Discussion in 'Make It So' started by jacktrash, Jun 3, 2015.
ooh, that's purty!
I think I am getting the hang of this lace pattern. My needles should prob be bigger but I got too confused when I tried that, with everything so open and loose, so smaller and clearer stitches for now it is!
I’m working through these for now: https://kcguild.org.uk/sharing-knowledge/lace-knitting/lace-knitting-beginners/
This one is open stole.
I did a ton of little cthulhu amigurumis in college and still have a few sprinkled around my guest room, plus this is a REAL easy pattern and I still have everything but wings memorized, so! I'm going to a first birthday party tomorrow and have board books for the birthday girl, but also this. It's less for her, more for how her parents and I have played several lovecraft board games together, so hopefully they'll get a laugh out of it and I get to lovecraft up the baby's room ever so slightly
We have a Cthulu like that a friend made for us! He lives on the game disc stack, lurking at the living room.
My sis crocheted him a Christmas hat so he can be festive at the right time of year.
In have a chtulu dice bag full of lovely green dice. I should honestly make more...
Getting a feel for the thread thickness as I'm drafting is definitely a learning curve compared to spinning on a drop spindle. I know your first is always kind of wonky but hopefully the twist will balance out once I ply it. Now I feel guilty about the half spun pretty starburst colored roving I have sitting on one of my drop spindles, so I'm going to go finish that before I get back to this.
DONE! (with one arm)
Also I know how to bind off now.
(Pls ignore that the stitches suddenly get tighter halfway down; I refuse to go back and redo it.)
I've been trying to focus on just the one spinning project lately (I've been stressed out by how many fiber wips I have in general) and it's going okay - I just started my third spindleful, I've got a really good rhythm going, and I'm about halfway through the fiber
But while doing bedtime spinning, I was really craving something different, so I pulled another spin down from the top of the shelf - a pound of natural grey Finn I'd been spinning from the fold onto my Christmas-gift spindle. It doesn't look as polished, but something about spinning from the fold was apparently just what my brain needed tonight!
that first spindle is SO COOL, i don't even do spindle since i got a wheel but gdi i want one.
i never got the hang of spinning from the fold. i understand you gotta if you want fluffy worsted but i could never quite do it.
It's my favorite spindle! It comes with different silicone-bead weights (the white orbs in the whorl) that go in the 3-D printed whorl, which is mounted on a carbon-fiber shaft. This thing is nigh indestructible and unbelievably versatile, and flicks like a dream. I bought it on Etsy here.
As for spinning from the fold... I'm not really any good at it, but it's ridiculously fun for some reason. The method I'm using I learned from the video below - I only have drop spindles so far, although I'm saving for a wheel.
my problem is with my grip on the fiber, i can't control my drafting speed when i hold it like that. i tend to let the clinginess of the fiber control the draw speed, if that makes any sense. with a fold, it's all loose, and i either lose the whole wad and make a monstrous nep, or hold it too tight and it gets disconnected from the thread.
Yeah, my from-the-fold yarn is very thick-and thin: I have to slow down and let twist build up to keep it from breaking, and then I end up with thick wads. I was reading something yesterday on Abby Franquemont's blog yesterday about how some of her students do better from the fold if they're pulling staples off of a rather compacted commercial top? I want to try that next to see if that helps my consistency at all.
man I don't even go here (spinning intimidates me a wee bit) but this is so fucking cool
i've got to say, even though the video was 80% things other than the promised tutorial, which usually grinds my gears, that dapper man with his soothing voice somehow didn't make me angry.
hit row 68 of my partner's wedding veil and @_@
lace this delicate gives me a feeling of "I want to keep making things like this" but also "oh god why so many purl knit purl rounds"
okay so I got a shawl commission (and was paid in, drumroll please, EVEN FANCIER YARN!!!) and I'm thinking I kind of want to create a...fade in effect? because the commissioner picked three colors (soft grey tan, mid grey, black) and I'd like them to sort of...blend into each other, and I know I've seen it before but I can't suss the name out for the life of me
Like this? https://www.10rowsaday.com/gradient
that one's hella pretty but apparently what I was looking for was a gradiance transition @_@
gonna spend the next few days cursing this pattern and trying to figure out what the fuck I'm doing wrong, because nothing lines up the way it's supposed to and I can't get any of the stitches to add up :///////
Blanket! Except for the border it's just a simple waffle stitch, but it was a really relaxing pattern of dc and fpdc, so it was super easy to zone out and listen to podcasts. I decided to sample 'the worst bestsellers' and oops suddenly it's two dozen books later and I'm up to their dianetics episode :V I still need to weave in loose ends, but just.... not yet. I need to rest my hand XD
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