Sunday, November 9, 2008

NaKniSweMo: February Lady Sweater


In an effort to focus all of my creative energy on one project, I cast on for the February Lady Sweater last Saturday. If all goes well and I can find the time, I should be able to finish this sweater during the month of November for NaKniSweMo. I'm using Mission Falls 1824 superwash wool and this yarn is so soft, squishy and warm.





I just started on the lace pattern on Wednesday, but haven't touched the sweater since then because I was out of town attending a trade show. It's been a fairly easy knit so far and I've learned how to knit button holes, too. If this sweater works out, I'd love to try it in a baby version.



Tuesday, November 4, 2008

blog meet up

Carissa was in town last weekend visiting her friend, Anna, so the three of us had the lovely chance to get together to enjoy dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Café Habana, and to visit a local pottery painting/glass fusing/mosaic making/beading store for craft night. There was lots of great conversation about libraries, blogs, quilting and food! Best of all, I got to see my most favorite quilt of Carissa's (now Anna's) in person.

I'm pretty sure Carissa has a few before pictures of our projects, but in the meantime here are the afters. Carissa made these two glass fused ornaments and put my eyes in jeopardy with her crazy glass clipping tool.








(the group effort star)


I went the plain, boring route and painted the inside and outside of a giant soup mug with an interesting glaze.