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Morsoth

Thank you!! Well, no, I haven't used it, yet. But we never know...!

 

For your Orange headed American Vampire, you should contact Blade. I'm Canadian and, unfortunately, I can't offer my services in your contry. 😉

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gregory
2 minutes ago, Morsoth said:

Thank you!! Well, no, I haven't used it, yet. But we never know...!

 

For your Orange headed American Vampire, you should contact Blade. I'm Canadian and, unfortunately, I can't offer my services in your contry. 😉

You do realise that MiShell is from Canada too.... I'm sure we can work something out....

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Morsoth

Oh...! Vampire hunters trip!

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katrinka
1 hour ago, Morsoth said:

Thank you!! Well, no, I haven't used it, yet. But we never know...!

 

For your Orange headed American Vampire, you should contact Blade. I'm Canadian and, unfortunately, I can't offer my services in your contry. 😉

He's not a vampire, he's a zombie! Vampires are generally more refined and have a functioning vocabulary.

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Raggydoll
6 hours ago, Morsoth said:

Oh...! Vampire hunters trip!

He he he

 

And your kits are stunning!! They look like really good movie props ! I am seriously impressed !!

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Raggydoll
4 hours ago, katrinka said:

He's not a vampire, he's a zombie! Vampires are generally more refined and have a functioning vocabulary.

Yes, you have got a point there.. 

 

 

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stephanelli

I've been enjoying a bit of a knitting, crochet and weaving craze recently!  I wanted to share some of my creations with you!

 

First up, my newest hat!  Knitted using a free pattern.  The yarn is completely handspun and has a rainbow gradient single in Blue-Faced Leicester Wool plied with a neutral coloured single made from Ramie fibre.  It's a bonnet style hat and I love it so much!

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Next up is a crochet lion from a kit that my grandma brought me:

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Now for some weaving, I had a play with making a tartan square on my frame loom!

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And finally, today I finished off a close fit snuggly cowl!

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Raggydoll
4 hours ago, stephanelli said:

I've been enjoying a bit of a knitting, crochet and weaving craze recently!  I wanted to share some of my creations with you!

 

First up, my newest hat!  Knitted using a free pattern.  The yarn is completely handspun and has a rainbow gradient single in Blue-Faced Leicester Wool plied with a neutral coloured single made from Ramie fibre.  It's a bonnet style hat and I love it so much!

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Next up is a crochet lion from a kit that my grandma brought me:

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Now for some weaving, I had a play with making a tartan square on my frame loom!

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And finally, today I finished off a close fit snuggly cowl!

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So colorful and cute!! 🥰 I’ve mainly just been creating artwork for my deck so I don’t feel like I have much to show here at the moment (don’t want to plaster my stuff all over the forum. There is a link in my signature if anyone wants to see it 😊). 

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stephanelli

Hoping that someone else might have posted here before I post again...but never mind...I HAVE TO SHARE MY CROCHET SHAWL WITH YOU BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!

 

Yesterday I finished crocheting this beauty of a shawl!

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The pattern is Wild Wheat Shawl by Mijo Crochet.

The yarn gets me more excited.  It is 3 and a bit skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners Blue-Faced Leicester Roving.  But I dyed each skein naturally!  The dark orange is dyed with madder roots, the pale orange is its exhaust bath.  The dark gold is dyed with henna and the pale gold is its exhaust bath!  Unbelievably proud of this shawl!

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Raggydoll
13 minutes ago, stephanelli said:

Hoping that someone else might have posted here before I post again...but never mind...I HAVE TO SHARE MY CROCHET SHAWL WITH YOU BECAUSE I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!!

 

Yesterday I finished crocheting this beauty of a shawl!

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The pattern is Wild Wheat Shawl by Mijo Crochet.

The yarn gets me more excited.  It is 3 and a bit skeins of West Yorkshire Spinners Blue-Faced Leicester Roving.  But I dyed each skein naturally!  The dark orange is dyed with madder roots, the pale orange is its exhaust bath.  The dark gold is dyed with henna and the pale gold is its exhaust bath!  Unbelievably proud of this shawl!

It is stunning!!!

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stephanelli
9 minutes ago, Raggydoll said:

It is stunning!!!

Thank you!

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53rdspirit

I love looking at everyone's creative treasures! Right now, I'm knitting a wool pouch that I will felt and shape to size to hold five black stones and five white stones for "casting lots."--you know, for making those important "yes" and "no" decisions. 😄  It is a little gift I'll be sending one of my daughters. 

