Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Knitted hats

These are machine knitted skull caps that will probably fit a newborn. Made from Red Heart acrylic, and had fun picking the stripe colors.
This rolled brim one was a basic recipe from a member of Ravelry.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dyed Silk hanky

This is a silk hanky, ( which is made up of several silk cocoons processed into a flat, layered mat about 6" x 8") dyed with Country classic dye at Joyce's on Nov. 5th. The colors I used were fluorescent pink, pumpkin and daisy. We put plastic wrap down, laid out the silk hankies ( I layered mine, 4 altogether) and then dabbed on the color with a disposable paint brush. Rolled the whole thing up in the plastic and put in the pot to steam for 30 minutes. Next week we will be spinning the silk, so will post a picture of it finished up.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Too cute




Introducing Lars McSnuffles

Painting



This was posted to the spin list yesterday. It was painted in 1853, and here's a link to the site where you can purchase prints, or browse through other artwork.

http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=7214

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What a surprise

When we went to the pet store to buy a bigger cage for our daughter's pet rat, they offered a free rat with any cage purchase. Well, Lucy wanted a friend, so another female came home with us. Two weeks later, this is what we found...a dozen babies. They are cute, and mom is taking good care of them, so far. They were born Monday, October 27.

* update Nov 7- the pet store took them all back, with the cage and suggested a trade ; a dwarf hamster and cage...we are going today to pick them up.