Friday, March 28, 2014

Ye Olde English Tea Cozy

Ye Olde English Tea Cozy by BlueDragon2
Ye Olde English Tea Cozy, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

I found this pattern on the Antique Needlework Patterns website when surfing for a filet crochet pattern to use for a class. I need to figure out what to use for the lining once I have the four panels done.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sirkler cardigan drying on wooly board.

So nice to finally reach this huge milestone on my sweater! Once she's dry, I'll see the buttons on her and hope to wear her next Saturday to my knitting class and then to knitting group. It's definitely been a learning experience in several areas - knitting both sleeves at the same time with steeks, sewing the sleeves in with facings, knitting the front bands and collar at one time to preserve the color change pattern, and using Kauni yarn. Definitely worth it and now I have a little over a ball and a half to still use up, probably in a shawl later. Now to focus on DH's Henry VIII!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sirkler cardigan soaking in the tub!

Finally, she is having her day at the spa!

Had to rip out the sleeves and cut armholes two inches deeper. In my desire to not have oversize armholes, I made them way too small. Sleeves are now sewn in again, facings tacked down, ends run in and she's at the spa!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Beginner's Choice tatted bookmark

From 'Tatted Bookmarks, Needle & Shuttle' pg. 23. DMC Cordonnet size 30 in white. For an upcoming tatting class. I'm beginning to really enjoy tatting, now that I understand a bit more of its structure. Looking forward to my next project - a cross bookmark from the same book.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Finished Celtic Moonrise mittens!

These will go in the gift basket as the thumbs are short for me but just right for nieces.

Celtic Moonrise first mitten done.

These mittens are turning out wonderful using my handspun yarn. Now to decide if I keep them after the class or put them in the gift basket.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

My loot from the Rose City Yarn Crawl 2014!

Besides buying the knitting bag, I scored these lovelies -
Opal Schlange sock yarn in color 1610 to knit socks for DH

Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn in bright blue for textured socks for me

Boye size B crochet hook in case to carry with my tatting

Black Trillium Merilon Sock in Bifrost colorway

Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca lace yarn to knit linings for DH's fishing mitts (I know, extravagant, but he's definitely worth it!)

And Dicentra Designs 75%/25% BFL/silk roving

Sweet additions to my stash and a fun day with my knit buds. We had lunch at Sweet Tomatoes for a break halfway through the day. I even managed to come home with cash left in my wallet (more than just a dollar, lol)!