Saturday, June 25, 2011
That Cleckheaton Country Tartan 8ply is not bad stuff. Not completely black. But black enough.
Here's where I got up to on my first All You Need Is Love gLove. Took me a while to decide whether to do the white or blue background, but I'm glad I picked white. It's easier to follow the chart when white is white.
See that odd square on the left? Pattern problem. It's where the start and end of the chart meet, only it's a spiral, of course, and when you get to the start again you're a row higher. Will fix that later with some duplicate stitch, and do the other one a bit differently.
Here is 434g of merino ready for the Tour de Fleece! The idea is to 'spin' with the cyclists on the Tour de France, each day from July 2-24 (with days off on the 11th and 18th). This yarn, and the 300g I recently got from EGMTK, will have to hold me until July 15, when I get some more from the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Festival. It's my annual day off!! I'm also going to look into a small loom to play with.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Yes, I took a picture of it, upside down on the stove.
I wanted to do some spinning, because it's easy (I did most of this in an evening) and gets good bonus points for yardage. This is Transfiguration class, because I'm "planning" to turn it into a colorwork something in the future.
Here's what the boy was doing behind me just before. I finished plying the green while they were having a nap (supposedly) and so left out the wheel. When Byron "woke up" shortly after going to bed, I let him have a spin. He used two feet on the pedal, but he got it going round and round eventually. hehe.
I'm going to Mandie's shop at Bendigo (her stall at the Sheep and Wool Festival) in about 3 weeks, but I couldn't resist a little fluff from her online store. This one in the "Hermione" colorway will definitely be in a class somehow.
Friday, June 10, 2011
First, OWL gloves number 2. (Mahayanas).
A cootie. An argument started in the Slytherin common room about people who have cooties, and we realized the cootie infestation was so widely spread that we made it the theme of the month. The challenge was to make a cootie, and sneak it into assignment pictures all over Hogwarts ;)
A japanese fighting beetle for Defence against the Dark Arts (note cootie)
A lined knitting bag for Care of Magical Creatures
A phone sock with an ipod pocket inside for Ancient Runes
Self striping yarn for Potions. Since this was EGMTK fibre, I put it on the EGMTK group for the "May spin", and won a random prize, which is waiting at the Post Office for me... pics later.