Friday, October 29, 2010

New projects

I have been making lots of facecloths for the craft shows.  The first one is November 20 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Key West.  I still need to make soaps to go with some of them & others are father/son or mother/daughter sets.

I am borrowing an idea from the Mason/Dixon Knitting girls and knitting a baby blanket in Log Cabin quilt design.  But I am only using 2 colors so it'll look like a squared off spiral.  I'm using more of the Sugar 'n Spice & Peaches 'n Cream cottons so it'll be very durable.

Also, I have started a little Bangle Bag that swings from a pair of bangle bracelets.  And there is the Sea Bag which will be a felted lace pattern.  I've done the swatches for that, but haven't started on the actual bag yet.

I still need to get the design done for the Cockatiel Ruana so I'll be ready to start it when Colin finishes dying my yarn.

So much yarn, so little time.


I FINALLY finished the Ziggy Wrap!!  For a while I didn't think i was ever going to get done.  It almost fell victim to my worst knitting habit - Once I get the pattern figured out, I have a really bad time forcing myself to finish it.  If it's a small project, it's not too bad, but a big one like this, I have to nag myself (luckily I have lots of practice on Hubby) to get it finished.  I used 5 skeins of Lion Wool-Ease & it is about 29" x 62".

It seems I love the puzzle of making yarn & stitiches come out right, but once that's done, bleah.  Not that the pattern is bleah by any means.  It is actually one of my favorites I've done in a long while.  But my brain has moved on to the next design so is no longer interested in the item.

It will be available on my Etsy sight later, but here are pix for now:

I tried to get the entire Wrap in this picture but just couldn't do it.

Here is a closer view of the stitch patterns. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Getting There!

Well, only 4 more repeats of the main pattern to go until the Ziggy Shawl is FINISHED!!!  Yeah!!  It's much larger than the original design, but it has become a nice, warm, cozy shawl just right for Autumn weather.

Now to get the pattern done and published on my Etsy site.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm back...Sorta

Well, I'm still working off my daughter's old clunker so I haven't been online much.  The Ziggy Shawl is getting closer to completion though.

I am also working on lots of washcloths for my craft booth at upcoming craft fairs.  I'm thinking of doing some candles also.  If I get time.

And I got a new idea for something to make for a lttle wrist bag from my daughter.  So lots to do.