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Offline AvenueQ

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« 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 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 (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, or Chroma.

(Sorry, can't get it to rotate the right way).


Would it be possible to make this thread a sticky?
« Last Edit: October 15, 2013, 07:17:18 PM by AvenueQ »

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 06:53:29 PM »
It says your photo is deleted!!  :(

This winter I SHALL make the mate to this sock!





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.

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 07:18:32 PM »
It says your photo is deleted!!  :(

Oops, fixed it, thanks! Beautiful sock by the way.

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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 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.


After a wet block.


Best example I have of the importance of blocking. I actually wrote a blog post about blocking, if you're interested.

My mom says she always gets compliments when she wears it.


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« Reply #5 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.


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« Reply #6 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.







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« Reply #7 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.

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« Reply #8 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?

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« Reply #9 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?

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

I'm RitaRose45 over there.

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2013, 08:55:22 PM »
Found you, RitaRose and added you to my friends on Ravelry

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2013, 09:10:16 PM »
Found you, RitaRose and added you to my friends on Ravelry

Great!

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« Reply #12 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

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 10:42:40 PM »
Christmas presents I am working on

A feather & fan cowl from 2-ply handspun (one ply merino, one ply silk)  This isn't blocked yet



Hill & Dale cowl from handspun



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



and Annie B's fingerless mitts (which I modified to make the thumb fit much better)



and a couple pair of socks that are finished.


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« Reply #14 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
I'm really bad about putting pictures up.

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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2013, 10:51:39 AM »
Nice stuff!

You're right!  You're bad about putting up pictures!!

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2013, 07:17:16 PM »
Some placemats I wove for my mom as a gift.



I also updated my Ravelry page with some pictures (including the viking helmet).

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« Reply #17 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!

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« Reply #18 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 ?

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« Reply #19 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.

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« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2013, 02:44:37 PM »


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



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

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« Reply #21 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.

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« Reply #22 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!

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« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2013, 09:11:54 AM »
mountainmama ... that is Beautiful!!  Details, please!!  Pattern?  Yarn??

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« Reply #24 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



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« Reply #25 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!!

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« Reply #26 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 ;)

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« Reply #27 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!!)

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« Reply #28 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).


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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2014, 03:28:53 AM »
I was giggling as I tried it!