Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Elaine's Capelet

Elaine made this lovely little Capelet as an homage to the Outlander television series.
Good job Elaine

Monday, May 11, 2015

I've Lost My Knitting Mojo

Okay I admit to still not being able to knit anything at all that requires too much concentration. Last week I thought I was ready to knit some socks by Wendy Johnson, Crocus Socks. No, I'm still unable to knit in a pattern without sitting in a quiet rook with no distraction whatsoever and I have to be prepared even then to rip back. It's very frustrating as I have a lovely coat to knit for my daughter and some socks I spun the wool for from Spunky Eclectic as is the pattern. I am loath
to start or continue on in these projects until my Mojo is back.I haven't spun since last October.
    Where does that leave me?
Well I am able to knit plain socks so I am continuing to knit a few of those. I have decided to be less anal about spinning and I am just going to spin whatever as I crave the feel of the running from  my hands to the wheel or spindle. With so many coworkers in the family way I have returned to crocheting baby blankets and perhaps knitting some uncomplicated baby items. I am rug hooking with a vengeance and am anxiously awaiting for two dye books I have purchased from author and hooker Karen Kahle's Etsy site PRIMITIVESPIRIT ,Dusty Little Dye Book and Vintage Colors Dye Book. I am even quilting a bit to get me over this dry spell.
  I am keeping my hand in and hope to be back in the thick and thin of it soon.
  BTW, the baby blanket I started crocheting the other day is a Coats& Clark pattern from an old pamphlet, Book No. 279 pattern A-990 and it is in fact a place mat originally done in size 20 mercerized cotton. I am doing the blanket in worsted weight yarn with 5.5mm hook.