Monday, February 25, 2008

The easy sweater

sweater, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

Oh, this sweater was indeed easy to do! I was upset when I first tried it on, because it looked nothing like the picture in the pattern. (It was close, though). I think the photo they have of the model is that she's a regular small wearing a size large.

I am a large, and I made the XL. I would have liked more drape, but it is growing on me.

Once I lose more weight, I think it will fit better.

So distressed!

Michael's Craft Store in Avon cancelled it's stitch and sit classes. They fired my instructor, and the crochet instructor, as well as the jewelry teachers and painting teachers too. I can't believe the incredibly bad idea this is for Michael's to do. Apparently this decision is a corporate one and it's across the board at all Michael's. As of April 7, 2008, they will no longer hold classes.

I don't know where their corporate got their information that classes were bad for business. Apparently, they haven't seen the quantity of yarn and needles and notions my class buys every week. I can't imagine we are the only class that buys stuff where we work.

If you were affected by this in any way, I urge you to say something to Michael's. Call, email, whatever. Please.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rubber Ducky, You're the One

DSCN7065, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

I don't recommend taking this little duck in the water. He's probably of the few that don't like getting wet. He's already small enough and he doesn't want to get smaller.

He's apporoximately 2 inches all the way around in every direction. He is needle felt of wool. He will fit in the palm of your hand.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Knitted sari silk iPod Nano pouch

DSCN6917, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

Several friends and relatives received 3rd generation iPods this past holiday season. I decided to try my hand at making some beautiful but practical pouches for them, especially since one of my buddies almost lost his. This one isn't his style, but it might be yours.

When knitting in recycled sari silk, I never know how something will turn out, the texture of the yarn is different from skein to skein, even within the same skein. It's exciting for me to work with. This hangs about 12 inches from your neck to the top of the pouch. The pouch is 3 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, with a rounded flap that is two inches long. The bag is unlined. The flap is embellished with seed beads and closes with a shell bead in turquoise and white.

Don't have a nano? No problem, this pouch can carry your lip balm and credit card instead.