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Oct. 31st, 2008 @ 07:14 am Photo links fixed
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Just wanted to note that I fixed some of the photo links from earlier in the loomatics  thread.  I wanted to show someone the Christmas Blanket and the HMS Ficus and the pictures were GONE!

Fixed now *grin*

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Oct. 29th, 2008 @ 08:14 am Christmas Weaving
Current Mood: accomplished
Yarn: Lavish Alpaca Bulky Weight
Yardage: Something less than 6 Hanks (5 green, 1 Blue), but more than 5
Size: 240 X 80 Nails
Notes: Crocheted Long Edges
Technique: Plain Weave
Finished Product: Full WrapCollapse )


Yarn: Lavish Alpaca Bulky Weight
Yardage: Something less than 6 Hanks (5 Fuchsia, Blue and Green Remnants)
Size: 160 Nails
Notes: Crocheted All Edges before adding fringe
Technique: Plain Weave, using every 4th nail twice
Finished Product: Full ShawlCollapse )

PS: annoyed that I can't post these on Ravelry: they only allow Knitting and Crochet for now

*cross posted in craftgrrl
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crafti:
Apr. 8th, 2008 @ 07:21 pm Blue Alpaca Shawl with Leno Lace
Current Mood: accomplished
So, I had a 3 day weekend and decided to try out the Leno Lace Weaving Technique on my Tri-Loom:
CloseupCollapse )

Yarn: Lavish Alpaca Bulky Weight
Yardage: Something less than 4 Hanks, but more than 3
Notes: Crocheted Edge
Technique: Plain Weave, then squish together the threads in every 5 nails, starting in the middle, threads for the Leno Lace each cut separately...

Next time, I will try the Leno Lace Thread as all one piece to avoid having to deal with all of the ends.

Finished Product: Full ShawlCollapse )

Shawl was blocked by pinning it to the carpet.

I was going to add silver e-beads, but couldn't figure out how to hide the knots from both sides of the shawl...

Overall... I liked this project and LOVE the yarn and I'll probably do some tweaking on the technique when I do it again.
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crafti:
Mar. 27th, 2008 @ 06:30 am New Loom!
Current Mood: happyhappy
So, my RL Friend ksuquix made me a Diamond-Shaped Maple Wood Loom to go with my Triangle and Square:
Click for Pics!Collapse )

I love the different colored Nails that he used and the fact that the sides match up with the looms I already have (25 Nails Each)! I can't wait to start a Star Quilt Project with this new loom....
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Jan. 17th, 2008 @ 09:52 pm Proto Ruana
Current Mood: artistic
So, Lavish Fibres is having a bit of a sale on their Peruvian Alpaca Bulky Yarn, regularly $35 for 5 hanks, on sale for $25-$30 depending on color.

Behold! Yarn Cakes!!Collapse )
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Jan. 14th, 2008 @ 10:24 am Computer Poncho
Remember this post from Friday? Well, I washed the shawl gently in the bath tub...took about a half a dozen rinses to get the excess dye out of it since it was a "handpainted" yarn. Hung it up to dry... got impatient. Tossed it in the dryer to fluff it up a bit... forgot about it... pulled it out and tried it on... and winced... It SHRUNK! OK... now what???

Computer Poncho!Collapse )

With the addition of the closures, it's just about perfect since the intended recipient's computer is in a poorly insulated area of the house. And at about 1/4" thick, it's REALLY WARM!!!

I hope she likes it.

*cross posted from craftgrrl
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Jan. 11th, 2008 @ 10:56 am Forest Dreams Shawl
Current Mood: accomplished
OK, so I need to remember that the correct sequence of things is to go to the MisKnits yarn store first, *THEN* go sell stuff at Half Price Books....

So, I was ambushed by 3 hanks of Brown Sheep Company's Burly Spun Yarn in Forest Floor and 1 hank of Mountains Majesty:

Yarn Cakes!Collapse )

Can I say that the name Burly Spun is definitely Truth in Advertising? This stuff was about a 1/4" thick!

Anyway, on to the (almost) finished product:

Forest Dreams ShawlCollapse )

Next step: Pop it off the loom and *very* gently full it -- this stuff will felt at the drop of a hat!

*cross posted to craftgrrl
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Jan. 10th, 2008 @ 07:26 am Loom Bags!
Current Mood: happyhappy
YAY!!! My bags from murasaki_suki  came yesterday! I asked her to make me some padded bags from whatever fabric she happened to have on hand. What she came up with were bags that have quilt batting on the outside ummm... sides, and a foam core insert to protect the nails.

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Totally worth the $60 I paid her for labor and shipping.  Hillcreek Fiber Studio does have zippered canvas bags that fit their smaller looms, but the 18" bag =  $115, and the 27" bag  = $170.  They have no bags for the Mini Modular Looms.

I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!
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Jan. 2nd, 2008 @ 01:27 pm Next Project: Woven Quilt
Current Mood: productive
I found a Great Quilt Block Pattern to try out my Mini-Looms on:

Bad MS Paint Colage This WayCollapse )

The yarn will be Plymouth Galway Chunky and Galway Chunky Paint:
Yarn Content: 100% Pure Wool
Yarn Gauge: 3.5 sts=1"/US 10 needle
Yarn Length: 123 yds/100g ball

The diamond shape will be black, as well as the corners of the large blue areas. The inner stars will be the paint in color 802, the outer stars will be cream, and the rainbow will be purple, green, and teal stripes.

The finished size will be about 108" square, but it should shrink down once it felts in the washer and dryer.
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Dec. 27th, 2007 @ 08:53 am Baby Blanket Done!
Current Mood: accomplished
So, since I didn't go anywhere for Christmas, I was able to finish up E & E's Baby Blanket:
On the LoomCollapse )

After Fulling (wash and dry)Collapse )

Close UpCollapse )


This was 160 Nails Square ~42" on a side, 6 Colors:

Pattern:
10 Fuchsia and Blue
10 Red and Black
20 Green and Purple
10 Red and Black
20 Fuchsia and Blue
10 Red and Black
20 Green and Purple
10 Red and Black
10 Fuchsia and Blue

Note: Yardage Estimator Worked!!! I didn't run short, nor do I have a full skein of any of the colors left.

Over all: I'm very pleased with how this turned out.
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