Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stash Addition: Adding some color to my stash

Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love the way the sunlight enhances the vivid colors of the turning leaves. Lately, I've also been admiring some colorful projects on other fiber artists' blogs and decided I needed some more vivid colors to work with. Here are some photos of what I've added to my stash. (Unfortunately, with my little Lumix camera, I can't quite get all the colors as true to life as I would like.)

These are some discontinued colors of Reynolds Lite-Lopi that I bought online from Webs for $3/skein. Lite-Lopi is worsted-weight wool and I plan to try out some felting projects using these.

The other yarns I've added are these in Tahki Cotton Classic that I bought in Raleigh at a local yarn shop, Admit Ewe Knit, for $6.50/skein. I have some crochet projects in mind for these.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Knit Night 2011

This month, all the participants in the Knit Night 2011 charity knitting brought in their contributions. Photos of the many, many items can be seen in this Picasa album. This year I made only 15 scarves, mostly crocheted, because I'd greatly depleted my acrylic yarn stash with last year's projects. I'm afraid that next year I'll be forced to buy more Red Heart yarn (Oh No!) so that I'll have enough to make suitable items. We can't use yarns that have to be handwashed or dry cleaned so acrylic or cotton yarn is the best choice.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Off the hook: Halloween Cards

Here are two Halloween cards I made for a friend's two darling daughters. The center pumpkins are just crocheted disks with 5-7 green stitches for the stems. Quick to make and fun to give. The scans came out a bit shadowy because of the thickness of the crocheted parts. Actually, the background is all white.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Stash Addition: Chilean Yarn from Alaska

My daughter took a cruise to Alaska last month and to thank me for cat sitting, she brought back yarn that she found in Haines, Alaska at Dalton City Yarn Emporium. The yarn is actually from Chile; the shop doesn't carry any locally-made yarns, unfortunately.

The lavender and tan (2 skeins) are for me, and she bought 2 skeins of the red and tan for herself hoping that I'll make something for her from it. She doesn't knit or crochet so I'm her main source of handmade apparel. I'll probably make her a scarf, but with 440 yards of each color, there will most likely be leftovers that will be added to my stash. It seems the more stash I use up, the more it seems to grow...