Monday, July 26, 2010

Lotus Leaf Scarf for Yarnhouse

Just finished a quick scarf for display at Yarnhouse Knits in the NoDa district of Charlotte.
Lotus Leaf Scarf Complete

The pattern is "Lotus Leaf Scarf", and I used Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran yarn.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Beautiful Mohair French Scarf

I am in LOVE with this beautiful scarf I knit for display at Yarnhouse Knits in the NoDa district of Charlotte. Just gorgeous!
French Scarf Complete

It is so light and airy, and feels heavenly.
French Scarf Finished

I'll be delivering it to the shop this weekend, so if you are in the area, be sure to see it in person! (or...should I say, "in scarf"?) :D

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finished Felted Bag for Yarnhouse Knits

Last night, I finished felting the bag I've been knitting for Yarnhouse Knits in the NoDa district of Charlotte, NC. This morning, after it was completely dried, I sewed on the marabou trim. Looks great!
Marabou Felted Purse

I delivered it to Chris at Yarnhouse today. He is very happy with it. I also gave him the market bag I knit earlier. He loved the way it stretched to accomodate whatever was placed inside!
Market Bag Complete

I got another skein of Louisa Harding La Salute yarn, so I can finish up the French Scarf. Chris also gave me another project to make as well. A Lotus Leaf Scarf, using Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran yarn, in a lovely shade of tomato red.
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran - 25040

I'm enjoying knitting displays for Yarnhouse. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Knitting Displays for Yarnhouse Knits

I'm still at work on the handknitted items that will be displayed at Yarnhouse Knits.

Almost finished with the French Scarf:
French Scarf Halfway Done

And I've started the Marabou Felted Purse:
Marabou Felted Bag in Progress

This Saturday, I'll be spending the day at Yarnhouse Knits, to deliver the market bag and felted purse, and finish up the French Scarf. (I ran out of one of the yarns for that project.) I've heard that the Charlotte Purls knitting group will be there that day as well, so it should be fun!

Knitting Students Learning Well!

I'm SO proud of my knitting students. They are quickly learning, and making projects to keep and share. So far, they have made napkin rings, a bracelet, an anklet, sachets, hula doll puppets, dishcloths, and hair scrunchies. Now, two of my students are learning to knit drop-stitch scarves as well!

This past week, I taught two of my students basic crochet stitches, and they did their best to understand. I think they are better at knitting, which is a surprise to me!

I taught my two older students how to dye yarn with Kool-Aid. They did much better than I did with their dyeing! In this photo, you can see the four skeins we completed. They did the first two, and I did the two on the right.

Kool-Aid Dyeing Day

Abby used blue and pink Kool-Aid, Melissa used blue and yellow for hers. I used orange Kool-Aid on the stovetop for the solid orange yarn, and used blue, red, and yellow for the variegated skein. We had fun!

We used this tutorial for our Kool-Aid dyeing:

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