Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pirate Feet

These were fun and a privilege to work on this past summer. They are crocheted in Stitch Nation Full O'Sheep yarn by Coats & Clark, which is wonderful single ply yarn. I really love single ply yarn and Debbie Stoller has chosen so many nice, bright colors for her Stitch Nation Yarn line. As a matter of fact, I have several colors of the Full O'Sheep yarn all stacked up and waiting for a future felted project. I can't wait, the yarn just inspires so many ideas in me.
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copyright Coats & Clark

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Weaving Al Fresco...

loom

Saturday afternoon was the perfect time to try out my new triangular loom that my Dad made for me. And to make the process even more enjoyable, it was cool enough to take it outside.
weaving al fresco
Check out the beautiful workmanship of the loom. My Dad painstakingly placed the brass brads ever so carefully for precision weaving. I LOVE it! If you haven't tried weaving yet, you should! It's fun and relatively fast and yields beautiful fabric.
weaving cloeup


Friday, October 1, 2010

Almost as good as going...

Almost as good as Rhinebeck....I said "almost" mind you. But seriously check out the HUGE giveaway on Sandra Singh's blog, y'all! First off, there's a Jordana Paige knitting bag. I'm a huge fan of her bags. The bag is filled with various and sundry Sandra Singh yarn and patterns, just in time for fall & holiday knitting. Yay! Run over there and look and enter while you're there! I love all of the patterns but seriously think that "Frillery"is gorgeous.

While we're on the subject, this ol' Cinderella wants to go to the "ball" at Rhinebeck too. New York is just so far away from the Gulf Coast but you know it's gorgeous up there this time of year. Oh well, I belong to the Rhinebeck group on Ravelry, where I will be living vicariously through group members' photos, which I always enjoy. Have fun all you Rhinebecker's. Take lots of photos, I'll be waiting.

I'll end this post with a photo of an almost completed shawl/scarf/what-have-you. I called it "Improvisational Yarn Doodling" on Ravelry because this project is akin to doodling with pen and paper, only with yarn & a hook. Was going for an elongated triangular shape. Uh oh, that's no triangle. Oh well, it was fun, mindless & gave me something to do with my hands while watching TV. I just need to weave some ends and perhaps embellish the tips.

Have a great weekend!
white shawl