I just finished blocking Hetty by Andi Satterlund. I am currently obsessed with her designs. I used a lovely white yarn from Debbie Bliss. Cotton and silk blend. I wanted to use pearl buttons, instead I used some shell buttons that I all ready had in my statch . Here's Hetty blocked and ready to wear, Front and back view.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
What's on your needles?
It's been a while since I've posted anything. So much has happen in the last year. All for the better. I've moved to a bigger house. Mother lives with me now. I now have a studio, where I started to organize my yarns and other hobbies paraphernalia's in one room. I've completed tons of projects, as well as getting back to sewing. In the knitting department, I am currently working on this: Hetty from Andi Satterlund, I am using a white cotton, silk blend yarn from Debbie Bliss, called Cathay. I am in love with Audi's designs! She has an eye for getting the shaping of the pattern that really compliments the curves. I've made another of her patterns called. Miette, Which you can download for free, in a cotton blend yarn for the summer in a mint green color also Debbie Bliss. The picture is not the best, but It's really a cute,crop, cardigan which I have plans to wear with this really cute green summer dress. Hope everyone had a lovely Mother's Day.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
|Fancy Kitty Front View|
|Fancy Kitty Side View|
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
I found an inexpensive way to dry my alpaca wool, using PVC pipes, and some burlap cloth in which I've made a stand to place my wool to dry out in the sun, and it's working wonderfully. I love that I can just take it apart and store away for the next batch of wool. Here you see a picture of some baby alpaca in white and black wool which I've wash with some Kookaburra Delicate wool wash, it makes the wool smell lovely, not to mention the affect it has from drying out in the sun, which brings out the natural Tea Tree and Lavender oils scent to full bloom. It 's so light and soft that once it's completely dry, I must quickly remove or a light wind will blow them all over the place
(Ask me how I know?)
I must keep an eye out for birds as well, they seem to love alpaca wool to build into their nests, I've seen several nest around my yard nicely engineered with intertwining of Spanish moss, wool and twigs. Birds are so creative.
I am so looking forward to carding this and spinning up some lovely lace yarn , hopefully for some beautiful Estonia shawls.
Carding you ask? I will explain in the next blog what a carder is, and perhaps have pictures if my new carder is here in time. Happy Knitting, Spinning or what ever hobbies you enjoy.
|Check out the Stand I made from PVC pipes.|
|Alpaca drying in the sun.|
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
|So slim after being sheared|
I was there to help the farmer catch them and lead them to be sheared. For my help I got these in return.