Posts Tagged: Yarn

2014 Day 26

TAD Day 26: Yarn basket

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

2014 Day 26

TAD Day 26: Yarn basket

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

2014 Day 17a

TAD Day 17: Tiny cork crochet tree

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

2014 Day 17a

TAD Day 17: Tiny cork crochet tree

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

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Day 13: Does making a trip count?

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,

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Day 13: Does making a trip count?

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,

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Day 8: Playing with Yarn

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

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Day 8: Playing with Yarn

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

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Day 25

Scarf in progress: The yarn is Poems by Wisdom Yarns.

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Day 25

Scarf in progress: The yarn is Poems by Wisdom Yarns.

Yarn and Hooks

Day 26: Yarn for Crocheted Socks

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

Yarn and Hooks

Day 26: Yarn for Crocheted Socks

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

TAD Day 22

TAD 22: Earrings for knitters

I need to work on my yarn wrapping, but these have potential.

TAD Day 22

TAD 22: Earrings for knitters

I need to work on my yarn wrapping, but these have potential.

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Day 19

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.

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Day 19

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.

TAD Day 21

TAD 21: Hair scrunchies

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

TAD Day 21

TAD 21: Hair scrunchies

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

TAD Day 18

TAD 18: Flower hair clips

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

TAD Day 18

TAD 18: Flower hair clips

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

TAD Day 16

TAD 16: Crocodile-stitch dishcloth

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

TAD Day 16

TAD 16: Crocodile-stitch dishcloth

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

a photo of a crocheted flower

Day 14: Different Crocheted Flower

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.  

a photo of a crocheted flower

Day 14: Different Crocheted Flower

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.  

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Day 12

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

knitting

Day 12

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

TAD Day 11

TAD 11: Crocheted hanger

This reminds me of my grandmother, but I also realized how handy it would be to keep things from sliding off the regular hanger.

TAD Day 11

TAD 11: Crocheted hanger

This reminds me of my grandmother, but I also realized how handy it would be to keep things from sliding off the regular hanger.

a photo of a green crocheted flower

Day 10: Crocheted Flower

Just a simple crocheted flower for today’s thing. I made it from this pattern: Designer Challenge: Crochet a 5-Petal Flower!  

a photo of a green crocheted flower

Day 10: Crocheted Flower

Just a simple crocheted flower for today’s thing. I made it from this pattern: Designer Challenge: Crochet a 5-Petal Flower!  

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TAD13-9: 2 at a Time Toe-up Socks Start

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

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TAD13-9: 2 at a Time Toe-up Socks Start

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

a photo of a crocheted star

Day 8: Crocheted Star

Just a simple crochet star for today’s thing I made this star from thins pattern: Jelly Xmas Star Tutorial.

a photo of a crocheted star

Day 8: Crocheted Star

Just a simple crochet star for today’s thing I made this star from thins pattern: Jelly Xmas Star Tutorial.

a photo of some crocheted leaves

Day 5: Crocheted Leaves

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

a photo of some crocheted leaves

Day 5: Crocheted Leaves

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

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Day 2-Retro style light

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

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Day 2-Retro style light

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

TAD Day 3

TAD Day 3: Crocheted wreath

Used white hoping it would look wintry.

TAD Day 3

TAD Day 3: Crocheted wreath

Used white hoping it would look wintry.

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Day 22: Purple Yarn

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

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Day 22: Purple Yarn

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

noveltydye

Day 13: Dyeing the Novelty Yarn

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.

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Day 13: Dyeing the Novelty Yarn

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.

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Day 12: Messy Messy Novelty Yarn

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.

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Day 12: Messy Messy Novelty Yarn

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.

Thing-A-Day 2012 Day 10: Loom-Knit Hat

Day Ten: Loom-Knit Hat

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

Thing-A-Day 2012 Day 10: Loom-Knit Hat

Day Ten: Loom-Knit Hat

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

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Day 8: Mini-Skein of Tweed Yarn

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.)

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Day 8: Mini-Skein of Tweed Yarn

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.)

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Day 7. Crochet Cowl.

This should’ve been bigger, more around the neck, I know… It’s  supposed to protect you neck , to be a neckwarmer, but whatever…I mean… Most of the time I don’t wear a scarf, I don’t like things to tight around

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Day 7. Crochet Cowl.

This should’ve been bigger, more around the neck, I know… It’s  supposed to protect you neck , to be a neckwarmer, but whatever…I mean… Most of the time I don’t wear a scarf, I don’t like things to tight around

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Day 5. My catcher.

For this post I’ve started from the idea of a dream catcher. But as I was working on it, it turned into something else. So this ended up being a…thought catcher. What does it do? It catches your bad thoughts

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Day 5. My catcher.

For this post I’ve started from the idea of a dream catcher. But as I was working on it, it turned into something else. So this ended up being a…thought catcher. What does it do? It catches your bad thoughts

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Day 3: long tube scarf

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

day-3-tube-scarf

Day 3: long tube scarf

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

pink-monster

Day 3: Little Monster

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

pink-monster

Day 3: Little Monster

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

Materials for making conductive felt

TAD 1: Feltio

Making conductive felt for my FeltIO project. Click on the image to see my Flickr set with felted pieces.

Materials for making conductive felt

TAD 1: Feltio

Making conductive felt for my FeltIO project. Click on the image to see my Flickr set with felted pieces.

Day One: Loom-Knit Socks

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

Day One: Loom-Knit Socks

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