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crocheting mah bootie off!

Dec. 20th, 2007 | 07:38 pm

the last two days have really been busy! well, there was no way to get out of the house from the ice, so I crocheted!Read more...Collapse )

as always, I have a flicker account too.

so I dyed today

Dec. 10th, 2007 | 06:23 pm

while getting my mom to let me dye at home is just about as hard as getting permission to fly over the pentagon, I managed. Read more...Collapse )
more spinning and critters to come soon, hopefully!!

momoko_momoko goes mushroom hunting!

Dec. 4th, 2007 | 04:02 pm

so, miss maya learned that mushrooms can be used as dye! in fact, many fungi can be used.

so what does she do? in december?

go searching anyway!

the back yard has an amazing amount of mushrooms right now, and searching on campus has come up with at least 4 weird fungi from on and under oak and pine trees.

once I have the house to myself, I think I'll try this out! results when I have some.

heel-out socks

Nov. 30th, 2007 | 03:05 pm

so I heard about someone making patterns for this and I sat down to think about it....
diagram under cut!
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dying from pom

Nov. 23rd, 2007 | 08:36 pm

well, I tookt he rind and boiled the f**k out of it, adding the seeds in once mom was finished flavoring her syrup with them. added a glug of white vineger to see if that did anything.
a while later, we get something that dyes wool a brown.

I'm putting it in the fridge to set for a while. the liquid is pretty red and I hope I can get something neat out of it.

meanwhile, I'm gonna order a whole buttload more spinable fiber for this break. considering it took me maybe 7 hours to go thru a quarterpound, and that involved figuring out how to work the damn thing, and keep tightening it.... but I spun up a quarterpound of long-fibered wool dyed by sakina needles and two-plyed it and have it blocking in mom's bathroom. whee.

right now I keep playing with the merino combed top I finished spinning. more stuff will be made this winter break,,,, just two more weeks...

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Nov. 3rd, 2007 | 09:10 am

I kinda got distracted this week with trying to spin a sock weight yarn.I'm about half way done... dunno if I'll have enough for socks. oh well.
meanwhile finished a yello cotton sock, started on it's mate's toe, started a sock with the boot wool. I'm finally getting thru the sock yarn! well, I have two more pairs to make once I finish making the mates to the finished ones. need to figure out something to make with t he leftovers...
meanwhile, yesterday crocheted a pillow bunny with the chunky handspun that I kool-aid dyed, and one of those netted hats that are so popular, crocheted with the pink and blue handspun. worked on the pinkie for argento-chan and sorta made a myspace for greenie and friends in lou of a proper website. last week I made a nice scarf out of the mawata silk I bought and spun up. I plied it which make it even cooler. and I made a scrubbie for the kitchen, and something else but I can't remember what. ah well....
anyway, found my animal eyes. and I'll try to make more friends for greenie (the original one is for sale at wholly craft!)

spinning with my mother

Oct. 28th, 2007 | 04:15 pm

so, I show mom some of the yarn I just spun up.
"oh, I see you bought pencil roving" (very thin roving)
"oh no, I just split it off and pulled it thin before I spun. it's easier to spin fine even yarn from that, you should try it."
"no, that's cheating!"

oh mom....

cherry blossom lace

Oct. 26th, 2007 | 05:04 pm

quick and easy to crochet up!

maybe I'll sell this one day?

chain tweleve
double crochet 6 times into the third chain link from the end. skip 6 chains and double crochet 6 times in 7th chain link.
*chain three, double crochet in between the 3rd and 4th double crochet of the previous row, double crochet 6 times between the 3rd and 4th double crochet of the next set of doubt crochet.

repeat from * until desired length.

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Oct. 24th, 2007 | 12:11 pm
mood: tired tired

so many things in progress... but last night was productive and finished up a few things.
first, I actully spun some silk worm coocoons into yarn and croheted it up into a little scarf. it's so warm and soft and snuggly, I just love it. and it was just as easy as I read.
I crocheted up a little scrubby cloth for the kitchen and I crocheted up in two evenings a kitty rug. atticus, the rather large boy cat that rules the house seems to enjoy it, but andy-kitty is terrified of it. I think we scare her too much. oh! and I finished up a hat on monday. thought I was completely out of my white fuzzy yarn, but of course after I use another green yarn to finish up the trim and the ears, I find another ball! I might use it to add kitty ears to the hat and some kind of glove trim.

and so, there are many scarfs, lace, and critters in my project bin that are waiting to be finished. I think the sock I have with me is ready for a few rows of ribbing and binding off.

but! I've been working on a knitting culture paper... I say another hour or two on it and it'll be ready to be dragged around for everyone to read. ((gimmie a TA job, pwease!?))

god, I hope I get that camera for christmas. this blog is bare and is in need of pictures... esp of my lovely new scarf. *snuggles and purrs in it*

and meanwhile I should really find somethign to replace my aspercreme. it gave me hives yesterday and alieve isn't cutting it at all. stupid wrists...


Oct. 16th, 2007 | 08:11 am

yes yes... everyone is doing it, but I figured I might as well do so too.
so, I'm taking crochet critter commissions. you pick a kind of critter, a color (anything but yellow) and about what size you want, and I'll let you know the price. it'll run from 20 dollars for a 4 inch or smaller one, to 50 for a 10 inch or bigger.
okay? lemme know here, or email me, and I do take pay pal!
check out my flickr site for examples.