Lir's ugly daughter.....or Swan lake only Green-

Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Village Yarn and Tea - Touring Wrap

The big Shop hop was last weekend. VY&T had a free pattern for a sweet lacy wrap that looked easy and I already HAD some Lornas Laces (Helen's Lace) in pastel sherbert colors. I'm really loving this pattern. I started it Thursday and even managed to knit on it at the Dr. office. My hands shaking the whole time. I hate going to the Dr. But, I got outa there none the worse for wear and only one minor mistake in the knitting that I fixed while sitting in the room waiting.
I have a sweater I want to make for myself but have been waiting 3 weeks for the supplier to deliver the yarn to VY&T. Sigh.. Hope I still wanna make it when it finally gets here!! I have this all done in my head in a light aqua color.
I like how its fitted slightly and I always like doing cables. Ya.. I still love this
Delivered 18 new beads to VY&T. Some of them were totally different made to look likes leaves wrapped around. I ordered some maple leaf cookie cutters and will try using those next. OH, I roll my eyes when they ask for new beads but I really do enjoy making them. Just seems funny that after 20 years of trying to get my work in galleries that its the Beads that make it into a nice shop. Who could have guessed!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Alpine Boots

I saw a pair of these worked in Tourquoise. I'm making a pair in Hot Pink with a Multi colored hairy yarn for the top.. blues/pink. I'm thinking Jayda might love
Also, have a sweater planned for her. She kinda got Gipped last time I handed out knit projects. She looked upset.
The sizes go to 9in.. I'm thinking.. Mmmmm.. wonder if I could make them fit me!
Think I'm making this sweater also for Jayda. I have several Lornas lace worsted skeins. Not as pretty as this tho.
This is a Knitting pure and simple pattern. A simple neck down raglan. She reminds me of Jayda for some reason.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

See what Emma made me!!

I asked Emma if she could try dyeing some really pale pastels with alot of white between. Isn't this gorgeous!? Thanks Emma!
Check out her Etsy shop Dragon Fibers.
I'll be spinning this for awhile. I bought 8 oz. I'm thinking lacy shawl. So far the colors blend smoothly and are very subtle.