Saturday, March 31, 2007

Super Sweet!

Here is a picture of my mostly finished pink dino, and there's another one on the Fancy Tiger blog. Now it just needs eyes.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Spin, Spin, Spin

Here is the spinning I started yesterday, the colours remind me of something, I just can't figure out what.....

Also did anyone else see Battlestar Galactica last night? OMGs!!!!!!!!!! Holy crap that was awesome! I ended up watching it twice just because it was so fraking awesome! Wow! It sucks that we have to wait until 2008 for new episodes.....I don't know if I can take the suspense. Anyway, here's the last four minuets or so that made it awesome.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Mellow Yellow

I finished the yellow yarn off this morning, I got 26 yards out of 1oz, which is a vast improvement over the 31 yards from 4oz. And here's the pink dino that I'm working on, the camera sucks at close-up's so it's quite blurry.
and here's my yarn out to dry in the yard, the red was still a little damp.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Dead Dino.

Here's the finished Dino. Yes, I know, he's totally freakish, but I ran out of green yarn, so he ended up with patches and seams all over the place. Of course it didn't help that the black yarn is only 2ply and the green is 3.
I Think I'll call him Frank, as in Frankenstein. Perhaps he'll use his zombie powers to attack Sassy and eat her brains.....oh yes Sassy looks so pleased with this idea.
I really do like this stuffed dino thing, so I've started another one in Hot Pink on sz3's instead of sz7's, and I also switched to left and right increases instead of the m1's that the patten calls for, witch should eliminate the stupid holes in the neck where the stuffing pokes out. By the way, do you know that bag of poly-fill is only 4$? I am so going to be churning out stuffed animals by the pound now....

And here's my spinning, one ounce of yellow fiber from the Fancy Tiger, for practice, and also to put a big flower on that baby sweater I'm working on. My spinning has gone from an uneven lumpy huge to a mostly even spin, although some parts are wicked thin, and I still have a lot of over spin.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Because it never comes out right the first time.

Well. I was so pleased with my yarn dyeing until Emma came over yesterday, and she pointed out the obvious, as soon a you started poking at the yarn, you could see a bunch of white. So here's the yarn all untied and pulled apart, it now looks like a broken candy cane.

So I turned it inside out and fluffed it up a bit, and retied it.......
....and back in to the pot it goes with the left over packet of koolaid.... .....but I think I need more, there are still massive white spots. :(
So I hung it up outside, and now I'm going to go get like 2 more packets, try again, and after that I give up! On a happier note, I'm almost done with Emma's first dinosaur. This will be a stegosaurus.And it's a beautiful day out side so I'm gonna go get some comic books, some more spinning fiber, and the koolaid. Ta y'all.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

WIP's, UFO's, and Buffy- Oh my!

This is a post about all of my UFO's and projects the just haven't worked out. First up is my first ever project, the alien bag. The front was lovingly crafted from cheep leftover yarn, over a period of three days, followed by two months of frustration and boredom as I knitted the back and gussets. And then, for even more fun, I hand sewed a patchwork of leftover felt together, and lined the inside. After that, I had even more fun sewing in a zipper! After all was said and done, I just hated the shape of the bag, because it was too hard to get to stuff inside. So now it lives on my windowsill as a cat bed. Sassy sure dose love it.
Next up is the Pumpkin bag. This was a random project, just something to let me breath after I ripped out another sweater. It's purpose in life is to hold yarn balls when it's clipped on to my belt with the carbine. It works alright, but I ran out of scrap yarn, and had to bind it off earlier than I wanted is it's kinda small. However, I really love the random design that I put in, it reminds me of Native Pottery. Here is a WIP, a patch work afghan. It will be made up of just random squares that have 2 sides. In this picture we have all the Buffy themed ones because I am a huge dork. At the top is the Buffy "B", below that is Faith's tattoo, and on the right is the logo for Angel Investigations. Below that is some more love for Joss Whedon, it's some Chinese from his beloved show, Firefly. It says "stylish clothing". Originally I was going to knit it down the left shoulder of a sweater, and this was the test run to see how all the characters came out. This here is the front and back of a baby sweater for my cousin. It's what I'm working on right now, and the sleeves are taking me for-fraking ever!
Here are some gloves that I made back when my hands were freezing this winter. The yarn is really cheep, so they feel kind of icky, and one of the finger holes is bigger than the other for some reason. I must have reworked the last 2in of these like 5 times before I gave up.

Just so everyone knows what I mean when I say that I have cheep stash yarn, and lots of it, here is a Picture of my said stash. I got most of it at a yard sale this summer, for 7$ along with 2 bags, and a pair of sz19's. I like having the all this crap because when i want to experiment with cables or pictures, I have all this to work with. Then when I really want some thing, I actually go out and buy good yarn, and I don't have to rip it up so much. also, it will evolve slowly into my afghan.

And finally, here's Sassy looking angry that I took her Photo.....

funny kitty.....

It's to dye for.

And we're back! So here it is, in it's new and improved Black Cherry flavor, my spinning! This picture is of when Emma dumped in the Koolaid, I was trying to get a photo of when it frothed up like some kind of science experiment but the camera was too slow :( However, you can see the mess it made on the stove. And here it is boiling away in the pot, looking a lot like entrails, but smelling much, much better.
And now it's cooling down, you can see how the Koolaid is being absorbed. When I was done the water was clear! It was so cool!
And here it is hanging in the laundry room...
Here's a close up, ain't that a great colour? It was going to be darker, but I only added 3 of the 4 packets, so it's got this flamey red going on. Very pretty! It's still a little damp this morning, so I hung it up outside. I hope my spinning came out as yarn, and not a useless tangle, but I think the dyeing went superbly.

First Spin....

Well, here's my first spinning project, I took a class at the Fancy Tiger on Sunday, and this is the result. This first picture is of all the yarn stretched out on one of the chairs because I don't have a knitty-noddy, you can also see my shiny new drop spindle, and the living room floor.
and hear is the yarn after I bound it together with some scraps. I am totally documenting this with way too much detail, but that's what happens when I get around to using a camera.
and hear is the yarn again, on the table.....
And then we have the random Picture of the dye I'm going to use, it was so expensive. I used up four shiny quarters.
and hear is me uh...I don't remember what this is called, but it makes the yarn less breaky, so basically I'm heating up the yarn in some water with a drop of soap.

and now it's hanging out side to dry......
and again with a wight on it to help pull out the kinks....
and that's it for now! I'll be Dyeing it later with Emma, so hopefully I'll remember to take pictures. I really want to go and get some more wool to spin with right now, maybe some thing with colour so I don't have to spend time dyeing it. Although I do love this natural colour allot.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Just Starting

Well it seems to me that everyone who knits, spins, and plays with yarn has there verry own blog, so I thought I start one too. So hear it is, all shiny and new...... just dont expect too much from my spelling.