Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring = New Projects

I recently acquired Amy Oxford's new fine punch needle. You can punch worsted weight yarns and finer cut (size 3) wool strips. I've been playing with various yarns and think this will eventually become a little zipper bag. The handwoven basket made by Rachael, a fellow rug hooker at work, is the perfect size for holding yarns while I'm punching. Now if I could only find my size 3 cutter head...
I decided to crochet this wrap from the latest Interweave Crochet magazine. The pattern calls for Blue Sky Alpaca's Melange but I'm using Frog Tree's sportweight alpaca. I had to go down hook sizes to get gauge. I wasn't sure about the purple color but now I'm really liking it.


Bonnie said...

Betsey, you'll look great in that. What a nice spring top!

The zipper bag looks very cheery.

Melissa said...

Very nice color choice, it's going to be great.
I've never seen the wool punching before, it looks really pretty, and full of texture. Fun project!
On your previous post about the scarf with the fringe: that little bowl with the beads is darling! I just saw one on Etsy that I want that's called a little possible bowl! Now I might just have to get one :)