Took a class at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company. Got a cricket rigid heddle loom and have been weaving ever since. The rhythm of the shuttle and heddle is so soothing. Even warping this loom is easy and relaxing. Weaving is a great stash buster as well. Having the best time with my new delicious loom.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Oh today was my birthday and the yarnivore was hungry for a yarnbomb. There are several statues of children in the Village so I chose them. They were delicious!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Several friends are having babies for which I love to knit. New mom"s color choices just add to the fun. Here is a baby blanket and matching dress I knitted for a coworker who is due soon. I used Classic Elite 'sprout' for the blanket and 'seedling' for the dress. 100% organic cotton and wonderful to knit with. The blanket is 'baby sunshine' and is a semi-circle. Brilliant for so many reasons, it is my new 'go to' baby gift. The dress is a modified version of 'orange creme', a simple and fast top down that whipped up in an afternoon...delicious.
|a delicious looking baby blanket|
|this little dress makes me want to get ice cream!|
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Here is a hat I designed for Alamitos Bay Yarn Company's 'Holiday Sparkle' party in October. It is inspired by the texture of an octopus' skin when it is camouflaging itself against a bumpy surface. They are so clever those cephalopods, and adorable to boot! The pattern for this will be available on Ravelry sometime in December, so if you are a knitter, are on ravelry and would like to make this hat, then you can!
If you are not a knitter, and are not on ravelry, get thee to a knitting class (preferably the one offered by the city of Long Beach Department of Recreation and Marine, which I teach) and learn!
Go knit, it's delicious.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
That one skein of gifted yarn, lovely, alone. I had one of those (I actually have many, but let's focus) in a delicious cranberry color, waiting. It is still summer here in Southern California so a heavy project just would not do. I searched for a pattern, I do not generally wear hats, so I came up with one for an airy scarf.
scarf in 225 (yards of worsted/aran yarn that is).
a link to the ravelry.com page: scarf in 225.
Here is the pattern:
225 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn, I do suppose you could do it with less but it would then be shorter, or you could make it wider or thinner if you choose, simply add or subtract stitches by 2's.
I used size 10 needles.
Cast on 24 stitches, knit 2 rows.
Row 1: slip first st, k1, *yo, k2tog* repeat btwn *'s to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: slip first st, k1, purl to last 2 sts, k2.
repeat these 2 rows until you are almost out of yarn, knit 2 rows, bind off.
I added a crochet chain loop of 15 chains and a button on the opposite side of the scarf.
this is optional...of course.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
|The front gate of the Long Beach Museum of Art, the bus stop map stand and the ocean cliff railing.|
What a wonderful installation, a beautiful night with amazing moonlight. listening to the great Pacific Ocean's waves gently rolling in and the Long Beach Museum of Art as the backdrop. A bus bench replete with patron, a young man from a small town in Washington State marveling at the wonders of Southern California was chatty company. The blue moons we installed apparently were loved by many as they were almost all gone by morning. So I suppose as a 'blue moon' passes in the night so did all 70 of our 'blue moons'. It is all fluid, beautiful and delicious.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Tonight, August 31st, 2012 is a blue moon. This blue moon is particularly powerful in the placement of the the moon and the sun. This will be the last blue moon until 2014 and I intend to honor her with a blue moon yarn bomb. So...tonight it is. Where? When? Who? a post will follow. Twitter and tumblr will have quicker feeds of this blue moon yarn bomb! delicious.