Friday, January 8, 2010

New Year, New Post, New Resolve!

I love the blog-o-sphere. I think Blogging is a great way to communicate, share your creativity, or whatever else you love. It is a fabulous way to keep in touch with what others are up to.

I am just lousy at it.

So, New Year, New Resolutions - one of which is:

New Posts!

I will share with you two Christmas presents.
The one pictured just above is a blanket made for my friend Sharon. This friend crochets something for me every year. This year she made a rug for my shop You'll see it the next time you are in. I have been wanting to make her an afghan for quite a few years, but this year I did it! The warp is hand dyed Montana. The weft is Mochi plus from Crystal Palace. Both are 100% worsted weight wool . With an e.p.i of 8, this pattern was of a pretty large scale. The pattern is
four block "Primose and Diamonds" adapted for 8 harnesses by Leslie K. Alperin. It can be found in A Weaver's Book of 8 Shaft Patterns. The finished blanket is about 50' by 70". Warm and squishy.
In the meantime, my eldest daughter has been asking for mittens. Both fingerless for office work, and substantial for walking around Chicago. Pictured here are her brand new fingerless mitts, designed by me, knit out of Mericash. I have put the design on Ravelry as a free download, if you are interested! They are soft and warm, and I have already seen her wearing them quite a bit. I also made her Jarod Flood's "Grove" mittens, with a twisted stitch design, to go over these. Now, my baby's warm.


cold said...

The blanket is lovely..but I could not understand from the texture whether it was knit or stitched from a fabric.The mitten look very nicely done up.You daughter should be thrilled.

Nancy McRay said...

The blanket is woven on a floor loom - all one piece.