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Archive for January, 2009

Working on the 6-yo-size Roselette

Posted: Friday, January 30th, 2009 @ 9:13 pm in Knitting | 3 Comments »

I worked on the Roselette‘s numbers, and am now crocheting a sample to see if the proportions look right. I managed to get Prune to try it on earlier today … so far so good ! This one is made with two strands of thrifted acrylic yarn. I like that look, and really want that […]

Felt beads with the girls

Posted: Thursday, January 29th, 2009 @ 3:50 pm in Family, Felting, kids craft, links | 2 Comments »

Today Prune’s teacher was on strike, the whole school was closed and both girls stayed at home. Since I’d like to learn and make felt adornments for my art-yarns, I took this occasion and offered them to make felt beads for a necklace for Prune’s teacher. (not sure she’s the kind to wear necklaces, but […]

Altay hat pattern now available, and Giveaway results

Posted: Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 @ 10:05 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Contest, Monthly Fiber Giveaway | 2 Comments »

Yay, the pattern for the Altay hat is now available ! :-D Second installment of my ‚??around the granny square‚?Ě series, the Altay hat features an unusual and fun construction. Worked around a ‚??granny triangle‚?Ě, it works up very quickly and is very easily adjustable to fit everybody‚??s head size. Optional earflaps can be added. […]

New yarn : autowrapped with cocoons. Bliss…

Posted: Sunday, January 25th, 2009 @ 5:53 pm in Art yarn, Fiber Prep, spinning | 5 Comments »

So, yesterday I Sat and spun until 10 pm… :-P To reply to Jacey‘s comment, yes I’m spinning on a kick-spindle and have to slighlty adjust the techniques so I can use them with the spindle. But really it looks like most should work just fine. Just not sure I can do the racing stripes, […]

A whole new world

Posted: Saturday, January 24th, 2009 @ 6:06 pm in chezPlum Patterns, dyed, Fiber Prep, pattern testers, review, spinning | 4 Comments »

Material Whirled is having a Valentine yarn Giveaway. You gotta have a look there, first maybe to try to win the yummy skein of handspun, but most of all, to read all the fantastic quotes in the comments. (and another cool contest here, to win a beautiful nacho nuno-felted poncho) I have finally finished working […]

Fiber talk and January Fiber Giveaway

Posted: Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm in Contest, Fiber Prep, Freebie, Hackle, Monthly Fiber Giveaway | 33 Comments »

Whoops, didn’t mean to take so long to post .. Week-end was busy with friends and it’s already tuesday ! :-P Here’s the promised pic of that fiber I blended on my Hackle. As usual, I carded the remaining fiber with my handcards. Pretty, no ? I tried to practise with my hand-cards the other […]

Altay Hats

Posted: Friday, January 16th, 2009 @ 11:35 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Family | 1 Comment »

Today both girls were at school or daycare, and for once we took the afternoon off to go skiing, just the 2 of us. It was probably a year or two since we last skied together without having the girls with us. Also, it was my first “real time” skiing with my new telemarks… That […]

Tv or sleep ? – Spoiled !

Posted: Thursday, January 15th, 2009 @ 7:32 pm in Crochet, dyed, Fiber Prep, Hackle, pattern testers | 2 Comments »

Laurent and I used to sleep really bad, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to sleep again until several hours later. Living in a really small place, we sleep in the living-room, so we first started with shutting down all the computers, servers and dsl lines during the night. […]

Fiber experiments and Giveaway winners

Posted: Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 @ 11:28 pm in Contest, dyed, Fiber Prep | 4 Comments »

Lots of fiber dying experiments last week. Not all were conclusive though… My conclusions for next time: – nope, dying a white batt of Cormo is not a good idea. Unless you want to learn wet felting.. It does make a beautiful scarf though, and I may still try to spin it. And colors look […]

Nia’s babyset, now available as a free pattern

Posted: Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 @ 10:43 am in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Freebie | 1 Comment »

I designed this pattern ages ago, as a present for my friend Christine’s daughter. Now my standards have evolved in terms of crochet patterns so I thought it was time to turn this early work into a free pattern. I hope the (very few) people who bought a copy won’t feel bad about this, (or […]

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