4th Quarter Challenge Part 2

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I felted the Prefelt and Fibre paper Suprematist pieces that I showed you last time. I think the pieces shifted a bit, but this is the first one:

It didn’t have much texture after felting and is quite flat. The colours didn’t blend where they overlapped, but the underneath colour migrated through at the edges:

For some reason the burgundy piece was a lot fuzzier on the edges:

I did alter the second coloured one slightly, I noticed all the triangular shapes were pointing in the same direction on the same angle.

This piece was mostly flat too, the only part which isn’t is at the bottom where I used a piece of the white which is thicker/heavier prefelt:

The white piece was far more interesting before felting:

You can see from an angled photo the different textures, colours and shine better:

A close up:

The different…

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HANDYED Yarn in BERLIN at Die Wollnerin

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Meet Sabine Bornemann.

Hand Dyer of gorgeous yarn and yarn shop owner in the Schoenberg Neighborhood –Die Wollnerin .Very close to Winterfeld Platz.

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Handcrafted little zipper bags for notions,  stitched by another woman (whose name I will add when I get it)

42608A5F-9241-40DE-B9A0-B509734CD410AB43D938-8889-4D52-8CA1-64969D125B6BMy first trip I bought a single skein of this lucious Alpaca Silk Cashmere and then made a second trip to buy another skein.  My last day in Berlin I bought the hand dyed sock yarn of the loveliest merino and a bit of nylon for endurance.  On my final day, I took Sabine’s photo as I said I would for the People at Work Series. Thank you Sabine. Your shop is wonderfully inspiring to me.

Looking  forward to my return visit in the Spring.

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LOL Crochet Emoji Puppet

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I’ve been crocheting a lot of things for our ultimate prize box at work and realized I haven’t shared them here. Let’s start with the yellow, heart-emoji puppet that looked like a frog. A student (5th grade boy) picked that one but then asked if I could remove the heart eyes and replace them with black circles. Here we go, I thought.

I asked him if he wanted to trade it for something else and he said no. I was flummoxed as to why he picked that puppet if he didn’t completely like it. I told him it is what it is and if he didn’t like it, there were tons of other items to pick from. He said no, he wanted to keep it. But could I change the eyes? Argh! I really, really didn’t want to change the eyes. I asked him if I didn’t change it, would…

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Stitching for Charity, Nancy’s Angels

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We we worked this summer knitting these kits.  Children’s hats with cute stuffed animals on top.  These are donated to two elementary schools in our community.   These schools have a high percentage of disadvantaged families. The children don’t have basics like a warm hat for winter mornings.

I spy a Bronco hat too.  Hopefully one true fan will want it!

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Of Course. It’s Yours.

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Many moons ago, I got this yarn in the mail from Mountain Meadow Wool, the last installment of a 3-month Legacy Yarn Clubsubscription.

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It is Mountain Meadow Wool’s Mountain Down, a 25% hand-pulled bison from Durham Ranch and 75% Mountain Merino from Camino Ranch, both in Wyoming. My family and I are definitely unnaturally into the plains and all the flora and fauna that live upon it, so this 25% bison yarn just had to be knit up into something special.

I ended up going with the original pattern I picked for the yarn, Elbert by Ysolda Teague. It was part of my “September of colorwork” and for reason after reason I’ve been super slow getting images up here with it. It’s definitely not for lack of love…

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Because it was a beautiful knit. The yarn was absolutely dreamy.

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But mostly I just knit it super…

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The story of the nonexistent floss

The Yarn Blabber

As I mentioned last week, I am a new biscornu fiend. I even bought a pattern, Barbara Ana’s “Autumn Biscornu”. When I read it, I discovered that I didn’t have any of the embroidery floss colors it calls for. I also noticed something I had never seen before: it requires DMC and Anchor floss. The Anchor colors are actually variegated. Another biscornu pattern I have also calls for some DMC multi-colors.

Last Friday I went to the city center in search of my thread. I couldn’t go to my usual shop because they only have DMC and I needed Anchor. So, I just went to the next best store. The shop assistant searched for the Anchor thread and she didn’t have the numbers. She didn’t have the DMC multis I needed, either. No problem. I tried another shop.

And this is where the story gets really ugly. The shopkeeper, a…

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