Wednesday, March 28, 2007
and, here's the leftover from the ply that I set and dyed
I dyed it with a little bit of acid dye first, then I poured s bit of red koolaid on part of the yarn, then put more purple koolaid than I had planned for. Why it came out like this, I don't know, but I have the feeling if I try to recreate it the yarn will just end up dyed brown. Not that there's anything wrong with brown ...
Monday, March 26, 2007
The first time I plyed I used an awkward wrapping-yarn-around-hand technique as seen here:
Yes, my finger is purple. The spindle in the background is filled with yarn I had also plyed yesterday, but using a different method:
Essentially, I put two full spindles of spun yarn into cardboard boxes. I wrapped the two spun yarns over a hook (for tension), then plyed the two yarns with a another spindle.
I've already dyed the small left over yarn with kool aid, there'll be pictures tomorrow, once it dries.
Friday, March 16, 2007
I finished weaving in the ends mere hours ago. The one on the right was the first attempt at a skull, taken from drawing on graph paper, but I thought it looked a lot like a strange primate, so I went free form for the skull on the left.
On to the next project. argh
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
The sweater was supposed to be for preemies, but it looks a tad big. Like the "decorative" button holes? As you can probably guess, I don't crochet often. I still have to slip stitch around the border, and the pattern says I should pick up at the sleeves to make the sweater, but I think it looks cute the way it is. We shall see ...
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Not the most thrilling of projects, but it's functional (maybe). I think I might try and hand-felt the actual "knee" part.
The pirate socks are almost done, Noah tryed one on yesterday, and said it fit, so I just need to do the toe on the other one, and finish it off with some duplicate stitch.