Sunday, March 2, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
I put my lace shawl on hold til I finish my scarf which I started in November 2011. I want to wear it for my birthday on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day. I will be 53 yrs young. I am thinking about getting a better rigid heddle loom. This one was free and it is a Easy Weaver B by Harrisville Designs. I want to get one that folds. This one I can actually hold in my lap. The models I have been looking at have to be rested on a table and your lap at the same time, but they can be folded for portability with your project still on it. Not that I will be taking it anywhere, but when I get sick and tired of working on it, it won't take up that much space. I gave Ma her merino wool loopy lace scarf on Friday, February 28th. Looks like she loved it, but will she wear it? Last night I took my final pill of Coumadin. Good Riddence! 8 months of ingesting rat poison on purpose. SHEESH! I have a hematologist appt on March 6th and a venous doctor appt on March 11. They will be checking for damages. God is Great!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I started spinning my Shetland fleece for Rhinebeck 2014. The category is Featured Breed. I am using my .46 oz Russian Bog top whorl drop spindle by Golding. It will be 1 ply cobweb. I have 6 batts in black : 2 of 25 gms and 4 of 24 gms. I still have to figure out what to knit with it. My Lilac leaf shawl is coming along nicely. It is a Blueberry tonal color in 50% merino wool / 50% silk laceweight yarn. GORGEOUS! The aim is to knit 10 rows a day. So far, so good!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
We went to Pop's home on Sunday and he was out at the diner with Ma and Jimmy. When he got home Pop was wearing the hat and scarf. Oh what Joy! And Jimmy was wearing the cowl I made for Christmas! It is a really great feeling when you see people wearing your gifts. Still stashbusting!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I started Julian's Christmas gift. I made 1 granny block. It is made of 20 crocheted blocks. 10 of them are a basic granny square. 2 strands held together and a size 10 3/4 mm hook. I am using the lion brand sportweight wool blend yarn which I bought years ago at 50 cents a skein. That yarn is never ending! I bought a huge black garbage bag worth. Yep, I bought all of it that day. I did start crocheting on my slipper chair cover also. I am Knitting 4 rows a day on my Plague shawl, 4 more days to go! I love the Winter Olympics!
Saturday, February 8, 2014
I finished handsewing Pop's cap this morning. I had to full it 7 times in the washing machine before I was happy with the thickness and size. And I knit him a matching moss stitch scarf. We went to his home today and gave him his gift. I took a pic but still haven't figured out how to post it here. I will only know if he likes the set if he ever wears it outside. I started knitting my Black Plague Shawl again and tomorrow I will continue with my crochet slip cover. It was good to see Mama-San and Pop again.