Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
I haven't sewn it together yet...and I'm still looking at it, wondering if I should move the word "little" over to the right a bit. It's good for me to get away from a project like this, and then when I look at it again, I see it with a fresh perspective. The flat piece I was working on looks a little different now that it's puffed out by the pillow insert.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Another ride with 4wheeler friends took us to an area just north of Dubois. We followed the Brent Creek Road and then the Burrough's Creek Loop.
Anyway, a little further up the trail is this pond under the Ramshorn.
The next stop was at Ramshorn Lake for lunch.
Then, Rainbow Lake. Here is where we could see the results of the fire that burned through here last summer. The new growth ( I think the name of the pink flower is Fireweed) was a beautiful bed of color, contrasted against the charcoal trees.
Monday, August 18, 2014
They are made out of Baby Alpaca, one of my favorite fibers! This is a new pattern for me too; I've not previously made the fancy fold-over hems at the wrists and fingers, but I really like the way it looks.
I have to say that I had a rough start. The pattern called for size 5 needles, and the opening of the mitts were huge! I was already past the cuff pattern...and ripped it all out. Ouch! So, then I started again with the same number of stitches, but used a size 4 needle. I got to the same spot. The sizing was much better, but it looked as though the mitts were going to still be a bit big. They would have probably been OK for someone like me with large hands, but for my friend, this was not going to work. After a discussion with my knitting buddies, I decided it was worth a try to change to size 3 needles and continue knitting. I cast on the second mitt right away so I could make sure I changed needle size at the same point. Now the mitts look just like the picture on the pattern, and they fit perfectly. So, I will need to write down a few "notes to self" on this pattern.