Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I thought that the Fruit Compote Topper deserves a better look. So here it is as it resembles the shapes and colors of my new teapot. I love them both.
.My second pair of Hedera is coming along. Not certain I’ll use the Noro Kureyon Sock yarn again – not too much stretch to this yarn – but love the color and they’ll showoff the pattern just right.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Now is pair began its life as Coquette by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. By the way, it’s TOFUtsies 50% Superwash wool, 25% Soysilk Fibers, 22.5% cotton and 2.5% Chitin [which is, btw, made from shrimp and crab shells and is naturally antibacterial!]. After being frogged they were going to be Spiraling Coreolsis by Cat Bordhi but didn’t make it past the toe and foot sections, only to be abandoned for a period. Then they became Lace Diamond from The Ultimate Sock book in the leg section only.
BUT THEY ARE NOW WEARABLE.
So add two more pair to the list.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Yet another Lucy-Style crocheted item. This cute little tabletopper made with granny squares was joined as I went along. A great way to connect the squares as they are made so there aren’t a large, loose pile of squares toppling all over the place.Another beautiful day with cool temps and clear sky. Not like our typical summer at all. We’re enjoying it while we can knowing the weather can turn to hot and humid anytime in July and August.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Took time last evening and this afternoon to do a little crochet edging on a new pillowcase. It’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything like this. A great break from knitting socks, especially since I’m attempting to put some time between me and my latest pair of Cookie A designed socks. As you may have guessed, the pattern is not working for me right now. Had to frog four or so rounds and have begun picking up sts. Ugh ! ! ! ! .
Friday, July 10, 2009
Imagine my surprize when I opened a pkg from my brother yesterday ! ! ! ! ! Just look at this tabletopper with it’s lovely compote of beautiful fruit. Pears, cherries and tomato. Doesn’t go well with my newest tea set? All matchy-matchy! ! ! ! So lovely to look at and dream . . .
As promised - - the progress I’ve made on Hedera by Cookie A. This is the Noro Kureyon Sock yarn from the two swatches.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Here’s a skein of Noro Kureyon Sock Wool that once it was wound into two balls I couldn’t find the color repeat that would allow each sock to look identical in color wave. The did the only thing I could think of, I knit the entire two balls into long swatches so that I could identify where to begin each sock. Since I knit 2-at-a-time socks it looks pretty good as far as the ribbing goes. I’ll post a pic of my progress tomorrow.