YOUR 2016 BOOKS
Monday, November 07, 2016
Guess what is F I N I S H E D .... Portfolio wrap. I bought the yarn in Philadelphia - it is called Loop Studio Yarn. Per web site: "Studio is a bouncy 3-ply yarn made from 100% American merino wool that's spun and dyed right here in Pennsylvania!".
The new project I started in October is called Hitchhiker.
I am using Color Celedon -- Madelinetosh tosh merino light. .
I found some very nice vintage pattern books - and started a charming leaf trim:
The yarn is from Bloomington, Indiana - called Panda, from Crystal Palace.
I added a few more inches on the trim from Piecework magazine, too.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Have you heard?
October 15, 2016 is
Please visit the web site Link HERE,
or facebook page, Link HERE
"One primary goal of the event is to encourage everyone to “stitch it forward” by teaching at least one newbie to yarn-craft and experience its feel good benefits. Whether people prefer to knit it, crochet it, spin it, weave it or bomb it, the goal is for every yarn-crafter to share their know-how and love of yarn with someone new on October 15
Friday, September 02, 2016
Mary Elizabeth's lace no. 10
from Mary Elizabeth Greenwall Edie's 1935 hand made book.
(more info Piecework, May/Jun 2016: A Treasured Knitted-Lace Sampler Book)
Friday, August 19, 2016
DD and I visited two days. I don't know how anybody can visit for just one day. We enjoyed spending time together and being inspired by all the wonderful things we saw!
Above: some of the free things from vendors. I enjoyed the Clover booth, esp when the tatting was on display.
Below: some of the purchased things!
The green Lantern Moon ort pouch was grabbed up by me in a hurry. Was 50% off. Below - you can see a couple of the free patterns I picked up (hat/mitten set and lace scarf), the Nirvana acrylic "lamb" box for notions (mine currently has stitch markers, tatting shuttles), the beautiful Erin Lane bag, souvenir pin (a.k.a. Stitches GEAR - I feel fortunate as there weren't many to be had), and couple Zoom Loom squares I made with yarn purchases.
The cord in the photos was made on 6-peg knitting spool. Stitches Midwest has "extreme stash" in the hall outside the vendor area. There are 10 - 11" cuts of yarns (I wish they were longer!!!) of a variety of fibers. On our 2nd day - as we were leaving, I noticed so many little pieces still there -- grabbed some and made a 26" cord using 3 fibers at a time. Enjoyed putting those pieces to use. I think the idea is to "sample" yarns & colors - not sure how to knit or crochet with such short yarn pieces. Below - the paper near the yarns.
These are G R E A T. half crochet hooks on a finding. Can be hooked to your bag, your project, your tools. Nice for tatting, knitting, beading ... the list goes on. They have awesome accessories (incl sport theme). Etsy store link HERE.
On day 2, I met Galina Khmeleva + she autographed my book! More information about the author, opportunity to attend workshop, etc. on the Lafayette Lacemaker blog post - LINK HERE.
This yarn, cord, wool/tencel blend -- link HERE, was marked down to $2 a ball - and I didn't hesitate to try it out on the Zoom Loom! Lovely colors.
This yarn (Artisanal Yarn from Pennsylvania) was $5 and again, used on the Zoom Loom (pin loom) right away. The booth was loaded with a variety of colors - fibers - types of fibers spun into yarns. Very unique!
Project bag (Makers' Mercantile booth) ... never seem to own enough of them. This charming bag already put to use.
Hello Kitty project bag -- and came with stitch markers! I put my Good For Ewe yarn balls inside. I may continue making squares on the pin loom (Zoom Loom) or may knit up a blanket with pattern DD has.
Could not resist . . . Knit baah Purl one of my fav places to visit.
Thank you Skacel! The yarn, hook, instruction from the FREE Crochet class. DD and I did okay. We hooked, ripped out, hooked, repeat. I think we learned a lot in an hour ; )
Already have 2017 on the calendar ....