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Fibre Arts Monday! March 28th, 2011

It’s Fibre Arts Monday once again!  I promised to share the summer sweater pattern I’m working on knitting in a beautiful, natural organic cotton yarn.  Here’s the back piece that I’ve already finished.  Photobucket

I just have to get around to casting on the front piece now 🙂

Click on the icon to learn about Fibre Arts Monday, and join in the fun if you like.  This week, Teaching Good Things shares a link for a fun rag rug for kids to make.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

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Fibre Arts Monday! March 14, 2011

It’s Fibre Arts Monday once again!  Since I am no longer sitting backstage in a musical waiting to go on this week, I haven’t knit anymore of my lace scarf.  However, I did get started on a baby project.  I won’t tell you what it is, because the friend whose baby-to-be I’m knitting it for, might see 🙂

My daughter did get the very first scarf she has woven on her Cricket loom all done!  Here it is:Photobucket

 

I’m enjoying participating in Fibre Arts Monday!  If you would like to participate as well, go to the Teaching Good Things Blog for more information.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

 

 

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Fibre Arts Monday! March 7, 2011

It’s Fibre Arts Monday once again!  I’ve been so busy with my rehearsals and performances of Oklahoma! at our nearby university, that I haven’t had a chance to post about what we’ve been doing fibre-wise.  On February 26th, we had our annual Knit Fit Knit-a-Thon at the library here in Sydney and knit items for charity – I knit a sleeveless sweater out of some nice bulky yarn (no picture taken though, oops).

The good thing about having been in the chorus of a  musical lately, is that I had a lot of time to work on my suri lace scarf backstage.  Here it is so far.  Photobucket

I’m enjoying working in lace, and I think I’ll do so again sometime in the future.  Now I have to start thinking of what exactly I’m going to cast on and knit for my friend who’s expecting.  I’m thinking of starting possibly with Ann Budd’s Baby’s First Sock (free pattern at www.knittingdaily.com) or possibly an afghan.  Decisions, decisions 🙂

My daughter has pretty much finished weaving her scarf – we just have to weave in some waste yarn and get it off the loom.  We should be able to show the finished scarf next week!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

 

 

 

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Fibre Arts Monday! Feb. 14, 2011

Fibre Arts are a BIG part of our home and our homeschool.  We handspin, knit, cork, weave, sew, and kneedle-felt.  So, I’m joining Teaching Good Things in posting weekly about the Fibre Arts we’re working on.

This week, I’m knitting the Suri Lace Scarf from Creative Knitting Magazine – my very first lace project!  I’m using beautifully soft baby alpaca laceweight yarn that I picked up on sale at Baaddeck Yarns for just $1.50!  It’s the softest yarn I’ve ever worked with.  I have only knit a few rows so far, as you can see (and yes I am using ridiculously long circular needles LOL):

My son and daughter are combining their efforts on the Cricket Loom they got for Christmas (we bought it from The Bobbin Tree).  My daughter picked the colours for the first scarf, and my son will pick the colours for the next one.  Here it is, almost finished!

Next week we might just have finished projects to show you!  And I’d like to get started on some baby things for a friend of mine who is expecting 🙂

Love, Luck &
Laughter,