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Witch number two has been commissioned by my mill manager for his granddaughter. I have a few adjustments to make, like the yarn I'm using for her hair and how I'm doing her shoes, but other than that she'll be about the same. I may change the shape of her body into kind of a peanut shape, but since she's going to be a 7-year-old's doll I'm not sure if I want it to be shapely or just rectangular with the top two corners cut off like this last one was. I found some fake mohair-ish yarn at JoAnn's that I'll be using for hair this time, and I also got a huge skein of orange yarn to make into a shrug or something. I'm not sure yet. (Are shrugs still in style? I'm so behind.)

After Halloween stuff is over, I need to make myself a new scarf. I only have one picture of it online and you can barely see it.

It's about 10 feet long and I made it three or four years ago out of Homespun. And of course it looks like crap now. So I need to find some yarn that is thick and soft like that, but won't look like crap after I wear it. And is preferably washable so that I can let it drag in the mud or close it in the car door and I won't have to trash it. I'm still trying to decide if I want to go with something bright or not. I like the browns and jewel tones in the current one but I'm liking reds and greens and oranges. I need to make a hat that doesn't clash with it as well. I think hats and scarves that are made of the same yarn look odd though.

I miss the glasses I'm wearing in my picture. I think I'll put new lenses in them next time I go to the optometrist. I'm tired of black plastic frames.


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Sep. 30th, 2006 12:04 am (UTC)
How funny. I'm tired of my wire rims and want my old brown plastic lenses that Thad broke.

I just looked at a pillow I made for Ally out of Homespun. It looked so horrible that I cut it up, recycled the insert, and threw it out today.
Sep. 30th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
My ears are crooked so it's harder to keep my plastic frames from being askew. But I still like the plastics - they're Candies and have funny little rhinestones on the corners.

What do you like to use in place of Homespun?
Sep. 30th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
Some of the perks of tech editing is that I get to see crocheted samples of yarns I don't normally work with.

I really liked the Blue Sky Alpaca yarns and the Plymouth Alpaca used in the green hat at the bottom (which looks weird on the guy, btw) was so soft and lofty (http://www.interweavecrochet.com/projects.asp).

Of course, those aren't locally available. I like Knitpicks yarns, I've tried the wool of the andes, palette. I like some of JoAnn's, like Stellina and Angel Hair. I like Cascade and Brown Sheep wools.
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