Friday, April 25, 2008

yet another scarf

So, here's one more scarf. I love working with the Colinette silk, and I'm thinking about doing another in a vibrant red. I've done 5 or 6 of these--what's one more? They really are mindless and fast.

Also on the horizon: freeform things like purses and jackets, a kid's sock for the shop in the new Berocco sock yarn, finishing a sweater I started last summer, and Coriolis socks.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

spiral purse, so close!

The spiral purse is assembled, it just needs the lining. The lining is finished, just not attached. I'll have pictures of it when it's all finished, because I'll just have to show off the zipper. Yes, that's right, it will have a zipper.

Many spirals, and one spiral. Change the style as your mood changes!

As we consider what classes to teach at Cozy this summer, I wonder: which would be more fun, a class for this spiral purse or for the spiral pillows? They are very similar..........

Friday, April 11, 2008

silky goodness

Well, this really was a quick one! Started Tuesday night at knit group, I finished last night and blocked it this morning. It's light, only about 46" long and 4" wide. It was a little lumpy while I was making it, but the blocking just opened it up, just like with the other filet scarves.

Yarn: La Luz Multi by Fiesta in Sapphire colorway, part of 1 skein
Hook: G, 4mm

Thursday, April 10, 2008

pillows on the net

I'm really excited to have my spiral pillows included in the Gallery section of the latest Crochet Insider magazine. It's an online magazine that always has cool stuff. I'm pleased to be included with such wonderful projects! Click on the links to check it out.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Lightweight scarves

Springtime seems like a good time for a little silk scarf, so I started yet one more freeform filet scarf at knit night last night. The yarn is La Luz Multi from Fiesta Yarns, and this particular skein was a gift from Margaret.

This purple one is the Colinette Cadenza, a little heavier, but still pretty light. This yarn feels really good in a scarf, can't believe I've never used it til now!

A few posts ago, I was a little unsure about blocking this Malabrigo lace weight scarf, but everything worked out. I dunked the scarf to get it wet, pinned the whole scarf, but after it dried some I took the pins out and smoothed out the edges by hand. This way I could avoid the little pointy spots where the pins were. I think it turned out OK!

Everything in Durham seems to be blooming now. I couldn't resist taking photos on the azaleas in my front yard!