Saturday, December 30, 2006

Thor's Basketweave Christmas Socks

They can now be shown in public, since they have been received for Christmas. Trekking XXL with Opal Uni for the trim in black. Simple basketweave stitch.

Birch Leaf Socks

From 'A Gathering of Lace', and designed by Nancy Bush, these are lovely. Knit from Schoolhouse Press Satakielli wool, on #0 dpns, and took forever, since so much patterning was happening at the same time. Each sock was ripped several times and reknit! But I love them and they fit very well.

FLAK Cardigan

From the FLAK group, this sweater is knit from Elann Highland Wool in soft gray. The price was very reasonable, but the yarn is too soft for my liking. I suspect it will not stand up to hard wear, but I don't know that yet.

The colored rubber bands are serving as stitch markers which are color coded to the cables, so that I can keep track of them. I thought I was very clever by coming up with that idea.

Peyote Stitch Bracelets

The pink one looks like the breast cancer ribbon, doesn't it? These were very easy to make and went quickly.

Loopy Bracelet

I started out crocheting this bracelet, but the thread was very splitty and I was having troubles in general. I decided I didn't like crocheting this anymore, and took it apart and made it by beading the entire thing. I am much happier now. Plus I have much more control over the placement and color of the beads.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Beaded Bracelets

Citrus colored bracelet was crocheted. Red fringe bracelet was beaded. Both took about the same amount of time to complete - about a day. I'm liking 'em a lot and wish I could wear them all at once!!!

Plethora of Amulet Bags

A few of the many bags I have recently knit.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Amulet Bag and Contents

This picture displays the card describing the contents with a cute poem, which I found at Ann's Beaded Crochet Amulet Bags but the link no longer works.

Friday, December 01, 2006

First Necklace

Okay, I know the picture is bad, but here it is anyway. My first necklace after the basic beading class on Sunday.

I am enamored of this necklace - I think it's because it reminds me of fiber techniques. It looks great when it's worn, with just a hint of sparkle from the small seed beads and the dangles. More to follow, I'm sure. Posted by Picasa