Picture is not great- new camera is now broken camera. I have now figured out how to scan a soaker into the computer. This yarn is really a bit lighter and more orange than red.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I am having fun now with the embroidery. We found these hand towels at the Dollar Tree. I finished all 5 days of the week in one afternoon! Monday is yellow and still hanging in the kitchen. My next idea is to make a plain bag and embroider a sheep on it for my knitting. maybe...
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Here is my first attempt at embroidery. Katherine has this very cute shirt with a simple little bird in the center. The shirt was in the wash at the time, so I used a made up pattern. The thing appears large but fits easily in the palm of my hand. (I have small hands) I'd love to put little birds on her plain shorts and t-shirts. There was a super duper book at the Bonita library, Reader's Digest Complete Guide to Embroidery Stitches. I totally love that book and want to own it! I was reading online about redwork, a form of embroidery done long ago with red cotton thread. http://www.prettyimpressivestuff.com/redwork.htm This link is where I started. I spent another hour finding out more, there was also bluework. I did not research that much, seemed similar, from an earlier time period. I'll look into it more when I have more interest. Can't wait to find some plain white dishtowels.
Here is yet another attempt at me dying my own yard. 3rd try now, they seem to be getting worse not better. These colors came out way too pastel for me. I have more yarn soaking tonight, but when I rinsed part of it, the yarn came out clean and white again. I am definitely doing something wrong. I think I have a new idea to try next time for more vibrant colors. I will have to wait to go to the store for some more supplies first.
This is a new yarn I have not knitted up yet. There are few of those around here anymore. Another from the Etsy seller Doodlebirds. It is very colorful. I think 6 or more colors. I have learned that these can be fun, but I prefer just 4 color changes, otherwise it can be too busy for my eyes.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
I totally fell in love with this print right away. Unfortunately it was only a small remnant. But, this is now my knitting bag. Kinda small but holds just what you need for 1 or 2 projects. In my case, a soaker I've started and a soaker I'm near finishing.