Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Seeing Pink Elephants

I read an article in Vogue Knitting about this project,
Elephants Remember.
You can read about it here.
It includes the pattern, so I had to try one. I made mine out of some pink hand spun and it didn't turn out looking anything like I thought it would. Also, I didn't really understand what I was supposed to do with the trunk! My Elephant is about the size of a Beanie Baby, small enough to stuff in a pocket!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

"Riverbed" Socks

I finished these socks last nite. I used a textured stitch for the top and the instep. I suppose you could call it a double Moss stitch. I really love the way these socks fit. I have been using the "Riverbed" shaping from Cat Bordhi. "Riverbed" has the gusset shaping in the center of the sole. I have a high arch, so this sole is really comfortable.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Knitting Fever

I am taking a break from my other stitching by doing a little hand knitting. I thought I might learn Anna Zilboorg's technique for making "Free-sole" socks, and I couldn't put it down. Consequently, I only have a few more rows to go on this one and then I will reverse the colors and do the other one. I tried a lot of different things while working on this--ways to hold the yarn, turning the work inside out etc.  My two color knitting needs a lot of work. More practice!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inspirational Literature

A very nice couple came by the studio to introduce themselves and leave some inspirational literature. As they were leaving, the woman looked around my studio (which is wall to wall ART) and said, "Oh I like to do little crafty things too. Isn't it nice to have the time to do it now that we are older." 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Blue Party Dress

The Blue Party Dress
8 x 8.5

Machine and hand embroidery,
chain stitch, back stitch, seed stitch,
bullion knots, web stitch, satin stitch, and beads
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