Thursday, September 06, 2018

Knitting progress + treasures

 Lucky, lucky me!!!   The winner of Wendy's giveaway!  The pearl bracelet fits purr-fectly --- Each time I've worn it, I've received compliments!

Vintage finds while shopping with my sister.      Spool knitters are my weakness.   I think they are fun to own.   And fun to find in vintage stores.   
The vintage sewing ruler.   The older ruler is already in use!

My sister came for a visit (in August) and she brought her vintage beaded necklaces with her!   This is one I chose, from quite an assortment!  A turtle, hearts and crystals!   She enjoys going out to 2nd hand stores and picking up vintage necklaces.  The washes the beads + findings, then puts them back together with a creative twist!

 I've had this kit (from Stitches Midwest) and decided I should finish it!   I think I'm 75-80% done.   The lace knitting slows me down - the results are beautiful!  Angela's Dream Scarf by Jeanette Estee Famulari

This was a class - taken at the Local Knitting Store.
I started my 2nd Mosaic knitted bag.   The first one I knitted came out so nice -- and I had extra yarn for a 2nd one.   Colors will be similar.   Pattern is Mosaic Bag by Cindy Walker.   Yarn I am using is Erika Knight British Blue Wool.   

The last two knitting classes I've taken, at the local knitting store, were taught by Laura Ricketts.  The subject:  Twined Knitting.   
   Such a treat to have Laura's twined knitted pieces in hand.  It is a beautiful technique.   Awesome color and texture.  We learned to use z-spun yarn and create braids and the crook stitch. 
  Maybe one day I'll have cuffs --- I am so glad I know this technique.   I doubt I could have figured it out by videos and tutorials on line!!!   Laura also brought a couple books for us to look thru -- this one caught my eye + I was able to find it on line.   Out of print, and not very expensive. 

The "F" word --- yes, finished.   Woolenberry's Hearald wrap.  
This one took awhile.   I would do a few rows, set it aside.  Knit a few rows, set it aside.  The store in Bloomington, Indiana closed - I'm not sure where to find more of this yarn.   It is a dream to knit with.

 I've continued the lace edge from Piecework Magazine.   it is called Lace No. 10 -- from Mary Elizabeth's 1935 book.   I submitted a photo & it was published in the April issue!  
  Imagine that!     

Our DD's kitty enjoys the KnitPicks bag from
Stitches Midwest.   This cat cannot ignore a tote!

 These stitch markers were a 'win' from the Stitches Midwest Scavenger Hunt.   I enjoy going + seeing all the new patterns and yarns.  And toys!!!   It is great to find a bargain here-n-there.   

 This past Spring, I made a few dish dresses for girlfriends.   A fun addition to most kitchens during spring cleaning!    

 I may give up on cup cozy -- not sure I'm crazy about the final knitted results.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The World’s Longest Band Sampler Project

Have you heard?   To celebrate World Embroidery Day (2018) he San Francisco School of Needlework + Design posted an invitation to participate in creating the World's Longest Band Sampler.    I know .... what fun to create a band (with their template ... see photo --- from their post) and participate in the project!  The plan is to sew together the bands which are submitted, no deadline posted. 

 Visit the The San Francisco School of Needlework and Design site for details. Look for the post:

Help us create the World’s Longest Band Sampler!


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Come out to the fair!

Lafayette Lacemakers will be demonstrating
at the Jasper Co Fair on Sunday.

If you are there, swing by and say hello!

FREE butterfly pattern.   Link HERE.

Mary Elizabeth's Lace No. 10
Knitting pattern in Piecework Magazine.   May/Jun 2016

2671 W Clark Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978
(Highway 114 between Rensselaer and I-65)

Sunday, July 15th
2-5:00 p.m.
Community Building

Sunday, February 11, 2018

knit ...

 This is Orbit, Woolenberry pattern.   Made for and gifted to Mom.  I think she likes it.

 Portfolio, made with yarn from Philadelphia, given to my Sister-in-Law for her birthday.   She likes to wear it.  Yay! 

 A fun kit, from 10,000 Villages.  Knitting finished.  Need to grab needle and thread to turn this into a cup cozy.   I have another pattern, by Kelli Slack, for a beverage sleeve.   I think I'd like to knit it, too.

 Since a GF showed me how to knit diagonal dishcloths, I've made a few!  Also, some new-to-me patterns from a Ravelry dishcloth group.   One pattern chosen each week.    This yellow one has a nice texture.

 I purchased this yarn bowl from Etsy Sumiko.    I adore this yarn bowl.   there are oodles of choices available; however,this one makes my heart sing!   

 I've knitted a couple hats this fall.  And have lovely red yarn (Rios) for another!

I found this Wool and the Gang kit at JoAnn Fabrics.   They are a quick project and have really come in handy this winter.   while they can be used as is, with the bitter cold, I've been slipping over my gloves! and, with coupons, I have yarn to make another pair.   Oh winter, I look forward to your departure.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Zentangle 101 "There are No Mistakes"

Zentangle 101

Enjoyed my first Zentangle class - along with two GFs Sue + Julie.   What an interesting + laid back class.   Had 2+ hours of step-by-step instruction, enjoyed new bag w/supplies, + what a fun night out during the Winter blahs. 

Having had the basics, with certified teacher,  Angie Lorandos,  we can take the next steps to learn new patterns.   It is wonderful to gather with creative people!

 My first + second tile.   I suppose neither are 'finished' - they were interesting to do + I think they need more light-dark value.   


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