Thursday, November 22, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I finished Khloe's Clapotis. It's made with Caron acrylic. She likes it. It's big on her, but maybe that means she will use it for a long time.
I love this pattern. This is the second one that I've made. Everyone should make one, even if it's just for the calming rhythm of the stitches. I'll be making more - a friend from knitty is sending me the yarn to make her one, and I'd love to have a lighter weight one for my wardrobe. Well, the knitting schedule is open after Christmas.
This is one of a pair of muffatees from http://sowingmildoats.wordpress.com/.
The pic is a bit blurry, but it's ribbed half-double crochet. The pattern has clever short rows of slip stitches to widen the palm while keeping the wrist slimmer. I'll be making more of these, too. It's a quick project that didn't use much yarn, even though it's crochet.
Let me tell you the story of the yarn I used for it. When Kerry was a baby, my mom called and said that Goodwill had some yarn and would I like to check it out. Well, I was broke and had a new baby, but the yarn addiction was starting, so we went. A yarn distributor in our area had gone out of business, and Goodwill had bagged up 10 and 12 skeins for TWO dollars a bag. Whew. I wish I had a time machine, let me tell ya. The yarn is all Greek, so we have almost no idea what it is. This particular one is cotton ( I can read that word) and something else that's shiny, about DK weight or so. It's very smooth. Yes, I have yarn from eight years ago in my stash. Doesn't everyone?
Anyway, I'll be calling them wristwarmers because I think muffatee sounds kind of, um, naughty or something. I'm on a wristwarmer kick right now. I have printed out several patterns that look interesting and fun. I'm sure there will be more pics soon.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
The reason for this blog is my passionate love for yarn and yarn arts. I have been crocheting for years and love it. I recently started knitting and can't stop. I have multiple projects going at all times, both hook and needles. I'm learning about dyeing yarns, too, so everything has taken on a new dimension.
I will be showing my works here soon. I will also be sharing things that I find and like. I will try to keep any negatives to a minimum and stay away from politics and religion so that I don't offend anyone.
I hope to make some new friends and learn from everyone.