rivenwanderer: Me crafting in front of a window. (crafting)
( Jun. 14th, 2009 01:54 am)
OK, I have decided I actually do want to use this for crafting posts after all. I'll keep crossposting craft-related stuff to Crushes On Crafts, mostly so that I can easily refer crafty people on etsy or craftster or whatever to something centralized. So, uh, if you're following this and also the RSS feed for Crushes On Crafts, things might be a bit redundant. Sorry. Anyway!

Spinning! Yarn! I've made more of it with my drop spindle and it totally looks like real yarn.

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From left to right: 2-ply wool (the dyed strand is from roving that came pre-dyed in those colors); Navajo 3-ply tussah/merino; and a swatch knitted with said 3-ply. I kind of want to make a knitted version of this hat from the 3-ply with some as-yet-nonexistent colorful/wacky handspun stuff for stripes, but I'll need to do some calculating first to make sure there's enough. I haven't yet decided what I'm doing with the 2-ply; the colors are kind of cool but also kind of terrifyingly retro. (I'm half-jokingly calling it "The Last Juniper" in my head--there's no good reason to reference The Last Unicorn, but the colors *are* pretty juniper-ish.)

Still haven't gotten around to dyeing this two-color stuff purple. It may need to wait until after the move.
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