When in NY in August, I was looking at a copy of PieceWork magazine and saw an article about saving crochet samples in a cloth book. Mom got right up and dug around a bit and found some of my Grandma's samples.
She rarely used a pattern; just looked over these samples and then made her edging after a quick study. (We all still have pillowcases and doilies from Gram!)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Experience = the wisdom and abilities gained by doing
I have this definition of experience in lots of arenas-sewing and quilting, even knitting. So I began to think about my choices in relation to knitting and I knew where my mistake was. I would never combine a busy yarn with a busy textured pattern. They would cancel each other out! So I cut away the overshot weft-4" of ability gained by doing- and began to weave with plain weave-the piece just glows! I am happily weaving away on this cloth that I am making myself. I have gained some great experience with this weaving!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Benita)! It worked very well! I then spun out the wool to remove as much water as I could before I took it outside.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Mums have bloomed earlier in the summer and are doing it again for their Fall show.
The bromiliads love the watering Bill has showered them with every few days. They have been slow to recover from the freezes of last winter.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Today, I noticed that the kittens were awfully quiet and began hunting for them.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
We always put our mail on hold while we are away and so it is fun to go through a big pile when we get home. I had this to get excited about-
Yes, my first pair of socks from the single bed machine! That second sock was so much quicker than my first attempts! I remove the l...
The classic sweater for Will is now completed! I hand knit all the ribbing and then seamed it up between naps yesterday. This on...
I might be seeing red, but not in anger! Quite the contrary-I have enough left over yarn to make a matching headband......... because th...
I managed to cut two more quilts out from the bottom of the Christmas prints scrap bins; one fo an adult and one for a child. (I migh...