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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Fiber Friday July 11th, 2008 on: July 10, 2008 11:29:31 PM
i was just too excited at 230am to wait any longer for someone else to start this!! n_n
i have three yarns this week and again, all fibers are from hobbledehoy's sample pack.

(picture of caramel mint frapp for front page, and so you can see the sari silk. =D)

in order:
caramel mocha frappucino, 4.5yds, dk weight (3rd yarn, sister to below)
loose baby camel down, undyed merino top

caramel mint frappucino, 8yds, dk wight (4th yarn, sister to above)
hand-dyed bamboo top, loose baby camel down, and teeny bits of lime green sari silk.

livestock, 8yds, super bulky (2nd yarn, sister yarn to farmland, my first)
medium gray alpaca top, undyed merino top, uncarded merino fleece, loose baby camel down
thick & thin with lots of hanging locks of camel down and uncarded merino.

sorry about the single photo, but i don't want to deal with uploading them to photobucket right now.
if you'd like, they're all on my ravelry.
and if you aren't a member of ravelry and would still like to see closeups of the yarns, let me know and i'll upload more pictures. :]

my first handspun from a few weeks ago is now knitted into a little scarflette, but it's in the bottom of a taped box since we move in four days. (OMG!!!)
so no pictures until at least the 25th. we are visiting my grandparents in michigan for a week since the truck will take 8 days to get down to our new house. (moving from central jersey to austin, tx, YAY)
and then i need to finish it by adding buttons. that's all i have left to do on it. D:

... wow, sorry for writing a book. >_>;;;

i can't wait to see everyone's today!! <3
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / where to find alexander henry fabrics? (in the us) on: June 15, 2008 07:17:27 AM
so i've been looking at all of the yummy things people have been making out of alexander henry fabrics and i was hoping to add some to my stash.
buuuut, i looked up on the alexander henry website and the only place in the us to buy is in dallas, tx.
which isn't so much of a problem in about a month or so, when we move to austin. (only a three hour car trip)
but i was wondering if there were any other places that you nifty people know to get it that aren't registered on the official site. (specifically in the philly/nyc area?)

thanks in advance, my crafty fiends. :3
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / any easy, free, summery patterns for newbies? on: June 07, 2008 02:54:27 PM
so i've been wondering if there were any simple patterns that i can try to work on over the summer?
since it is already 92 degrees here in new jersey and we will be moving to texas mid-july, i just do not want to see any sweaters or blankets or scarves or gloves.
and by simple i mean, really simple. no short rows, and increases and decreases are not great, unless you can give me a super detailed explanation or a video, even.
i can work in the round, but i prefer to work on circulars and not on dpns.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / free-range art project ideas? on: January 15, 2008 12:48:05 PM
so my art teacher gave us kids in the art club a free project to make for the art show later in the year, but i have absolutely no clue what to do.
i was thinking of making something more crafty-type, but i still can't think of much of anything.
maybe a jewelry set or a freehand fashion design (we only use patterns in my tailoring class) or something knitted, anything that's both crafty-usey and artsy-awesome at the same time. :3
plus i've got a load of poptabs and starburst wrappers and probably more crazy stuff i can find in my room once i clean it. xp
(that would be a great art project in itself. XD)

so any ideas? or anything?? =DDDD
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / unknown stash on: January 13, 2008 10:59:06 AM
yes, there is a story leading to the question. because i tell tales of craziness. :]

anyway, i'm working on creating a blog for all my craftiness here
and i'm trying to catalogue my yarn, but i'm having troubles with figuring out what some of my older yarn is.
some of them are from when i was about 10-12 and obsessed with making yarn balls, others are from a garage sale (10 skeins of random sizes for $2), yet another i recently kidnapped from kimmie who bought it a year ago and doesn't remember anything about it.
so i've got a few that i sort of know what they are, but others i dont even remember the brand
soooooo here:

(the one on the left is from kim, the other two i know.)

please help! <3
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / needle roll of horrible pain on: January 12, 2008 04:23:15 PM
so, uhm. it sounds like a pokemon attack. XD

anyways. while i was making it, all the pins i stuck in it kept stabbing me. :[
and the chartreuse gingham fabric kept bunching while i was stitching the pocket lines.
but it is done!
so i can finally work on my jacket in class that's due in two weeks and that i actually get a grade on. x3 (procrastination~)
i would've done it at home, but i managed to mess up the tension on my bernina bernadette and i can't find the manual (see my signature for more details. xp)
it's about 20-24" long, but folds to 13" (since those are my longest needles)

the fabrics are leftovers from this and this project
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / intentionally wonky messenger bag on: January 12, 2008 03:41:13 PM
i made this a while ago, actually, but i just forgot to post it. XD
pictures first, then explaining

in order: closed, open and inside out.

if you all would like, i have better quality images of the same pictures, but i'm a little bit lazy right now. :3

so construction: i had a lot of the geometric patterned fabric, but only one long strip of the green & white polka dot and i wanted to make something useful out of both fabrics, so a bag came to mind.
heavily altered simplicity 4391 view b basically, i just used it for sizing reference.
at one point, i did sew the flap onto the front. x_x
the black pockets are scraps left over from my crane wife dress (you can find it in my previous topics, if you must) so the inside one is a bit slanted. xp

all in all, it's pretty lame, but i've learned some lessons. like heavier fabrics are much better than cotton blends.
once i figure out how to sew buttonholes, i'll add buttons so that it can close. x3
if i need to, though, i can always pull it apart with my trusty seam ripper and alter it. =D
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / movie poster on: January 10, 2008 01:52:58 PM
made for illustration class.
kind of obviously, it's for the japanese movie suicide circle (known in the US as suicide club)

any questions, feel free to ask. ;3
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / first finished project on: January 02, 2008 07:05:00 PM
of course it's a scarf. XD
it was supposed to be a christmas present for one of my friends, but i kind of started it after xmas
though i think i finished it in under 5 days (snowy michigan is not the most exciting place), with me playing animal crossing: wild world obsessively. :3
it's a single rib, 10 stitches across, no clue how many rows, but it ended up slightly over 10 feet long. x:
i did use an entire 155yd skein of moda-dea tweedle dee in cinnamon twist.
the needles were my 13" size 10 takumi bamboo needles <333
(which are slightly warped somehow)

i am thinking of adding a single crocheted border of lion brand homespun in harvest, but it kind of looks off when i start. :/

folded five times over against my measuring tape of doom (which i stole from my mom. XD)

and the width comparison to poptabs. (which my collection of has become stitch markers)

10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / the lazy perfectionist's scoodie on: November 30, 2007 12:48:55 PM
yes, another scoodie.
it was a brilliant idea and now i wear it practically everyday.
except i am possibly the laziest crafter ever, so i altered the pattern a little bit so less work for me. XD
lime green fuzz on the inside, chartreuse gingham on the outside.
the hood is huge and the scarf is about 12-13 feet long.
i love my pockets with the hand-sewn hearts.
one is slightly bigger than the other, but i accidentally misaligned them from the ends of the scarf so they line up fairly closely at the top of the pockets.

best part: the first day i wore it to school, about five people i don't even know asked to pet the fuzz. o_o

so pictures!
(i told you i'm lazy, it's all one pic)
first: i hung it on my door so you could see how long it really is.
second: the pockets, stage left for my ds, stage right for my lime green mp3 player. XD
third: did i not say it was a huge hood?
fourth: and that's how i usually wear it. :]

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