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1  Re: Fiber Friday 2/2/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Tookie on: February 02, 2007 03:53:20 PM

Key Lime Sky. The Brown Sheep roving that came with my babe, dyed. 205m, 3.5 oz. Heavy worsted, on average.

Last week's Fibre Friday, becoming a hat. Check out the yellow purl bumps! Totally coincidental.

I'm stuck at home babysitting tonight, which means... dying time!
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2  Re: FIBER FRIDAY! 1/26/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Tookie on: January 26, 2007 08:25:25 PM
Sorry about the shoddy photo quality, I was so excited to see that it was sunny, and then I realized that my dad had taken the camera with him to work, so this is shot on the tail end of the light. *sigh*. These are my first skeins on the wheel (Babe Fiberstarter, ST, which I LOVE - believe me, the spindles will gather dust). I've got another on the bobbin that I'm really happy with, but I'm saving that for next week! It was my first truly successful dye batch - if a bit bright. The amazing colours on here are such an inspiration.

Uh, somewhere around 150g Corriedale, 225m, slubby spun (yes, on purpose Smiley)from a somewhat randomly hand dyed batt. Probably going to be either a hat or a scarf for me.

225g (4 oz) BFL (spins like butter!), 2 ply, 145m. A bit thick and thin, but I've been improving. This will be dyed dark green and knit into a ribbed hat for a friend shortly.
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3  Re: 3-Hour Sweater Knitalong: dare we hope? in Knitalongs by Tookie on: January 22, 2007 11:03:54 PM
I took some pictures in the few brief hours on sunlight the other day! I have actually finished this piece (the back) now and cast on for the front, but you get the idea. This is so quick, I love it.

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4  Re: FIBER FRIDAY!!! 1/12/07 in Spinning: Completed Projects by Tookie on: January 12, 2007 03:56:16 PM
Hey, this is my first Fibre Friday! I've been lurking for so long... o.0
I don't have anything spun up (saving it for when my wheel comes home, the mailbox people in Blaine just called and told me it came in! I'll have to wait till next weekend to pick it up though...) but I did dye some Merino. New dyes (my first time using real acid dyes) + too much fibre stuffed into the new pot = little bit of felting. Oops. It's not terrible, though. I'm thinking this will be thick 'n' thin...

The bag (that's holding the other two braids, it's 1/2lb total) is from an amazing music store downtown. It reads "Scratch: For all your advanced music needs". Wool + music = ultimate love.
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5  Re: Promalong - Making your own Prom dress? Join the club! in Clothing Sewalongs by Tookie on: April 10, 2006 09:53:05 PM
Whew, I finished my dress for my friend's masquerade ball! I know, none of us are wearing masks - all the photos are later, when they got all hot and sweaty so we took them off.

I'm on the left, excuse the rabid red-eye.

Necessary super model pose, of course. My mask is on my head.
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6  Salsa-y/cocktail skirt (picture heavy) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Tookie on: November 20, 2005 06:03:28 PM
I don't really know how to define it.

Anyways, I had this skirt that I'd picked up at Fairweather for $10, not seeing the brown splotches until I got home. It hung in my closet for a year, until I decided that it would be a good candidate for a recon.
I used the lining for this - it's the same fabric as the outer layer (something polyestery) but without the pattern.

The original (I had to hold it up because I remembered to take before pictures after I'd taken out the elastic):

And the recon (it looks funny in this position, I know):

Action shot:

Side view (very awkward angle):

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7  Orange T-shirt corset in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Tookie on: November 02, 2005 09:37:33 PM
I made this following (somewhat) the tute at www.shemadethis.com. It was a massive orange tee with a too-tight crew neck. I'm pretty happy with it, although I'm debating adding straps. I've recently gotten really excited about re-vamping my wardrobe - it's great fun. I love you guys for being so brilliant and full of ideas!

Whew... after struggling with Photobucket to get it the right way up... here it is! Comments would be greatly appreciated Smiley

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8  Decorated jeans in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Tookie on: September 08, 2005 04:08:59 PM
This was kind of an ongoing project - I had this really plain pair of jeans and every once in a while I'd decorate them a little bit. Recently I've gone a bit more wild with fabric crayons and such. Here's the result:


I'm really happy with the front, but I completely botched up the back pockets (it got late), hence the tie around my waist which acted as a discreet cover for the pockets. As soon as I find some nifty fabric I'm going to cover them. The rest of the back is plain - any suggestions for what I should do? Should I just leave it plain? I'm kind of scared that I'll screw it up now that I like the front so much - before I had nothing to lose!
Oh, and the writing is the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol. I hope the ink will stay in (it's calligraphy ink, it's sure not coming off my fingers! I'll iron it before I put it in the wash which will hopefully set it - are there any other techniques? I don't actually mind if it runs a bit, that would be pretty cool).

Oh yeah, this is my first post here. I've been lurking in the recon sections of clothng and jewellery for a little while.
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