Tuesday, February 27, 2007
This is me, modeling. I hope to get a picture of it on Grandma this weekend!
Here it is on sweet Grandma!
Thursday, February 22, 2007
I'm very much a beginner, but here's my first handspun yarn, spun on a drop spindle, dyed pink with Kool-Aid. Our class has a luncheon next Wednesday for our final gathering, and I'm going to try to crochet something with my yarn to take to show. I'm not sure what, yet, since I haven't counted to see how many yards I have. It will certainly be something small! And don't worry--I'll update this post with a completed picture.
Update: I had approximately 30 yards of yarn on my spindle when I unwound it. It was enough to crochet two flowers (plus a smidgen left over). I decided to felt one of them, which was only marginally successful--mostly the hot water just faded my Kool-Aid dye job! I have no clue what I'm going to do with these little flowers, but it's so satisfying to know that I spun the yarn myself and actually made something. Very satisfying indeed.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
a little background on this one...
This soaker also confirms my decision that I really don't like variegated yarns crocheted. I hate that "built with Legos" look. Variegateds should be saved for knits, in my opinion. People should crochet in solid colors. Oh, and the trim is just green Wool-ease (something I had that didn't clash too badly).
Friday, February 16, 2007
a travel sized one for Freckle...
and a BIG one for Mollie...
Both of these were done on my friend Cynthia's machine (thanks Cynthie!) since mine decided to have a huge attitude problem and BREAK on the first seam of Freckle's. It's still in the shop. Boo. Hope it feels better soon!