Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ugly Brown Betty: The First Sweater Project

Okay this is not really the first sweater that I started knitting. It's probably the third. It will, however, be the first sweater that I actually finish. It's pretty ugly, but it's mine. And I knit it all by myself, thank you! The front, the back and the left sleeve are complete. The right sleeve is in the works. I think it should be done by Christmas. A gift to myself, perhaps?


Front, back and left sleeve


Stitch Detail






Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Marigolds

Earlier this summer I got some marigolds with the intention of planting them in the ground and nurturing them. Hey, I love to garden, but they never got out of their market packs - well, at least not the majority of them. I managed to get 6 in the ground...


Marigolds In The Ground


The rest stayed in their packs on the deck. As the flowers mature, I pick them off and place them in a zip-lock bag. Then freeze them. I plan to use them to dye some yarn later this year. I just have to do a lot more reading about it. Perhaps I should consult Felicia. She's a major dyer.


Marigolds In The Freezer Bag

The Latest Scarf For Kay

Okay, so Kay is a woman I work with. She is from Brazil and she loves to spend money. Here is the warp and the finished scarf. This one is for her husband, Arthur. He likes color, but not too much color. I still have 5 more to do for her. I will start those soon - they are Christmas gifts, you know.


The warp
The warp

The scarf
It's about 90" long and 10.5" wide. Notice the hand twisted fringe in the lower right corner.