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Thursday, February 01, 2007

ta da!

ok, now, here's some of the stuff i've made over the past two months.
first, the sweater i started months ago and kept undoing and redoing. finally it's done. (actually, at some point, i am going to redo the top of the sleeve a little because it's puckering in an unsightly manner, and i'm going to rethink the buttons. i don't know if i like that the sweater doesn't really close all the way. but i've been wearing it, which is close enough to "done".)
warren's mom and sister finally received their purses. warren designed this one, and did most of the sewing. i showed him how to realize his vision, and did the tricky, slippery silk lining.
you can see our logo inside.
this is the closure on the other bag, which i blithely photographed in front of a throw pillow with a hideous stain on it, so you will just have to imagine how gorgeous it is. we also made pajama pants for warren's stepdad and an apron for my dad. he wanted a manly one.
i dyed a pound of wool i got for six dollars.
color may be my favorite design element, but unfortunately i have discovered that dyeing is my least favorite crafting activity. between the simmering and the drying, it takes FOREVER! lots of waiting. i've been doing this for DAYS! no wonder dyed wool is like twice as expensive as natural. plus, i was experimenting with food coloring (because it's nontoxic), so i did hundreds of tiny batches. at least i figured out how to get what i like, so i won't ever have to do that again! ugh!

now i'm spinning it up. aahh! i love it. this is so going to be a hat.
this is a hat i made out of my second and third handspinning attempts. you can't see the huge lumps in the back. everyone says it's kind of cool, but i think i'm going to undo it and dye and reuse the yarn somehow. will keep you posted.



At 11:29 AM, Blogger Sara said...

the yarn colors are so intense and pretty! Great job.

I can't wait to see the finished product!


At 12:58 AM, Blogger Citysqwirl said...

It's a flattering sweater on you!

At 4:04 PM, Blogger emilie blythe said...

I looooooove the purses.

And you know I love the yarn creations.


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