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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!)