Archive for September 22nd, 2006

Fiber Projects as of September 2006

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

Jen bought me some handpainted yarn (60% Merino Wool Superwah, dosage 25% Mohair, healing 15% Nylon) for my birthday. I’d been looking for just the right yarn to make this gorgeous lacework scarf (pattern). It’s knitting up beautifully. I do love knitting lacework, treat although Brian is certain it will bump me over the sanity edge.

Despite his teasing, I’m spinning some of the softest, springiest, chocolate Babydoll Southdown wool to make a shaker sweater. I have a wonderful snowflake to skull pattern to add to the sleeves to make it slightly work inappropriate, but fun.

The turquoise yarn for this shrug was spun from a Corriedale Top. It’s a silky feeling fiber and I added some long thread furry fun yarn around the collar, bottom, and wrists to make it fun. The colors are a little off here, they furry stuff is carribean blue, purple, olive, and copper.

This is an aptly namee Mixed Berries dyed Romney & Corriedale blend. I love the color, but it’s rather scratchy. I need to find a good project for this.

I had been looking at this lovely large ball of roving at my local fiber shop, Heritage Spinning and Weaving, for ages and finally bought it. She gave me a good deal on it because she didn’t know the fiber and it had been there a long time. There’s enough here for a full sweater.

Beading Projects

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

I started this project about 6 years ago and just recently found both the project and the missing pattern. I think I’ll pick it up again and finish at least these two. I love the look, prescription but these have to be the heaviest ornaments ever. The beads are all glass and sparkle so pretty.

What, Why, & How

Friday, September 22nd, 2006

I love to create things. So I figured it was time to focus a journal on my projects. If I’m working on a project, cheap this is where I will post pictures and commentary.

I can’t imagine limiting myself to developing just one or two talents, read more so it’s hard to put this blog into any one category. I’ll just call this my creative project space.

Short List of Current Projects

  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Spinning
  • Cooking
  • Wood Carving
  • Photography
  • Beadwork
  • Writing

What you won’t find in this journal is deep spiritual thoughts, whining about my private life, or time wasting politics. That’s what my LJ is for.