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Sat Jun 9, 2012, 09:31 AM

Hey! So what's everyone working on these days?

I'm knitting up lacy scarves for Christmas gifts.

Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair


One skein makes a cute little scarf, light and lacy


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Reply Hey! So what's everyone working on these days? (Original post)
pipi_k Jun 2012 OP
eShirl Jun 2012 #1
Lars39 Jun 2012 #2
eShirl Jun 2012 #5
Lars39 Jun 2012 #10
pipi_k Jun 2012 #6
ccinamon Jun 2012 #3
pipi_k Jun 2012 #7
sinkingfeeling Jun 2012 #4
pipi_k Jun 2012 #8
beac Jun 2012 #9
surrealAmerican Jun 2012 #11
CraftyGal Aug 2012 #12
HeiressofBickworth Aug 2012 #13
Tindalos Sep 2012 #14
pipi_k Sep 2012 #15
SheilaT Sep 2012 #16
paulinerussell Nov 2012 #24
paulinerussell Nov 2012 #25
paulinerussell Nov 2012 #26
shanti Oct 2012 #17
pipi_k Oct 2012 #18
shanti Oct 2012 #19
kcass1954 Oct 2012 #20
politicat Nov 2012 #21
retrogal Nov 2012 #22
CraftyGal Nov 2012 #23
Warpy Dec 2012 #27
ripcord Dec 2012 #28
WolverineDG Dec 2012 #29
MissMillie Dec 2012 #30
HeiressofBickworth Dec 2012 #31
frogmarch Apr 2013 #32
shanti Apr 2013 #33

Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. pulling my hair out deciding on a crochet pattern for soon-to-be-newborn grandnephew!

(that is some FUNKY mohair yarn, btw pipi_k!!!)

thinking of this:
http://bevmatheson.blogspot.com/2010/06/lucky-lucy-newborn-sweater-vest.html

using one of these that I already have for the body and one for the trim:

Delft Blue

Light Blue

Monet Print

I can't decide ! aaaaa....
there's about 3 1/2 weeks until the shower so I'm starting to freak out, which makes it harder to make decisions

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 9, 2012, 06:26 PM

2. I kind of like the Monet Print for the body and the Light Blue for the trim.

Or the Delft Blue for the body and the Light Blue for the trim. Whatever color combination you choose will look great wrapped around the little one.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 12:54 PM

5. I am doing your 1st suggestion and it is coming out great so far!

thanks for the encouragement

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Response to eShirl (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 01:59 PM

10. Of course we want a pic when it's done, you know.

lol. What stitches are you using?

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:49 AM

6. Oooh, nice pattern!

as for the yarn, I'm sort of partial to the Monet Print.

Second choice would be the Delft Blue.

You're like I am...I get so bogged down with trying to decide colors and patterns (not to mention that when I do decide I have to adjust needle size for my particular gauge) that I often set myself up for rushing or don't do anything at all and then end up buying something instead.

Luckily, the item is small enough so you could probably finish in a couple of nights.



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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 09:21 PM

3. my sister and I made a variety of items from 3 yards

of fabric with the word Democrat written on it and it had the donkey logo scattered about as well. The fabric was donated to our democratic club and we made 10 bandanas, 2 picture frames, 3 tote bags and a 2 sets of coasters....we had a blast...I did take some photos of our table setup where you can see it some of the prodcuts,,,,just haven't had a chance to download them yet as I got back late last night from the convention.

I love the look of your scarf....I used to make most of my presents, but I'm too active in politics and have little time for crafting like I once did!

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Response to ccinamon (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 09:51 AM

7. Yarn is wonderful

You can do just about anything with it...even make a political statement!

Can't wait to see your projects when you have the time

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 10:16 AM

4. Kids' crafts for Fathers' Day. Making a nut jar...you know,

"I'm just nuts for you, Dad".

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:01 AM

8. Awww....


It will probably be the best Father's Day gift ever, too!

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 10:43 AM

9. Christmas gifts?? Color me impressed!

I am still a week+ behind on finishing a birthday gift of the "Hitchhiker Scarf"



NOT my work or image, but the colorway I am using is similar to the one above.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 04:16 PM

11. While knitting four pairs of socks and a couple ...

... of toys this spring, I managed to injure one of my fingers in such a way that it hurts when I knit. I'm building a loom while I give it time to heal.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:53 AM

12. Working on some Alan Dart Designs.

One is for TrogL for Christmas

Chess Set
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Nativity Set with Stable
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Not sure who this is for, maybe for the minister of the church that TrogL plays the organ for. He collects Nativities

This is part of the Ravelympics challenge

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:50 PM

13. Recently finished tatting a length of lace

to go on a jacket I'm making for a costume for Gold Rush Days in Sacramento. I took tatting lessons last October. I'm not proficient, so I chose the most simple pattern. I'm satisfied with it. My next attempt will be something more complex.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Tue Sep 11, 2012, 04:06 PM

14. I'm making a couple of ruffled scarves.

The craft shop had the yarn on 2-for-1 special and I thought I'd give it a try. They're super easy. I almost finished one in a night, and I'm a slow knitter. However, I'm not sure I like the results that much and probably won't make any more.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Adorable-Ruffle-Scarf-Instructions-Patons-Pirouet/

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Wed Sep 12, 2012, 10:38 AM

15. Cool projects, peeps!

I don't know what it is about the weather turning cooler, but I always feel more motivated to pick up my yarn and needles again (took most of the summer off).

