Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Here is another shot from the wedding that I did earlier this month. I just thought the logo looked neat. I bet when they looked at their pictures they wondered why I took pics of the winery's glasses! LOL I'm a teetotaler by choice (Alcoholic genetics, felt it was only the wise thing to do!), but I wanted to have a label from this winery! :o) Took a picture instead. I thought some of my knitting and spinning friends might like this too.
WOW! Actual *Knitting* content! I have been busy. I have two shawls done and waiting to block and I am doing another Shetland Garden Faroese shawl from Sivia Harding, this time in sage Zephyr. If you would like to see the first one there is a photo in the archives for August 2005, probably around August 16. I've done about 81 rows of this. It's top down, but in Faroese shawls that means it gets bigger as it grows! So I am just getting to the point where the garden is getting bigger and it's taking longer and longer to do a row.
Here you can see the Victorian Ruby as it is supposed to be in the Winter 2004 Knitters magazine. I made mine narrower because it is really too wide for a fuzzy scarf on a large person. On the smallish model it looks almost like a stole. However, after I finished the lace part, which though difficult to see in my photo, is actually pretty, I started on the dropped stitch part. I'm just not certain that I want to use this Kidsilk Haze for a drop stitch scarft that I could make with any old yarn. This is my special birthday yarn and I want it to be an item I will continue to use. So, GASP here! I think I'm going to frog this! I know, I know, mohair and all. But I am thinking about starting another lace scarf, one with lace throughout. Possibly one of Jolene Treace's Elizabeth I scarves. I had to use some old plastic Boye needles...these were my Moms which she last used in an afghan in 1972! They have a nice pointm, narrowed with a scoop, like the Bryspun needles do. It worked much better for this yarn. The pattern calls for size 7 and my 7 Addi turbos were hopeless at being able to pick up the stitches. I don't really regret frogging it. I actually will probably start the other scarf with the other ball and wait to see if I actually need to frog or not. Why go through the struggle if it is not necessary!
Friday, June 23, 2006
I wish I had looked at the price on this and boughten it (but then I would not have had spending money at the yarn store!). This weaving was in the garden shop at the botanical gardens. Isn't it gorgeous! I would love to design my "creativity room" (knitting, sewing, spinning, scrapbooking etc) around this as a wall hanging! :o)