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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Beaded Purse

I finally finsihed the knitting portion of my beaded purse. Taking photos was challenging as the flash caused glare and reflection off the beads and the fabric. The fabric will be the lining, and that is a quarter laying next to it, to give some idea of size. The purse frame is just sitting on top of the purse to show how it will look when it's finished. Once I make the lining, I can sew it to the frame. When it's all done I'll add a photo of the finished project.
The needles I used to make this puppy are next to the purse... size 0000 needles, and I used DMC Perle cotton. Pretty stuff, I hope it's strong enough to hold the purse together, as it's rather heavy for it's size, and my hands are glad it's done! I think the weight was starting to bend the needles.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Knitting Project Update

I finally have some things finished, and can share some photos here.

first is my lace ribbon scarf, a free pattern from

I knit this on US size 3 needles (3.25mm) using Dream in color Smooshy sock yarn in the Bruhaha colorway. It was fun pattern, and I'd knit it again, except I DON'T need another scarf!

Next up: Crest o'the wave scarf (like I said, I DON'T need another scarf!!)

I don't actually remember the specifics of this, other than I got the yarn at Lambtown, in Dixon CA last July. Its alpaca with a bit of flash it in, it's soft as a cloud, and I bought if from a vendor from Oregon (that's all I remember!) I actually finished this scarf quite some time ago, but just got around to blocking it, after buying some foam floor pads from costco for the purpose of Blocking. They work great.

coming up next -- My blocked Juno Regina! It should come off the blocking pads tonight. Then I'm done blocking for awhile.