Saturday, October 30, 2010

third time around...

... with a wool, mohair, and silk blend.

I definitely like this blend and see a couple of hats being made with it for winter. 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

frogged and cast-on again

With fewer stitches cast-on, smaller needles, and a couple pattern adjustments...a new head-scarf is finished.

This one isn't belt sized and actually fits onto a cute little head. It also stretches to fit on mine without looking stretched out.  There are no pictures to prove that true.  My camera battery died.  It is doing that a lot lately.  I am going to have to get a new one soon.

Now that I understand this particular wool a little better I don't think it is right for this project.  Though there will be no frogging of this head-scarf; it will hold up just fine and keep some ears warm.  I think I'll try a mohair/silk blend or an alpaca or an alpaca/silk/wool blend. 

So now it is time to find a new yarn (hopefully from my stash). But first I'll find out if my camera battery can be ordered.  Fingers crossed it isn't discontinued; I like my little camera.

Friday, October 15, 2010

fibers on friday ~ two more...

...projects are finished up. 

My girlies fingerless gloves to match her ponytail hat.

I started a head scarf inspired by this; which didn't turn out quite like I wanted it to. I tried a new yarn which is really stretchy. So stretchy that it is being used as a belt right now.

I am casting on another one tonight and hope I get it right this time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

birthday wishes

a new hermit crab.

a haunted candy cake

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

catching up ~ six

I finished off some more knitting projects that were collecting dust. 

Including the scratchy scrubby.

catching up ~ five

I am finally posting a picture of the quilt I started back in the spring and finished in August.

Friday, October 8, 2010

catching up ~ four

I finished a skirt that was cut out 3 years ago and abandoned.

Maybe I will get it washed and pressed sometime in the next 3 years.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

catching up ~ three

We found a new friend seeking shelter in our home from the rain we've had this past week.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

catching up ~ two

I finished a ponytail hat.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

catching up ~ one

I finished my autumn table runner.