Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Little Embroidery and Some Knitting


This is a sample of Sliver piecing. I really didn't like "sliver" piecing. It is just not the thing for me and so I gave the book away, but kept the sample that I made as it was a good surface for some embroidery. This is quite small (about 3"x 5"). Some of the ridges are stuffed with cording and the scrap of text, is from a Fortune cookie.
And for fun, I made these mittens from some left-over yarn. The basic pattern is from Kristin Nicholas, but I ran out of yarn in each color before I reached the top of the mitten. I finished them off in white and I like the effect. I am calling these :


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pom Poms

Sometimes I spin a yarn that I have no use for or I use some of it but not all. Maybe it is too irregular. Maybe it is too bulky. Even if it would make a nice Cowl or Scarf, maybe I just don't want another one and have run out of people who might want one. This morning I thought, why not make big Pom Poms. So I did. I think it will be fun to have a basket of these in different sizes. I can think of lots of things to do with them. I wonder what would happen if I sprayed them with water and put them in the dryer. That should make them fluffier. I will let you know what happens!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Covered Buttons

These covered buttons are like Dorset Buttons only they are made on a template instead of a ring. They are gathered around a regular button, but I imagine you could use a ring just as easily. The tutorial for making these is on Kate Davies' website:

Beware. It is quite addictive..................

Thanks to daughter Bonnie Broussard for pointing it out to me.................

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Pair--one of these is not like the other

Yes, I finished the second glove last night, just in time to wear them this morning. It was below freezing and I don't imagine we will have too much more winter weather, so it was nice to have a chance to wear them.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Throwing Down The Gauntlet

Yes, I am still knitting. Maybe it is the cold weather. We had some Spring days this week, but now it is cold again. I have only made one glove, if I make the other Gauntlet quickly, I may be able to wear them once before it gets warm. This glove is not my pattern. It is from Color By Kristin, by Kristin Nicholas. If you follow my blog, you know I have been making design-as-I-go socks on small needles. It was relaxing to work on a design by someone else using bigger needles and yarn.