Thursday, November 18, 2010

This is one of the cowls I designed this past weekend.

It's 10x24 inches in size and was knit on size 6 needles. It's a very easy pattern - it has "tumbling blocks" knit as the design. This design consists of simply knit and purl stitches - nothing fancy.

It is an easy pattern, so someone who is brand new to knitting could make this without any problem.

It is available for $20.00, which includes the pattern and enough yarn to make the cowl. The yarn is superwash sock yarn so the cowl can be put thru the washer and dryer when it gets dirty and will not shrink.
The next cowl, at the left, was designed and knit by me late last week. It is 10x22 inches and has a raised texture to the fabric. It is aslo easy enough for a beginner knitter to make.
This cowl comes in a kit with the yarn and pattern instructions for $20.00.
Let me know what colors you are looking for because I have a large stash of sock yarns and should beable to find what you want.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

This is what I did over this past weekend. I made some bright new sparkly roving.

I added some white Shetland roving and some undyed firestar for sparkle and pop and got the above ball of bling.
I can hardly wait to get the rest of the wool and firestar mixed together so I can spin it. The new roving is absolutely soft and it sparkles like crazy.
I did add some firestar to some dyed roving and spun it up but it wasn't as bling-bling as this roving. I will be doing more with the wool and firestar as I found a box with 2 pounds of firestar in it that I had forgotten I had ordered. I plan on dyeing more roving next weekend if I can work it into the scheduled programs.