Here is my attempt at making a hat that it open in the back for my hair to fit through.
The only problem is I made it as a stright tube so it's all bunchy under my neck and a litte too high on the top, exposing too much head.
The yarn sure is purdy though. This is the yarn my mum bought me at the craft fair this summer. I think I will rip back halfway and try some shaping.
This is sorry attempt at felting. I suck at felting. It was supposed to be a bag which I guess it is but its all wonky looking. I just made 2 squares and a long strip as the strap and sewed it all together. I should try the booga bag.
My son drew on this pumpkin in preparation for cutting it but then he stood back and said "I think I took it too far" He's gonna try again.
It's the day of messed up attempts. Well......at least we tried.
I have to rethink any knitting for charity projects. The pressure to finish on time makes me do stoopid things. Look here:
I'm on Ravelry!!!!! I'm called Femmy there (someone already took feministmama)
So I'm back from my "vacation" in Massachusetts. Well cape cod really. My mother actually took time off from work to be with us. We went shopping and ate lots of food. And my mother actually bought me some yarn.
We were at a craft fair and we came across this tent with all this yarn. It is hand spun by this woman with only one hand. Here's her website: www.KPFiberarts.etsy.com
She was very cool. Talked to everyone while spinning right there. I was oohing and aaahing and my mum said "pick one."
Then we went to Falmouth that has 8 cousins bookstore, a whole bookstore with kids books. My son loves it. I don't think there are any children's bookstores in Oregon. There is also a little shop called Sage that has little chachkies and in the back a whole slew of yarn. I got this for $9, clearance (over 400 yards!)
I did some knitting on the beach
And finished my sock in the Las Vegas airport in between flights. Yup, they got slot machines in the airport.
Here it is on my foot.
So basically we visited family and went shopping and went to the movies and went to the beach and ate lots of food so that counts as a vacation. Here's my cousin acting silly. She's 9
But it is soooooo good to be home. I have never felt homesick as this last trip. Sometimes I can't believe I came from Boston. I'm such an Oregonian now. sigh.
So here is a test run of some yarn I dyed with kool aid. Tried to make rainbow but it doesn't seem rainbowee enuf for me. I tried two different leg hole openings, ribbed and stright stockinette to make it curl (not much curl) but they are both too small and tight. Gotta take thos eout and try again. Ah well. Now I know what to do next time.
Finished the turtle washcloth. I'm gonna give it to my mum since she likes both turtles and the color purple. I can't believe how hard this pattern was. You had to twist the stitches a lot to get them to make the shell. Cotton is not as forgiving as wool is too. But its done. so there.
Finished my rainbow yarn socks. Didn't like the toe up version. I'll still with cuff down. I like the German yarn a lot. I hoep I can get more. (Lorna;s Laces on the left, German stuff on the right)
So I was at Micheals and they had Sugar and Cream in sale. I got 710 yards for $5. Now I gotta figure out what to make with it.
So here's my start of a gauge swatch. I'm starting with my smallest needles (1.5 I think) then 2, 3, 4 and I;ll probably stop at 5.