Category Archives: Knit and crochet

The work of a Sunday

Last week I had a dream about not finding anything in my closet that fit anymore.  While I do have plenty of maternity clothes, I thought that a skirt would be a comfortable option as I get bigger and bigger, … Continue reading

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Spinning and the belated painted rooms

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Learning to Spin Because I needed yet another hobby on which to spend time and money, I’m learning to spin!  Thanks to Inga for showing me how, and guiding me through this awkward new craft.  My first lesson was at … Continue reading

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Patchwork Afghan in Progress

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9 squares and counting.  I fell off track with my 2009 Block-a-Month afghan, but now I’ve taken the hook back up, and added 3 squares in the last week.  I do think 12 squares will be rather small, so I … Continue reading

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Ravelympics 2010

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Look at my medals!  The 2010 Winter Olympics were not so much fun to watch on NBC, but participating in the Ravelympics did make it better!  I entered two projects in the Ravelympics, and finished both with a couple days … Continue reading

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Crocheted Chainmail Tunic

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Fit for a Warrior Princess, this crocheted chainmail tunic is made in a fine sparkly yarn  for a look of silver (or mithril, if you prefer).  This is made for a pre-teen girl, probably close to a woman’s small or … Continue reading

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Purple is the new gray

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Today Kindel and I indulged in some Kool-Ade dyeing.  The plan was to get a nice purple so I can make myself a new wrap.  I bought 3 skeins of Knit Picks Bare Superwash Merino DK, and 12 packets of … Continue reading

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What I’m Dyeing Tonight

I’m experimenting with shades of blue and green.  Using Wiltons, I made one color with a pea-sized blob of sky blue and about 3/4 cup water.  Second color was same amount of sky blue and water, but with 50% amount … Continue reading

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What I’m working on today…

The Icelandic Turtleneck (from Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution) was one of the first patterns I wanted to make when I really started to become (let’s face it) obsessed with crochet.  Now, over a year later, I’m … Continue reading

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Koolaid Dyeing – Part 3

This last batch was our favorite of the night.  Three yarns – Cascade 220 Superwash, Woolease and some Cotton.  ( I think that’s what we had!).  We soaked the yarn, and layed it in the crockpot of hot water.  Let … Continue reading

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Koolaid Dyeing – Part 2

Our second koolaid color of the night: Cherry!  For this batch, we mixed the cherry koolaid directly into the crockpot, and added the yarn.  We used woolease. We added the yarn directly into the color, and let it soak in.  … Continue reading

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