Saturday, April 6, 2013

Customer FOs: January

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My friend and cupcake pusher, Kara, periodically steps in as a guest blogger here to do a monthly round up of projects made from Dyeabolical® yarns and spinning fibers. Thank you everyone who shared their projects. They are so inspiring! You can buy Dyeabolical yarns and fibers in my online shop, on Etsy (which is a mirror of my online shop), at one of several shops or upcoming festival, or email me for a special order. Color cards and a description of each base can be found here.  Thank you to Kara for the guest post! --Rachel
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It's time for another edition of "look at all the pretty things you can do with Dyeabolical yarn and fiber!". So let's just get right to it.

If you aren't familiar with FOs, they are Finished Objects. A finished object is any item knitted, crocheted, woven, felted, spun or otherwise transformed from Dyeabolical yarns or spinning fibers into another form (e.g. yarn knitted in to mittens, warp crocheted in to dishcloths, fiber in to a felted object, dyed top spun in to yarn).

Designer Corrina Ferguson (picnicknits) designed and knit the Bryndis shawl in Super Ego to show off the Knit Crate Cafe special kit colorway. (pattern page)

And then Rachel herself knit a Bryndis out of Super Ego in Neopolitan. (project page)

Rachel also knit a couple of Wee Sheep, designed by Susan B. Anderson, which are just the CUTEST and a great use of any leftovers you might have around the house. [*cough* or mini hanks *cough*] (project pages)


Jen used Super Ego in Born on A Monday to knit the Alma Ella shawl. Another great pairing of yarn to pattern. (project page)
Super Ego is a great base for anything - shawls, socks (of which there is enough yarn for those of us with big feet), and even sweaters.

Cheryl used some handspun Dyeabolical to create these great pillows. This is a great idea for that skein of yarn you just don't know what to do with.


E.J. Slayton (Joy) used her own basic ribbed sock pattern, from her book Ribbing Plain & Fancy, in Themyscira for some great socks. (project page).

Rose (Cakewalk Yarns) used a skein of Alter Ego in Born on a Monday for some fantastic socks in a broken rib pattern. (project page)



Mollie used a skein of Strong Arm in a one of a kind color to knit a Hitchhiker shawl. Can I just say how much I love this pattern for a variegated yarn? It's PERFECT. (project page)

The lovely Rose-Marie, from Bea-Gin Designs, used Superwash Merino Worsted in Tainted Love to knit these fun little Winter Sunshine Mitts (designed by Lemonhalf/Beck from Gusler Designs, who has done a lot of graphic design work for past clubs) (project page)

Eleanor knit this lovely Rondelay shawl out of Alter Ego yarn in Closer Than You Think. Such a cool pattern and a great yarn to go with it! (project page)


January's Handspun comes to us from Mandy at The Cloistered Lamb. She spun up a BFL/Silk blend in Themyscira and plied it with 2 strands of a dark brown BFL. Lovely! (blog post)


As always, you can find a great selection of yarn and fiber at the shop, including many skeins of yarn to knit your own Bryndis, Hitchhiker, or whatever your heart desires.

If you have an FO that you would like featured here, send me (Kara) an email at starmonkeybrass(at)gmail(dot)com or at karamichele on Ravelry.

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