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Blanket Bag From Scraps, Knitting.

I wanted something to do with some scrap yarn so I whipped out a blanket bag. It small enough to fold up and take with you yet big enough to toss in a few things to keep your hands free when you go.
Just pull 2 or 4 corners of the strap and pull and its a bag!
It was knitted with size 10mm cable needles and double worsted weight yarn. I used two colors together, browns shades with green.
The blanket body is knitted using just knit/purl/yo.The trim going around is crocheted using just dc. The strap is just some bias tape I had laying around.
The blanket is 24″ square.

Blanket

Blanket

Toss on your stuff.

Toss on your stuff.

Pull straps on 2 or 4 corners.

Pull straps on 2 or 4 corners.

And go!

And go!

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Spinning on the Go.

Another project. I discovered 3D fabric paint! ūüėÄ
I took my plain boring spindle bag I use to take my roving and spindle with me so I can spin everywhere I go and dress it up a bit.

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Sheep Side

Bunny Side

Bunny Side

 

 

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Spindle Make Over!

I decided to give my homemade spindles a make over!
I created my spindles myself. I wanted custom done ones that could spin very light weight fiber as thin as thread. The spindles are made from pine to keep them very light weight.

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Old Look

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New Look

 

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They stick to everything!

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Green Tree Frog

A common critter we often find here living in the river bottoms, a tree frog on a window. They are attracted to the bugs that come to the light shining through the windows at night.

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Seasonal flooding.

¬† ¬† oopsA seasonal normal¬†for us, flooding. Its so pretty. I love seeing the river overflow her banks.¬†We have an island down there too now. ūüėÄ ¬†It looks like the river is flowing backwards onto the land. Its still flowing away from us but it back spills.

The¬†picture¬†isn’t¬†to great because I took it through my daughters window with her tablet’s camera.

 

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Sewing machines ready!

Happy happy day!!!

I have 2 sewing machines (not counting my serger). Both are over 10 years old, metal geared. Both are Necchi’s. They are almost exact matches internally, except one, the table top version, flat bed, is heavier duty. The other, portable swing arm, is lighter. The flat bed we bought new and the swing arm used, from a friend that bought it from ebay.

The swing arm I love course for light fabric, sleeves, small pieces, and such but the dam thing has been skipping stitches ever since I got it. It was only a little bit once in awhile but over 10 years or so its gotten worse. I am so glad I got pissed off and hit the internet. After a ton of research I found it was the needle bar!! The thing was 1/32 off in height. A quick adjustment, tightened it down, and perfection!!! Yippy!!!! I just got done replacing worn tension springs, a good cleaning and greasing, on both machines, and now I have that arm adjusted and they are back to like new again!!!
I am so glad I DIY and all is purring way. ūüėÄ
Happy happy day and happy sewing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ūüėÄ

Homemade spindles!

002Here are my homemade spindles for hand spinning. I made them because I¬†couldn’t¬†find any that were¬†similar¬†to this design. I like that I can evenly fill the space between the disk so I¬†have¬†approximately the same amount of yarn on each spindle. I ply in 3’s and its nice when ¬† the amount of single ply is close. Filling all six spindles results in 2, large, 3 ply balls of yarn.
Transferring the yarn to my wheel for plying is easy. I prefer to hand spin because my spinning can go everywhere I go. I can even spin while riding in the car!

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Snow dogs!

The puppies love snow!

Bufo Carrying Snowball

Bufo Carrying Snowball

Seven Basking

Seven Basking

Bufo and Shadow.

Bufo and Shadow.

Bufo and Shadow.

Bufo and Shadow.

Bufo and Shadow again.

Bufo and Shadow again.

Matoo.

Matoo.

Seven eating snow.

Seven eating snow.

Shadow digging.

Shadow diggin

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