yarn arrival

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In anticipation of my adopted yarn stash arrival, I had to make room for the newbies.

I actually built some triangle dividers from some cardboard I had at home, and used crochet to join the pieces together.

I used a knitting needle to pre-poke holed through, and some twine and a crochet hook to crochet the joint. It was a simple single crochet stitch all the way across, but if I had more time, I’d have crochet along all the edges to make a nice fiber edge to the cardboard.

They fit really well in the shelf, and do a really good job of sectioning out the inhabitants.

Best part, it was freeeeeeeee! Bonus, it looks cool.

anonymous asked:

So, I loved WTWF so much and I wanted some way to show that love but I can't draw or anything so instead I'm making a scarf and the yarn for it arrived today and I just wanted to tell you!!!! I hope you're having a wonderful day!!

O_O aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh oh my god you’re making a scarf?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? For WTWF?!?!?!?!?!?!?! THAT’S SO COOL OMG WOW

This is seriously one of the most awesome responses to WTWF I’ve received, seriously!!!!! Pleaseeeeee please please send me a pic of your scarf when you finish it or tag me in a post or whatever because I would LOVE to see it whenever you finish it ^-^

This is so great thank you for sharing this with me omg

Enjoying a break in my work and i found an easy project to start while i’m waiting for my yarn to arrive. I have some white yarn left so i might try to do this little bunny ! (actually i’ve already started to knit it, though i don’t know when i’ll be able to actually finish it).

On another note, i’m really considering learning how to do crochet (do you say “how to crochet” or “how to do crochet” ? that’s a mystery to me). If anyone has advice on how to begin, where can i find good tutorials, or whatever comments there is to make about crochet, please share !

so

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Skookum Yarn!! This just arrived today and I’m SO EXCITED! I’m so thankful to Alison (at ae-ross) for spinning this up. I sent her a giant bag of loose dog fur and she spun it into this glorious yarn that you see here!

You can see posts explaining the process of turning the fur into yarn here: 1  2  3 

Alison’s awesome etsy shop is DramaLlamaYarn and a little birdy told me she might be up for doing some more custom dog fur spinning if you message her :)

It’s so beautiful and I’m so excited, now I just have to think of what to make out of this amazingly soft and lovely Skookum yarn!

A follow-up to my forget-me-nots picture from a few days ago.  I was inspired to make these mittens, mimicking the tiny blue flowers, partly because our latest batch of farm yarns arrived back from the mill (I’m so excited!) and I could not wait to make something with it! So what you see here is a project made totally from something grown on our farm (and the mill is in Michigan as well!)  All natural colors except the blue, of course, but I dyed that myself.

These are not, however the “snarky Mitts” we discussed on OA this past Saturday @valkyrie1969 @weencounterednowildbeasts @myguiltyolpleasure @chrismosstree and @outlandishchridhe - that pattern has yet to be devised