Tuesday, December 30, 2003

The yarn I used is my own handspun wool from a handpainted roving I got from Interlacements yarns. Judy at theKnitter.com sells the roving. The pattern is from Frugalhaus.com (free).

My Pelerine cape from my own handspun alpaca and wool yarns. The pattern is from INKnitters magazine by designer Susan Esser.

Here's the Bead Stitch lace sock I tested for Wool and Fiber Originals. The pattern is available for sale on her website.

Monday, December 22, 2003

Sunday was meeting day for the Knits of the Round Table ladies here in Sacramento and I was finally able to attend again. My friend, Teresa Simons, gave me an early Christmas present-- 4 skeins of different yarns spun in Nepal: Recycled silk, silk/wool blend, jute and hemp. She knows my passion for purses and she remembered my interest in the silk yarn. What a wonderful, generous friend she is!

I'm thinking of putting up some free patterns on this site but I have to figure out how to do it.

Finishing a felted purse pattern from the 3rd Jamieson's Shetland Knitting book. I have so many lace shawl and scarf project on the needles that I'm missing my socknitting.

Can't wait from Christmas! It's is the best time of the year even though we're broke . But God still provides.

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to all!

Thursday, December 18, 2003

I have officially joined the Blogging revolution! Well, what can I say? I have been knitting for 14 years, crocheting for 30 yrs, and spinning for almost 2 years. I'm addicted to all three. I love lace, knitted socks, teddy bears and purses. I love working with wool and alpaca, from fleece to finished product.

I have lots of knitting projects scattered around the house. My son says that the house is covered with wool. I can't work with just one project at a time! That bores me to tears.

I've been knitting scarves like crazy. Just finished a poncho based on an Ann Norling pattern.

will post pictures later. More on my addiction to follow.