen printing, and I eventually plan on screen printing a shirt with a drawing I've done of the Beatles Cheesy

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