Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Placemats in progress

Finally finished warping the loom and here are the placemats in progress. Usually do a chain of them until the tension gets uneven from having them wrapped around the front bar. There was enough material for three of this color combination, then will start on some placemats in shades of pink. After that it will be time to get going on some rugs.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Cabled hat

This is the Basic Cabled Hat, from the SnB Nation book. Finished this morning, made from Red Heart in Warm Brown.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Dyed fiber

This is the combed white shetland/columbia cross from an earlier post. It was dyed at Joyce's also,the dye pot was an experimental mixture for overdying a walnut dyed handspun, and they overdyed it yellow. Then they dumped in colors one at a time and got a brown, then a forest green, then this burgandy. What we couldn't figure out was how Kathleen's yarn and my fiber ended up being the same colors as they were done separately and were processed differently?

*Update* 10-1-08 : Joyce put some fiber in the dye pot after I left and she ended up with a denim blue fiber!

Pink cabled bag

This needs at least a zipper and possibly a lining sewn in,and might be a knitting bag, or purse for next summer. The zipper was sewn in, but needs to be taken out and redone. The problem was: twill tape was sewn in to stabilize the area underneath the zipper, but it wasn't measured and each side is a different length due to being stretched while sewing. One of those DUH moments...The pattern is the Cabled Hobo Bag, found on Ravelry, and the Bag A Month group project for the month of June.

Dye workshop yarn

This is the corriedale yarn from an older post, dyed at Joyce's house at her workshop on Sept. 15. It started out looking like U of M colors, ( Lorrie sang the fight song, and it stuck in my head most of the afternoon). I was hoping for more of a graduating color look, yellow turning into green, then dark blue to lighter blue. Like many dye experiments, the results were not what we expected.

Finished handspun

This yarn was finished on Sat. September 13,while demonstrating spinning at the Stamp Sand Art Experience. It is a merino dyed roving purchased at Fiber Whims. Hope there's enough for a hat.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New African Violet photo

Here is another picture of the magenta violet. It was in a much earlier post, but this time the color is accurate! Our camera doesn't work well with the fluorescent light in our kitchen, and there isn't a setting for that type of lighting so it was taken outside on a cloudy day. It's the same plant in the fair entries post, but now all the flowers are open. Just playing around with the camera a little to see what it can do.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Doll bed

This is another basket from the same book, started Sept. 7 and finished Sept. 9. It will be for displaying knitted baby socks, hats and mittens at the craft fairs. It measures 7"x12". And now, back to the loom, have to get the warping done this time. Really. I promise.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Heart basket

I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time. It was started and completed on Sept. 6. The pattern came from the book Country Wreaths & Baskets by William C. Ketchum and Linda Hebert.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Garterlac dishcloth

This is for a dear friend, and the pattern came from here:


It is also on Ravelry under patterns and dishcloths. Entrelac was easier than I thought, and would like to make some more of these, sometime. It was started Sept 2, and finished Sept 6th.

Purple cosmos