Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hexagon Madness

 I have been so stressed lately that I am trying much unable to focus on much of anything.  So many pretty projects lie waiting to be finished.
 So coming back to making these again, albeit in two different colorways was like seeing an old friend. And after a mad start at 2 in the morning, I was already well under way.

All the way back in May of 2011, I started making them the first time, and then finished a scarf. Easy to make, and so quick I feel so relieved which helps. Plus they make me so happy!!

Yarn: Noro Kirameki, 164 A and 156 B
Pattern: Hexagon How To by Lucy of Attic24

Friday, October 18, 2013

Slugs Ahoy

So due to my ardent love for my first cheezombie Santa Slug, I knew there would be more.
This one was inspired by the Cartoon network show, Chowder and the remarkable snail cars they drive in it. Also, after seeing Daron Parton’s snail with mobile camper attached to it:I KNEW WHAT HAD TO BE DONE!!
So of course, I set off to make a little slug with a vintage camper on its back. As I one day hope to have, in order to travel around the states- ‘glamping’ looks quite fun.
I originally was crocheting a camper, but it just didn’t look like I wanted. Not quite bubbly and weird enough. I made the eye stocks taller again. And used felt to make the black for the eyes, and all the sewing on the trailer.
All in all great project! Super fun.  Of course, Sheila had to come by and check that everything was ok. :)

Friday, October 4, 2013



I was very anxious to get this book,Juju's Loops by Juju Vail and Susan Cooper. I have two other books from Loop in London, and once this came out it had to be mine! I managed to get a friend’s daughter to bring me a copy from there to Texas. It was well worth it. Although the other shawl Brown Eyed Susan, was my initial favorite, I was swayed into knitting this one first somehow.
And wow! What a wonderful pattern. This one is called Prairie. Very well written, and luckily found all the errata before beginning. This was just the ticket to get me back into knitting lace. First of all I always appreciate it when the purl row doesn’t have any patterning, so that was nice.
It was my second time doing nupps, and I finally seemed to master making them. Of course, it helped that there were several hundred in the pattern. First time using Pashmina, and it was a lovely yarn. This colorway is Spectrum. Soft and the dye job was superb, full of rich colors. Although the color bled severely when I washed it, but I just used a little vinegar to help the color hold.
I have a feeling this will be a shawl I wear again and again.
Many thanks to my beautiful sister Jessica for modeling.
Many things have changed since I stopped, and I am hoping to get back to a regular blogging schedule.I haven't blogged in so long. I have almost forgotten what to do. ;) But this seemed like a good start.  


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