But doesn’t everyone spend their evening knitting a mask???
Crochet Flower. A few weeks ago I got some spin pins for putting my hair up. It just occurred to me today that I could crochet some flowers and put them on the end of the pins. So this evening I did just that. I’m using the book 100 Lace Flowers To Crochet by Caitlin Sanio. It’s a gorgeous book. I’m looking forward to having some nice flowers in my hair.
Bronntanas, a hat for the knitworthy. Ysolda Teague has a lovely new hat design which is part of a collection which will be released over the next couple of weeks. What a great idea! Anyway I loved the hat so much I got the collection. I’m using a yarn that is quite special indeed. It’s Shetland yarn that I spun and dyed myself. It’s a nice knit, I’m doing twisted stitches instead of the cables just because it’s easier. My only problem is that my knitting needles are tickling me. It’s bizarre. The tips are just tickly!
Solar dyed yarn and fiber. A while back when the sun was shining I put some yarn and fiber into a Kilner type jar with water and dye. I left them out in the sun for the past month or so. As autumn sets in it looks like we won’t be having so many sunny so I decided to take them out and see what had happened. I’m really pleased! Both are alpaca. The one on the right is a skein of handspun alpaca and on the right is a carded batt. I’m especially happy with how the batt came out. Can’t wait to see what it will look like when it is spun.
Ribbon flower corsage, necklace and earrings. Every now and then I do a bit of beading. My skills are fairly basic but I can string beads and finish them off ok. I have a wedding to go to on Saturday and I have no jewelry that really goes with my bright pink dress. So I made this necklace and earrings. I also made the corsage using some black netting, cute pink ribbon and a brooch of mine. I am wearing a black coat so I need something to brighten it up.
Making up a dog. I’m sewing up a knitted dog. It’s made from snuggly snowflake in chunky. I find the dk snowflake quite annoying to work with but the chunky is a little better. One good thing about this yarn is that it’s easy to sew up. The dog is from Sirdar’s Forever Friends book which is a really cute little collection of toy patterns.
I’m putting beads in the ends of the legs as they will make the dog nicely floppy. I’m sewing the beads into bags so that they won’t come out. He should be a cute dog when he’s done.