Saturday, June 9, 2018

Lace Museum in Sunnyvale

I was in the South Bay and decided to visit.   The exhibits are beautiful and the volunteers were enthusiastic.  They were friendly and knowledgeable and I learned a lot about lace.  Of course since I am a knitter I am mostly interested in the knitted lace.  It's also a shop so I bought a yard of handknit lace for only $3, it would take me 20 hours to knit..

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hobbits Knit

While touring Hobbiton (in New Zealand where they filmed the Shire scenes), they have a faux general hobbit store as you can see, Hobbits buys yarn.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Convertible Cowl/Bolero - I Like Knitting Dec 2017

My latest design - a cowl with buttons that turns it into a cowl.  Thanks for Sweet Georgia Yarn for the yarn support.

Friday, December 29, 2017

My first professional costume credit

I've done costumes for our local high school musical and theater and now my first paid gig with the Lesher Theater's A Christmas Carol and with credit too.

I've been branching out and doing more sewing this year than knitting.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Finally Finished My First Brain Hat

It's all the rage at the March for Science and I decided to make one as a gift and then someone else really liked it so I have to make another.

I made the I-Cord using a LC-150 knitting machine but it still took a long time.  I crocheted the i-cord on to give it more elasticity and give.  That took a long time so at the end I just sewed the i-cord on.

I used "cashmere" yarn from alibaba which doesn't feel like cashmere at all but it was cheap, I think $20 for several skeins.   I knitted the head from the crown down because I didn't know how big the recipient's head was and this way I can adjust and test before sewing on all the i-cord.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Yarn Bombing at Unusual Place

I was visiting Krakow's Ghetto Memorial.  The empty chairs represent the Jews killed there.  But someone made something beautiful there by crocheting flowers on all the chairs.  It seems to be jute rope rather than yarn but the effect is still the same.