Monday, October 24, 2005
FALL IS HERE..........A TIME TO FINISH SOME OF THOSE PROJECTS THAT LANQUISHED IN THE HEAT OF SUMMER!
Finally am posting photo of the baby pinwheel blanket.
I enjoyed making it, but to do again, I definitely WOULD NOT knit this in a DK weight, because it takes forever!
I used 2 skeins of Euro Yarns Cuddly Fluff, 187 yards each.
I trimmed it with Wendy Shimmer, 60 yards skein, color 2043. This was Plan B, as I ran out of the mohair, and couldn't do the rounds of feather and fan lace I had originally intended. But, I'm pleased with it, and hope my friend will be too!
Next, I'm sending a photo to www.larissmix.typepad.com . She has a delightful Pinwheel Blanket Gallery that's well worth the looksie!
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Settled into my Post Stitches Knitting Mode
By the way, if you have ever wondered about the kitty I am holding, I included a photo of Miss Chesea Marie and Kringle Joseph today. Hope you are happy now, John!
I finally finished Sonny! He's currently hanging in my picture window greeting the squirrels who are eating all my tulip bulbs!
Also finished THE PINWHEEL BABY BLANKET and the blanket design is not at all like I had originally planned. I only used what I had in my stash, so it was a great stash reduction project! I definitely would make another one! Endless possibilities! Will post those pictures on another day. I'm contemplating sending a photo to www.larissmix.typepad.com to add to her Pinwheel Knitalong Gallery, if she likes. Credit is given to Genia Planck for her original and free pinwheel pattern. THANKS, LADIES!
Now for the Unfinished.....
This fall marks the 2 year anniversary of The Tapestry Jacket Project I began at my favorite yarn shop, Kraemer's. I have been revising, frogging, and analyzing this sucker to no avail. Been stuffing it in and out of the project bag weekly. Well, NO MORE! Out it stays, visible, so I can knit off a sleeve row whenever I happen to notice it! I don't know what my problem is! All I have to do is : knit down the 2 sleeves, design cuffs, knit a bottom and 2 button bands, and a collar. Maybe line it also. Let's see how it goes! Good intentions and all that!
Maybe I should call it The Children Are Waiting Jacket!
This Is Miss Chelsea. She is 13 years old, Bullemic, and very moody. She weighs 6 pounds. A very petite miss!
Here you can see the prep work I am doing before beginning Kool Aid dying. I am unraveling the undyed merino I bought at Kraemers for layout in a long pyrex dish. I think I will try to varigate 3 or 4 colors for a shawl. I also have several smaller skeins of superwash dk weight that I want to dye for sock yarn.
This is Kringle standing guard over some of my Stitches purchases, lest Chelsea happen to feel the need to hurl. He is going to be 11 years old this month. The local A.S.P.C.A. gave him that name. He is very good natured. He weighs 16 pounds and loves to nap!
Missing from the photo are the new felted flower and Christmas ornaments patterns from 2 old Bags.
Projects for another day.