Saturday, February 23, 2013

New fun!

Wow...I haven't blogged for quite some time. So, I'm still knitting on that Enterlac blanket. I love it, even though as a blanket it does take a lot of time. I've also been working on rewarping the loom, but I haven't made it very far...I got on a knitting kick yesterday and started a new scarf instead. I will post a picture of it when it is finished. I was going to reproduce the scarf below that I got in an art trade a few years ago...the friend who made it was new to knitting and tied knots at each color change instead of weaving in the ends. Being bamboo yarn, the knots have been slipping out even more quickly than expected and the scarf has started unraveling. The moral of this story? Don't EVER just tie knots in your yarn. Take the extra time and do it right. The time spent weaving in all those pesky ends is definitely worth it in the long run. In any case, I knew that she talked about 'moss stitch' when she was making the scarf, so I looked up the stitch pattern online and decided to make the scarf here instead. I'm using a different weight yarn, so mine is turning out quite lacy and beautiful. I love it already.

The lost cause scarf from a friend. :(
Close up of one of the unraveling ends.
It's gotten worse since this picture was taken.
Anyways, I've been asked to do a few commission pieces. (Yay money! Spend it on yarn!) I finished the one commission for my friend Mrs. Wilson. See her blog here. She wanted a beret, scarf, and a pair of fingerless I made them...quickly. Mainly because this girl is AWESOME and I knew if I didn't get started right away I would forget and/or never get said items finished. It also helped that she wanted a very simple design. All of the pieces were made with Caron Simply Soft Paints, Color Spring Brook.

Mrs. Wilson's Beret.
Link to pattern.
I used the suggestion to make it longer by increasing Round 10...but I don't remember how many times I repeated it.

Arm warmer/fingerless glove.
The ridge on the bottom was from slip stitching the piece together instead of sewing.
I ended up turning them inside out to remove that effect.

Scarf on my lovely giraffe, Jerome.
Also, I realize that I never posted a picture of Mom's table here are a couple of pictures of it. I apologize for the awful picture quality.  

So, I finally made an Etsy account...we'll see what happens with that. Here's my profile. I don't know that I'll sell stuff on there...unless you beg. I might if you beg. :P I don't know what I would try to sell since most of my projects are made with specific people in mind. I did buy a pattern on there for a different commission. Hopefully that one will pan out. The lady wishes to buy the yarn for it, but keeps forgetting/running out of time.