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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Candy Cane baby dress on: December 15, 2011 04:27:36 AM
My niece sent me a picture of a knit dress she had bought for her baby with a note to the effect of, "Wouldn't this look cute in candy cane stripes for Christmas?"  After searching around, I couldn't find a pattern that I liked, so I pretty much winged this one:

Candy Cane dress by inlerah, on Flickr

This is the first time I have done pleats and I am proud for figuring out how to make them on my own, since I was working the pattern from the top down, and all the instructions for pleating that I could find were from the bottom up.  Next time I will make the pleats deeper I think, but overall I am pleased at the results and can't wait to see my 1 year old great niece in this.  Smiley
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday may 27th, 2011 on: May 27, 2011 07:51:44 AM
It's Friday!  Time for a fiber fix.

I have a few new yarns to share this week.

First up, is The Walking Dead

about 4 oz / 290 yards of merino/alpaca/faux cashmere/wool blend from Dyeingforewe on etsy.

Next is Mist

2.5 oz / 145 yards hand dyed BFL. Pulled this one from the bottom of my stash this week.

Recently I purchased a drum carder, and have been having a good old time carding my own batts.

Here's what I spun from my first batt:

2.4 oz / 120 yards hand dyed BFL, Merino and random other stuff

And this one, I am calling Haunted Pirate Ship:

2.4 oz / 150 yds hand dyed BFL, Merino, Cashmere, and wool.

So...what have you been doing this week?
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Odd n Ends Hats on: December 28, 2010 02:19:57 PM
Like many knitters, I often find myself with small amounts of yarn leftover from various projects.  Sometimes it's only a few yards, sometimes almost a whole skein is left.  After collecting these in a bag for the last several years, I have finally started putting them to use making some stripey hats.  These incorporate a mix of commercial, hand dyed and handspun yarns.  They are so much fun to make, except for the whole weaving-in-all-the-darned-ends bit.   Wink

4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday - November 19, 2010 on: November 19, 2010 07:52:50 AM
I picked up spinning again after a long hiatus, and have 5 new yarns to share.

City Night - llama, mohair, silk  - 2.5 oz / 120 yds

Deluge - llama, mohair silk - 2.8 oz / 100 yds

Rainy Morning - cashmere, silk, merino - 2 oz / 175 yds

Dewberries - merino - 4 oz / 180 yds

Seafoam Fantasy - merino - 5.5 oz / 260 yds

I can't wait to see what everyone else has this week.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Autumn Magnet board on: August 27, 2008 08:30:51 AM
I had a hideous old magnet board sitting around my house.  Originally it had a "beach" theme but it was really unattractive. I finally got around to repainting it, with a silhouette of a tree, and made leaf shaped magnets to go with it.  I also added the hooks along the bottom, for hanging keys or whatever.

6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Halloween tote bag on: August 26, 2008 11:45:43 AM
I have had these Halloween themed quilting squares in my fabric stash for about 2 years, and finally got around to making something out of them.

I am so ready for Halloween!   Wink
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Attack of the Pink Yarns on: February 12, 2008 01:33:51 PM
Have found myself to be weirdly attracted to the color pink lately, and thus, I bring you 3 different yarns in shades of pink.

First up, this unnamed yarn was made as a Christmas present for gleep.  She picked out the fiber during our excursion to Winterberry Farm last Oct.

It's about 2 oz and 215 yards.

Next we have "Be Mine"

This is 2 strands of hand dyed, handspun merino, plied with metallic thread.
1.75 oz and 75 yards.

And finally, there is "Faded"

1 strand of hand dyed merino plied with 1 strand of hand dyed bamboo.
5.75 oz and 220 yards
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / New hand dyed Fiber - Bramble, Kaleidoscope, Mint Chocolate, and Walden on: January 11, 2008 04:19:24 PM
Had another dyeing party recently (we were going through something of a phase), and I ended up with 4 more colorways.  All of these are from the same batch of really soft and fluffy merino roving, that I had totally forgotten I owned, and have no idea where it came from.

Anyway, first up is Bramble:
Mostly burgundy and emerald, with bits of sky blue, and fuchsia.

Has pretty much all the colors, was trying to use up the little bits of everything left over from other projects.

Mint Chocolate:
Emerald and Chestnut, meant to spin up into a self striping yarn.

and last, but not least, Walden:
Sky blue, chestnut and teal.

Now I just have to get back to the spinning wheel.  Smiley
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Chunky Purple Lace Hat on: December 27, 2007 07:03:33 AM
Used about a half skein of Misti Alpaca - Chunky Baby Alpaca in Violet to make this soft, warm and cuddly hat.

Top view

Side view
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hat Frenzy! on: December 13, 2007 10:39:26 AM
I've been on a hat knitting kick lately, and have whipped up these for Christmas presents, for myself, or just because the yarn was there.

First, a present for a friend, she actually asked for the hat and picked out the yarn, with a giant pom pom, because they're fun!

Then I had some leftover yarn from that hat, so I made this one:

My friend Amber wrote this hat pattern, and I thought it was adorable, so I had to whip one up for myself, in the brightest Chartreuse yarn ever:

And then, with still more yarn leftover from the first hat, I made another one:

Finally, with a little bit of yarn, leftover from another project, I whipped up this little cutie:

Now, I just have to find people to give all these hats to!
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