Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Catching up with photos--in no particular order

Every year Mike gets me a Hummel figurine for Christmas. I usually give him a hint about which one I might like that year, or a couple of choices. I found this little darling on ebay and sent him the link. Can you believe he was the only one to bid on it and got it at the opening bid price (which was WAY lower than what it's worth)? I am not a smoker, but as you can see, she's sitting on the table next to the couch where I do all my knitting, and holds various knitting essentials which change from time to time.
This is a felted change purse I sent to Diane for Christmas. I have several more clasps sitting here waiting here to become something similar. I loved this project. The pattern is from a Paton's booklet, and I got the clasps from Victorian Cottage Treasures. Cute, no?
This is a small moebius basket that I knit for the shop. Below it is a larger one that I knit using Berroco Foliage. We thought that in this color (Carnation) it could be a really cute Easter Basket. These baskets are both shop samples for my Moebius II class coming up in March

Another shop sample. This is the Tote Around bag from Knit Kit. It is one of the choices for my next Felted Tote Bag class. Once this sample went into the shop, we sold out of the patterns and these colors of yarn and had to reorder. It's a hit! Quite large...would make a great market bag.

In the fall I took a Russian Punch Needle class at the shop. I chose this pattern because I wanted to send it to Diane for Christmas. I think it came out pretty darned cute for a first try. I used hand dyed floss which has great shading properties. I like it so much better than if the colors had been solid. A couple weeks ago I bought some weaver's cloth at JoAnn's and plan on designing a few of my own RPN items soon. I recently got another kit to do for my mom for her birthday. Which is on the 18th, so I'd better get cracking on that, don'tcha think? I imagine it might be a wee bit late. Ooops!

This pair of Fast Florida Footies (pattern by LynnH) is now off the needles and has been worn several times already. What a fun pattern and it was interesting to knit with Cascade Fixation for the first time.

This is a shop sample of the B4 Bag for Heritage Spinning and Weaving in Lake Orion. I had the yarn for this since fall and thought I would get it to Joan much quicker than I did. I had plans to do SO much knitting between Christmas and New Year, but with Mike off work, not much knitting got done. Joan had some great dichroic glass buttons that matched the colors of the yarn so perfectly. This one was done in Lamb's Pride Bulky. I dropped it off last week along with some more patterns.

I just love how this Midwest Moonlight (from Scarf Style) came out. I used a hand dyed wool/silk blend from Heritage and never grew tired of knitting this fun pattern. I have entered the scarf in Heritage's Fiber Arts Show, which benefits breast cancer research. Voting starts Sunday, so if you're in the area, stop by and see the beautiful works of fiber art that will be on display. Vote often...each time you cast a 50 cent vote, you support breast cancer research and let the artists know you love their creations!


Joan said...

What great pictures today!! I love the baskets and the scarf I think is the nicest I've seen. Your yarn choice was perfect for that.

Jane said...

Woo, girl, you have been busy! The scarf is fabulous and I love the little felted purse. Oh, heck, I love it all! I have been wanting to try those Fast Florida Footies, and maybe I will as summer approaches. Congrats on all your knitting.

Terri said...

I *heart* the felted change purse! I'm in need of something exactly like that to go in my self knitted purse. I think I"ll be looking up the latch at the website you provided and making one as soon as I can! I love all you stuff. Thanks for sharing :)

Rebecca said...

so many pictures... such great work :)
i love love the little mobius basket - so cute! and the change purse is fabulous!!! everything else is great too. thanks for sharing all the pics :)