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1  Re: Fiber Friday -- March 19, 2010 in Spinning: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: March 19, 2010 03:59:32 PM
I finally finished staining and oiling my new jumbo sliding hook flyer, so this week was a big spinning week for me! I hadn't spun in a while, so I had a lot of fun. Smiley

I started the week with a small color study. I took this merino roving and split it in half. I then plied one half with a solid white merino, and the other half with solid black merino. I was pleasantly surprised at how vibrant the colors are against the black. I had assumed they would get kind of lost.

The Roving:

Plied with white:

Plied with black:

For this one I hand carded a multi-green coopworth wool with grey alpaca and a bit of white merino, then spun it woolen.

And, I have a skein of a peachy/reddish merino drying!
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2  Another Baby Blanket in Knitting: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: September 28, 2008 05:31:20 PM
It seems like my friends' babies come in waves. A couple of weeks after finishing my last baby blanket I started on this one. Baby blankets are so cute and quick to knit!

Yarn: 3.3 balls of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Lake
Needles: Size 8

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3  Feather and Fan Striped Baby Blanket in Knitting: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: September 07, 2008 10:14:14 AM
At first I felt weird about making a black and white baby blanket, but by the time I finished it I loved it! I made it for friends whose nursery is black and white with accents of lemon yellow. I washed it before mailing it off to make sure all the ends stayed woven in and I was pleasantly surprised that washing it made the pattern really open up.

Dimensions: 36" wide x 44" long
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Black, White, and Soft Yellow
Needles: Size 9
Pattern: My own - modified from my Feather and Fan Shawl pattern

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4  First Handspun in Spinning: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: July 16, 2008 07:18:43 AM
So, I finally took up spinning. And after only 1 week of spinning on a bottom-whorl spindle... I'm addicted! The fiber's from The Sheep Shed Studio. My second attempt is currently drying. Fortunately I was a bit more patient the second time around, so I'm thinking my second skein has enough yardage to actually make something. Smiley

Weight: 2.25 oz.
Length: ~ 30 yds.
6 WPI (if I did that right!)

First single:

First 2 singles plied:

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5  Wimbledon Socks AKA My First Socks! in Knitting: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: July 16, 2008 06:59:06 AM
I made these using a ball of Lionbrand's new Sock-Ease. They were my first pair so I went for a super easy pattern. I usually knit using size 8 or larger needles, so OMG the size 1 needles were TINY! I cast on during the first day of Wimbledon and had them done and washed before the finals.

Needles: Size 1 DPNs
Yarn: Lionbrand Sock-Ease in Red Hots
Pattern: Yarn Harlot's Easy Sock Recipe

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6  Matching Calorimetries and Ribbed Scarves in Knitting: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: February 23, 2008 12:09:32 PM
I made these for friends of a friend getting married. I gave my friend a bunch of patterns to choose from and she chose the Calorimetry, and I made scarves to match. I added little stripes of the opposite color so each set is linked with the other. The chocolate brown set is for him and the red set is for her. The scarf pattern is my own.

Bonus: While working on the scarves I successfully mastered knitting continental!  Grin

Calorimetries with Scarves:

Matching Scarves:
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7  Re: 1st Baby Sweater (x4!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: February 02, 2008 07:45:45 PM

They each get different colored bottoms... Cheesy  Blue, green, yellow, purple and even one left over...red! Cheesy

Too funny sweets4ever! Apparently I never posted these to Craftster. When the quadruplets were born they each got a color, but as they've gotten older then can be told apart easier, so the parents dropped the color thing. Here are the baby hats they got when they were born, each with a different color bow.

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8  1st Baby Sweater (x4!) in Knitting: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: February 02, 2008 07:11:43 PM
This was the first actual garment I've knit, and I did it 4 times! These were made for a set of quadruplet girls' 1st birthday. I thought I'd finish them in 4 or 5 days, but they ended up taking about a week a half. It's hard to estimate how long it will take to make 4. There were so many ends...and so much seaming!

Pattern:Lionbrand Standout Stripes Cardigan (2-3 year old size)
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft
1 ball of each stripe color
3 balls of main color for all 4 sweaters

All 4 Sweaters:

Handmade By Me Tag!:
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9  Matching Big Bad Baby Blanket, Hat, and Booties in Knitting: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: November 06, 2007 09:28:03 AM
My friend picked out this great Blue Sky 100% Organic Cotton Yarn for her blanket. I was really surprised by how soft a cotton yarn could feel! The only bad thing about it is that it fuzzes on everything it touches. I'm hoping that it will stop with a few washes.

Big Bad Baby Blanket:
Pattern: Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch N Bitch
Modifications: I made the side borders 12 stitches (instead of 10) and the inner part 102 stitches (instead of 106). To me it made the border look a little more even than with only 10 stitches.
Needes: Size 9
Size: 38" x 38"
It took me a couple of days to get about 6" into it. And then the rest only took me 2 days of intense knitting! The blanket took exactly 3 balls of Willow and 2 balls of Bone.

Pattern: My own!
I made the hat and booties out of an extra ball of Willow.

One Hour Booties:
Pattern: One Hour Booties in Stitch N Bitch Nation
(Sorry about the bad lighting. I had to take this picture at night.)
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10  3 Saturday Market Bags (MagKnits) in Knitting: Completed Projects by trinabrielle on: August 31, 2007 03:15:35 PM
I haven't knit anything for myself in a while, so I was excited to knit these before vacation! I couldn't help myself and made 2 other bags for the other girls on the trip too.

I used the mods from distressed and made it with 2 separate straps. Each bag took just over 1 skein of Sugar N Cream.

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