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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Homesteading and Self Reliant Living => Needles & Strings => Topic started by: AvenueQ on October 15, 2013, 06:49:40 PM

Title: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on October 15, 2013, 06:49:40 PM
You know what this board needs? A place where we can share our projects with each other. I get so many great ideas just from looking at other people's projects. It can be anything fiber related: knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, sewing, felting, tatting, etc. Include what materials you used and if you used a pattern.

I'll start. I finished this knitted shawl about a year ago and I couldn't be happier with the results. I used a little over one ball of Schoppel Wolle's Zauberball (http://www.yarn.com/product/webs-knitting-yarns-schoppel-wolle-zauberball/) in color 1536 Fuchsia with a US size 6 circular needle (32" cable). The pattern is called Revontuli-huivi Northern Lights and is available for free on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/revontuli--huivi-northern-lights) (direct link to pattern, requires free account). If I make another one I'll probably use a worsted weight instead of fingering weight so that it will be bigger.

This is a great pattern for beginning lace knitters. It is simple to follow and looks amazing when completed. In order to get similar results, you should use a yarn with long color changes such as Zauberball, Kauni (http://www.yarn.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/categoryID/065BE350-D0F8-463E-8976-97E75C4C6075/productID/E9B680C5-6142-460C-BF43-AB745E1A2C27/), or Chroma (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/Chroma_Fingering_Sock_Yarn__D5420203.html).

(Sorry, can't get it to rotate the right way).
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag141/smzstrasser/IMG_3601_zps6eb629eb.jpg)

Would it be possible to make this thread a sticky?
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Cedar on October 15, 2013, 06:53:29 PM
It says your photo is deleted!!  :(

This winter I SHALL make the mate to this sock!

(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/sock04292012a.jpg)

(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/sock04292012b.jpg)

The problem however is I did not use a pattern, so I am going to have to recount everything that I did. The wools are mine from my sheep, handspun, natural colours.

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on October 15, 2013, 07:18:32 PM
It says your photo is deleted!!  :(

Oops, fixed it, thanks! Beautiful sock by the way.
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Cedar on October 15, 2013, 07:46:47 PM
Thanks. It is not my fanciest, but it is my thickest for tired feets.  ;D
That lace shawl is amazing.

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on October 17, 2013, 07:54:39 AM
Here's another one. I made this for my mom as a birthday gift a few years back.

Yarn - Zwerger Garn Handpainted by Opal, 1 ball (sock weight, 75/25 wool/nylon blend)
Needle - US 7, 32" cable
Pattern - Out of My Head Shawlette, available for free on Ravelry.

Here it is directly off the needles.
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag141/smzstrasser/IMG_5611_zpseec8fdf6.jpg)

After a wet block.
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag141/smzstrasser/IMG_5613_zps75e9bdce.jpg)

Best example I have of the importance of blocking. I actually wrote a blog post about blocking (http://rockymountainknits.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/blocking-insult-charlie-brown/), if you're interested.

My mom says she always gets compliments when she wears it.
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag141/smzstrasser/IMG_5634_zpsc9410563.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: beewhispererwyosurvival on October 17, 2013, 01:02:56 PM
well small project is done
my Survival Group has come out with a new Ball Cap.
I hope maybe Jack will put it on his gear shop>  :excited:

here is our flyer.

(https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/?saduie=AG9B_P9-yajFVHNQgMKeo55hpqYR&attid=0.1&disp=emb&view=att&th=141c7c4e8ad2fac2)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: RitaRose1945 on October 17, 2013, 02:48:42 PM
I'm the queen of not finishing things, so I've got a lot in progress at once.  I can show you the scarf I made for my mom this past Christmas.  Not my favorite color, but she loves coral.  Then I've got the Doctor Who scarf I'm making for my 22-year-old son (you can see about 2/3 of the Tardis).  Last is a quilt top that has been sitting around for way too long that I just need to get up off my butt and finish.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/10334518833_0952d97c50.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/10334409225_4f9c649c88.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/10334630343_bedf5551e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: CraftyGirl on November 07, 2013, 02:01:59 PM
I made what I call at Potluck bag. It holds a ton. Has 10 pockets on the inside & a couple large pockets on the outside. Also made a casserole warmer/cooler & a wine carrier. I've used it a couple times so far & I love it.
(http://s23.postimg.org/icieq3lw7/potluck_bag_2.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/icieq3lw7/)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on December 04, 2013, 07:11:28 PM
I have a hard enough time posting my projects on Ravelry!!

Can I just cheat and post a link to my Ravelry project page (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MullersLaneFarm)?
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: RitaRose1945 on December 04, 2013, 08:12:50 PM
I have a hard enough time posting my projects on Ravelry!!

Can I just cheat and post a link to my Ravelry project page (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MullersLaneFarm)?

Feel free!  There are a few of us here that are on Rav too.

