Saturday, July 15, 2006

Blue Skies

Isn't it pretty? Exactly what I was hoping for when I started dying. We have a merino/silk blend that is destined to be a lace leaf shawl for a wedding. It was dyed with Cushings Perfection in Royal Blue. I actually started and perhaps am 1/4 way through Adamas from KnitPicks, but this pattern requires attention. I like the pattern and the shawl is looking good, but I don't know if I can finish it in time. I have difficulty working on Adamas when I might be interupted and with kids around this is constant. I don't seem to have that problem with Lace Leaf.

I am not giving up on Adamas, just taking a break and then I will get to keep the finished result.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Pretty in Pink

I finished my first clothing project in a handwoven material, a little dress for my little girl who loves the color pink. This fabric was set at 12 epi using 10/2 cotton that had been tripled in each heddle/dent. I used bias tape on the facings and hem.

Excuse the mess behind the picture please.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fun on the Fourth

I don't know whether the kids had more fun firing the noismakers or playing in the aftermath. I know Mom keeps finding more aftermath all through the house.

We spent the evening with a packed football stadium in the stands and on the grass for music and fun and the fireworks after dark. We even got to see the Space Station zoom on by as the fireworks got started. The fireworks were great, as usual and we had a great time playing boggle, dancing and knitting of course!

During the parade, I finished the sock. I didn't get a good start on the next one before the trip to the stadium, so I worked on this there. I had a couple of hours on it as you have to get there early if you want a good seat on the grass.

A feather and fan scarf from the yummy Easter egg yarn cake from a while back. I have been working on it while watching my kids in gymnastics at well. I have discovered that the colors actually to go with more of my wardrode than I would have ever thought possible.

Monday, July 03, 2006

No Naked Looms!

I can't handle having a naked loom! So today I finished warping what I started last night:

So if I put a new warp on, what came off??

This is 100% cotton set at 36 epi. I think it is destined to be tea towelss. This is some new stuff and I need to test it our first. Here is a close-up:

I am pleased with it overall, if it absorbes water well. There is some variation due to the winding of 3 different colors of 16/2 together. I used a 12 dent reed.

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