After many false starts, here's how far I've gotten on my labyrinth rug... The pattern called for the moss stitch, I'm doing stockinette for speed, and it called for using 1/2" piping cord, and I'm going to use 3/4" to stuff it... It's working up much faster than anticipated, which is good for helping me stay on task to get this done asap! What a great stash buster!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I've decided to finally start a daunting project, even bigger than the blanket, making a circle labyrinth rug from the book One Skein by Leigh Radford... If you are on Ravelry, check out members progress on these rugs. It will be awesome when done, but even working a foot a day, it'll take me over 3 months to finish... That is my goal, so we'll see! It will complement my daughter's blanket well, since I'm using alot of the same yarns and colors, it's another great stash-buster!
Monday, May 17, 2010
OK, so this is one of those projects that was fun, but didn't turn out as expected, so live and learn! This wreath was a pain in the @$% to spraypaint, and still looks horrible, and the lack of substance makes it an oval, not round anymore... Still, it's a cheap wreath and I'll leave it up a while until another idea strikes me...
Friday, May 14, 2010
Last night I was bored and feeling crafty, so I started this project that I'd been wanting to do for a few months, making a toilet paper roll wreath! Here's my inspiration - http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2009/11/recycled-wreath-tutorial.html and also http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/11/diy-project-toilet-paper-roll-wall-art.html, So easy and fun!~ Just make your design, then hot glue gun it all together. Now I need to decide what color it should be, blue or white? hmmmmm...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I feel quite honored and a bit giddy about being a featured artist on Craftster for May!! Glad all that hard work is paying off! Check me out!- http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346122.0
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
I actually learned to purl and follow a pattern! I know it's sad, but my brain finally wrapped itself around the rest of what I should know knitting-wise! Here's my fancy washcloth where I practiced my newfound gift! There's mistakes all over the place, partly from my daughter who picked it up and lost a whole row of stitches, and also where I discovered I can't have a conversation and knit at the same time! Can't wait to try more cool patterns and stock up on washclothes...
Monday, May 3, 2010
Here's just part of my yarn/fiber stash from the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival! I stocked up on lotsa roving to spin with- some colored and natural angora & natural alpaca (not pictured), the multi-colored roving to the right is from Creatively Dyed, one of my favorite vendors, and also the blue/brown tussah silk, that I started spinning in the car on the way back... I also bought some metallic fibers to play with, in blue and aurora, it's awesome already (see the yarn I've started spinning). So much fun & so inspiring!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Just got back from the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, which was amazing, as always! SO, SO HOT, but full of fiber and yarn goodness. Met some cool podcaster celebrities yesterday, went to the "after party" to schmooze, hit the festival AGAIN today to find more goodies, I'm pooped! I'll post pics of my goodies later, but I'm always excited to see and feel new fibers and yarns, and get inspired by all the fabulous ideas out there! I'm going to have my husband copy a triangular loom for me to weave on, I started spinning with pure tussah silk (LOVE it!), some angora (hard to spin), found more sari yarns, etc.... My mind is spinning from all the projects I've got lined up!