I'm RitaRose45 over there.
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on December 04, 2013, 08:55:22 PM
Found you, RitaRose and added you to my friends on Ravelry
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: RitaRose1945 on December 04, 2013, 09:10:16 PM
Found you, RitaRose and added you to my friends on Ravelry

Great!
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: mountainmoma on December 05, 2013, 01:12:47 AM
I am knitting the swallowtail shawl, free ravelry pattern. I cant get on there right now as I have forgotten my password again.

It is my first shawl, and I am almost done. I have never blocked anything, this will be a first. It is made in the Misti baby alpaca lace yarn. The yarn was at Fabrica, our local collective sewing/knitting spot, so it was almost free, people donate unused stuff there. Very soft yarn. Will be a christmas gift for my eldest
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on December 05, 2013, 10:42:40 PM
Christmas presents I am working on

A feather & fan (http://"http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-feather--fan-lace-scarf") cowl from 2-ply handspun (one ply merino, one ply silk)  This isn't blocked yet

(http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/featherfan122013.jpg)

Hill & Dale cowl (http://"http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hill--dale-cowl") from handspun

(http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/hillanddale122013.jpg)

And a special pair of improvised socks for my daughter.  The leg is Mojo, partridge heel, Plurk foot and sandal toe.

(http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/toes122013.jpg)

and Annie B's fingerless mitts (http://"http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/annie-bs-fingerless-mitts") (which I modified to make the thumb fit much better)

(http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/annieb122013a.jpg)

and a couple pair of socks that are finished.

(http://www.mullerslanefarm.com/sox112713c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on December 08, 2013, 10:20:33 AM
Putting the finishing touches on the viking helmet (complete with beard) I'm making for my work gift exchange tomorrow. Pics to come soon!

Here's my Ravelry page:
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/zixbaw (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/zixbaw)
I'm really bad about putting pictures up.
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on December 08, 2013, 10:51:39 AM
Nice stuff!

You're right!  You're bad about putting up pictures!!
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on December 15, 2013, 07:17:16 PM
Some placemats I wove for my mom as a gift.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag141/smzstrasser/IMG_0556_zps5793ebe1.jpg)

I also updated my Ravelry page with some pictures (including the viking helmet).
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on December 15, 2013, 10:19:45 PM
BEAUTIFUL  AveQ

I actually sucked in my breath in awe when I opened your post!!  I love the mat and I love the binding!
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: mountainmoma on December 16, 2013, 10:46:12 AM
I finished my lace shawl, I was going to post a picture here, but cannot figure out how to do so. When I press the +next to attachments and other options, there is nothing there to do it. Can someone help ?
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: RitaRose1945 on December 16, 2013, 11:47:24 AM
I finished my lace shawl, I was going to post a picture here, but cannot figure out how to do so. When I press the +next to attachments and other options, there is nothing there to do it. Can someone help ?

The easiest way is if they're hosted someplace else, like on a Flickr account or Ravelry or something.  Then you just locate the pic online, right click, click on properties and copy the location.  Then come back here, click on Insert Image right below the "Bold" button above and paste the link in between the two "img" blocks.

I don't think I've ever been able to post pictures directly from my computer.
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: mountainmoma on December 16, 2013, 02:44:37 PM


well, let's see if this puts the shawl picture up

(http://images4-d.ravelrycache.com/uploads/debibaker/200157531/securedownload-2_medium.jpeg)

Ok, but this means having pictures is dependent on linking to another site ? there is no way to just copy one here ? That's wierd.

ANyway, I love the shawl and am happy to be done. I put it in the mail today
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: RitaRose1945 on December 16, 2013, 03:00:58 PM
It's gorgeous!

Yeah, that's pretty much what prompted me initially to set up a Flickr account.  Lots of websites seem to be doing things that way now.
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on December 16, 2013, 03:45:32 PM
Ok, but this means having pictures is dependent on linking to another site ? there is no way to just copy one here ? That's wierd.

ANyway, I love the shawl and am happy to be done. I put it in the mail today

I believe this is because hosting photos takes up A LOT of space on a server. It is a very common practice on forums to have photos hosted externally to keep costs down.

Beautiful shawl, too!
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on December 17, 2013, 09:11:54 AM
mountainmama ... that is Beautiful!!  Details, please!!  Pattern?  Yarn??
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: mountainmoma on December 17, 2013, 10:54:09 AM
The pattern is swallowtail, which is free on Ravelry, along with pictures of a thousand completed shawls using it. I just did the 14 repeat of the bud section, so it is a small shawl, about 48" wide and 25 " long. SIze 4 needles, lace yarn, misti baby alpaca. Leaving it this size takes only one ball of yarn. It is actually medium blue, lit is in my avatar picture to the left in the real color, but the low light on the  black piano washed the color out of the photo. It will be an artfully draped around the neck item for winter warm most likely, with some summer dress use. I gave it to my eldest daughter, who wont open it until next week.

