Sunday, March 20, 2011

Knitting Content!

Those of you who know me may recognize the shape of this shawl.  It's my second Danish Tie Shawl.  The blue one is still beautiful, but I had some fantastic brown marled handspun that was calling to be a bulky shawl.

Believe it or not, this shawl took me 16 days to complete, including weaving in ends and blocking.  I think if I'd done the weaving in and blocking as soon as the knitting and border were done, it would have been more like 12 days. 

With one project off the needles, of course I have to put a few more on.

Here are a couple of 8" squares made for a friend's baby blanket that my knitting group is doing together. 

And I came across a skein of brown Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool that called to be a nice warm scarf for Jeff.  

And that's what's on  and off the needles right now!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Power Tool Friday

After getting a very nice ArtFire sale, I decided to go ahead and invest some cash in supplies to make plenty more drop spindles.  I found a good woodworking store online and discovered that to buy the dowels pre-cut to 12" would be about $1.10 each.  However, buying 36" dowels, a pack of 100 was $22.00.  That's right.  $0.22 each, then cut into three pieces means these dowels are now about 7 cents.


It costs a dollar to make a single cut?

Well. . . .

Here's what I think of that!

Plus Power Tool

Plus sexy eye protection

$300 worth of dowels for $22.

Hooray for power tools!  Now to assemble a hundred or so drop spindles!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Baby Blanket

My friend Kathy is pregnant, and due soon with a baby boy.  Our knitting group has decided to knit squares in "boyish" colors, and then assemble them into one blanket.

I offered to knit a square with a bottle on it.

I did the right kind of bottle, didn't I?

Oh, if it helps, her husband is Russian

Thursday, March 3, 2011


On a lark, and because frankly Etsy wasn't doing much for me, I created an Artfire account.

I didn't do much with it, just had some drop spindles available.

Lo and behold I had a sale!  I think I'll get to more drop spindles now, and maybe a couple of batts.  The buyer seemed to want to be ale to direct people to me in the future.