Sunday, July 29, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The longest Scarf is the shortest one I have ever made. It's just not working out with me and the Knifty Knitter. The yarn us called Sashay and I bought it on a whim. I thought, with its plaited edges, it would be easy to knit with.
Unfortunately it proved super slow to knit with as I tried to loop it around the pegs. Then I ran into some really tight tension.
Realizing I would grow old with this thing, I alternated one row of Sashay with two rows of regular burgundy yarn. This only mildly improved things. After a foot and a half, defeat was at hand!
Some projects are not meant to be :)
Monday, July 23, 2012
It was so hot I couldn't even bear to read to keep my mind off of it. Sleepless nights abounded. The craftiest thing I could get up to was warping a loom for a new tapestry. It required very little thought and the only decisions to be made was selecting colours.
By good fortune, I also had an eye appointment which was very close to one of Calgary's premier wool shops, Gina Brown's. Thank goodness tapestry wool is inexpensive :-)
Muffin loves fibre arts as much as I do...and I have had trouble keeping him out of the tapestry wool :-)