Thursday, October 17, 2019

Still making

Not too much in the way  of finished stuff at the moment but I continue to knit, sew and bead.

I did make a Marcy Tilton shirt out of a white fabric and it's a pretty good 'go to' white shirt, because everyone needs a good white shirt, right?

Then there's this beautiful shawl which I did not make.  Every year at the Colorado Bead retreat artists donate pieces to be raffled off and the proceeds given to charity.  This year a beautiful shawl was donated by Melody Cross.  Exactly my color and with crystals in lilac shadow.  I was totally enamored and I put all my raffle tickets into that one bucket and.......I WON IT!  That's never happened to me, seriously, not ever have I won something like this that I wanted to badly.

Melody even included a shawl stick which she beaded to match. Pattern is Aello by 

Here I am modeling it over my Ranunculus, so you can see it was made for me!

I was gifted a sweet pouch at the Colorado Bead Retreat by Julie and it's my new favorite sock bag.  It carries everything I need to make socks which is good because I am on a quest to made the perfect sock.  Maybe pair five will be that.

I’m working on perfecting techniques and finding the one I like best. All top down with rolled cuff, pattern

How I Roll

by Mara Catherine Bryner.
64 stitches around on shorties, size 1, except for sock four which is on size 1.5. First one, stockinette heel flap, turned heel gusset and Kitchener toe. Sock two and three after thought heel and barnntoe. Sock four, slipped stitch heel flap and barn toe. I think I like fours heel flap and ones toe....sock five will try that combination.

This is the Celebration kit by Sherry Serafini which I bought in Colorado.  I've finished it now and it's perfect!

Progress continues on my Skylark Cardigan.  I've finished the back and two fronts and now I have cast on the sleeves which I will work simultaneously.  I want to wear this on an upcoming trip so I have some deadline knitting to do.

Happy Making to all my maker friends out there!  This weekend I'm off to assist at the Beaders Dream Retreat in San Diego.