Sunday, October 1, 2017

Off the Needles

My afghan is done and off the needles. It's about 48 x 50 and a little heavy at present. It will be heavier when wet. I need a large area to lay it out for blocking. 

I didn't take a picture this time but I have about 5 inches on the Celeste scarf.

What next? I have the latest kit from Loops Club. 'Let It Bead', a beaded scarf, to be made from Freia Ombre and Triangle Beads. The beads will be added with a crochet hook. This will be the first time I will be using this technique.

 I also have 3 skeins of Linea Pura in Olive that I bought at Georgia Fiber Fest to make the Silverleaf scarf, and 2 skeins of Bernat Pop!. I'm not sure what I will make with the Pop! yet. I thought of trying crescent scarf.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Needles and Yarn

I've done little tatting since my last post. Knitting has taken up a good portion of my crafting time. I've completed a few baby hats that will to a charity and one for an upcoming baby shower.

Basic Baby Hat by Heather Tucker
One Day Baby Hat by Susan Rainey
Yarn from Hobby Lobby

On my needles I have an afghan for my niece and a Wrap, for me.

Done by Monday Afghans by Plymouth Yarn
Lion Brand,  Hearthland (Mount Rainier)

Celestial Wrap
Knit Picks, Stroll Glimmer (Pomegranate)

My three classes at Georgia Fiber Fest were Decorative Cast Ons and Bind Offs, A Sampling of Short Rows, and Fair Isle Knitting. I'm through the first section of the project bag. There are 2 more sections to complete.
Dots and Stripes Purse by Patti Henry
Red Heart Yarn
Big Twist

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cross and Bag

I was looking for a quick cross pattern to tat. I found this on online through the Wayback Machine. I really like the way it tatted up.

Cross Bookmark
Sharon Albers
DMC Cebelia sz 20 blanc

Today I made this project bag for a friend that will be leaving the area soon. Can you guess what her favorite color is?  :-). I will miss seeing her at our weekly Knit night. I don't feel too badly though, she is moving to an area that has at least 3 knit shops close by. I'm just a little bit green.

Thanks for your visit,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hello again!

Hi All, It's 2017 and I didn't post anything to this blog in 2016. Hope to do better this year.

I did accomplish a few things last year, some of them may make an appearance here later. Over the holidays, I picked up my tatting shuttle again and make these two sets. 

A pair of earrings:
Silk thread from Japan
Design from Flower Motif Tatting Lace
Silk thread: Dakoru 
Design from: NHK's ETV educational channel, Japan's educational TV

 A second pair and a pendant. The chain is blue and white strung beads.

This is the Boom shawl knitted with Caron Cake, Red Velvet using size 10 needles. The shawl pattern is a free download from Ravelry. The yarn from Michaels.

In November 2016, I was fortunate to attend the Houston Quilt Show for the first time. What a treat, oh what temptations! I could resist signing up for Shabby Fabrics BOM, Wall Hanging Club! The first of the 12 monthly kits arrived last week. Yesterday I attached the borders and positioned the pieces then ironed them in place. My decorative stitching on the machine isn't what I would like it to be, so I may wind up doing the embellishment by hand. Not really what I want to do, but I'm afraid to ruin my block.

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