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Jan. 20th, 2010

disappearing, trevor



I finally finished spinning and plying the skein for yukonsally which was the November prize and sent it off to her today, and wanted to share it with you all.

From handspun

It's about 145 yards of worsted-ish weight merino yarn. I like how it came out (though the photo is not the best).

Jan. 17th, 2010



A 2-part post

Hi everyone!

We're halfway through the first month of 2010 already. That's pretty crazy. But, in addition to it being crazy, it's also time for us to celebrate our first star of the month! And that star is: Craftyone, aka Robyn :)

Why is Robyn our star? Well, have you checked out the project she has been working on?


I think you'll find it pretty darned amazing. I sure do. Robyn is sharing the wealth by posting her hats to our community so that we can also tally her work.

Way to go, Robyn!

Part two: I am rolling around an idea in my head and I'd like feedback. I'm thinking of seeing if we can team up with some designers of knitting or crocheting patterns. They would make up one design for us so that we could sell items and raise money for charity. There are a lot of situations, like the current on in Haiti, where unfortunately, money is needed more than anything we can do with our needles and hooks, at least for now. I would really like Homespun Helpers to be able to reach out in those situations, still using our hands, but in a different way. The items we would sell would count towards our tally -- I'd start a special etsy shop, probably.

Interested in your thoughts! Let me know 'em :)

Jan. 11th, 2010



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I have a couple of very random questions:

1. I want to wash the things I've made before donating/gifting, but I don't want them to end up looking 'used'. I have cats and dogs and would definitely, definitely, like to do something to reduce risk of exposing someone to an allergen if at all possible.

I think everything I've made is either red heart, which I am convinced will outlast roaches at the end of the world, or caron simply soft.

2. Which side does the fastener (zipper, button, snaps) go on on infant clothing, if there is a standard? My kids are 11 and 9, so it's been a while.

ETA: Since I'm spamming over here, anyway:

I'm not sure where they're going yet, but they're going.

Jan. 10th, 2010



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I made all three pair today; I think I need an intervention.

On the other hand it's keeping me sane, occupied, my hands busy and is busting my stash like *nothing*. Plus, I get to feel accomplished.

When I'm done making all this crap it's going into a box and the box is going to the homeless shelter.

I promise not to post pics of everything that gets done, as it gets done. I will, however, make sure you all get an update for the numbers at the end of this month (with pictures, minus the ones I've posted so far).


Jan. 7th, 2010



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I made five wash clothes. They're going into baskets with toiletries for our local food bank (they're desperate and asking for non-food necessities). There are 5 wash clothes, but they'll probably be split between a couple of baskets, so count that as you will.

Jan. 5th, 2010

zen rocks


1 FO for the Bridge Project


I didn't realise until I'd finished it that I'd made it in Virginia Tech colours. ;-)

Jan. 4th, 2010

camp, horse



Hats for a shelter in Ft. Collins, CO

Jan. 3rd, 2010



Item #1 for me!

Another Project Snuggles blanket. I only have one skein left of that green yarn. I can't remember why I bought, like, 17 skeins of that color, but if I never see it again, it'll be too soon. Anyway...


Jan. 2nd, 2010



Hey Happy New Year!

I was wondering if maybe this year Boss would put herself up as Star of the Month? 


Just sayin...


Jan. 1st, 2010



Welcome to 2010!

Hi there everybody,

I wanted to announce, as you can see in our tallies, that in 2009 we made 2,655 items!!! We are almost to 10,000 items as an organization over 3 years -- 9,289! :)

However, we can't just sit back and enjoy our accomplishments! The tally is back to 0, and boy do people need our help. So in between eating healthier, exercising more, being happier, and having the best year ever...get those hooks and needles cooking! :)

Love y'all!

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