With the end of Tour de Fleece (TdF), most of the participants have moved on (or back) to other projects.
One of the projects I returned to was the pillow covers, the class project for my Craftsy class, “Floor Loom Weaving.” After the fabric was ready to take off the loom, the next step was to look…Continue
I've been knitting more again since finding this really cute hand spun alpaca wool on a visit to California. I am making a head cowl for one of my daughters.
It looks a little orange in this picture, but it's actually Persimmon color.…Continue
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Common Threads met this week. Joanie was working on her second Mother Bear bear:
Her first bear is in a knit shop in Salt Lake City, hopefully recruiting more people to make bears for the project, which sends them to children who have HIV or…Continue
After spending some time on my friend's farm in NJ. I was in the a good frame of mind to try colorwork again.The trouble I had before is my stitiches were always too tight and they would pucker. Because it was quiet most of the day, I fed the chickens and sat under a tree and my mindset was better. I found out that…Continue
The Tour de Fleece (TdF) continues. My third “bump” of Full Circle Roving is more than half done. This is the first bobbin of "Carmel."
The second bobbin is on the wheel.
In Bunny Suit progress, the right leg is done. The left leg has been cast on and a couple of inches finished.…Continue
Long time no chat. Sorry about that. Well, I got a new job after about 24 yrs with my old company. Not only that, but I am in the process of relocating to Northwestern Wisconsin! I'm currently staying with my sister until I can find a place to rent that allows cats. Then I can put my townhouse in IL up for sale/rent. Whew...
I am now the new PC Support Tech for the Chippewa Valley Hospital in Durand, WI. The only one but it is a small hospital. My mom's…Continue
After the first full week of the Tour de Fleece (TdF), my second “bump” of Full Circle Roving is finished.
This was my exhausted wheel, Stanzi, a Kromski Sonata, who was ready to ply after a night’s rest. Here’s a look at my progress. (Notice she has her back to the TV.…Continue
Knitting PawPa bears is a major de-stressor for me! Hence, I have made dozens of bears and usually give them away to family members and friends. They seem to bring a smile to faces and children love hugging them. So do some adults!…Continue
Tour de Fleece has begun. Here’s my first finished bobbin:
If you aren’t a spinner and don’t know about the Tour de Fleece, it’s a spinning activity that coincides with the Tour de France every year. We started Saturday. The one I’m participating in is on…Continue
My favorite project for this past week is still my woven bag, now with lining and in use as my handbag:
There’s even room for a small knitting project and my iPad, but the bag itself isn’t heavy. The handles came from Joann’s. The homespun lining came from my fabric…Continue
Knit Your Socks on Straight A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles by Alice Curtis
Wanted to read this book because 1. I love knitting and 2. I've knit socks but need to improve my skill level and thought this is a different way to knit socks.
First are the basics and then…
Added by jbarr on June 19, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments
What a week! Julie brought this quilt of Barbara's to Vintage Stitchers on Thursday:
She had finished the quilting. Barbara inherited it from a friend who passed away.
Barbara also showed us this lovely confection she had just finished piecing/appliquéing.…Continue
I am trying to drown myself in projects it seems. I already have three knitting projects and one spinning project going. In the next few weeks I'm adding Tour de Fleece to the mix. Oh, there is this shawl project for a friend I want to start. Do they make a pill for this?
I was once was a die-hard knitting in pieces knitter. But in the last few months I sat down and learn to knit in the round. I kept watching Meg Swansen's DVD's and new things came to me. I got copies of, Circular Knitting and Knitting in the old way. Both books are very good at explaning how to's. I remeber asking Kelley for help all the time for knitting in the round. I kept telling her that I could never do it., So I gave up.…Continue
I saw the cutest thing in a crochet magazine the other day and decided I had to make one. It's a wheel cover crocheted out of yarn!
I decided I could do that too since I've always wanted a custom spare tire cover for my ten year old convertible Kia Sportage..
It's all yellow with two eyes and a smile! Mr. Smiley car!
It has taken me what seems like forever to get this thing done! I began in single crochet to get the face right, now I've moved on to double crochet to go…Continue
My friends and I have been finishing things this past week. Here's Janet's latest quilt top:
Wow! What a week! Monday we shopped the Memorial Day sale at Hancock Fabrics and got the fabric to recover the seat cushions and pillows for our porch furniture: