Sunday, January 16, 2011

Here I am getting ready to attend the Bead Society's Annual Bead Challenge Show Artist Reception. Since I have a piece in the show, I must look my best!!! This is the Hanne Falkenberg Cordelia Sweater I finished up recently but never modeled.

This is the necklace which is in the show.

Reverse Side of Stranded Earflaps

I received a question from lyntwhit, who asked about pictures of the non-public side of the andean hat, and I'm happy to oblige here. I found the earflaps to be the most challenging part of the hat, since they were knit back and forth, rather than in the round. I knit these without turning my work, by knitting backwards. It was awkward at first but soon I got the hang of it. I carried each color in different hands.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I have made a series of copper toggles and then tumbled them to work harden, shine, and smooth. I used a small one for a copper washer bracelet with swarovksi crystals and used one of the washers for the other part of the clasp. I'll see about posting a picture of the bracelet soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Frank's New Ombre Socks

I believe that this yarn is Trekking XXL but I can't verify it since it was missing the band. I like the rich color changes and the pattern is lovely. It is a waffle rib pattern which is done by knitting 2 rows, and then k2, p2 for two rows. So easy and effective.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Bright Chullo Hat

This is a kit from Knit Picks and it included 9 balls of wool Palette in gorgeous jewel colors, and a pattern. This was a lot of fun to make, but it was a challenge to knit the ear flaps, since they were knit flat, and it required stranded knitting on the wrong side. The entire hat weighs 70 gms, which is about one and a half balls so there are a lot of hats left unknit!!

I know that I probably shouldn't wear this hat because of my .... er, age, but I'm going to anyway.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Starburst Flower Bracelet Completed

Here is the completed bracelet. It turned out very well, and is a summery type of bracelet. The silk ribbons add a very nice touch to it.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Starburst Flowers - Bracelet in Progress

I purchased this kit from Fusion Beads and have been working on it for a couple of days. It is labor intensive, but also soothing. The silk ribbons will be woven through a base bracelet of right angle weave with the flowers threaded onto the ribbon as it gets worked into the base. The colors are somewhat garish to me, but it was the only colorway left, and it was on sale!!!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!