Friday, 20 May 2011

FO and Creative Friday 20/05/11


Yay! It’s Friday!!
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This week for Creative Friday
And For This week’s FO Friday

I have made a few more squares! And even Managed to read a crochet Chart for the Daisy square!
I am very pleased with myself!! Lol I love knitting but I find the patterns and stiches very overwhelming at times and I still don’t understand the structure of them. , and when I started knitting last year, it took me along to time, to be able to produce something, that actually looked, like it was meant too lol
With Crochet, I understand the stiches and what roles they have, within the structure of the pattern, so it’s just click for me, which is funny because I have been avoiding learning for the fear that crochet “seemed” really complicated.   I know there only simple granny squares lol..but when I compare it with my first knitting project, which was meant to be a scarf, and had more holes then stiches. I feel feel very triumphant , that not only I got the pattern right first time,  but I actually understood what I was doing, and they look pretty ( Yay!!! )

Now on to the not so triumphant dyed fleece, which I dyed with tropical kool-aid
My carder skill’s are non-existent (only got them this morning!), as are my spinning skill, but I wanted to try and spin a little so you could the true colour





I also managed to get half a bag of sheep fleece washed and dried in the sun!
I have brought some underwear mesh bags, so that I can try bit in my washing machine. It’s good to experiment with different methods right?. Nothing to do with me being a tad lazy!! Lol
Also have a picture of my first go at spinning with my drop spindle; it’s not from this fleece though.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone! Look forward to seeing what you all get up too next week!
In the mean time I am going to have a cup tea, and look through all the other FO’s..to have a look or join in click Here


8 comments:

  1. Wow. You are a busy women! I love the colour you picked for your fleece. Kool Aid dying is a lot of fun.

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  2. Love your photos this week!

    And as for crochet, I am here having a go with it and I am finding the opposite to you so far - knitting is far more natural for me than crochet, although I also think that my ageing brain is just getting slower at learning new things so that could also be a part of it and I'm hoping that once it clicks it will click!

    Looking forward to seeing the outcome of all that fleece when you've had a practice :)

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  3. I am in awe of those beautiful photos -- wow!

    You've been busy with all the fibery crafts, too. Knitting came first for me, so i'm still waiting for crochet to click. So far I love that my crochet projects have been easier to rip out than my knitting ones tend to be.

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  4. NIce photos and fiber projects! I would love to learn to spin too. Looks like your doing very well.

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  5. Yay for crochet! And neat to see how many different areas of craft you've dipped your finger into!

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  6. Beautiful job with the fiber! I'm just starting to spin a little more regularly and I have some undyed fiber I'm longing to dye - but I'm too afraid to do it until I've spun it. I picture a pot full of purple felt, which wouldn't really do me any good. This post gives me hope, though. I'm also a little in awe of the scope of your fiber washing project - it looks like a lot of work!

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