This daughter is getting married in July, and I know she wants a shawl, so I am going to offer to do this one, larger and in white. So, this was also kind of a trial to see if I can handle the pattern and to see if she likes it.

I do feel that if I can do this, most knitters could. Patience and precision were key. I have brain damage and the pattern stuff and mistakes can be more challenging for me. I could only concentrate on a few rows a day. But, it is also theraputic to make my brain follow patterns, and it did get easier. I would check back when I hit the middle and end on each row so I didnt need to rip back into the last row. Once I realy got going on the bud (the main body) pattern, I was able to recognize pretty well, so since this is what is done more of to make one larger, it will be fine


Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on January 10, 2014, 05:28:09 AM
Just added it to my Ravelry queue.  Now to get my broken ankle to heal enough to spin some yarn for this!!
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on January 10, 2014, 07:34:44 AM
Ick! Hope it heals fast!

This could possibly be a good time to learn to spin with the opposite foot if you have a single-treadle wheel ;)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on January 10, 2014, 07:50:33 AM
I do have a few antique ST and my treadling leg is good to go.  It's just that I have to keep my left leg elevated and that is awkward as heck to spin that way  (I know, I tried!!)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on January 10, 2014, 07:56:49 AM
I do have a few antique ST and my treadling leg is good to go.  It's just that I have to keep my left leg elevated and that is awkward as heck to spin that way  (I know, I tried!!)

I'm giggling trying to imagine it (sorry).

Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on January 12, 2014, 03:28:53 AM
I was giggling as I tried it!
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on April 29, 2014, 09:02:28 AM
Updated my Ravelry page (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/zixbaw) with some recent projects, most notably Laura's Socks (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/zixbaw/lauras-socks) (made for my boyfriend's mom) and my Bethe scarf/shawlette (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/zixbaw/bethe).

I'm also in the process of going through my stash and trying to find projects for my existing yarns. I've frogged some old ones, browsed for some new ones, and am thinking of designing a couple of patterns soon.

I'm also going through my library and printing out copies of all the patterns I have and putting them in a binder (you know, for when the EMP happens ;) ). But really, I'm doing it because I prefer reading a pattern on paper to a screen, and I like them to be more mobile (not a fan of patterns on tablets/Kindle).
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on September 07, 2014, 02:14:54 PM
My latest spinning project:

(http://images4-d.ravelrycache.com/uploads/zixbaw/251737516/IMG_7524_medium2.JPG)

I'm sooo pleased with how it turned out. I'll be making a little shawl with it.

Some older handspun that will soon be a hat for the BF:

(http://images4-d.ravelrycache.com/uploads/zixbaw/251739814/IMG_7516_medium2.JPG)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: mountainmoma on September 07, 2014, 04:30:26 PM
You do beautiful work !
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: LJH on September 07, 2014, 05:21:56 PM
Those yarns are gorgeous!
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: LvsChant on September 13, 2014, 10:34:45 AM
^^^ What LJH said... really pretty yarns...
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: LJH on October 15, 2014, 03:55:01 PM
Apple Festival Quilt

Apple Festival is a big deal in our little berg, the vendor fees and raffle returns go a long way toward town projects not covered by our pathetic little budget. Local businesses donate items for the raffle and this year I donated a custom quilt. The lady who won it was ecstatic, which of course made me feel pretty good.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b390/hhomestd/P1060134_zps45f11f86.jpg)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b390/hhomestd/P1060132_zpsa58ef110.jpg)

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b390/hhomestd/P1060136_zps7905b75c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: RitaRose1945 on October 15, 2014, 10:34:28 PM
Apple Festival Quilt

That is just gorgeous!
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: Cedar on October 15, 2014, 10:43:24 PM
(http://images4-d.ravelrycache.com/uploads/zixbaw/251739814/IMG_7516_medium2.JPG)

I like this one. What is it from?

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on October 16, 2014, 04:37:37 AM
I like this one. What is it from?

Cedar

It said "Australian wool" on the label. It was already dyed when I bought it, it actually turned out much better than I expected.
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: LvsChant on October 16, 2014, 07:55:19 AM
I love the socks you finished up... is it your own pattern (Laura's socks)? I'm getting ready for fall/winter knitting season :)
Title: Re: Post Your Projects!
Post by: AvenueQ on October 16, 2014, 08:58:59 AM
I love the socks you finished up... is it your own pattern (Laura's socks)? I'm getting ready for fall/winter knitting season :)

Nope, it's called "Ballet" from the book Toe-Up 2-at-a-time Socks. (http://www.amazon.com/Toe-Up-2-at---Time-Melissa-Morgan-Oakes/dp/1603425330/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413471334&sr=8-1&keywords=toe+up+two+at+a+time+socks) The pattern is simple enough that you could probably make it top-down without much fuss, though I highly recommend learning the toe-up technique if you haven't learned it already.

And I would also be ecstatic to get a quilt like that, LJH. Gorgeous!