Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Well, I guess I should make up kits more often! Those sure didn't last long. I need to order more books and yarn, but perhaps I will have time to put together a few more, even with making stuff for the craft fair.
Now onto some fun toy action! Eve sent me some photos of this adorable little Westie. Apparently he started out life as a polar bear, but was proclaimed to be a Westie by her sons. Everyone say, "Awwww."
I love experimenting with different kinds of yarn, and despite the drawback of being polyester, eyelash yarn gives the toys a great effect. It makes excellent fluffy tails for squirrels and kitties. I've even used the shorter stuff to make a penguin. At the moment I'm working on a schnauzer using some fuzzy grey yarn (I'd share pics, but the camera charger is missing). If it wasn't so darned hard to make the nose with intarsia, I might consider writing out the pattern. I really should practice that technique more often!
I've even been doing some knitting for myself lately. I finished a pretty scarf, just in time for the warm weather... oh well, it will be ready and waiting for me in the fall. I've also started Lucetta, a lovely lacy sweater. I took a chance on changing the yarn, and am knitting it in malabrigo lace in the pearl colourway. I'm so in love with this yarn! I had to knit the sweater one size larger, but otherwise everything is going fine using this yarn for this pattern.