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Raggydoll
5 minutes ago, 53rdspirit said:

I love looking at everyone's creative treasures! Right now, I'm knitting a wool pouch that I will felt and shape to size to hold five black stones and five white stones for "casting lots."--you know, for making those important "yes" and "no" decisions. 😄  It is a little gift I'll be sending one of my daughters. 

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What a brilliant idea and an amazing gift 😍

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53rdspirit

Thanks, @Raggydoll. ❤️ I'll post a pic of the finished project when it's...ermm...finished. 😄 Should be a quick work. 

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Raggydoll
1 hour ago, 53rdspirit said:

Thanks, @Raggydoll. ❤️ I'll post a pic of the finished project when it's...ermm...finished. 😄 Should be a quick work. 

I look forward to it ❤️ How do you use those casting lots? Do you pull a specific amount of stones? Or just one? 

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Posted (edited)

@Raggydoll, here are the instructions that I wrote on a piece of parchment-like paper that I will roll up and tie to the pouch:

 

Casting of Lots


Within the pouch are ten stones, five white and five black.
Ask a yes/no question while gently shaking the pouch. 
Draw only five stones, one by one, from the pouch without
looking in the pouch, and place them in a straight line.

 

Your Answer:
Five white = Definitely yes
Four white/one black = Most likely yes
Three white/two black = Probably yes
Two white/three black = Probably no 
One white/four black = Most likely no
Five black = Definitely no
 

--------

 

However, you could draw just one stone, sometimes --white for a straight yes, and black for a straight no. The colors can also be reversed, if one wishes, for example, black=yes and white=no. 

 

 

Edited by 53rdspirit
Added that last sentence.

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23 minutes ago, 53rdspirit said:

@Raggydoll, here are the instructions that I wrote on a piece of parchment-like paper that I will roll up and tie to the pouch:

 

Casting of Lots


Within the pouch are ten stones, five white and five black.
Ask a yes/no question while gently shaking the pouch. 
Draw only five stones, one by one, from the pouch without
looking in the pouch, and place them in a straight line.

 

Your Answer:
Five white = Definitely yes
Four white/one black = Most likely yes
Three white/two black = Probably yes
Two white/three black = Probably no 
One white/four black = Most likely no
Five black = Definitely no
 

--------

 

However, you could draw just one stone, sometimes --white for a straight yes, and black for a straight no. The colors can also be reversed, if one wishes, for example, black=yes and white=no. 

 

 

I love it! Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve been thinking about compiling my own stone oracle pouch and this is very inspiring!

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joy
3 hours ago, 53rdspirit said:

@Raggydoll, here are the instructions that I wrote on a piece of parchment-like paper that I will roll up and tie to the pouch:

 

Casting of Lots


Within the pouch are ten stones, five white and five black.
Ask a yes/no question while gently shaking the pouch. 
Draw only five stones, one by one, from the pouch without
looking in the pouch, and place them in a straight line.

 

Your Answer:
Five white = Definitely yes
Four white/one black = Most likely yes
Three white/two black = Probably yes
Two white/three black = Probably no 
One white/four black = Most likely no
Five black = Definitely no
 

--------

 

However, you could draw just one stone, sometimes --white for a straight yes, and black for a straight no. The colors can also be reversed, if one wishes, for example, black=yes and white=no. 

 

 

 

Great idea, love it too!

 

And on an other note, the felting. Is it correct that you knit with 'ordinary' wool and then? How do you 'felt'?

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stephanelli
9 hours ago, joy said:

 

Great idea, love it too!

 

And on an other note, the felting. Is it correct that you knit with 'ordinary' wool and then? How do you 'felt'?

Don't mind me jumping in here...(53rdSpirit do still share your methods too! I'm aware I'm jumping in!)

You could needle felt or do the steps I take to avoid felting my spinning yarns.  Needle felting is probably more accurate.

 

Wool will felt when 3 conditions are fulfilled:

- there is heat (what comes out my hot tap is got enough to felt wool, bit boiling water is even better)

- there is water

- there is agitation

 

It makes a triangle (like the fire ignition triangle) and if you remove any one of those you stop it felting.  It's saved a great many of my yarns after I once accidentally felted a skein together in the wash!!!

 

On a side note, I've noticed it works best on actual wool, manmade fibres and plant fibres don't felt well and some sheep breeds felt easier than others!

 

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10 hours ago, stephanelli said:

Don't mind me jumping in here...(53rdSpirit do still share your methods too! I'm aware I'm jumping in!)

