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.

Friday, April 20, 2007

What's in the project bag

While I'm riding the bus or waiting for class to start, I've been working on a simple scarf with one of the yarns my sister gave me. This week I've been doing it in style with the Lantern Moon project bag Bonnie gave me. It's a beautiful dusty purple color that changes color. The scarf is a simple stitch so l decided to add a beaded edge once the bulk of the scarf is done.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Crafting Donations

It sure has been a good long while since I've posted. Between work, going to school, being between ISPs, and a broken camera, I've really been slacking on updating my blog.
One of the Senior Class fundraisers at work this week is a craft sale. The photo shows what I gave them to sell. They'll keep the money for what they sell (though I'll be taking a percentage of the stool price if it sells).
And here's a little update on my swatch pole. The snowflake, 2 color checker, and green square are from the Crochet Stitch Bible. The other motif is the start of a doily I decided not to finish.