Tuesday, January 15, 2008

new projects

Love the Malabrigo. Love the worsted, love the chunky, and now I love the lace. Last week I started a scarf using Margaret's Vine Lace Scarf pattern. Today when I picked it up again, i discovered a mistake! Luckily, it was only 2 rows back, and it was easy to fix. Lace is not my thing, but I can handle this 4 row pattern repeat alright. Can you see the mistake in the first picture? The second picture was taken after the repair.

Next is my first little rug hooking project. It's from a kit I got at the Shelbourne Museum in Vermont. Harrisville yarns makes the kit. I finished it a while back, but I haven't figured out how to back it and mount it yet.

Last it's another spiral pillow! This is the 2nd of 6 I hope to finish soon. This morning I laid out the spirals on the backing, then started sewing them together. I'm just joining them with yarn and a tapestry needle, but thought I'd include a picture of the spirals partially sewn up. I've had a few people ask me how I did it. It's not very tricky, but sometimes a picture helps things make sense.
Most of the spirals do not have the surface embellishment done yet. It seemed like a good idea to wait until they were sewn up so that I can place the embellishment yarns more easily. Hope to have a picture of the completed pillow soon!

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