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11  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Kool Aid Magic on Wool! (pic heavy) on: January 26, 2008 07:52:46 AM
I finally got around to trying to dye yarn with kool-aid. It must be the beginner project for dyeing fibers as it is easy and cheap. Cheesy In non-aluminum pots (like stainless steel), boil Kool-Aid first. Here I am dipping the yarns into the boiling Kool-Aid:

On this one I used four packets of Black Cherry for one skein of Ella Rae natural colored yarn. Tutorial suggestions say 1 packet per ounce of yarn which I did but to get that deep color, I am going to use more Kool-Aid next time.

My other skein used four packets of Lemonade, four packets of Pink Lemonade and five packets of Orange. The colors ended up being beautifully bright due to that Kool-Aid to yarn ratio. The water here is still saturated with dye. This yarn is Cascade 220 White. You let the yarn sit in the water for about half an hour or until the water is milky or clear.

Here the yarn has soaked up all the dye!

You wash the yarn with cold water in a colander and hang it to dry. End result: the pink could have been darker and the orange jumped onto the yarn that first touched the water, you can tell by looking at it.

I still love the Black Cherry yarn too.

Hmm, Sherbet Goodness.
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Lavender Yarn Ball !! on: January 11, 2008 09:48:03 AM
This may not be the best place to put it but I thought knitters would appreciate it! My friend and I had a late Xmas and this is what I made for her. Here is the almost done yarn ball filled with fizzy bath soap, matchsticks with herb seeds in them (fun, right?), Dirty Girl gum. There is also this decoupaged little book I made her.

She drives a scooter so I threw in a Scooter Revolution image I found in my ephemera stash. You can see the gold bit of yarn better in this picture!

And here are the three stitch markers and pair of earrings I made for her! The measuring tape was a serendipitous event-when measuring something I accidentally snipped it in half but decided to save it-now I know why!

Thanks for looking!
13  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Crytozoology Swap?! on: December 11, 2007 09:57:28 PM
How about a swap featuring crytozoology?! The study of flora and fauna whose existance has not yet been substantiated to be exact. That way if you love unicorns AND yetis-you can get your fix

I'd love to organize-send outs would be in Februrary, just wanted to see if anyone was interested.
14  Texas / Texas: Central / Have a Latte, Give a Lot-te (Ashera Project Auction) on: December 05, 2007 07:57:03 AM
If you got any finished crafts taking up space the Ashera Project could use it for their auction, they help run a multi-grade educational after school program that incorporates sexual education and continuing education. Here is the link for their website: http://www.asheraproject.org/

And I e-mailed their group e-mail: share@asheraproject.org •in order to contact someone about dropping off some donations.

The party starts at 6pm this Saturday, December 8th, at Ruta Maya Coffee Shop(3601 South Congress).

I think I'll be there for some hot lava java and music! My donations will be a knitted purse and hat (maybe some other things, I'm rummaging around my workspace).
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / End of my skein=end of my knitting career! on: November 05, 2007 08:45:24 PM
Alright, a tad melodramatic. I washed my skeins for knitting, and hung them in their clumps to dry. Now I cannot find the ends. So, other than being careful next time, is it alright to cut a strand or should I spend another 20 minutes trying to find the ends? I assume you can add the new skein like you would any other while knitting.
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Variegated Hat - First time knitter! on: October 27, 2007 07:22:15 AM
This is my very first knit project! I used a round loom, the green one by Knifty Knitter and some Lion Brand's Homespun yarn called Fiesta. It turned out pretty well but I want the rows to be closer together next time. Thanks for looking!

Please ignore my wench chemise. Smiley

Close up

17  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Halloween Office! *UPDATE* on page 2! (img heavy) on: October 26, 2007 02:55:58 PM
I spent 4-5 hours last week working on my office with a few others! Enjoy!
The front desk

The walls bleed with the blood of the innocent. That cauldron will have some dry ice in it on Halloween!

Filed Away for Death

Skeleton Fun. I stained the wheel barrel and treasure chest!

The little well says 'Drink Up!'

Creepy Shelves

Made from the best children available!

Haunted HPs (actually Dells but whatever) and Mummyish head

I found that remnant fabric for $4 at JoAnn's. Polyester is king!

The big picture

And from my seat!

Thanks for looking!

18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Question pertaining to newb status on: August 29, 2006 09:53:55 PM
At what point is a swap over? Is it the send date, once your swap buddy has recieved their gift? Is it once the organizer has checked off that you sent something or is it after everyone in the swap has recieved something? Thank you.
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