Saturday, August 25, 2012
On the Needles and Off!
I've been very naughty..... Several years ago I made a hat for Sophia that was trimmed with fabric ruffles, so when I saw this "yarn," I knew it was a matter of time before I had to try it. Well, instead of working on my Trapeze KAL shawl, I've been playing with ruffles. What fun! Paradise Fibers has a very helpful video that got me started, and I have a stash of ruffly stuff a-waiting.
The Blathnat socks are DONE! They were a fun knit, but as usual quite a bit of time went by between Sock one and Sock two. But I am gradually whittling away at my SSS pile. Yay!
For a change of pace I knit a new dishcloth pattern for a friend's birthday. I love to couple a handknit cloth with some lovely soap from my friend Judy at Cranberry Morning.
Over the past three weeks, I've learned 3 new embroider stitches that can be seen on this Sunbonnet Sue block: linked double chain stitch, Pekinese stitch, and the cast on stitch. The whole block should be finished by next weekend. If you're interested in the details of these stitches see TAST on the sidebar.
Several times I've posted about Suzanne Tidwell's yarnbombing. We stumbled on her more recent display at the Redmond Towne Center shopping center. I counted about 25 lanterns in "Luminous," all knitted and all different!
Here are a couple of close ups.
And here's today's photo of the little guy who wonders how come I don't just quit all this handwork and play with him full time! It's tempting.