Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A bit of This and a bit of That

A bit of knitting, some stitching and a hardanger class

Here is the promised photo of Madison in full dress...Royal Blue Menzies. We were entertained by a fling with the available music. Madison got a workout by dancing to a very fast "The Holly and the Ivy".

Hmmm, does that shoe look a little small. Apparently the shoes are designed to be smallish, so the foot curves nicely for the dance. Ouch!

The Hardanger class was held on November 7th, attended by 6 students who worked very hard.

Thanks again Jo, from X's and Oh's for coming down from Tweed to treat the class to another wonderful class.

Thanks to Jim (Martina's Jim, not my Jim) for another stitching sample in the shop. Amazing level of detail!

And, I have figured out (it wasn't that hard, just took about half an hour) how to make my designs available for sale up on Ravelry, so no more waiting for me to email and process paypal!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Entrelac Scarf in Mille Colori

After the wonderful experience of the slouchy handwarmers in Mille Colori I wanted to try an entrelac Scarf. The anticipation paid off. The results are stunning! I purchased three balls, but will probably increaseit to four or five for an extra long lucious scarf. It is stunning! The pattern is written up and will be used in an entrelac class coming soon to Kniterary. Then it will be available for sale at Kniterary and on-line in Ravelry (I am going to figure out how making patterns available directly on Ravelry works). This may not be the best pattern to try it out on, since there are tons of entrelace scarf patterns, but it will be useful as an experiment.

Just look at how it shows off the colours!

I feel some entrelac handwarmers to complement the entrelac scarf coming on.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some Stitching and catching up on some photos

I recently went to a wedding shower dinner, theme personal. I thought I would try my hand at a nice little monogrammed sachet. A few letters, bullion roses and my first attempt at hem stitch. It worked out quite nicely.

And a photo of Madison's socks on Madison's feet. Next weekend I should have a photo with her whole outfit. I really hope they fit for a while, you never know for growing young ladies.

And since these photos were in the same location, I will share the entrelac market bag (from XRX) and a "teacup cozy" (still need some experimenting). Forgot to get a photo of the felted items before I gave them away. Am going to make a felted mitred bag next from the yarn that never ends. Will take photo of that.

And, in progress, and entrelac scarf for a class at Kniterary. I am soooo loving entrelac and mille colouri. It is just stunning! Photo next week.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Argyle Socks

Where has Vickie been? I've been doing a bit of finishing off; a lot of working; and enough knitting and stitching to make me happy but not ecstatic. There just hasn't been enough time.

I wanted to share a project I am particularly pleased with. Madison and her parents came into Kniterary in the spring looking for modifications to Highland Dance socks. With some searching we found an online store that sells the wool and pattern; and after taking delivery of a kit my turn came to knit the socks. They have been a great challenge and a skill building exercise (I knit intarsia in the round for the first time) and they are very near completion. With a fitting on Saturday and if all looks good, finishing the toes and blocking, Madison should be dancing up a storm in her Royal Blue Menzies very shortly. I will get a photo of her all decked out and post it as well.

As a treat for me, Madison even showed me some of her dancing on one of her first visits.