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I suppose introductions are in order... [May. 18th, 2008|09:18 am]
Stitch N Bitch : New Orleans

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[ilea]
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Hi!
I'm ilea one of the new mods. Some of ya'll might know me from craftgrrl, nola_pagan or craftpagan.
I'm mainly a hand spinner but I knit, cross stitch, embroider and quilt too. Crochet is my failing.. I want to learn but put the hook in my hand and my brain just turns to mush.
Did I mention I have craft A.D.D.?
I'm pregnant and have been knitting all sorts of baby stuff lately... I guess it was time I did something with the garbage bags full of yarn I've created. (oh and if anyone needs baby stuff patterns I've got oodles to share)
Anyway I randomly show up to stitch and bitch meetings all over the city so if you see someone with a spinning wheel and a bag full of fiber that's probably me.

So enough about me... I'd like to hear what y'all would like from this community. Postings and reminders of SnB meetings? Showings of finished objects? Pattern sharing and Q&A sessions? random bitching? Let me know!
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[User Picture]From: mshollie
2008-05-18 02:45 pm (UTC)
I'm a hand spinner, too, but I use a spindle(s). Can't afford the money or space for a wheel. I knit, crochet, tat, and weave too!

What I'd like to see? Reminders of SnB meetings, patterns, random bitching, and all of the above! I haven't been to a SnB lately, so I'd like to find out about one so I can get there. :)
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[User Picture]From: ilea
2008-05-18 05:07 pm (UTC)
I'd love to learn to tat and weave. I started out with a spindle but I just didn't have the coordination for it. (wheels can be cheap and small btw. Before katrina I built a knock off of a babe wheel for under $100 now I own a real babe)
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[User Picture]From: bluekitsune
2008-05-18 05:50 pm (UTC)
Beautiful yarns!

I'm a knitter primarily, but I also quilt and am starting to explore embroidery a little bit, mostly as accents on the knitting or quilting.

I'd love to hear more of SnB meetings, and any fiber-related news. Events of any fiber-related-ness would be great!

In a related vein, is anybody here on Ravelry? :D
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[User Picture]From: ilea
2008-05-19 03:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I'm not on ravelry :(
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[User Picture]From: mshollie
2008-05-18 06:22 pm (UTC)
I am! I am! On Ravelry, that is. I'm "mshollie" there, too. I've been looking at Babe spinning wheels, and I'd like to buy one at some point. Weaving is lots of fun. I use primarily rigid heddle and backstrap looms. Backstrap looms are so portable...you just roll 'em up and take your weaving with you.

BTW, I love your yarns. They look so consistent, as opposed to some of the slubs I've been spinning.

How goes the baby stuff?
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[User Picture]From: ilea
2008-05-19 03:02 pm (UTC)
I got really consistent when I got my wheel... with the spindle I was all slubs. If you want to try out a babe you could pop over to my house one day.

Baby stuff is going well. I'm currently making night time diaper soakers. (I'm going to cloth diaper) Today I'm going to brush felt them and then maybe I'll post a tutorial or something.
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