I’m afraid nothing like as exciting as the used book finds happening yesterday or today – just plugging away at my Find Your Fade. My intention was to just go at it until it was done, but I might die of boredom before that happens. It’s 8 more rows of garter, then 18 rows of… Continue reading Fading Away
I learned a new fiber craft yesterday evening – needle felting! I took a class with Earth Mama Fiber Studio. The owner and operator does a lot of 3 hours classes on making birds, little animals, mushrooms – that sort of thing. I’ve had my eye on her schedule for a while, and finally a… Continue reading Needle Felting
This lace edging is not going quickly, and I am relatively certain I am not following the edging part of the pattern correctly at all. After several starts and ripping back, I could just not make the pattern in the book work at all. So I made up something that works the way the edging… Continue reading Mini-Shawl #2, I Will Finish You Before You Finish Me
This one is a doozy! You start with a tip-up triangle shawl with the increases along the side. Then when you get far enough with that, you leave the top row of stitches on a holder, and pick up stitches along the two angle edges and knit a lace border out from there. Then you… Continue reading Mired in the Depths of Mini-Shawl 2
Last week I started on a project to work through Exploring Shawl Shapes by Elizabeth Lovick. I started with #1, Tip Up Triangle shawl, which went fine, but wanted to try doing a stockinette background instead of garter. And here they both are! The original version is on the right, the stockinette is on the… Continue reading 1st Mini-Shawl, Version 2
My Find Your Fade shawl is quickly becoming one of my longer running projects – but that’s fair because this thing is huge! I took it along with me on our trip to Seward, which gave me two hours of car time each way, plus some time in the evenings when we had settled in.… Continue reading Fading Along
So, as it turns out, when you block a thing correctly, it looks much better than when you don’t. For example: Admittedly, the difference may also have something to do with not positioning your lace work on a bright, busy, distracting souvenir dish towel. Live and learn! I am still going to try it as… Continue reading Blocking is Magic!