Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I love kitchen cotton. At my wonderful spinning guild's annual Swap & Sell Day early this month I bought some at a ridiuclously low (but very fair) price . Wow! I can't wait to make all sorts of mats and practical things like Swiffer covers.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lei Scarves With Hairpin Lace Loom (NCS #1 for North Warren Regional High School)

My spinning guild's project for the the year was making scarves to support the North Warren High School Band. So, here's what I've done -- they're due on Labor Day weekend and luckily I'm just about finished. Friend E and her sister C are the lovely models! Thanks, ladies!

I used a hairpin lace loom to make two of these scaves from Filati FF Kristha Multi Bulky / 12 ply ribbon yarn . Each skein was 66yds and the finished "lei" was well over 72" when stretched. The ribbon yarn was great to use for this technique as it doesn't twist all up as it does when knitting. Dye lot: 5113; Colorway: 204 jewel tone multi.

I finished the wool scarf today and will blog it tomorrow.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Special Requests

Our friend Elaine recently told us that her sister would love another of the little cloths I gave her when she had breast cancer. It happened I had three versions waiting for a home. How lovely to have a fan. And, instead of a fan dance, she did a sort of doily / facecloth dance. Whatever works.

Sorry about the focus, or rather, the lack thereof.