Friday, March 14, 2014
I went shopping! I got a few small charms and some lobster claw clasps and made my own stitch markers last night. I didn't want them to be too heavy with beads or charms, because I figured that might tug on the yarn too much. Just something simple and cute and easy to use. I've put them on a chain and I'm wearing the chain today as a charm necklace. LOL!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Crochet stitch markers:
Knitting stitch markers:
I don't knit with needles, but my guess is, these are placed on the needles to indicate where to knit and where to purl. Or to indicate where the beginning is when knitting in the round.
I could SO make some of these!
Well well well. Learn something new every day. Who'd have thought of spinning thread and making yarn from milk proteins? Well, if someone can spin yarn from cat hair I suppose milk yarn isn't that odd.
We'll see how things go with the prayer shawl thing. I was told there's no wrong way to do it, yet at the same time the shawls have to be up to certain standards (of softness and sturdiness). Red Heart Super Saver yarn just isn't soft enough to use for these prayer shawls; Lion Brand Homespun or Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Soft are better yarns to use. Hmmm.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
All of this yarn is some of my extra yarn that I had left over from other projects. I took each color and cut it into pieces about twice as long as my armspan, then used the magic knot to connect them pretty much randomly.
This to me looks almost like the earth as seen from the Apollo spacecrafts, when they orbited the moon and came around the other side and snapped that famous "Earthrise" picture...
So if I ever get crazy and combine those colors again, I'll call it my Earthrise color combination. :)
I like loom knitting because, quite frankly, I'm too clumsy to manage knitting with needles. So this is a good substitution for me.
I'm working on this scarf: