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1  UNITED STATES / Michigan / Craft Show May 11th on: May 06, 2013 07:31:11 AM
It's that time of year again for the Last Minute Mother's Day Craft show! It's being held on Saturday, May 11th 11am-4pm at the Ramblewood Apartments Clubhouse in Lansing MI.

There will be all sorts of goodies for sale like hand made jewelry, hand spun yarn, hand dyed fiber, hand made lotions and balms, watercolor artwork, fresh flowers, a scentsy dealer, and also a local salon will be there doing drawings for free haircuts.

Hope to see you all there!

Link to Map here: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=6300+W+Michigan+Ave,+Lansing,+MI&hl=en&sll=45.00109,-86.270553&sspn=8.436038,21.643066&oq=6300+w+michigan+ave+la&hnear=6300+W+Michigan+Ave,+Lansing,+Ingham,+Michigan+48917&t=m&z=16
2  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday Feb 27th 2009 on: February 27, 2009 06:40:24 PM
OMG. So many awesome yarns this week!!!!!!!

thegoodsheep: amazing singles! so yummy!
SensiblyTacky: nomnom, seriously!

And everyone else, AMAZING!

I do have a few things to contribute this week, but I'm pretty bad and haven't written down the yardages anywhere yet and can't remember them at the moment... but onto the yarns!

This is from yarnzombie roving ball. http://yarnzombie.etsy.com and it's a bunch of random fibers and sparkle! Spun thick and thin, and there are some super slubs in there! along with some silk, nom!

This one was dyed using some old easter egg dyes on wool mill ends. Spun sort of sport weight, worsted. Called Sea Glass

And the final one for this week was sort of an experiment. I had some black wool mill ends and some leftover merino top that i had dyed sort of light blue, so i alternated between black and blue spinning, and then plied from a center pull ball. This one is only about 2oz and maybe only 60 yards. Pretty evenly spun worsted/sport.
It looked like this on the bobbin:

and skeined up:

It sort of alternates between one ply black, one ply blue, to both black and then both ply's blue. It's pretty fun, but i don't know what i'd do with it!
3  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - 30th January 2009 on: January 30, 2009 10:36:50 PM
oh my gosh! so many amazing yarns this week!
If i was forced to pick a favorite, i'd have to say pmpknpunk's green sparkly one. because you all know i'm a big sucker for sparklies! And Jazzturtle, yummmyum yarns!
And everyone, yay!

I wish that I had had more time this week to spin, but i did happen to pick up an ENTIRE OUNCE of pink angelina! I'm so excited!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 1-23-09 on: January 23, 2009 10:56:33 AM
I managed to spin 8oz of Northern Lights (http://www.louet.com/fibers/dyed_northern.shtml) in just a day or two.
I ended up with two 2ply skeins and one single.
I'd say the 2 ply skeins were something like 70-80 yards a piece, and the single is about 110 yards. the 2 ply's were worsted to bulky, and the single is sort of sport-bulky.

With the first skein I spun up, i made this ripple cowl. surprisingly soft for how rough the roving felt!

EDIT! ohmygosh how could i forget this yarn i spun this week too!!!
I carded together some baby alpaca I had dyed, some merino also dyed by me, and some carbonized bamboo and TONS of angelina sparklies.
it's 3 oz, navajo plied. I'm pretty sure there's 100ish yards there, but i'll have to double check on that. But I wish i could have shown how SPARKLY this yarn is, and made everyone be able to feel how soft and squishy and light feeling it is!

5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / divine cowl! on: January 13, 2009 09:22:31 PM
A little while back, I won some yarn from a blog giveaway here: http://peasoupoftheday.blogspot.com/

I had no idea what to do with it. 300 yards of superwash wool? I didn't want to just simply make another hat, oh no- this yarn was special. I carried this yarn in my purse for weeks on end, just hoping that one of the zillion times I had to dig in my purse for my wallet or keys would magically grant me realization of what to do with this yarn. I tossed around a few ideas here and there, but nothing really seemed appropriate. Until a few days ago, that is. My plan came through fruition on Sunday afternoon, while spending some time at my Dad's house.
I give you, the Divine Cowl.

decided to use a stitch pattern from rheatheylia: http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns&id=0 to work it's magic. I just sort of started in the middle of the pattern, after making a starting chain and slip stitching into the first chain to make a loop. I did not expect the yarn to line up colors like this, but after the second round I noticed what it was doing, so I tried to keep my tension steady so as to continue what it was doing.

Isn't that just magic???
6  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: recent dye jobs on: January 11, 2009 09:13:31 PM
They are lovely!  Did you use wilton's, or another kind of food coloring?

For the food coloring it was straight up, whatever I could find at meijer. I did actually pick up some wiltons a few months ago and I use them every once and a while. I like to sort of 'get in, get out' when i'm dyeing, and i find that the icing dyes take a really long time to disintegrate if i'm going for super bright color.
7  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Re: recent dye jobs on: January 10, 2009 10:06:11 PM
I smiled about the "big girl dyes".  Smiley

Yeah pretty much. My friend gave me the kit from http://helloyarn.com/ and it was probably the best present i've gotten in a long time. I really need to play with them more... she got some for herself too so we'll have more colors to play with!
8  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / recent dye jobs on: January 08, 2009 10:03:38 PM
These are some merino rovings I dyed using food coloring and vinegar-


Easter Sunday (aren't the colors just so spring?) about 3.75 oz.


Sneaking Suspicion- about 3.75 oz as well. I just loooove the colors on this one. so vibrant! the blues and greens sort of flow together to make a wonderful aqua.. oh man!

3.) I got a set of acid dyes (woo big girl dyes!) for Christmas but i've only dyed a couple of things and haven't taken pictures of everything yet. But here's one i managed to get some good pics of.

Rosy Red- this one is only about half an ounce. I'll probably use it to mix with something in the future.

let me know what you guys think!
9  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday November 7th 2008 on: November 07, 2008 11:01:38 AM
This was my first time plying with thread, and also using tinsel.
About 70 yards and 2.5 ounces. Thick and think with a few massive slubs here and there!

Wool, angelina, firestar, tinsel and clear thread.

I'm thinking an appropriate name for it would be punk rock star or something.
It was quite a challenge to myself to actually let the yarn be so thick in areas! I love the bounciness of it though, this would make an AWESOME hat!
10  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday July 18th 2008 on: July 18, 2008 09:25:13 AM

This is most of what i've made since last time I posted here... there may be one or two repeats in that pile though Wink

I got a Babe Production DT wheel and I've been a spinning fool! They all have tags on them because I have a little spot in a Farmers Market.. although no one bought any yarn last week Sad maybe tomorrow they will!
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