Posts Tagged: Yarn
My first attempt at making any kind of basket weaving. I figured I was safe with yarn because it wouldn’t split and break like natural fibers. I clearly have some things to learn about finishing off the top, but I
It’s already past the half way point and I hadn’t done any crochet projects. That is now fixed. The yarn is more of a blue-green than the photo is showing. This worked up very quickly, and it fits over a
Successfully made the ten hour drive home today, and found just a bit of time to putter with the newest batch of yarn. Here: is what I got. Though I am thinking that I will unravel this and rework it,
As a part of this month’s efforts to clear out some of the project backlog, I decided to use up some of the yarn I have stashed. I had seen a Lion Brand Newsletter about Arm Knitting a few days
It’s a beautiful day outside and I needed some exercise, so I walked the four miles round trip to the nearest yarn store and back to buy some sport weight yarn so I could try out the crocheted sock pattern shown at right. I
I finished the scarf. I couldn’t convince a human to model it but luckily for me, my cat is always happy to be a model.
Two versions, one loopy and one simple. Useful little scrap yarn project if you are like me and still use these even though I’ve been told they are far, far out of style. They just make pulling the hair out
A friend of mine sent me this idea to use for TAD. The instructions were for hair clips, but I’m thinking in the future of scattering a bunch of them over a black scarf. These are so little they are
This crochet stitch seems to be very trendy on Pinterest right now. When I try out a new stitch, I’ll often make a dishcloth out if it. It’s big enough to work out the how-to parts, but small enough that
I absent-mindedly made another flower while watching TV today. It’s a bit rough and I don’t really like it all that much. Ah well.
Today is a knitting day because I’ve been watching subtitled films and it’s near impossible to read and draw at the same time. The yarn is from Wisdom and is called Poems but I haven’t got a clue what the
This reminds me of my grandmother, but I also realized how handy it would be to keep things from sliding off the regular hanger.
Just a simple crocheted flower for today’s thing. I made it from this pattern: Designer Challenge: Crochet a 5-Petal Flower!
These socks are knitted from toe up 2 at a time on circular needles. Divide yarn to two skeins Start sock#1 with double pointed needles When you feel you are ready to transfer to circular needles, go ahead and knit
Just a simple crochet star for today’s thing I made this star from thins pattern: Jelly Xmas Star Tutorial.
I have some leftover green yarn, so I decided to crochet some leaves. I didn’t have a pattern. I just winged it, using single crochet for the thinnest bits and progressing up to quadruple crochet for the widest bits of
I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was pretty cool. I’m a fan of retro, and I liked the look of these Retro-style hanging lights, so I decided to give it a try. It actually turned out pretty
This isn’t the yarn I had foreseen the roving I dyed yesterday turning into… but when I picked it up today, it seemed pretty insistent that it should be on the large side, with some irregularity. It’s about an aran
Photographing yarn still in a dyebath is a fool’s errand, at least with my lighting options… and this will need to stay in the dye ’til morning.
Today I experimented with novelty yarn techniques… using utilitarian grey Icelandic wool. It’s a little hard to see, but the yarn’s full of boucle-ish bits and other artifacts of goofy plying.
Here is a hat I made on a 41 peg circular loom. It is very square. On my next one, I may “knit two together” when I’m casting off at the top, so that it tapers in a bit more
Today I ran out of handspun yarn for something I’m knitting, so I made just a dab of this greeny-brown 3-ply tweed yarn. (I plan to post the knitted thing itself on whichever day I finish it.)
I didn’t get a chance to post my TAD last night, but I finished knitting my long tube scarf on Friday. I made it out of striped Noro Kureyon wool yarn in a variety of colors, some of which was
Today I sewed a face on a little monster body I’d made a while ago, and finished stuffing and sewing her up. It doesn’t seem like a lot of work, but I had to keep going over the lines over
Making conductive felt for my FeltIO project. Click on the image to see my Flickr set with felted pieces.
I made a pair of socks on a knitting loom today. Knitting looms make it easy to whip up socks or a hat in a day, but because you have limited options for your number of stitches and gauge, it