Sunday, September 23, 2007
Yes, I started another project, and I decided I'm ok with that.
I've been trying to finish up some of my many works in progress, but then I slipped and started another one. And I decided it's ok. This is my "fun", so why ruin it by insisting on self-control? There is enough of that in the rest of my life!
So, please let me introduce you to my new WIP:
- Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn in Pioneer, two hanks wound into one skein
- Pattern: Victorian Lace Today "Scarf with a Wide and Handsome Border for a Mantel Drape form Weldon's, Series 6, Volume 2, 1887"
- Needle: 4mm wood circular
Thanks for the yarn, Jen!!
On another topic, I received my invitation to Ravelry about a week ago. Honestly I was a little bit afraid to sign in - after all I've read about it, I feared it would be too much fun and all I need is another time sink in my life!! On my first visit I managed to simply dip my toe in the water. I signed in, made a simple profile page, and looked around. Wow. There sure is a lot there. Not sure which of the many features will become my favorites, but I'll start sampling soon. Any suggestions?
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Doing My Part
Saturday, September 08, 2007
|Remember the Wollmeise I showed you a few posts ago? Three skeins were for me. Two of them I wound up almost immediately, and both of them are in work. The laceweight in color Brombeere looks like this wound up:|
|I'm making the Fiber Trends Cocoon Lace Scarf or Wrap by Evelyn A. Clark. This shows how it is knitting up on a US size 5 needle. Since it's not stretched or blocked, it looks like a lumpy mess, as all my lace does before blocking.|
Before I knit on this for months, I wanted some assurance that it will look good after it's blocked. So here it is again, stretched and pinned.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
I've swatched, so I thought I was ready to go, but then Wendy posted the stitch markers she found on Etsy. Stitch markers?? I can make those. My daughter must have lettered beads, I have quite a collection of fancy beads, put those together with a bit of string or wire, and I should be all set, right?
Wrong, of course. We had lettered beads, but they were too large. Went to the store to buy beads. Right there next to the beads were special wires with stoppers at the end, had to have those, too. At the end of the day, my "simple, free, stitch markers", ended up costing:
- $6.50 for lettered beads and special wire;
- Used fancy beads from the stash and very small needle nose pliers;
- An hour of prep time, hunting down materials at home and at the store;
- An hour of time to make the markers.
My conclusion? I really like my little markers, but the stitch markers on Etsy look like a great value now!!