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2011-09-06 09:52 am
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Knitting - Time to plan for Christmas

While I absolutely hate the "Oooh, Christmas is coming soon!" attitude as early as in September, it's a bit different when it comes to planning handmade gifts, since those tend to take a little time.

So here's what I'm planning for gifts:

Mum - A new scarf. The one I knitted back in '06 is worn out a long time ago, and while I'm hardly the most advanced knitter ever, I've processed far beyond garter stitch scarves. I'm thinking I'll go for Spectra, since I love how it looks, probably in turquoise and browns. Possibly a hat, as well, though I must keep in mind that she has a tiny head. She's a hat size 6 – 5/8.

Sister - She wants long socks. Must inquire if she has a colour in mind. If not, I'll make them grey and white varigated, I think. Possibly using Very Tall Socks.

Also, moose hat. My sister loves all thing moose-related, so I see some version of this in her future.

Mum's boyfriend - Possibly a Trilobite hat? It's a bit of an in-joke. Might have to modify; I have a tight gauge and he has a big head. Use bigger needles, maybe?
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2010-09-30 07:25 pm
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Spinning - Lookie what just arrived!

Two spindles and a pretty, pretty roving was waiting for me when I got home from work today. Well, technically, I had to go pick them up, but since the post office is just around the corner, and I needed to go to the store anyway, it wasn't much of a hassle.

I'm a bit busy today and tomorrow, working on my [community profile] megaflare_ff fic, but when I can take a breather from that on Saturday, I'll give spinning a go.

In which there are wool and cross-spindles... )
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2010-09-29 09:33 pm
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Spinning - A new adventure...

I'm waiting for my first drop spindles and fibre. I've been considering trying my hand at spinning for a while, because I want to make custom yarns, but I never got around to it until now.

Of course, with NaNoWriMo coming up, there probably won't be too much spinning done here until December. Still, it's always fun to try out something new, and who knows, I might add another craft skill to my repertoire in a while.

(I'm sure it wouldn't surprise anyone that I intend to make fandom-inspired yarns if I can manage it. I have so many ideas, and so little time.)