Saturday, October 11, 2008

Stormwater Rises (#14)

I did it! I finished my first lace project: The Stormwater Scarf made of Handmaiden Seasilk. The yarn shop in Seattle where I actually bought the yarn did not have the pattern, but the kind people at Handmaiden emailed it to me when I told them of my predicament as they only sell it as a kit, but I already had the yarn.

The blocking was completely magical. Even with the half sized skein you can see it came out quite large after blocking. I  simply had to cast off before I lost my mind with fear of a huge mistake. I could have done at least 3 more repeats with the amount left .  I had seen blocking work on other people's blogs, but still, I was quite surprised that it took my lovely, but rumply piece and turned it into an amazingly open, flat item in which one can see all the stitches! 

Don't look too closely though, there are some definite pattern mistakes.

Still, I lovelovelove it! Don't worry; I'm still going to give it to my friend. I'm not THat selfish.

Monday, October 6, 2008

One down, still 16 to go

Well, I don't know where it is, so I can't take it's picture, but I recalled last night that I have an unfinished hooked yarn teddy bear floating around somewhere so that's one more U.F.O, so even though I finished the Stormwater Scarf, I'm STILL at 16. Crikey!

Remember I said Real fiber addicts have way more? A woman in my knitting group hurt her hand and isn't allowed to knit for several weeks, so she's spending her time ripping out old projects she has decided she'd never finish. She called it "a massive yarn reclamation project." Several weeks worth of ripping out?! I sit in awe of her knitting fanaticism.  P.S. Get well soon, you know who you are!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


So, I started and finished a new project all in one day! I went to a great workshop about making felted flowers at a great little local craft/book/high quality natural toys and art called Creative Hands Mercantile. I made this gorgeous flower garland in 3 hours!

In fact I think I might go embellish it a bit with a few beads.....