Sunday, June 24, 2007
No ordinary orifice hook for me. No, give me some scrap electrical wire, a wire cutter and needlenose pliers (and a scrap of beauteous pink silk), and I get all McGyver on it.
Here is my new orifice hook. And the bonus is that it actually works!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
The sign said alpaca fleeces for $5 a bag. I asked the nice young lady if any were left, and how large the bags were. These were 30 gallon trash bags, and did I want the white, brown, or black? Yes please.
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Pattern: Flora from Knitty.com
Needles: #8 bamboo straights
Yarn for the blue one is a wool/silk blend that I got from eBay. I have no background information on this yarn except that it was lovely to work with.
The scarlet scarf is made from Tilli Tomas' Simply Heaven, 100% silk in colorway American Beauty. Gifted to me from the wonderful Ali! Thank you, darling!
Stamens on both scarfs were made by holding a strand of the main color with a strand of Noro Kureyon. The buttons came from my Random Button Collection.
I chose not to make the flower removable, since I did not trust the leetle buttons to secure it against random neck twitchings and double-takes.
And I'm thinking of a third for that single hank of candy-pink banana silk. And I have the perfect button for it too...
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Honestly, I made two. I swear it! This pattern was such a joy, I had no problems with Second Sock Syndrome whatsoever. And here is a shot with my knitting muse.
Needles: #2 bamboo dpns
No modifications required, this is a Cookie pattern! Thanks for all your beautiful work, Cookie!