Saturday, May 24, 2008

Thumbless mittens

With fingerless gloves being all the rage, perhaps the next hot item will be thumbless mittens!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"Flat Feet"

This is an interesting "ball" of yarn. Sections were done on a knitting machine and then hand dyed. The idea is that with the two panels (joined with a waste yarn) there is enough for a pair of socks. My two cats are not in agreement about this yarn. One thinks this is the best ball she has ever seen ---- a ready made blanket to sleep under while I knit. And the other, she can't seem to figure out how she is going to make a run for it with the panel in her mouth. Of course, that hasn't stopped her from trying.

I'm using the yarn to knit a donation hat and have adapted a Selbu knitting pattern for the design.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Cats' Quilt

Here is a photo of a quilt that I am working on, for the cats, for their new home in GA. The hand quilting is only about half done ----- it is slow going when the cats insist on sleeping with it while I am trying to sew.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

BJP 2007

Last year Robin Atkins started Bead Journal Project 2007. 243 of us, from 13 countries, participated in this beading journey. We started stitching with the month of June and did one journal page per month. My pages, expect for August, reflect colors from my yard. After living in our home, here in central NH, for 31 years, we are now moving and will spend our summers in Old Orchard Beach, Maine (August page) and the winter months will be spent in Georgia. This year long project was very timely for me, in that the last page of the journal is May and it is also the final month that I will be living in this house. My star book is entitled "Farewell".

Friday, May 9, 2008

Road Work

I knitted these coasters while on our recent road trip. Not sure how many I knitted while driving through VT, NY, CT and part of PA when I thought for sure my fingers must be bleeding. I was using size 11 wooden needles with the sharpest points. In the photo some of the coasters have already been felted and a couple are beaded. The beading is slow going but really adds a nice finishing detail.