Saturday, April 16, 2016

New Shawl

This is a ombre shawl kit from Purl Soho. It is truly exquisite. It is a wool/cashmere blend yarn and the kit costs $400! Ouch! I am sure it is totally worth it, but it would be hard for me to justify spending that much money for a shawl.
 This is the shawl, its rather simple, just a big seed stitch rectangle.

 So I bought some plain white dk weight superwash wool from Knitpicks and dyed my own with food coloring. I experimented for awhile until I had the approximately correct ombre. It looks a little pinker in the picture from the original kit but in actuality it is much closer to the Purl Soho color. I am so happy with it. Cost? about $70! That's for yarn and food coloring for dye.
It's so pretty, so much wooly yummyness.
I'm knitting another shawl now, part of the Dragonfly MKAL on Ravelry to celebrate the second season of Outlander of which I am a super fan. Clue 2 today.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Is Here!

The backyard is looking nice right now. Beautiful weather too. It's spring break from school right now and it's a shame I have a cold right now, but there are still 5 days left to enjoy.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Two Suns

 I can't believe its been so long since I've posted. I've had a nice relaxing summer and I haven't done much creating. I did attempt to make a small art quilt based on my painting Two Suns. I have to admit I have been in a bit of a creative slump this summer. Its conflicting I'll say that when you want to create something and you have everything you need to make a millions things and you go in your studio and have no idea what to do. I know its a phase and will pass in time.

Back to work in a little over a week!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Painting and Knitting My Life Away

Finally finished my first art journal. All the above are pages from that journal.
New shawlette

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


 Drachenfels is a sweet pattern and a nice size found on Ravelry. I followed the pattern but sort free wheeled with some of the striping. It looks like fall!  I used a lot of leftover fingering yarn from other projects to complete. Then I got all excited and did some retail therapy (see below).

 I can't remember this pattern, also on Ravelry, again using leftovers.

 Ouch, I bought a little yarn. The real superstar here is.....
.........this one! Flourescent pink Madeline Tosh Merino Light. Wow, I love this color.
Now I have to get busy.