Friday, September 6, 2013

Cream Jeweled Cowl

I love this pattern so much!  It's easy yet elegant; it drapes beautifully.  Beading is always fun and it gives knitted lace a nice amount of zing as well as a little extra weight for nice draping. 

This is a free pattern called Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura.  Details on my Ravelry project page

P.S. I changed my mind about frogging the Colorblock Shawl - I'm so used to lace that I just needed to get used to draping/styling something thicker. 




Friday, August 23, 2013

Colorblock Shawl

I've been on a knitting kick!  I have two lace projects on the needles, I'll be sharing those soon, but here's a scarf/shawlette I just finished.  It's Jennifer Pfeiffer's free pattern Colorblock Shawl

I love the concept but the final project doesn't wow me when worn - details here on my Ravelry project page.

This is going to the frog pond.




Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nebula Wall Hanging

I loved that arc too much not to rework this wall hanging:


Much better!!  The arc is now defined and this piece is telling me it's a slice of night sky, a nebula.  I haven't decided the next step - add embroidery?  beading?  just quilt it?  And what kind of borders?

A few months ago I wouldn't have pulled out all that stitching and started over but I've learned to trust my instincts.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday and Some UFO's

I found two very old UFO's in my stash.  

This small wall hanging isn't the greatest composition but I have a soft spot for it because I adore the hand dyed fabrics as well as the arc created by the light areas.  I decided to be 'spontaneous' and play with running stitch using #8 perle cotton:
  

Lesson learned:  'spontaneous' does not jive with my style of working, nor does it produce results I like.  The wonkiness of the stitch lines is driving me nuts! 

I also dislike the red stitches in the upper right - they will come out.  I'll extend the yellow stitching right across then decide where to go next with this piece. I'd like to emphasize that 'arc' somehow.........


I also found this little beauty hiding in my stash.  I don't remember what I had planned to do with it but I do remember how much I loved these hand dyed fabrics.  I'll use this for some TAST stitches. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Seasons in Ontario Crazy Quilt

These blocks will form part of a 'Seasons in Ontario' themed crazy quilt.  Not liking the placement of the central embroidery on the autumn block, nor am I keen on the seam treatments I started adding. I think I'll re-stitch this block.

Autumn block with embroidered dry thistles:


Summer block with appliqued trilliums:



 Where does the time go???  I've hardly stitched for months and I miss it.