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I'm a maker. I make things out of fibers. I make things out of code. I make things.

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Tonight I suddenly realized that I own a dress form, and this can be useful for things other than making dresses. Consequently, my Etsy shop now has lots of new photos that look way better than the old ones!

Also, have I mentioned that I love having learned that my camera has manual white balance as an option?

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Source: simplymaco.etsy.com

I just finished this lace shrug. I started crocheting it a year and a half ago, but the pattern was so poorly written / incorrect (and published in a book! and my errata submissions ignored…) that I put it aside. I finally finished it this weekend.

It’s the Trinity Lace Shrug from Crochet Gifts, done in Classic Elite Alpaca Sox.

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Leicester longwool singles on Flickr.
This is the first bobbin of leicester longwool singles for my #sca a&s project. When plied, it’ll be sock yarn

Leicester longwool singles on Flickr.

This is the first bobbin of leicester longwool singles for my #sca a&s project. When plied, it’ll be sock yarn

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My first sweater on Flickr.
I cast on for this on 15 Feb and finished 12 March. Black alpaca yarn, handspun in Peru Akoya cardigan pattern by Carol Feller Knit on size 4 needles at gauge 5st/in following size 31’s instructions (pattern calls for 5.5st/in) to get size 34 The buttons have flowers

My first sweater on Flickr.

I cast on for this on 15 Feb and finished 12 March.

Black alpaca yarn, handspun in Peru
Akoya cardigan pattern by Carol Feller
Knit on size 4 needles at gauge 5st/in following size 31’s instructions (pattern calls for 5.5st/in) to get size 34
The buttons have flowers

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The first three pairs of socks I knit. These were all done between Thanksgiving 2011 and February 2012. The white ones are alpaca/bamboo, and the others are wool. So much warmer than the cotton tube socks I’ve been wearing for years! Knitting my own wool socks is clearly a thing that must continue.
Tonight I cast on for my first sweater. Black fingering weight alpaca. Very soft.

The first three pairs of socks I knit. These were all done between Thanksgiving 2011 and February 2012. The white ones are alpaca/bamboo, and the others are wool. So much warmer than the cotton tube socks I’ve been wearing for years! Knitting my own wool socks is clearly a thing that must continue.

Tonight I cast on for my first sweater. Black fingering weight alpaca. Very soft.

Tagged: knittingsockshandmadeslow clothing

I remember learning about kanzashi in Japanese class. They’re so pretty and so intricate.

I remember learning about kanzashi in Japanese class. They’re so pretty and so intricate.

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