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yarnyarnyarnponiesyarn [Nov. 27th, 2004|09:05 pm]
Aikarin
[mood |artisticartistic]
[music |semisonic - closing time]

New knitting project. Made a special trip to Wally World to satisfy my yarn craving. Don't know how long I spent looking at their yarn. *sighs*
Almost bought another skein of multi-colored eyelash yarn & multi-colored chenille yarn, but I stopped myself. I love the multi-colored yarn, but the end results are...a little too much.
I ended up buying only two skeins...Caron Simply Soft Seasons 95% acrylic yarn in Cranberry with 5% gold colored metallic wrap and Bernat Eye Lash in Blink (I think they mean white, LOL). I already have Fun Fur and Boa yarn in white, but I like the silkiness of the Bernat Eyelash. This is going to be a tiny holiday handbag for my mom.

Slightly different technique than my palm cozy. I'm going to cast on 42 stitches on my blue DPNs starting with the eye lash yarn. It will probably take about 4 rows to get a nice fuzzy fringe. Then, I'm going to change to the Cranberry yarn and slowly increase up to 60 stitches. Then, a quick decrease to get a somewhat flat bottom. The goal will be roughly a pear shape. Hope I still remember how to do that! :P This bag will have a drawstring near the top, secured by a large wooden bead. Jingle bells will be at the end of the drawstring. And a braided handle made of the Cranberry yarn, attached from the inside.

Here's a bag mod that I have planned. This one is a Hillard & Hanson (from Mervyn's?). It measures approximately 7" x 7". It has silly looking faux leather handles (that I removed with a sharp x-acto knife). The base fabric is really nice, though. It looks like textured silk, with subtle vertical slubs, although I'm sure it's NOT silk, LOL. I'm going to give this little bag a new look be adding a furry rim, of course. ;) Just need to get some MORE eyelash yarn!! A silky ribbon handle would look nice.


About ponies...the mystery pony is done. Now, just waiting for payment/shipping/gift giving before the page is linked to the rest of the site. So cute!! :D
Also finished Lady Rosalind, the cameo pony. Her page is here:
http://www.aikarin.com/mlp/customs/ladyrosalind.html
Also, continuing to work on a few commissioned projects: Lobeira & Baby Fizzy. I've started on another pony of my own...this one is an evolving project. I have no idea what it will look like. There's always the danger of going overboard...
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[User Picture]From: kashuarashi
2004-11-28 06:37 am (UTC)
Okay, want pictures of the knit bag when finished. It sounds cool! And it'll be nice to see what people actualy MAKE with that yarn (our custmers occassionally bring things in, but not often).

Lady Rosalind is LOVELY! I've been wanting to see fer finished! How on EARTH did you get those curls? Our Hermione's hair gave us fits and still isn't QUITE what we'd like.

Look forward to seeing how the experiment turns out...
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2004-11-30 06:42 am (UTC)
Awww...thanks. I'll post a pic of the bag once it's completed.
I used foam curlers on Lady Rosalind's hair. It's tough to curl saran. It already looks like the curls are coming out. :(
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[User Picture]From: kashuarashi
2004-12-01 03:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's the one MAJOR downfall to Saran. Curlers, though...hmm....have to look into that. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: sailorangei
2004-11-28 05:49 pm (UTC)

*low whistle*

Good smeg, that's pretty! @__@ How did you curl it? Not heat, I supose? And the last girl...is that a Sculpey horn or a G1 implant?
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2004-11-30 06:43 am (UTC)

Re: *low whistle*

Thanks! See the comment above. I've tried both Sculpey & horn transplants, and I think the horn transplants definitely look better. I've even tried making a mold from a G1 horn, and it still doesn't look quite right. Sculpey isn't that easy to work with.
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[User Picture]From: cherry_cupcakes
2004-11-28 08:01 pm (UTC)
Hello! *waves* I was just visiting your site and noticed that you now have an LJ for updates! :p I'm a big fan of your customs, they're so beautiful!! (I entered the 'midsummer pony' contest that you had...) Anyway, this is just me putting in my two cents don't mind me^^;;
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2004-11-30 06:45 am (UTC)
Hi! I'm delighted to hear from you. ^_^ I'm holding another contest in the summer, so keep an eye out for that. Can I add you to my friends list? I'm still trying to get the hang of this whole Livejournal concept.
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[User Picture]From: cherry_cupcakes
2004-12-01 12:03 am (UTC)
O! Yeah that'd be cool by me, if you added me. ^^ In fact, I've added you to mine!XD
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