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Project No. 14: Making Yarn—Part 2


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Last week I bought a drop spindle, wool, and safflower buds at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival to try my hand at making yarn. I've invested $30 in this project so far, which could probably buy me ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Layne Stratton

Project No. 14: Making Yarn


Fashion
My friend Steve and I took a field trip to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (flockandfiberfestival.com) this past Fall because we both like yarn and we both really dig goats. Besides providing an a ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 13: Teeny Tiny Tacky Felt-Ball-Garland


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I wanted to celebrate the holidays by festooning my Christmas tree in garish reds and greens this year and I wanted to do it for under $50. With my new Captain America pinwheel ornaments (Project No. ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 12: Captain America Pinwheel Ornaments


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Besides making a ton of socks, I also wanted a few baubles and ornaments to deck my halls before the holidays. Pinwheel-making seemed like an elfish thing to do, so I cribbed the first half of this pr ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11: Sock Class—Part 5


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After hitting the wall last week with Sock #2, Operation: Socks 4 All 4 Christmas was at Code Yellow. Completing Sock #1 before the final class at close knit (2140 NE Alberta St., 503-288-4568, closek ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11: Sock Class—Part 4


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I left class two of a three-part sock class at close knit (2140 NE Alberta St., 503-288-4568, closeknitportland.com) last week with a mere 10 inches of sock and a partially turned heel to show for my ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11: Sock Class—Part 3


Fashion
Last week I attended my first Sock Class at close knit (2140 NE Alberta St., 503-288-4568, closeknitportland.com) in the hopes of becoming proficient enough of the Art of Sock to craft a bunch of 'em ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11: Sock Class—Part 2


Fashion
Last week I registered and bought supplies for a three-part Sock Class at close knit (2140 NE Alberta St., 503-288-4568, closeknitportland.com), Phase One of Operation: Socks 4 All 4 Christmas. I didn ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 11—Sock Class


Fashion
I'm starting to think about Christmastime and what kind of hand-made gifts I can bestow (force) upon my family-members. In 1998 everyone received exotic hardwood picture frames. The year 2001 brought ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10—Part 5: Red's Urn


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Last week I gussied-up Red's Collage and attached it to a copper container—the ulitmate resting place for my dearly departed dog's ashes. I didn't know how to incorporate her tag, until, on a la ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Layne Stratton
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