Gloves for my mum (x-mas gift) (by saraaires (quartodeideias))
Show of hands - who HATES that awful Lion Brand Homespun nonsense they call yarn?
Guess what! THAT IS WHAT I SPUN THIS FROM!
Before you start waving torches and pitchforks and screaming for me to be burned at the stake for sorcery - it can be done super easily! I use it to practice with my drop spindle instead of the expensive fiber. Plus, it comes out shiny and soft - totally worth the $1 and time.
Just cut the “yarn” into 2 or 3 foot lengths, whatever you are comfortable with, and pull out all the strings. What is left is fluffy acrylic fiber! Just spin from there.
When it comes time to wind off and set the twist, be aware that it is acrylic. For singles - I find it is best to take a steamer to the yarn while it is tensioned on my swift or niddy noddy. If you plied it and feel it isn’t balanced or still has too much twist, do the same thing. It works, I promise!
Crafty Advice Owl (Voice of sewers of plush and cosplay)
(Link to a blank, make your own!)
See Also: My Life.
Crochet Inspiration: Kylie from 3 Sheets If you crochet, this looks like a fun, easy project for the living room or the bedroom.
A project that became bigger than planned.
Might put the pattern for sale on etsy if I get around to it.
This is so glorious and wonderful and I want the pattern so bad
#gratefulfor Day 76 | Cross stitch pattern software. So many nerdy ideas.
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” -Galileo Galilei