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1  Re: Fiber friday 5/18 in Spinning: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: May 18, 2007 01:53:41 PM
Love everyones yarn! I am always drooling on Fridays after looking at Craftster  Smiley

I spun this up last night, and plied it this morning. I named it Tainted Love because I was listening to 80's music the whole time I was plying. I spun it from some merino roving, and it turned out to be mainly heavy worsted weight. There is about 150 yards total.

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2  Re: I'm Bugging Out! Knit Insect Amigurumi in Knitting: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: May 15, 2007 06:20:01 PM
I just finished the ant today! It was fun to knit and I really like how it came out. I just used some Cascade 220 I had laying around and it felted up really nicely. The only modifications I made were turning the body around so the big end is the abdomen instead of the head and needle felting on the eyes. You can check out my blog for more info on what I did and more pics. Smiley

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3  Getting Knit Organized! DPN Cases and Knitting Journal Templates in Knitting: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: May 11, 2007 12:31:09 PM
I wanted to share some handy little things I made not so long ago to help me get organized.

First I designed some double pointed needle pouches to keep all those pesky needles together. I was always misplacing them and it was driving me nuts so I sewed these up. They're really easy to make and don't require any sort of button or snap. I have wrote instructions on how to make pouches for double pointed needles sizes 0-11. They're so handy to have around, and perfect for when you take your knitting with you and only need to bring one set of needles.
I posted a step by step tutorial if you're interested!

The second thing I created was a knitting journal. I wanted something that I could keep expanding as I created more stuff, so I designed six different pages to print and fill out. There are pages for you to fill out information on your FO's, keep track of the yarn in your stash and patterns on your to-do list, and more. You can print out however many you need, slip them into plastic sheet protectors, and organize them into a binder for easy reference. It is really satisfying being able to flip through a book and being able to see all your FO's neatly organized in one place. It works great as a brag book too Wink
I have posted all of the pages, and they're free to download so good luck creating and customizing your perfect knitting journal!

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4  Re: Fiber Friday 5/11 in Spinning: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: May 11, 2007 11:15:49 AM
I spun this yarn from some merino I bought off ebay. The colors in are orange, deep purple, and turquoise. I call it Nile. This is my fourth attempt at spinning, and I used my Ashford top whorl drop spindle. It is supposed to be worsted weight but varies between heavy worsted and light worsted.  Wink I spun up 8 oz., this is just one of three hanks I made.

And here is the roving I used
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5  Vintage Velvet Scarf (Image Heavy) in Knitting: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: May 07, 2007 01:11:48 PM
I wanted to show off my newest FO! This weekend I completed the Vintage Velvet scarf from Scarf Style. I used 5 balls of Muench Touch Me in color #3635 Orange Velvet. I love how it turned out, and the yarn became just like velvet after felting. I was a bit afraid of the color before I started working with it, but I really love it now!

I didn't change anything on the pattern. It was so simple to knit and the pattern was easy to memorize. Felting it was a little nerve wracking but the results are awesome! Hopefully I will get to wear it a few times before summer beings. Thanks for looking!

I have posted all the project specs on my blog!

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6  3... 2... 1... Blast off!! Scale Felt Model of the Space Shuttle (image heavy) in CHALLENGE 18 ENTRIES by gschnebly on: May 02, 2007 06:09:25 PM

I decided to create a to scale felt model of the Space Shuttle! Everything is made of felt. The pieces are created from rolled felt cylinders and then those are covered with the exterior felt detail. I used those sheets of craft felt you get at the craft store and white Elmer's glue.

There are three parts to this model. First is the big orange thing which is the external fuel tank. On either side of the fuel tank is the rocket boosters. Each rocket booster has a propulsion system at its base. All of the detail on the fuel tank and rocket boosters is inlaid so nothing sticks out where it shouldnt. Each rocket is approximately 1 wide and the fuel tank is a little over 1.5 wide. When connected they stand 9 tall.

The third part is the orbiter. This was probably the most time consuming piece to make. It is 6.5 long, 3 tall (including the tail rudder), and has a wing span of almost 4. Again its made totally of felt. There are three engine nozzles on the back, as well as two smaller maneuvering nozzles near the rudder. The detailing on the rudder is also inlaid so it wouldnt be all bumpy. I added a little American flag detail to one wing and USA to the other. I didnt want to use embroidery (I though it might detract from the whole felt thing) so the letters and flag are made from thin strips of felt.

All pieces can be detached from each other, like the real deal.

Thanks for looking at my entry! I also posted more pictures on my blog if you want to see them!

p.s. The last two pictures are my actual shuttle in the sky! I love how it looks out there! I will post more pictures in this thread if you want me to! If you want to know more about it, just ask and I will do my best to answer your questions!
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7  Re: "Hawkeye" Unisex Adult Cadet Hat --My favorite hat ever :) in Knitting: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: May 01, 2007 04:59:40 PM
I thought I better show off my Hawkeye! I added a felt patch to the front with our ivy leaf logo on it. I really love it and have been wearing it around all over!

*edited to take out a link to the free patch tutorial per admin request.
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8  Re: Fiber Friday 4/27 in Spinning: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: April 27, 2007 09:28:21 AM
This is my first Fiber Friday post! My latest creation didn't turn out as planned... I named this yarn Who Puked Up Ice Cream On My Artificial Lawn?. I really liked two colors when they were separate, but their powers combined is just icky. I spun each from merino wool roving I dyed with acid dyes. The pink is thistle and gray and is spun thinner. The green is teal and lime green and is very thick and thin. Spun each on my Ashford Top Whorl drop spindle and then plied them. The finished yarn is about 40 yds and is the thrid yarn I have ever spun.  Smiley

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9  My First Handspun Yarn w/ 3 pics in Spinning: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: April 25, 2007 10:22:25 AM
These are the only yarns I have ever spun. I used a Ashford Top Whorl drop spindle. I have only had one 45 minute lesson so I am still kind of trying to test out the waters. My first yarn was spun from 4 oz of black roving and ended up about 70 yds long. I wish I would have used something other than black  Undecided It is two-ply.

For my second yarn I thought I would try a single ply. I used some roving I had dyed with acid dyes. There wasn't very much of it so the yarn is only 32 yds. I really love the colors in this one, but I am afraid that I over spun it. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to spin better? I can use all the help I can get!

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10  Jess Hutch Bunny (w/ 3 pictures) in Knitting: Completed Projects by gschnebly on: April 23, 2007 07:04:50 PM
I made the Jess Hutchison Bunny to go along with the bunny booties and the Kiddie Cadet hat for a baby gift for my sister. This pattern was easy to follow and very typical Jess Hutch. I made it using Caron Simply soft so it would be baby safe. I also switched out the safety eyes with embroidered eyes that were very Jess Hutch inspired. I embroidered Marjorie's initial on the belly so it would be a bit more personal. You can find out all the extra info on my blog.

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