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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Random Stashbusting

Mostly Handspun Woven Scarf

Pattern:  Inspired by Deborah Jarchow's class Rigid Heddle Weaving:  Beyond the Basics.  I took both the Craftsy class and the in person class at Stitches MidWest.   Also inspired by urbangyz tutorial which she kindly shares for free:)
Loom:  Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom.  Simple weave stitch.  8 dent reed.

This was a lot of fun.  I paid only a little attention to colors and what to use next.  I love making the bobbles pop out, but also found they were cool just woven in flat.  I wish I had left a little more length on the beginning side for a long fringe.  I may hem this yet as it has plenty length.  This is a great way to use up the short lengths of wonky handspun.  I used leftover sock yarn and a little eyelash stuff in the warp.

Lap Quilt

Another scrap buster.  The backing is some very nice quality Strawberry Shortcake flannel.  Blogless Stevie gave me a whole bolt of the stuff!  The top is some vintage Hawaiian print squares I got maybe 20 years ago when they were already vintage.  These are just a few I have left.  I found a piece of cotton batting, put on the ole even feed foot and free-handed the diagonals.  I went with gray thread and pink in the bobbin.  I wanted to make this bigger but the contrasting fabrics where all too busy.  No not-in-stash fabric was allowed!

Bitty Bunny

Pattern:  A free Ravelry download:)
Yarn:  handspun fine merino and a bit of angora 
Mods:  none
He is a very cut little bunny and cleverly constructed.  


by Phoeny
Yarn:  Various.  The brown is hand spun.  The leaves are Koigu and Lontue leftover from other 
Comments:  The leaves make you a little crazy, but in the end I love how they turned out.  I needle felted on the eyes and mouth.  Perhaps he came out too happy.   

Undertow Wild Card Bling Batt

Fiber by yarnwench.  ”…merino top,sari silk, soysilk, nylon firestar, Cotswold lamb locks, strips of woven silk with raw edges, silk threads, and lots of silk noil. A handful of beautiful curly Cotswold lamb locks"
Single spun on Serenity, my Majacraft Rose with the Wild Flyer.  This was my first real batt to spin.  It was full of little surprises and way fun to spin.  It is very soft.  Oh what shall it be?  Knit Collage has some fun looking ideas.  

Mom and I made the Memorial Day Rounds to remember uncles, cousin and friends at  Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the the Pacific , a solemn and beautiful place.  We take this day to visit Aunt Agnes, my dad and mom's dad as well.  The plumeria were is full bloom and the pink shower trees as well. 

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