Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Making yarn.

Upcycling old denim into long strips to make a sturdy yarn.  I plan on making a rug, either knit or crochet.      

Necklace in the wild!

Wearing my necklace at work.  Perfect little neck warmer in the chilly air-conditioning!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Knitted necklace

This is Sev(en) cirlce, a pattern by Kirsten Johnstone.  I absolutely love it.  A clever and fun pattern using leftover bits of special yarn gives you this fun knitted accessory.  Somewhere between a cowl and a necklace, it keeps your neck just warm enough.  I've made two already, and just started on a third.  I may need an intervention!  This one was made with a leftover skein of a merino-silk blend, and its drapes beautifully. 

Summertide shawl

This is the Summertide shawl, a pattern by Helen Stewart.  It was a breeze to knit, relaxing and enjoyable.  I used Faro, a wool singles lace-weight yarn that I picked up recently at the Woolery in the Frankfurt, KY.  The 100% wool content of this yarn makes for a crisp final product with great stitch definition.  I would certainly use this yarn again.  Looking forward to wearing the shawl often this spring and summer!