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21  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My latest FO, Hemlock Ring Blanket on: April 14, 2008 12:51:54 PM
Thanks, everybody!  I quite like it!  I did tell my cousin, though, that if it needs to be washed, to GIVE IT TO ME!!  Men just don't get the whole felting issue.
22  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 4/11/2008 on: April 11, 2008 10:47:05 AM
I've been so busy, I haven't been able to do much.  I really love grunge princess.  It's so fun!

I dyed some silk hankies:

Then I spun some up (not pictured in the one above):

It's a really fine laceweight, and I'm going to ply it with another spun hankie single to make a silk laceweight.

One finished yarn this week.  It's BFL plied with an unspun white silk hankie with wraps and knots throughout.  I call it coccons.  Worsted Weight. 

23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My latest FO, Hemlock Ring Blanket on: April 09, 2008 03:42:02 PM
It's the Hemlock Ring Blanket, made for Caysen, my cousin's son.

Time taken: Approximately three weeks.
Amount of yarn: ~600 yds
Needles: US10
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino (95% wool, 5% nylon)

More details, including a link to the pattern, on my blog Smiley
24  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Can THIS yarn be re-spun? NOW WITH PICTURES on: April 02, 2008 09:11:34 PM
I second what Veronika said.  I'd spin it in the other direction so you can draft it out a bit. 
25  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: When will it be even?!?!?! PICS :) on: March 28, 2008 11:50:20 AM
It's my experience (and I could be wrong here) and understanding that if you overtwist and THEN overply, it actually creates a really good sock yarn, and it balances it very well.  Smiley  The trick is to both overply and overspin. 
26  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you think of this spinning wheel? on: March 13, 2008 01:39:32 PM
It's called a distaff.  Smiley  It can be used for more than flax, too, which is nice.  It keeps your roving/fiber out of the way.  Smiley
27  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you think of this spinning wheel? on: March 11, 2008 03:47:48 PM
50 Euros?  With 10 bobbins?  Yeah, i'd be taking that. 
28  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My rose/masquerade wedding -- Warning: Many photos! on: March 10, 2008 12:13:28 AM
I've always put my dyes (I use coffee or tea usually, but the cake dyes are a great idea!) in an ice cream lid.  You know, those big plastic ice cream pails?  I just use the lid.  It holds the dye and allows the coffee filters to soak up a buttload of it.  You can also put the coffee filters in there and leave them overnight if you want a more intense dye job.  In the original tute, I didn't do that, so that's why they're so light-colored.

Also, a good way to make the petals even more life-like is to blow-dry them when they're still damp.  It'll give them that satiny crinkle finish!  Once again, great job!  You're doing wonderfully!
29  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My rose/masquerade wedding -- Warning: Many photos! on: March 06, 2008 10:02:41 PM
Hey!  Just letting you know that when I've made the roses for people in the past (weddings and such), I'd sometimes spritz them in a lovely perfume or put a cotton ball soaked in the incence oil in the bouquet.  I think they would be lovely as your wedding bouquet.  Smiley
30  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Paper Roses, with a very detailed (and pic obese) tutorial. Pics fixed. on: March 06, 2008 09:58:45 PM
Hey guys, just to let you know, I've started my own wedding thread over here:


So anyone who wants to see my other wedding decorations and ideas can go here! Also if it's alright with Kayla I might add a tutorial on painting to this thread later.

Fine by me.  Smiley
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