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    Yarn Crafts and Arts!

    What are you working on? What skill do you wish you could detangle?

    I want to tat some drink coasters so I can empty my water glass and place it upside down so it’ll dry. But I’ve never tatted.

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    Here’s a thing I’m making. I’ve been working on it for many years. I do a square or two, then put it away for a while, then do a few more. I might finish it this winter.

    It’s crochet, pretty thick and heavy, sized for a lap blanket.


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    OOOOH that is outstanding. Looking forward to pics of the finished product.

    Tonight I paused the xmas scarf projects in order to finish off the cardigan I made for my niece. It was terrible work and the yarn made for a heavy sweater. I wanted it to be light and fluffy but the yarn is too heavy. I was going to frog it and make something better, but my niece visited today and tried in on and she loves it as it is. It fits almost perfectly but I'm giving it an edge in tunisian crochet to add width so she can wrap it better and it will be cozier, plus the collar opening was a bit too wide. She even loves the mistakes I pointed out. I'll post pics later.
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    Contemplating on that lap blanket above whether I join the squares with blue yarn (meaning I may have to make fewer squares) or join with a contrast color like dusty rose or ivory. The blocks are about 10 inches square.

    One of the sad artefacts of taking years on a project is that there’s no way to get more yarn.

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    Do you also get indecisive when you're in creative mode? The internet is my bff when I have a crafting decision to make. So much useful feedback to be had in crafting groups.
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    Good evening.

    I am a widower of a former knitter/spinner. I lost her almost fifteen years ago and I still miss the house being filled with fleece, and wheels, and knitting projects cubed. I have a 1911 Canadian Production wheel sitting unused in my front window. I was a willing unindicted co-conspirator to her mad runs to 'spin-ins' in remote corners of the region, being the 'get-away driver' so she could either knit, or use her compact wheel, on the move.

    Anyway, I'm dangerous enough to make a complete ass of myself in a fiber discussion....but then, asses are damned smart animals.

    Rhea....Those squares for the lap blanket. You dyed them with natural indigo? It looks like natural indigo colouring.

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    <3 Lovely introduction to your spouse’s fiber self. Thanks for sharing.

    I did not dye my yarn, this is, as we say in the back woods, “boughten yarn.” Dying is fun and I’ve done it on fabric, but not yet on yarn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Floof View Post
    Do you also get indecisive when you're in creative mode? The internet is my bff when I have a crafting decision to make. So much useful feedback to be had in crafting groups.
    I do. I have occasionally abandoned a project over indecision. Noodled and noodled and then realized the kid outgrew what I had cut out while I was pondering how to sew it up. . Bad mom. Son never got to wear the bright green jacket with the dinosaur buttons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea View Post
    <3 Lovely introduction to your spouse’s fiber self. Thanks for sharing.

    I did not dye my yarn, this is, as we say in the back woods, “boughten yarn.” Dying is fun and I’ve done it on fabric, but not yet on yarn.

    Oh...I know 'boughten yarn'. Ivy had a hierarchy of local yarn outlets. But, once she had her first spinning wheel, it became a goal of hers to master as much of the process from fleece to finished garment as possible. Dying was important, and, of course, it took a 300 mile trip and a weekend seminar to learn dying with indigo. I was tasked with learning the plants and growing them, just as I had been tasked glass bead making for her innumerable fine lace bobbins. I fully expected retirement to be to acreage with fluffly quadruped morons....but we never got there.

    Here is an attempt to provide a foto of her last Fairisle project:

    Failed.

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    I currently have a couple of things. A scarf or something I started when I was bored and haven’t really touched because I moved it for the cleaning lady.

    I also have a cross stitch of a cat that I started back in the 1990’s. It’s been on its stand for years. Whenever I want to do it I can’t find the threads, and when I know where the threads are I have no inclination to do it!

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