Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's snowing.

We really need rain or snow around here.  Otherwise it's drought time.  Still, I'm glad I"m hanging out at home today.

New project bags:

I can't get enough of sewing these adorable guys.  They are such fun to do.  I love how the lining peeps out when you cinch the bag closed.

And what's in them?

A scarf for Hiz Hubz.  That's the top pic.  Almost done, which is good, since I'm so bored with it.  He likes them long and skinny.

A pair of socks for elder DD, who decided (finally) that she likes my woolly socks.

Both are knitted from a new yarn I'm checking out.  It's a merino/Donegal tweed yarn that is so soft.  Looks rough and tough, and feels like a baby's bottom.  That soft and pretty.  Very nice to work with, too.  I was also concerned that those nubs would aggravate me, but you don't even feel them as you knit.

Monday, February 27, 2012

This week's yarns.

Lookie here:

Some pretty new yarns for this week. These were dyed some time ago and I forgot about them. They are so much prettier in real life.

 Cherry Blossoms
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I love this colorway. I saved this one for me and then realized that I had one already. It's so pretty and feminine.

Spring Dreams
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One of my favorite colorways.  I adore blues, greens, lavenders, etc all together.  I find this most soothing.


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This is a glorious colorway. It would make the loveliest shawl.

I sewed 2 more project bags this week.  One I already gave away, and I have to photograph the other one, but it's too dark.  Tomorrow if the light is good.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mom and me

I don't ordinarily post pics of me or my family, but this one I just couldn't resist. Here is a pic of my mom and me taken this past Sunday. Notice that we both have white hair.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


The dyeing mojo is back!  There was a long spell of me not dyeing much except for specific groups and projects, but all of a sudden, I just want to dye up neat colorways for the fun of it.  All are individually dyed and one of a kind.  This latest bunch is not pastel!  Shocking, I know!  But vivid and colorful, and delightful to look at and knit with.

Cool Jazz! 

Hey, There!


Are they not pretty?  You can find them in my Etsy shop:

Pattern recommendations (all available on Ravelry):
Diamonds Modular Scarf
Taos Scarf

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Would You Believe?

Two posts in two days?   Well, it's kind of hard to post without pictures. 

New bag, yet again:  This one is the next size up from yesterday's little project bag, and it's perfect for holding my lace shawls WIPs.  Can't show you the shawl, of course, 'cause it's yet another mystery shawl.  But you can see its bag.

Here's the lining fabric, which is the same as the ties.  I used the back of this really ugly fabric, and it looks so nice on the wrong side.

Here's the top part of the bag.  I love how you can use 3 different fabrics and get something really cute.

I love making these.  Takes me a couple of hours because I walk down to the dyeing dungeon to press, and that's 2 floors below.  Yep, I do it on purpose.  The sewing becomes a little bit of an aerobic activity.  My knees don't like it, but too bad.  It's good for them to get used.

Here is a pair of socks I made Miss P.  This was out of some ancient Bambi yarn that I had hidden away, and the socks are so cozy and snuggly.  I think she'll like them.

And, if that is not enough, here is Arachne's Delight, now up for sale.

Arachne's Delight was the Oct selection for the Light and Dark Lace Club, and it's been 4 months, and she's ready for the rest of the world.

An intermediate pattern with an adorable Never-Ending Border.


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