fiber arts!

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    do you knit? sew? crochet? weave? dye? OF COURSE YOU DO BECAUSE IT'S AWESOME.

    show off your fiber awesome here.
  2. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    here's some striped arm warmers i made, with a subtle stranded colorwork pattern near the cuffs.

    blue n gray yarn.jpg
    blue mitts 1.jpg blue mitts 2.jpg blue mitts 3.jpg blue mitts 4.jpg blue mitts 5.jpg

    shaping it to fit my popeye forearms was the hardest bit.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2015
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  3. hoarmurath

    hoarmurath Thor's Hammer

    I accidentally a tailor career after going into a vocational tailoring degree in 2010.

    Pics when I actually come up with something impressive. :P

    I also knit a bit. Just a bit. And have been doing a little little bit of embroidery. Woo.

    Fiberrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrr
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  4. siveambrai

    siveambrai Negative Karma Engine nerd.professor.gamer

    What is the weight of that yarn @jacktrash? It looks pretty tiny in the finished pics. I love the color patterns though.
  5. Ink

    Ink Well-Known Member

    I have caught teh knitting.

    This is just really cheap Wal-mart yarn but it had an interesting surprise for me half-way through the project.

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  6. Coriander

    Coriander Active Member

    I love fiber arts--my mother's all about knitting and has made me some really, really cool shit over the years, but I'm more about applique/embroidery/needlepoint
    Oh and printing/painting on fabrics. I've done a lot of silk screens and I just love that whole process.
    Here's a sweatshirt I embellished, so to speak--the first photo is me wearing it as I usually do (and has better lighting) with a friend of mine. The second is with it zipped up so you can see the pattern a bit better but the lighting is crap
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  7. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    fingering weight, on the fine side thereof; i used US size 1 needles, a tighter knitter might want to use 2 instead.
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  8. Chiomi

    Chiomi Master of Disaster

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  9. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

  10. ADigitalMagician

    ADigitalMagician The Ranty Tranny

    Since I was tagged, I started knitting. I have the makings of a wonderful potholder. With some. . . interesting slipped and knitted together stitches because beginner.
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  11. Ink

    Ink Well-Known Member

    You must show us when you are finished.

    My first project was a pot holder. It looks like a dog chewed it, but I am still very proud of it.

    The next thing I tried was learning the purl stitch. I sat in front of you-tube watching a demonstration over and over and crying out, "She magicked it! Wait! No! Wait! That can't be done."
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  12. Ink

    Ink Well-Known Member

    What is frogging?

    (I've been on CF all afternoon and am trying to figure out how to "bend over and cow to" the trans community, so I might as well learn how to frog while I'm at it.)
  13. jacktrash

    jacktrash spherical sockbox

    you rip it, rip it. :D
  14. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    I made gloves!
    Also modded this dress to actually fit as advertised. It was too wide in the wasit and too short and wide in the sleeves before.
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  15. Coriander

    Coriander Active Member

    If it helps to have a written description (and I'm well aware that for most it's WAY easier if I could just sit down with you and show you) a purl is the exact same as a knit stitch except you enter from the other side of the loop. So when you're doing a knit stitch the points of your needles should be parallel in the first step when you've got both needles in the stitch, and when you're doing a purl stitch they're pointing in opposite directions.
  16. Ink

    Ink Well-Known Member

    I finally figured it out. It was just that, watching in two dimensions, the demonstrator's working needle passed behind her holding needle (not sure if that is the right term) and when it came back into view it had a loop on it. I kept dropping the stitch and my needle came back empty. I needed to be able to peer behind her work to see what she was doing differently. Outside of pure magic of course. :) Having someone like you beside me would have been terrific.

    I wish I had taken this up while my Aunt Florence was living. She could really knit.
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  17. pixels

    pixels hiatus / only back to vent

    i want to teach myself how to crochet because it would be such a great stim. watching lecture? crochet. talking with parents on the phone? crochet. reading? crochet.

    unfortunately i am a knitter (and a poor one at that) and crochet is ??? to my brain. also i don't have any of my stuff here. woe. woe i say.

    i don't have pictures but i learned how to use circular needles so i made myself some hats. i have a jayne cobb hat (firefly) and a worry hat (QC). i also do the thing where i buy really knobbly yarn, don't purl, and just straight-knit a scarf on giant needles. goes really fast.
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  18. Ink

    Ink Well-Known Member

    How giant a needles do you use?

    I feel like I need more quickie projects right now.
  19. Magpie

    Magpie a nest full of shiny things

    I like crocheting because I can do it REALLY FAST and loose, but all I can do is scarves thus far. Want to be able to do amigurumi but knitting and ESPECIALLY doing things in the round, all of them make me go ????????? and tilt my head like a confused puppy.
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  20. Emma

    Emma Your resident resident

    I have half a scarf somewhere still on the needles. So far I've not been really good at knitting. My mum can knit awesome stuff though :D
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