Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP update - 29 June 2011

The Amigurumi Doll is mostly finished. I just need to finish the hair. And make it some clothes, but I think that counts separately. ;)

I have pulled Pooh in Brown out of hibernation.

It and the Amsterdam Coat will probably take up some of my time.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Works in Progress - 13 June 2011

The projects that are actively being worked on:

Amsterdam Coat - Take 1 - Another Doris Chan pattern. Isn't that a surprise. ;)

Amigurumi - Still working on the one arm. I should probably work on this one a bit more maybe.

Laceweight Stella - This one I will probably work on more as the summer progresses. It's light and airy...


Works in mind:

Sweet Tea or something for the Schaefer Yarn Susan (sport weight)

Navy fleck Cinnabar - I will need to finish unravelling the previous project for this yarn first.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

FO: Eve's Rib Tunic

Eve's Rib Tunic in Manos Silk Blend (Ravelry Link)


Hook Size: I

Yarn: Manos Silk Blend - 7 skeins (approximately) - 150 yards per skein.

Changes: Pattern called for a shell to be dc-ch2-dc-ch2-dc, I changed the ch2 to ch1, and used an I hook instead of a J. A bit of length added to the sleeves (originally the ribbing started after the body was finished) and the neck ribbing (15 st originally, 22 st in the project)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sit and Spin...

The old finish for "Sit and spin..." when I was in high school was: "...when you reach my elbow, the ride's over". Yes, it's insulting. But it was high school. ;)

Yesterday, I went to Serendipity Yarn Shoppe in Muscatine for 2 spinning classes. As taken from their website:

Spinning Clinic with Abi…..June 4, 10-Noon
Tired of Spinning Roving but not sure how to handle other forms of fiber? Bring your Wheel and learn from Abi about spinning from batts, locks, clouds and from the fold.

Spinning Class with Abi…1-4:00pm
Colorful Spinning – Beginner
Love all the multi-colored yarns but aren’t sure of your ability to mix and blend? Can’t tell a shade from a hue? Abi will teach you basic terminology and simple color principles to create your own colorways. Should be able to comfortable spin a single and spin a 2 ply yarn.

Abi is a really good instructor and she's really nice too.

Now I'm no longer nervous about colour stuff and will probably make up some coloured yarn and everything... which is also making me think about over-dyeing some of the natural brown-gray stuff I have. Hmmm.