Friday morning Golden hour feat. The chunkiest scarf I’ve ever made
Reflecting rough collie beanie 💖.
Made by the same person who also made collie reflector i got as christmas present from my aunt.
Hairy blob in the photos is my cat Lulu.
Cardigan is progressing apace. I’m 7 rows from dividing off the sleeves. I also got my Targhee today, and pulled a chunk off to feel during breaks. It’s got a marshmallowy feel I haven’t encountered in other wools. I’ve gotten my hands on Corriedale, Merino, Cheviot, Icelandic, and Bluefaced Leicester so far, though I haven’t spun most of them.
I’m glad the Targhee has that compelling marshmallowness, since I got a pound and a half of it for spinning up a sweater.
My spinning was more consistent today. I think my rolags are getting better which is probably the most important aspect of longdraw. Fiber prep really matters for even drafting.
The long awaited long furby: a plan concocted with a friend in lockdown and finished this autumn. He’s just over 2 meters tall and can still talk. He originally comes from Germany, we were lucky to find him on ebay. It was such a long haul with finding all the parts. The assembly was really fun and not that hard though. He makes me so happy. I can also attach him to my chair and have him watch over my shoulder during zoom meetings :)
Inspired by the great mother of our lord Thursday over at @strange-aeons. (Hi Teya, love your videos. Say hi to Thursday for me, Herr Quarantino (the autumnal furb) sends his love also)
I used this tutorial as a guide, but instead of wrapping the cord I just kept doing the classic friendship bracelet 4 knot. (Apparently it’s called the foward knot, though you can do it backward or alternate. I did not alternate)
Her measurements were plenty for me and I threaded one pair of strings each through three holes of a four hole button rather than breaking it.
The stone is a plastic glow in the dark one from a fish tank.
Hey uh sewing sid of tumblr, can someone please tell me what this is? It came in an embroidery kit.
My seven year old finished a painting I had discarded years ago. Couldn’t have done better myself! Super glitter and moveable strings!
Acrylic, glitter, sequences and strings, on canvas.
Second coffee mice piece nearly done
So a week or so ago I bought a dress off a very well known auction site.
I was a little worried that it wouldn’t fit; the shop that it’s originally from are well known for having sizes be all over the place. I was convinced I’d be selling it on that same site just a few days later.
To my surprise it arrived and was actually too big!
So after watching a few YouTube videos and plucking up the courage I decided I would take the dress in at the sides.
This evening I did exactly that and it fits SO much better now. It’s still a tiny bit on the baggy side so I’ll be attaching some loop holes and hopefully getting some little ties or a belt for it.
Overall though, very happy with how it turned out and it was much easier than I thought it would be!
Summer in Mara, loving the chickens following me around!