Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Fingerless Gloves

Here are the fingerless gloves. One is done and the second one just needs to be seamed. I wanted to take a picture of it before seaming. I plan to finish that as soon as I get off the computer.
Then, on to Cindy.


I started getting close to finishing the second wristlet, so I decided to get Cindy out. I finished the left front, so now I just need to finish the right front and the sleeves. Then I get to seam it together! :) As always, I hope it fits.

I wish you could see the cable detail better. Maybe I will have to take some close-ups.

Now that I've digressed from the wristlets, I can let myself finish them.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Black Hat Felted

The black hat, felted. I had the receptionist at work take this picture this morning. I was getting tired of the same old home backgrounds.
I"m glad to have it done and now Jackie can have the first one.
I finished the first wristlet yesterday. When I get the second one done, I'll post a picture.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Black Hat

Here I am modeling my second felted black hat attempt, before the felting process. It's in the washer now.

The brown and cream throw on the right is one that I made on my knitting machine back in the 80's. I don't have the knitting machine anymore, but wish I did.

Gotta go check the washer.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I Want To Make Socks!

Every time I open my sock drawer, I think about it being filled with handknit socks someday. I'm beginning to wonder if I need therapy. Why do I have to start so many projects?! What am I avoiding, besides housework? Oh, well, who cares? I'm getting close to finishing the second try on the felted black hat. So, what do I do? I go and buy a set of double-pointed needles for making socks. So what if I didn't find any sock yarn I wanted to use! I've got a skein of sport weight Sinfonia in black that I haven't used for anything else yet. It's not really recommended for socks but they probably won't turn out anyway since it's my first time. So, I've start my feeble attempt at sockmaking. Meanwhile, in the corner, neglected, sits an unfinished Halloween cardigan, an unfinished Cindy sweater, barely-started wristlets, and the black felted hat. I know other people have a lot more projects than that sitting around - are they as bothered by it as I am?

Monday, February 12, 2007


I finished the washcloth! It's made with Lily Sugar N Cream in a 5 x 5 basketweave stitch. It's about 8" x 8".
I want to finish my second black hat next. I'll work on it tomorrow evening at KIP.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Coffee Bracelet

As promised, here is the picture of the beaded coffee bracelet I recently finished. For some reason, you can't see the little loop of brown beads on the right that loop over the button on the left.

I looked for a brown coffee-related button, but couldn't find one. I've alread made one coffee-bean-shaped earring. I've gotten distracted by another beading project, so who knows when the second bean earring will get made.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Saturday Night

I don't have any pictures to post today. I took several of the felted black hat I made, but I wasn't happy with how they turned out. Don't want anyone else to see them. Even though several people have said that the hat looks good on me, I'm not happy with the way it fits. So, I've started another one.

I finished a beaded bracelet a few days ago. Soon, I'll take a picture of that and post it. I finally decided to get a Patternworks membership. Looking forward to receiving yarn samples and coupons!

The knitting group has been lots of fun. We're growing and having such fun at our get-togethers. This morning at Panera, we took up a good part of that back room. Missing Allison, though!