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Karen's Craft Odyssey

Spinning, Weaving and Knitting (and whatever else I want to play with)

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Mon
1
Apr '13

Crafty Monday

Dyeing

And a crafty day was had by all…..

Betsy and I had a productive afternoon with the dyepot/microwave. She dyed some lovely blue/grey yarn for a cardigan. I dyed these four. Top left is a shawl blank. It is Bendigo Luxury 3-ply. I bought the white yarn and Chantelle knitted it up for me on her knitting machine. I’ve started with a deep sky blue and gradually blended in a bright green. All up I have about 1800-1900 metres, so it should be an epic shawl. The rest is Polwarth top in various colours for spinning.

Sun
30
Sep '12

I’m still here…

I’ve been busy weaving this month:

tea towels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waffle weave tea towels in 8/2 cotton.  I’ve woven 1.6 out of 4 (or maybe 5) tea towels.

And I’ve done some spinning:

Ixchel Club!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Navajo Churro Bunny from Ixchel — June ’12 club, Rusty Nail.  Navajo plied.

So, I’ve spun 400g in September, and received 300g from clubs.  Net -100g of fibre for the month.

Here are the details:

-100g Balance 31 August
September
-100g Island Paradise
-100g Swan Lake
-100g Rusted Hulk
+200g SCF Club
+100g Ixchel Club
-100g Rusty Nail
-100g Total for September

-200g Net Since 22/7/12

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Sat
8
Sep '12

Time to get warped!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This weekend’s craft project: warp up some tea towels in 8/2 cotton.

The warp is about 400 ends, each 5 yards long.  Three colours in the warp and 4 in the weft. The picture shows one wide stripe of 97 ends.

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Thu
6
Sep '12

Rusted Hulk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rusted Hulk: SCF Club fibre for Aug 2012.  BFL, 2-ply construction. Finished plying at Night Owls on 5 Sept.

Stash -100g.

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Sun
2
Sep '12

Swan Lake Island Paradise

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Well, August is over and September is here.  At Bribie Camp last weekend I finished two skeins.  On the left: Island Paradise – Shetland from Southern Cross Fibre Club; on the right: Swan Lake – Seaweed Bunny from Ixchel‘s fibre club.  Both have been navajo-plied.

The August stash tally:
August
-100g Corriedale Medley
-100g Rocky Coast
-100g Moon Cradle
+200g Southern Cross Club
-100g Alambee
-100g Prancing Peacock
+100g Ixchel Club
-100g Autumn Leaf
-300g Total for August

For a total of 300g in and 600g out during the month.  Adding this to the +200g balance at 31 July, the net balance at 31 August is -100g!

Swan Lake and Island Paradise came off the bobbin in September, so I’m already 200g ahead for the month.