Archive for March, 2019

Brioche Knitting

March 26, 2019

Several years ago, I took a class in Brioche knitting. I meant to make myself a scarf but I never got around to it.  And after 15 years, I didn’t remember any of it.  I had to learn again.  I wanted to make this sweater/shrug.  Happily, the designer had made a U-Tube video.  Thank you so very much!  She did a great job.  I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I “got” it.  The pattern is Shusui Shrug by Susanne Sommer and is available on Ravelry.  I hope to finish it in time to wear to Sheep & Wool.

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Captain Marvel Doll

March 24, 2019

My daughter asked if I would make it for her husband’s daughter’s birthday in April.  Since I really like this guy, I said yes.  We had most of the supplies.  I only needed pale yellow yarn and long pipe cleaners.

The cheeks were a bit of a problem.  The pattern said to apply blush.  That’s it.  We tried fabric pens and craft paint on yarn pieces.  The best was a pink Sharpie applied to a Q-Tip and gently blotted to the cheeks.  Talk about holding your breath!

She’s at Comicon in Chicago dressed as Captain Marvel so I think she’s going to like it.

Clean Socks

March 22, 2019

Here’s my socks.  I should have taken my camera out with me.  I get better results. I am so glad my machine has a hand-wash cycle.  That’s 40 pairs of socks that were washed in one load.  There was a bit of a breeze and they dried quickly.  They seem to take forever in the basement.

  

I made Christmas socks for my daughter and me.  I had a hard time finding this yarn.  I wanted a very red and a very green with no white or light color.  It came from the Baltics and it is exactly what I had in mind.  The diagonal socks for my daughter are basically a Lucy Neatby design that I have used a few times.  The ones for me are right out of Socktopus by Alice Yu.  They took longer to knit than I care think.

Is Winter Over?

March 20, 2019

After a long and grumpy Winter, I’m finally starting to feel human again.  Last week, I actually managed to wash my hand-made wool socks and hang them out on the line.  I took a picture, but it’s in my phone and I have to send it to my laptop.  I hate typing on my phone.  It is so great to be able to go up and down the cellar steps pain-free.  Well, almost.  My left knee still needs to be replaced, but I going to wait until Fall.  There’s just too much to do.

Here’s a picture for those of you who actually like Winter.