Posts tagged ‘Cobblestone’
Indeed I am!
Got all the pieces together and I’m finally yoke-ing.
Feels good to be in the final stretch.
I guess I always get a little anxious as the end of a project approaches.
Perhaps I just lose focus after working on one thing for a while and start looking for diversion.
Or maybe I worry about if it’s going to turn out just right.
But I’m close. Really close.
Chone says “lookin’ good so far, Maaaaa!”
For a long time I’ve been thinking that our chicken feed bags were worth saving.
They are colorful, with cool chicken art, and I really couldn’t bring myself to throw them away.
Sometimes they even have different background colors, like this pink one for breast cancer awareness-
And they are fairly indestructible, being made of plastic woven tarp-like material-
And this week, while stuck home in the snow, I finally decided to do something with them!
Tote bags! Aren’t they sporty?
Great for the grocery, the farmers market, holding projects, etc. etc.
The material is a little bit of a pain to sew, because it slips around some, and it is really hard on stick pins, but the tote bag styling is really simple, and I think now that I’ve done a few the next batch will go faster and easier.
One more sleeve, then we get to the exciting part: the yoke! A little texture, some short rows.
Pretty sure I’ve got the yarn to cover it now.
We have snow.
Now, this isn’t entirely unusual (it IS January), but I’m having a hard time mustering any excitement about it.
So I’m trying to concentrate on indoor pursuits!
Especially those that serve to promote toastiness.
Cobblestone, beginning to look like it might be a sweater!
It’s really hard to take good true-to-life colors in photos of really dark colored objects, and that’s about all I could manage for now. But I have started one of the sleeves as well-
You’ll have to trust me when I tell you that the charcoal-y grey blend of Chone and Spike is much more appealing in person.
And I’ve been spending a little quality time with Hank, my Pirtle wheel, spinning nice soft cushy singles-
Aren’t they fun? No idea what they want to be yet.
But I’m ok with that.
(see last post ) 🙂
First, the sheeps helped me close out the old year, by recycling the christmas tree
They like evergreens, and it makes their breath all fresh and piney 🙂
Then in order to get the new year off on the right foot, I brought out the other herd, my spinning wheels, for a cleaning and oiling.
Don’t they look swell, all shined up and ready for 2012’s challenges?
I also dug out the partial distaff that I got with Sophie (on the right), and found a branch out in the yard that might serve as the basket-type part on top. I’m going to work on drafting from the distaff and see if I can get the hang of it.
And lastly, I got a start on my next sweater project- the Chone/Spike Cobblestone
Still have 3 or 4 more skeins to go for this one, so I’ll be working at it from both ends for a bit-
Goal completion date: end of Feb.
Little short on words tonight, so I’ll just make this a quick progress report on current projects-
I did observe National Hug A Sheep day on Saturday, but sadly do not have any documentation, as it is hard to hug a sheep and take a photo at the same time. 🙂
Felix too, though he didn’t stay for a snapshot-
There is something so nice about just sitting with the sheeps as they dig into their hay.
munch munch munch
munch munch munch
Shadow is shaping up nicely!
Sleeve #1 is blocked
Really enjoying this knit. Nice cable pattern that is easy to memorize.
Little nervous about the sewing up part, but I guess I’ll figure that our when I get there.
I’m also doing some planning for the next project- a Chone and Spike Cobblestone
I’ve liked this pattern for a long time, and just had someone express interest in having me make one, so here we go!
I just love doing swatches.