You could needle felt or do the steps I take to avoid felting my spinning yarns.  Needle felting is probably more accurate.

 

Wool will felt when 3 conditions are fulfilled:

- there is heat (what comes out my hot tap is got enough to felt wool, bit boiling water is even better)

- there is water

- there is agitation

 

It makes a triangle (like the fire ignition triangle) and if you remove any one of those you stop it felting.  It's saved a great many of my yarns after I once accidentally felted a skein together in the wash!!!

 

On a side note, I've noticed it works best on actual wool, manmade fibres and plant fibres don't felt well and some sheep breeds felt easier than others!

 

 

Great thanks @stephanelli will have to try this!

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53rdspirit

Thanks, @stephanelli! 💞 --those are my felting methods, too. I've felted a few items, my first a BIG boo-boo--I used washable wool and was stuck with a huge bag, pretty useless as it was and I could not re-use the wool because it had slightly felted--ugh. Anyway, after learning that expensive lesson, I moved on to successful felting. This pouch, in particular, I just knitted it using larger needles than the pattern called for (pattern size 3 needles/fingering yarn, I used size 10 needles/Paton's medium weight #4 wool). I wanted to be able to "shape" the pouch with a flat bottom, which is what I love about felting--being able to shape it. I just got it wet in hot water under the faucet, added some dish soap and rolled it brusquely, scrubbing and rolling it against itself until, magically, it was the correct size.  Placed a flat lid in the bottom and dried it upside-down. Crocheted a chain and felted that, too, then cut it to size. Rolled up the casting instructions and it's ready to ship to my daughter. What a joy it was to make! 💞

 

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On 3/23/2020 at 1:48 PM, 53rdspirit said:

Thanks, @stephanelli! 💞 --those are my felting methods, too. I've felted a few items, my first a BIG boo-boo--I used washable wool and was stuck with a huge bag, pretty useless as it was and I could not re-use the wool because it had slightly felted--ugh. Anyway, after learning that expensive lesson, I moved on to successful felting. This pouch, in particular, I just knitted it using larger needles than the pattern called for (pattern size 3 needles/fingering yarn, I used size 10 needles/Paton's medium weight #4 wool). I wanted to be able to "shape" the pouch with a flat bottom, which is what I love about felting--being able to shape it. I just got it wet in hot water under the faucet, added some dish soap and rolled it brusquely, scrubbing and rolling it against itself until, magically, it was the correct size.  Placed a flat lid in the bottom and dried it upside-down. Crocheted a chain and felted that, too, then cut it to size. Rolled up the casting instructions and it's ready to ship to my daughter. What a joy it was to make! 💞

 

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Oh this looks so cool, love it!!! ❤️

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On 3/23/2020 at 6:48 PM, 53rdspirit said:

Thanks, @stephanelli! 💞 --those are my felting methods, too. I've felted a few items, my first a BIG boo-boo--I used washable wool and was stuck with a huge bag, pretty useless as it was and I could not re-use the wool because it had slightly felted--ugh. Anyway, after learning that expensive lesson, I moved on to successful felting. This pouch, in particular, I just knitted it using larger needles than the pattern called for (pattern size 3 needles/fingering yarn, I used size 10 needles/Paton's medium weight #4 wool). I wanted to be able to "shape" the pouch with a flat bottom, which is what I love about felting--being able to shape it. I just got it wet in hot water under the faucet, added some dish soap and rolled it brusquely, scrubbing and rolling it against itself until, magically, it was the correct size.  Placed a flat lid in the bottom and dried it upside-down. Crocheted a chain and felted that, too, then cut it to size. Rolled up the casting instructions and it's ready to ship to my daughter. What a joy it was to make! 💞

 

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That turned out so good!!! 😍

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53rdspirit

Hand sewing (because it is what I enjoy and have fun working on my teeny stitches--tyring to keep them as even as possible) face masks for my husband and me. Finished the prototype, fits great, nice and snug, double layer with coffee filter in-between, a pipe cleaner runs along top to snug against face/nose and covers chin-- and I can hand wash masks in Lysol after wearing. Using my quilting fabric and kitchen witch dress fabric (pipe cleaners and elastic) stashes. My husband wants a half 'n half (half blue/half black) and I chose leopard print. I'll need to make at least two each so one can be washed/drying and one for wearing. Couldn't figure out the pattern at first, was pulling my hair out (excuse it in my pic) --but then it clicked and I'm delighted.

 

I just hope it helps us and the community to stay well.

 

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