Sunday, December 14, 2008

Spinning is Fun!

During our Thursday (December 11, 2008) night meeting at the Hamilton Library in Shreveport, I was finally been granted the opportunity to learn a new aspect of fiber arts---spinning. Sharon, bless her wonderfully generous heart, has given me a learning kit along with additional (4 oz?) roving of Romney to play with. Sharon showed me how to start, how to draft and how to keep from having heavy spots in the resulting thread. She has also told me how to ply when I reach that stage...

Spinning is fun!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Simply Socks....

Yup. It's simply socks. I finished the last pair that I started first. And now I'm working on finishing my Leaves in the Rain. One more repeat and I can cast off...

Here's a pic of my last pair. I used my hand to measure them to fit my feet. I am practicing a theory and these socks are my first go round using that theory. I don't know if anyone makes socks this way but it works for me. No tape measure. No guessing. Just my hand.... :)

And my Leaves in the Rain. The pattern is carried on the top of the foot and around the leg. Once they are done I will take a picture while wearing it to show the glory of the pattern.



:) These are my fourth and fifth pair of socks. These socks are also knitted from the toe up. Easy peasy!

Blessings all....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Heirloom Crochet Christening Dress

It is a very simple and beautiful christening gown. If you are interested in thread crochet and lace christening gowns, this is a pattern worth considering. This sweet little pattern is located at http://web.archive.org/web/20040607005031/www.jacqscrochet.com/christeningdress.htm.

I started making it on February 22nd, 2008. I am using Aunt Lydia's Fine Crochet Thread size 20 and it's getting a little fuzzy. I would definitely recommend using DMC Cebelia as specified by Jacqui.

So far I am probably 1/2 to 2/3 done with it. It's hard to keep going as it keeps putting me to sleep. The results are worth it. Here's how it looks so far...


I want to make a matching coverlet, booties and cap...

Yes, I'm a glutton for punishment! :D

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Square Doily from "The Filet Crochet Book"

I copied this from my flickr entry.

This square doily is the first doily from "The Filet Crochet Book" by Chris Rankin. Finished UN-blocked and UN-starched size is 11"h x 11.5"w. I used size 10 crochet cotton that was over 20 years old and a size 6 US steel crochet hook. When I made my first one, it came out rectangular using the pattern as written. So I changed the stitch to treble crochet and it came out thus. Pretty, huh? :D



Just wanted to add that the cotton was discolored from age but once washed it came out a beautiful creamy white. I took the photo indoors without flash.