June 21, 2015
Summer Knitting Projects
I am about 3/4 of the way done with the sweater I am making. It’s a pattern from the Rowan Cotton Lustre collection called “RAN”. I am using a yarn from Schachenmayr called “Journey”
it’s a cotton jersey material. While I like the feel of the yarn, it’s kind of stuffed with cotton and every so often the cotton stuffing appears to come out. I love the color I chose though, it reminds me of the beach. Below the shoulder it has some short rows for shaping. I think I need to practice doing those as I am not 100% happy with the way they came out.
I finished the knit version of my family art piece. I like the knit version better than the crochet version. I stretched this over a piece of canvas and glued it with craft glue. If I do it again, I am going to knit the word “Family” using the intarsia method rather than carrying the black yarn across the row. I think it will have a smoother effect.
June 10, 2015
I found this really cute pattern to knit a wooly-soap
-on-a-rope sheep on Ravelry. Rather than make
a soap holder I turned them into Christmas ornaments to give as gifts. It’s never too early to start knitting for Christmas. It’s only 6 months away. I still have to knit a Christmas stocking for a customer so I thought I would get a jump on my holiday knitting. The pattern calls for cotton yarn but I used baby apalca and they are soooo soft. I also embroidered eyes and added mouths. The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry.
I finished the crocheted picture I started a couple of weeks ago. Wood slats are attached to the top and bottom to give it some weight. I may add cardboard backing if it stretches too much.
Here’s a great idea for a housewarming gift for realtors to give to their clients after they purchase a home. I love pillows and they make such a cozy gift. One of our customer’s has a website where realtors can purchase a pillow and have their logo and a message put on a label that is attached to the pillow. How cool is that? There are several homey designs to choose from. The pillows are made from organic canvas and the labels are printed onto organic cotton.
It’s a great eco-friendly gift. Be sure to visit her website: http://www.newnestpillows.com/