Multnomah shawl over 3 times now. Still not loving it, but satisfied. It isn't the pattern I don't love, it's my yarn. It is some handspun of mine that I feel is just to overspun, but I am DETERMINED to use it ;)
I finally blocked my #104 cap sleeve cardigan vest and I am very pleased with the results.
I am working on new belly dance hip scarves for upcoming shows and I have taken over the place with fabric, yarn tassels, and beads.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I bought a drum carder....I'm so happy! I have it almost put together and ready to dive into. Work and too many pokers in the fire are coming between us forming our true bond. Grrrrrrr....I want to play with it!!!
I get a few days off for Easter break and this little lady (Dorothea is her name) is at the top of my list of things to do.
If you have any drum carding tips, please send them my way. I need them! It will be trial and error, but I will love learning and spinning.
Monday, April 18, 2011
The gorgeous days mean outdoor poopy time for me :) I love playing with Finley and Ava, but that also means no knitting. Ava tries to eat the yarn :(
But I did get to make a few more drawstring project bags and will be sending a few as gifts ....fun!
Here is one of the project bags I cranked out to hold knitting fun.
I did break my Van Dyke shawl out of hibernation and knitted about 5 rows, then back into hiding. The cream color is soooooo boring. I should have dyed the yarn first, but it was purchased the day of the class and all I could find...so no other choice. I will be so happy to finish it and dye it!
I made it to the point of starting the heels on my Tuscany socks and now I have frozen ... these are my first Toe Up socks and I am terrified at this point of screwing up. I need to just jump right in and start trying to figure out the pattern, after all I can always rip them out ;(
I guess that will be tonight's knitting before bed...trying to defeat the fear of heels.....to be continued...if you have any suggestions for overcoming this heel fear PLEASE share. I am used to heels on top down, but this way is confusing me.
What about an afterthought heel? Thoughts on those????? Anybody????
Sunday, April 03, 2011
I love project bags, LOVE them! But right now my budget is slim, so I can't buy all of those pretty bags I keep looking at on Etsy. I decided to use some scrap fabric and make a couple of bags this weekend.
I made a small drawstring bag for socks (right now holding a half knitted washcloth)closed drawstring
And then my big project bag.
I added pockets inside to hold my post-its, pen, pattern, tape measure....Right now it holds my cap sleeve cardigan vest. I am almost finished with this project, yahoo! I am on the bottom moss stitch band. I will finish the neck and arm bands and done!
I plan to make a few more drawstring bags this week :)