Two little kittens

I finished the needle punch!

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The image is cute, however there was not enough thread in the colors to be able to make it look like the picture. The boarder is supposed to be dark grey background but as you can see, there was only enough to do the right side. I then used what was left of the other two greys (used in the cats) to fill in the rest of the boarder.

I have not cut the fabric yet as I don’t know what I am doing with this yet.

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Rug hooking with yarn

Today I did an experiment with yarn since I knew it was possible to rug hook using yarn.  I bought a small roll of burlap at one point at Michaels since it was on sale. That is what I used since it was hemmed and I could cut a piece of for a small piece.

I have tons of yarn to play with, so I doodled a design and went at it.

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I should have used thicker yarn, but it worked well enough for a first try. The paisleys look okay, the flower and swirl at the bottom turned out good. The red blob in the middle was supposed to be a heart. I cannot figure out how to get it to keep its shape. I even tried to use black to outline it but it still turned into a circle.  It kinda looks like a ladybug so it’s fine I guess. I do want to learn how to do a proper heart though!

Sharp points are hard. There was supposed to be a star but I just could not get it to work out. The top right is a crescent moon with a random purple blob on the right, and another in the top center.

It was a good learning experience. I do want to try again with thicker and better yarn. I just dug into my acrylic stash for trying this out. I am going to look around online to see what I can find for tutorials/classes.

First time rug hooking

This is the kit that I picked up at the fiber fest last month. I have been wanting to try rug hooking for awhile so found a small kit to try out. It went much faster than I thought. I don’t know the exact time, but it only took me a few hours to do. Maybe only a half hour total to cut all the strips. I definitely want to do more of this!

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Seaweed Scarf

I started this scarf back in July and worked on it off and on. Determined to finish it, I have been working on it pretty much daily this month. I finally finished it at 1am this morning.

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The pattern is available on Ravelry. It is very easy to do and is great if you have not done the knit through the back loop increase. So I learned something new doing this!

Now to decide what I’m going to work on next. I have many things I want to do but there is only one of  me!

Fiber Fest of New England

This past weekend was FFNE that takes place down at the Big E fairgrounds in one of the buildings. I go every year and even though it’s two weeks after Rhinebeck, I still find myself needing more fiber stuff! Here are the things I bought.

I am trying out rug hooking because I really love the way the finished items look. I picked a small one to start with. I am trying to finish the scarf I have been working on off and on since the beginning of the year. Once that is done, then I have to pick the ‘what is next’ game.  I need to find a way to clone myself so I can do multiple things at the same time!

Pumpkin!

Made a little pumpkin yesterday. I’m going to make more, but I wanted to share this one now. I’m going to try different ways to do them. I like how this looks, but the next will be different.

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Silly little cat – needle felting

I recently started needle felting again after being inspired by some friends. I was sorting through my craft stuff and found my needles, then some Styrofoam balls. I decided I wanted to play around and this is what I made.

The fiber is 100% alpaca that was given to me by a friend. It is super soft. Lots of flyaways as I’m still figuring things out and don’t want to over felt. I can’t do anything realistic right now, but I was playing around anyway.

The cat stands 6 inches hit to the tip of the ears. It took me six hours to make!

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