It's my first post here (no more lurking for me ;)), so, hello, everyone.
After I got a gorgeous skein of Dale of Norway yarn as a gift, I immediately knew it was going to be my beret. But, the beret-to-be needed an embellishment, so I came up with a brooch.
Made of pheasant feathers (some of them naturally iridescent), lots of glue and a piece of felt. Mess obtained equals only the fun I had. The design, if you can call it so, is entirely mine. And entirely random.
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I've never posted here before so I thought to introduce myself I would share a scarf that I finished making last night. Its a birthday gift for my mom next month and she loves dark reds and burgundies.
There was no pattern which was new for me, I just sat down and started playing with stitches. In the end I settled on 20 rows of single crochet at each end and an uncounted amount of half double crochets for the main body of the scarf. I had to google how to add fringe but besides that it was all me! :) /proud
Ignoring the fringe its 60 inches long. Also, this is my first scarf. I normally just make afghans and blankets. I almost feel like a knitter or something, making a wearable lol ;)
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The brand is 'Palette Collection The Artistry of Yarn' and I am not finding an online presence for them anywhere. I'm going to spend tomorrow ringing every craft store in town trying to find someone who stocks the brand, but I don't have exceptionally high hopes.
Is anyone here familiar with this brand? Do they have a parent company or is there some site out there that stocks them? Heeeeeelp!
The yarn is Debbie Bliss, cashmerino chunky. Each ball is 65m/50g.
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::ETA:: I didn't realize you could search Ravelry by yardage. Observant, me? Thanks!
Yes, I have googled it a little, but I was hoping for first hand knowledge from actual crafty people :P
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So. I am working on a little project for my friend's bday, coming up quick here on Thursday. I started out making her a little elephant, but quickly realized that I didn't have nearly enough yarn.
So, the elephant morphed into a little crochet vase.
The vase is coming along nicely, but it needs to be stiffened. There are a few diff ways I've found - starching it, using a sugar/H2O mix + acrylic sealer, felting it, so on and so forth.
My question is this: the yarn that I'm using is a mohair yarn. What, in your high opinion, is the best way to go about toughening up this vase a little so that it will maintain it's shape? I'd rather not ruin the yarn if at all possible as it is a lovely color and texture.
These yarns I’d made recently that fall squarely into the “alt” or "artyarn" category… and were made using reflective yarn, and ribbons, a whole bridesmaid dress, a freakton of garment labels and washing instructions, a faux hermes scarf, faux fur, tulle, and “Stryper: To Hell With The Devil” cassette tape. Woot!
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