Yes, the crochet one does not photograph so well. She was the last one I did and I probably got a little sloppy.
Anyway the pattern is out. Available at the store, on Ravelry and by tomorrow, Etsy. I will also be making some handspun hair for those of you who don't want to spin it yourself. The Angelina for the wings is here too.
Yesterday was my first Wednesday off. I was going to finish my project from the weekend workshop and got out my bead boxes to find some I needed....That was at 10:00.....At 6:30 I was done reorganizing ALL the beads. The whole day had gone - so I was up until midnight working on the project! In theory I will now be more able to find things, which is good since I want to do more of what I did this weekend. When I have it completely finished I'll put up pictures. I just kept telling myself it was my day off and it was okay if that was all I accomplished - but then that is what I always tell myself when I break out the beads - they are so time consuming.....
Round 1: Ch2, 12 hdc in circle, sl st to beginning top chain
Round 2: Ch2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to beginning top chain
Round 3: Ch2, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, re from * around, end with 1hdc in starting st and sl st to beginning ch.
Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 st, rep from * around, sl st to beginning top chain
Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 st, rep from * around, sl st to beginning top chain
Round 6: Ch2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 3 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 4 st, rep from * around, sl st to beginning top chain
Round 7: Ch2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 4 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 st, rep from * around, sl st to beginning top chain
Round 8: Ch2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 5 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 st, rep from * around, sl st to beginning top chain
Round 9: Ch2 hdc in same st, hdc in next 6 st, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 7 st, rep from * around, sl st to beginning top chain
Round 10: ch1, sl st in same st, sl st in next st, *sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 2 trc in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next 2 st, rep from * around, last rep ends at 2nd sc, sl st into ch at beginning of round.
Round 11: ch 1, sl st to hdc – *sc in hdc, hdc in dc, 2 dc between trcs, hdc in dc, sc in hdc, sl st to next hdc, rep from * around, sl in beginning ch and tie off.
if I posted this or not. I found this piece of crewel work - probably from the 70s judging by the fabric - in a yard sale linen box I got for $3. I did a bit of beading, embroidery and sewing and I really like my new old bag....
I love this yarn. It's tiny so it makes for long knitting, it is beautiful and it's wool. It will soften up with washing, but I have never minded a bit of scratchy when it is so pretty. We just got in a bunch of new colors. This is a scarf I recently dug out of the UFO pile (placed there for lack of time to work on it, despite really wanting to). It is about half done...
Here's how: You need 2 pieces of parchment paper, an iron, bits of yarn, wool or other inserts and angelina - crimped seems to melt better, straight is sparklier. Is that a word?
Lay a thin layer of angelina on the parchment. Lay bits of yarn or wool or paper bits on top then put another layer of angelina. You can use a loop of yarn for a hanger. Lay the other parchment sheet on top and iron it. Use a hot iron but quickly. It'll curl up, wrinkle and lose it's shine if it gets too hot.
Yes we some angelina in the store and more on the way. And more suncatchers in the window here too.
I did make a dent in the stash room messiness over the weekend.
Here are some pics
I got the crocheted shawl blocked. This is the one Robin was doing the crochet along with"Changes".
These are some little bags that I had started and now they are done. They are here in the store for sale.
There were two pieces of weaving that needed to be cowls...
This was from some handpainted yarn I bought in Dickson a few years ago.
And this is an experiment in felting woven stuff. The center warp is wool the other yarns are cotton. I probably will give it another wash to felt a little more and get a better ruffle on the sides.
And there were two bags that only needed a little bit finishing. I did one, but the other is still sitting....just needs its handles sewn on but it is hand sewing and I have to think about how it gets done yet, so later....
Tis a good thing to get some of the UFOs done and out of there.
LT: With right hand needle behind, skip one stitch and knit the second st through the back loop, leave it on the needle. Then insert the right hand needle into the backs of both st and k2 tog-b, slip both stitches off the needle
RT: k2tog, leaving the st on the left hand needle. Insert right needle from the front in between the st just knitted tog and knit the first one again. Slip them off the needle.
Row 1 and all wrong side rows: K2, purl to last 2, k2
Row 2: K2, *LT, k2, LT, RT, rep from *
Row 4: k3, * LT, k2, RT, k2, rep from * to last 3, k3
Row 6: K2, *RT, LT, RT, k2, Rep from * to last 2, k2
Row 8: K5, *LT, k2, RT, k2, Rep from * to last 7, LT, K5