Archive for the ‘Fiber Arts’ Category

My mom sent me some yarn and a pattern that she wanted me to make for her and since there was no picture, I was quite unsure what this scarf made from two colors of Koigu yarn would look like.  It’s been fun watching the pattern grow.  Here’s a picture I took a few days ago.  I now have about 18 inches knit.


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This yarn is so much fun.  Crazy Zauberball yarn from Schoppel Wolle allows you to use a simple sock pattern and still have the excitement of not knowing what it’s going to look like next.  This is the second pair of socks I’ve made for John with this yarn and he loves them.

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In spite of the fact that I haven’t been posting on this blog over the past year, I have still actually been working on fiber arts here and there.  Some of it has been for my Doctor of Ministry classes and dissertation project, and some has just been regular knitting and such.  So. . . . I thought it might be time to start trying to record things again.  A New Year’s resolution if you will.

I’m in the midst of writing my dissertation and am beginning to see an end to that.  But I don’t want to post those projects until the dissertation is complete and turned in.  The finished product is due April 15.

What I’m working on right now is the Twisted Rib Cardigan from “Knitting Goes Large” by Sharon Brant.

I’m using Jo Sharp Luxury 8 ply DK Pure Wool in color 353 Fleur.  I have the back and one front side completed.  Now I’m working on the other side.

This is a great project because once I got the pattern down I could just knit on it in the evenings without really having to think about it.  Only problem is that it’s taking a pretty long time and by the time I finish it, the cold weather will be gone.  The fabric knitted with this pattern is REALLY heavy so this will be a very warm cardigan.

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Here are more pictures from last weekend’s show.




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More Quilt Show Pics

More pictures from this past weekend’s guild quilt show.




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Our local quilt guild, the Meherrin Piecemakers, had it’s annual quilt show this past weekend.  It’s always held at Village View, an historic house which is beautifully furnished and restored. It was great fun to look at all the quilts and to sit upstairs with the breeze blowing through between the two second story porches while demonstrating spinning, quilting, and knitting.  We had a wonderful time.

I’ll be posting some of the pictures I took over the next few days.

We created a guild quilt that is being raffled to raise funds for the development of the local Civic Center.  I think it turned out beautiful.  Someone is going to be really fortunate to win it.  Guild members made a block each, then it was sashed together and machine quilted.


Guild members also made baby quilts to be given away to the Jackson-Feild Home for teen girls.  Here are some of them.



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Here are the hot pads I made for the quilt show sale table.

The base fabric with chili peppers was purchased in Taos.  The log cabin fabrics are from my stash of hand-dyed fabrics.  Color run dying works great for log cabins.

Yesterday I posted a tutorial on how to make Log Cabin hot pads.


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