I was playing around with a scheduling app a few days ago, inspired by a weeklong spring clean by Makelight. I'm sorry to report I didn't finish following up on that but maybe at some point I will. Those of you who read my blog by visiting it might notice a strangeness. I tried to … Continue reading In which I experiment
Well not really, because my hands are on my phone. But yes. I don't have my loom with me while waiting at a class. So I thought I'd blog instead. What, another stall setup? You'll ask. Not exactly. It was an audition for an upcoming event. This would be the biggest bestest event ever if … Continue reading Hands-free for once, and three confusing tales
I'm easily bored and need to be entertained, like a child. New techniques, therefore, draw me in like moths to a flame. The most recent one I learnt is this one, for making chenille fabric. I had seen this earlier as well, but Debbie Shore released a video a few weeks ago that brought it … Continue reading Between the lines
In which foul weather played havoc with a Fair.
I decided to see if having an app would make me blog better. In the past year or more I've become obsessed with weaving, helped along by some ennui in knitting and crochet, plus an odd sort of pain in my left forefinger, the one that tensions the yarn when I crochet. Which served as … Continue reading I, er, iOS.
Regular readers might remember the shawl-turned-tablecloth-turned-parasol I wrote about a few years ago. I've gone and done it again, but much smaller this time. This was one of several patterns in a collection I tested for the designer, Linda Browning on Ravelry. Turning this doily into a parasol was slightly better than the larger … Continue reading From sun and rain
In my last post but one I was talking about slippery slopes, wasn't I? And left you without explaining what I meant. I was referring to this stole I made. I had some balls of rayon that Jaishree gifted me, which were sources of amazement to me primarily because of the fact that they stayed … Continue reading And down she goes
On Ravelry there is a group which began in 2010 for people wanting to make 10 shawls in 2010. I've bee a member since then, but never have managed to make 10 in '10, 11 in '11 and so on. I did have a narrow miss last year, when I achieved 11 in '12. That … Continue reading A year’s work.
The whole of last year went by with only one real post. I'm thinking perhaps I should try and do better this year? So here are my two last projects from 2012. Both are for a friend who is currently at MIT and so will find use for woollen stuff. I am both surprised and … Continue reading Let’s try again, shall we?
Yes, I know. I last posted here on the last day of the last year. And to be perfectly frank, I was considering whether to mark this blog as dead. I have too little to say which I haven't already said on Ravelry. However, this is by way of being a test post. A friend … Continue reading Hello there!
Last time I wrote about my Honeymeade shawl, in Tunisian lace. The project I am writing about today preceded it but I was somewhat disappointed with it and so I didn't feel like blogging it. The thing was, it was made in Knit Picks Palette, a 100% wool yarn. I liked the colour a lot, … Continue reading A case of two blocks.
I'm feeling very chuffed with myself just right now. I finished my latest test crochet, which involved a sideways (pun intended) way of looking at regular crochet. It's a lovely shawl using lacy interlinked stitches, plus the colour, for once, is harmonious. Take a look. I love how the lace opened up after a nice … Continue reading Chuffed.