Monday, November 26, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Next month will be my last class of the year, as we are going to skip the December class because we're all so busy then.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Here are the cards we made in our September stamping class.
We also made checkbook covers, and they were a big hit and several of the gals want to make more again in the October class. I always try to make one masculine card and one Christmas card at each class simply because masculine cards seem to be the most challenging for us....and if we make a Christmas card each month we'll have a few ready when Christmas time rolls around. :)
Now it's time to start thinking about what we'll do at the October class. :)
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I wrote up some quick instructions on how I made this shawl. Here they are:
Triangular Prayer Shawl by Wilma
(The idea of a prayer shawl is that you pray
for the person who will be receiving the shawl
as you knit it. You use a combination of 3 stitches to represent the Trinity.)
4 skeins Lion Brand Homespun Yarn
size 10 1/2 circular needle
Cast on 4 st
row 1: k
row 2: inc 1, k across
row 3: inc 1, k across
row 4: k 3, yo, k 3 (7st on needle)
Repeat row 4 until you have 12 stitches on
your needle. Next row: k 3, yo, k3, p3, k last 3 stitches
All consecutive rows: k3, yo, k in p stitches, p in k stitches, and always k the last 3 stitches which forms the border.
Repeat this pattern row until the shawl is the size you want it to be.
I-cord bind off: Cast on 1 stitch, then k that stitch, k next 2 stitches together, and slip both stitches from r/hand needle back onto l/hand needle. *k1, k2 tog, slip 2 r/hand stitches onto l/hand needle*. Repeat from * to * until bind off is complete. (Each time you k2 tog, you are basically binding off 1 stitch and eventually you will have bound off the entire shawl.)
I am working on another one of these shawls in a different color, as I really love this pattern, and I love the idea behind doing prayer shawls. :) These will be Christmas gifts for some very special people in my life.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
There really is no pattern for it. I just used the Grandmothers's Favorite Dishcloth pattern and used the bee stitch instead of garter stitch, and then quit when it was the size I wanted it to be. It was a lot of fun, and very easy. I have started another one now for myself, only am using a diamond stitch on mine.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I have just recently become interested in jewelry making, and have really enjoyed what I have made. This is just a few of the necklace sets I have made, and I will get some more pictures taken later of some of the other sets I have made. I had the pleasure of donating 3 sets to our church building fund auction, and one of the sets went for $50.00. I was thrilled! I am now working with 14k gold wire, and sterling silver wire. I love lots of metal in my jewelry. :)