Today, me and my daughter went to Color Me Mine. If you’re not familiar with them, they are a pottery painting place. You go, pick a piece of plain pottery, paint it with color glazes to your liking, and then they fire it for you.
I picked a chopstick bowl to paint. I’m not going to use it for eating, though! I’m going to be using it as a yarn bowl! It will take about a week for me to get it back. I’ll be impatiently waiting for it. 😀
Needless to say, we had a wonderful time, just Mom/Daughter time!
Category Archives: knitting
Second set of granny squares for my hat :)
The colors on these remind me of an ice cream sundae!
So, now I get to bury all the ends and sew the six squares together. It’s going to take awhile!
Sparkly Granny Cap
I found this pattern at lion brand’s site and fell in love with it. It uses their Bonbon kits which are absolutely adorable. For the picture above, they used the color way “Celebrate“. I chose “Nature” and assigned the colors as so:
Heidi MKAL (The Unique Sheep)
The Unique Sheep is having another MKAL, starting May 20th.
It’s based on the story, Heidi. Here is a picture of my yarn and beads that I will be using for the knit-a-long:
I got it from the Unique Sheep. It’s lace weight on their base called Eos, which is half wool and half silk. The colorway is called Tranquility.
15 knitting problems most knitters have!
Craftsy blog posted this post on the 15 most common knitting problems. I concur with them! Most of them are frustrating!
1. Running out of yarn just before finishing a project! To get around this, I’ve always tried to over estimated yarn (my husband hates that I have a box of scrap yarn!). Sometimes, depending on the project, I buy a full skein of excess yarn. That way I know I won’t run out. It has saved my bacon 3 times I know of in the past.
Circo Cowl Completed!
Here is a close shot of the finished Cowl. It is currently being blocked to make it look pretty :).
Oh and if you wanted to make sure that it is for certain a mobius cowl:
there is the twist for you! I’m blocking it on two rolled up towels to stretch it out because you can’t really pin it on a blocking board very easily. It was the suggestion of Laura Nelkin, the pattern designer.
Circo Cowl MKAL clue 3
Circo Cowl Clue 2 MKAL
Circo MKAL clue 1
The last project for this year’s M-Club is going to be a cowl called Circo Cowl by Laura Nelkin.
This project is divided up into 4 clues sent weekly on Monday evenings. I’ve gotten the first clue done:
It is 36 inches long and 2 inches wide. Here is a close up, so you can see the cable design:
How to dye long gradient yarn at home!
I love Laura Nelkin! I’ve knit many, MANY of her designs. I’ve been a member of her M-Club for 2 years now. (Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to join her this coming year and that makes me sad 🙁 )
But she just put a tutorial together on how to do Long Gradient yarn dyeing at home on her blog and I just wanted to share with everyone one. I’m going to attempt to do one of these when I’m feeling better (I absolutely hate getting bronchitis! It knocks me on my butt for several weeks!)