Picked up some new lambswool/acrylic yarn recently and am working on a freeform crochet wrap.

Oh, and also picked up a bracelet beading kit. Saving that to do for when Mr Pipi goes to TX next month to visit his daughter for ten days.

Here it is...

https://www.beadseast.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BEBAB&Category_Code=maiastina

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 05:26 PM

16. I'm busily crocheting scarves to sell at

 

craft fairs this holiday season.

I use Lion's Brand Homespun, and one skein makes a six foot long scarf. I turn some of them into mobius scarves. I always get the yarn on sale or use a coupon for a discount, so I never pay more than $5.00 for the skein, and I sell them for $20.00. People love them. I'm considering someday trying to make enough to warrant getting a kiosk at a local mall, but that's several years down the road, if it even happens.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:13 AM

24. strawcrafts

 

i sew strawcrafts.i can crochet also.

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:24 AM

26. straw crafts

 

strawcraftslive@hotmail.com

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Tue Oct 23, 2012, 10:54 PM

17. this

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Response to shanti (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:33 AM

18. Very nice! Isn't...

the Homespun great?

I noticed that Sheila T has been using it also.

I made a pullover from the "Tudor" color that lasted ten years before I wore a hole through the elbows.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:59 AM

19. thanks!

but i'm using "my own" yarn, handspun from purchased hand-dyed wool, not the Lion Homespun. the gauge is quite a bit smaller, more sport weight.

i'm hurrying to get a few more xmas gifts done!

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 09:58 PM

20. I just finished a baby quilt for a shower last week.

It took me forever to decide what to do, and I ended up with a week to make the quilt. The mom- and dad-to-be (dad is my boss) love it.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Thu Nov 1, 2012, 10:48 PM

21. A suffragist costume for living history for next year's 120 year anniversary.

Working with the Sensibility Beatrix pattern, to build something similar to the costumes in the video in my signature. I have to alter everything (short waisted + FBA + ballerina collarbones) so fine-tuning this is... Keeping me busy.

Let me state now that I really hate some collars.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:07 PM

22. Getting inspired!!

I love all the crafts everyone is doing. I need to get on the ball. I crochet and am a beginner quilter. Late getting started on Christmas gifts so looking for something fast and easy
The last couple of years I have made the fringe fleece blankets but want something different this year. Glad I found this board.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2012, 07:09 PM

23. Mine have changed...

working on various projects including a Linux Penguin.

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Crafty

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:39 AM

27. Nice

I just finished spinning up some alpaca, silk and glitz in black, brown and gold. I spun for yardage and then realized it needed to be three plied to come up to lace weight.

I've got about 160 yards of it and I'm hoping it will do a lacy capelet on big enough needles. I also need to cast on the slate blue Corrie I spun up last spring, I need a new winter workhorse sweater.

Next thing will be some merino space dyed in the complete spectrum.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:08 AM

28. Just finished

Around 6 weeks ago I was thinking I've been doing lapidary for 36 years and never made anything for myself so I decided since I was such I nice guy I deserved a sphere.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:12 AM

29. that looks so cool!

what's the pattern?

I've set aside my knitting needles for a while, but that looks really pretty!

I'm going to make lotion at some point this weekend. I swear!

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:17 AM

30. black & scrap afghan for my boyfriend's daughter

I don't think I'll ever use up all the scrap yarn I have, but I keep trying.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 03:50 AM

31. Embroidery

Last summer I bought an old (probably 1960's) linen sheet in it's original package for $8. So for Christmas I've made two king-sized pillow cases which I then embroidered for my daughter and her husband. I had some sheet left over so I made a pillowcase for a square European pillow my granddaughter has on her bed -- and embroidered on that too. I still have some sheet left over but it isn't enough for pillow cases so I'll just hang on to it until I think of something else.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2013, 09:33 PM

32. Iím finishing up two dioramas.

One is of a castle with knights and their horses, and a dragon.

The other stars Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf by Redís grandmaís house. Iím going to start filling the pond with fake water tomorrow and finish making the caulk waterfall. Then Iíll add Red and the wolf and the house (which will go where the bundles of dried grasses are in the picture) and Iíll be done. Iíve been working on this diorama for more than a month. I cut and painted dead grass from the meadow behind my house, and used real soils too (and some dried coffee grounds), which I baked to sterilize. I made the cliff out of Hydrocal and plaster of Paris, and the trees out of wooden dowels, furnace filter material and moss bits. I textured the trunks with wood filler. What a long project! Good thing Iím patient, but Mr. froggy would like to have the kitchen table back, because our doggies keep trying to eat off his plate.





Since taking the picture of Red and the wolf figurines, Iíve made a lace bed cape for the wolf to go with grandmaís sleep cap. I decorated the cap and cape (which I made out of an old doily) with pink ribbons.

When both dioramas are finished, I may spiff up the house a little. Still deciding about that.

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Response to pipi_k (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2013, 12:28 PM

33. socks at the moment

oh, and an openwork summer scarf.

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