Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A pile of luscious dyed roving...Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, and Kroger drink mixes. I think my next dye pot will be a blend of Kool-Aid Boo-berry (blue) and something green. Probably Crystal Light Lemon-Lime.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Channel Island Cast-On (Denise)

For something different, why not try a sturdy, stretchy cast-on. The Channel Island Cast-on can be used for socks, sleeves, hats, rib edges, or anything that needs a some give, yet strength.

Originally these were used on gansey sweaters, fishermen sweaters. Because it uses 3 strands of yarn (don't be frightened off by this) it is strong.

It uses a thumb wrap and a yarn over.

Here's the video clip how to do it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Newest Projects (Denise)

I've been busy, I guess. Now that kids are off to school, time has readjusted. I've been working on some woven cotton camp towels. It's coming along nicely.

I tried needle felting for the first time. I would recommend making sure your tetanus shot is updated. Considering how sharp the needles are, it is pushing through wool (I don't care how clean you think it is, there will be something in it.) and you can get something under your skin. I've jabbed myself several times, with only one bloodletting. I made a primitive sheep and a heart.

After reading up on all the "form" used to make the objects, I decided to use a cookie cutter from my stash. My DH didn't know what the sheep was at first. My son did. You be the judge.