Sunday, July 29, 2012

On The Fringes


With the right tools, what could otherwise take a few frustrating hours is accomplished in much less time - and is rather fun as well!


The merino handspun was pretty sticky, so my fringe strategy was just twisting and knotting the ends - nothing additional needed upstream.  Off to the blocking!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Slight Detour


Today's minor distraction comes in the form of another fun beading project.  This one involved a lot of bending of wires and jump rings, which I liked when it went well, and wanted to throw out the window when it did not.  At any rate, the knitting continues, but it's nice to have something finished to show in the meantime!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Unfinished


Here is Blue, with her braided fringe, awaiting a firm steaming (or similar to take out her wrinkles).  She is the only mostly-Finished Object that I have to show lately!


Here is Woven Scarf #3, made with merino top handspun, awaiting a fringe strategy and a good blocking as well.


And, lastly, these FOs mock me endlessly from the yarn project pile at my desk.  I hope you'll meet them in their completed forms in the coming days/weeks; in the meantime, they are, from left to right: socks, lace insets for hand towels, a shawl (made with yarn from Neuro, looking surprisingly like Wabenschal, but not for long!), and Unleaving.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Week of Knitting Giving

Last week I was giddy with giving away knitted items.  The first gift, seen here below, was an alpaca lace shawl.  I'd made this back in 2008 but didn't actually get around to blocking it until a couple of days before I gave it away (you may recognize it as the large coral-colored blob in the pile of lace UFOs at the beginning of last year).  It looks just terrific on the recipient!!




Next to be presented were the jaunty orange-and-yellow baby booties (shown a few weeks ago) to our neighbor with a new daughter.

Last is this yarn-and-bead necklace, given to my voice teacher for an end-of-year gift.  I may need to make her another one, as she predicted that her hip daughter will likely make off with this one!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Some Holiday Progress


Bumper Car Booties made with leftover purple/blue sock yarn.  This pattern never ceases to amuse me!


My first "solo" weaving project - although Mr. Oogy helped me wind on the warp!  Fringe strategy still TBD.   Yarn is a handspun merino/tencel blend.  Plaid-like appearance is completely accidental.