Recently i checked out this page(blog?) regarding dryer balls(http://www.diynatural.com/how-to-make-wool-dryer-balls/). It was intriguing since they have a list of positives(no negatives? maybe the price of yarn) and they seemed pretty fun to make. In simpler terms; wind up the yarn into a ball, throw it in the wash to felt and dry….ta-da!…end of story.
I made a vid on my process(of course) where i dyed the top layer of 5. I added a 6th ball to finish up the partial skein i had left. It used up quite a bit of yarn, i haven’t put them to use yet but soon…lol.
Check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaiFeXqPxaM
These are said to replace fabric softener, decrease drying time and help increase fluffiness while reducing static among other things. You would throw them in the dryer and while bouncing around with your clothes that would help the hot air circulate cutting down on drying time. As with most things, the more the merrier(and the bigger the better i assume lol).
I purchased these awesome ‘skeins’ of yarn during the black friday/cyber monday sales. The yarn itself had been knitted up in panels and then dyed..and sold this way! Via the instructions/directions they recommended working straight from the panel, meaning no re-skeining and/or cake making…of course they also recommended blocking your project after it was complete. I started to make a scarf/shawl and during the process it was obvious the crimp/kink of the yarn just got in the way. It was hard to manage, not to say the crimp made the yarn shrink on itself and even tension wasn’t at all possible. And so began my journey…
I can’t say i’m 100% satisfied with it, but it’s a major improvement. I’ll be making one into a cake in the near future and test it(if all is good, the 2nd will follow). I probably won’t be going for the shawl i was working on earlier, all tho i may just try the sock pattern this came with.
I recently recorded a haul that just happens to be Zelda themed from the last couple of months. I wouldn’t actually call it a ‘haul’ as much as random stuff i happen to acquire which happens to have the same theme. Did i do that on purpose? Not really, although the Legend of Zelda series being my fave, you shouldn’t be surprised. Check it out here.
My biggest win was the musical chests Nintendo forked over via the Streetpass group. For those that payed attention(and/or were lucky enough to get one) i unfortunately missed out on getting Ganondorf figurine bonus you could preorder for here in the USA…i just didn’t do it in time. Huge loss, am i right? So this made me feel better and somewhat feel like Nintendo made it up to me(not that they owed me anything to begin with). You win some, you loose some i guess…and sometimes you break even.
As for my works in progress, i’m planning to do some tunisian crochet tutorials…specially using afghan stitch(aka simple stitch). It’s the one i use the most(do i know any other? actually, i don’t think so…>.>) and it translates into pixels so well. It’ll be the basics and probably branch out into how to do charts and all that jazz. My example project is the mushroom. I chose to make it red, but any color would have done. Should have those up by next week i suppose.
Something that’s also in the works; using that frog mario chart i designed for my afghan(no progress in weeks unfortunately, just didn’t feel like) and making a pillow. To kind of help me jump back into it i suppose, i haven’t been doing t-crochet(tunisian crochet) in quite a while.
Vanna’s Choice Easy Crochet Critters book review ~ with FO’s ;D
Who’s ready to win some yarn!?! Check out my 200-subbie giveaway! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFSb75-vIS4
Cast-Off Crew #41
Top 5 Favourite Disney Villains (Female)
↳ 4. The Evil Queen
Inspired by anniethedirewolf’s Top 10 Disney Villains series
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