Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
First look at what is almost finished. This is Waltham from Knitting plus, which I have been working on much too long, and even though I was sure I would finish this weekend, I ran out of yarn, so thanks to a kind raveler I have more on the way to me but it won't be here until next week so no Waltham this week.
I did finally finish Trip Trap, and once I have its buttons sewn on I'll get a picture.
but what I have mostly been working on is Curtains:
There are curtains in the living room along with the new furniture,
Carls new chair
Then my chair in the living room Then my chair in my office (they are just alike even though they look different in the pictures) The second picture is closer to the proper color they are burgandy.
The Kitchen curtains
more kitchen curtains
bay window curtains
The bathroom curtains
The downstairs (spare) bedroom curtains
The only upstairs room finished the west front (Christopher's) side window
And the front window on the west side
And the east front window
A closeup of Christopher's curtains
The Spare Room
The Living room
And the bathroom curtains.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
January Birthday Rush
And now I am into the great January Birthday rush, since thanks to 2 of my sons and one daughter I have 2 girlfriends, one husband, one grandson and one son-in-law's birthdays from the 21st of Jan. to the 11th of Feb. But the 2 in Feb have to be mailed, so they must be finished in January too.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Hats hats hats!
I have been making hats, for Christmas presents. Jared Floods Turn a Square hats. Using left over Encore. So some of the recipients will have matching sweaters.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
More Socks, Still not dead
Sunday, September 25, 2011
No, not dead yet.
And I have knitted a thing or 6. Let's start with the socks. There have been both six sox Knitalong and Self Imposed sock club socks. Here are the Six Sox.
Scalloped Lace socks
Incurvation, Six sox/
Mitered Square socks.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Tour de Fleece 2011
spinning green (yes, it is actually green I don't know why it looks turquoise in all the pictures... stupid phone) cotton, which is fun but a bit boring to look at. this is spun on the charkha. duh!
So for a break (and because I just got a brand spanking new set of cotton cards) I have been taking this Merino Angora blend roving which is Merino (dark pink) on one side and Angora (that is actually white not light pink) on the other, which has a tendency to want to spin up in stripes, all the Merino first then the angora.
Once it is carded, both the color and the blend evens out.
After carding I pull the fiber into a roving and wrap it into these little puffs called "bird nests".
This is one-fifth of the total fiber and the second fifth processed and ready to spin.
And this is one-fifth of the fiber spun. this will be plied and knitted into a shawl. A pink shawl, won't that be different.