Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
|I've been working hard on my Noble Seasons Winter quilt, with both machine quilting and hand embroidery.|
Monday, October 24, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Fits 1-2 years. I used one skein of orange worsted wool, small amount of green worsted wool, US8 16” circular needles, US8 double pointed needles, and stitch markers.
Cast on 88 stitches onto circular needles. Join in round and work stockinette stitch for an inch. Now work in rib as follows: *purl 2, knit 9*, repeat until end of row. Continue ribbing around and around, until the hat measures 5 ½”.
Round 1: purl 1, knit 2 together, knit 7, purl2, knit 2 together, knit 7, and so on, until the end of the row, ending with a purl 1.
Round 2: purl 1, *knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 3, purl two,* repeat all around, ending with a purl 1. Use stitch markers if desired to keep track of where you knitted 2 together.
Begin the switch to double pointed needles, and continue the two rounds, decreasing until you end up with 24 stitches.
Knit one, purl 1 rib for ½” inch. Decrease 4 stitches evenly throughout next round, continue k1p1 until stem is about ½” long. Cast off, weave in loose yarn ends.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Finally, here is my artful tour of Chicago, part one. We were there after our visit to central New York. If you would like to see my first tour of Chicago, it's posted on August 30, 2008.
|There was art I liked in the room. |
|It looked like pen and ink, which is one of my old passions, but it's really black fibers, layers of them over each other.|
|I also liked this painting.|
|Okay, time to leave the hotel room. This building looked rasor-sharp on the top edge. Very dramatic!|
I will finish the artful tour tomorrow.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
|We got this surprise gift in the mail the other day, some original art by our talented son, Warren. I love it!|
|I thought this was cute.|
Thursday, October 6, 2011