Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I lucked out and got a used set of Knifty Knitter looms at the Goodwill in Atascadero for $3.25. There were a few extras in there, but the hook you need to use the looms was not in there. So when we went to Beverly's I picked one up for about $1.50. So now I can use the looms to make some new hats. I started one in blue and yellow. Sadly when I opened the plastic carry case everything inside reeked of cigar smoke, so it will need some Fabreze and some time out in the fresh air. There was a bit of red yarn in there that I'll probably just toss and the plastic doesn't grab the fumes as much as yarn does. I didn't really need another project while I'm traveling but I just couldn't resist.
Monday, July 01, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Last night I started knitting a little yellow hat for my granddaughter Maggie. I didn't want it to get lost in all the other unfinished projects, so I set a goal to finish it today and I did. It's made on four double pointed needles. Figuring out the little nubbins took some doing but I like the way it came out. I wish my granddaughter was here to try it on, or I wish I had a doll to put it on so I could show you how it looks on a head. I still have to weave in the loose ends and take photos of what it looks like when its done, but I've run out of daytime.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Today I bought 12' of black plastic chain. I had the clerk cut it in half. I'm going to hang a 6' length from 2 corners of my new craft canopy, and using utility clips, hang my knitting and crocheted hats and plushies from it. It eliminates the need to have them on tables, because there is only so much table space you can fit inside a booth. My hats have never sold well, and I think it's because I haven't had a good way to display them, so maybe this will do the trick.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Monday, December 12, 2011
It's a rainy day and what better way to spend it than knitting a new hat. It has a liripipe on it and I started it on the train last week.It's multicolored, but mostly green and earth tones. I'm making it on double pointed needles. My hands were aching so I only working on it about an hour.
Monday, November 07, 2011
I made this pillbox hat a few years ago, and mostly it's sat in a box at the top of my hall closet. But I was making some burlesque costumes for photo shoots and realized my hat was perfect for the one I wore on Halloween. I made it from scratch while I was on a trip. I made the frame out of buckram.
The Paris pin I found recently in a box of jewelry I bought in the '80's. It was the perfect touch I think.