Thursday, January 26, 2017

Getting Lots Done!


Does it ever feel like you're so busy that you can't get anything done? Between work, home, garden and life, that's the way it feels to me. Then, I sit down to compile my pictures to blog. That's when I realize I'm getting lots done!
These napkins were made as practice samples for using my Julia loom and playing with pattern and color.

A certain young lady has been asking, "Mama Karen, when are you going to make me some socks?" for more years than I care to mention. Knitted toe up, from either end of the ball of yarn, makes the colors seem different.

Here's another pair of warm tootsies.

My daughter's been fascinated by dinosaurs since she was little. Now, she has some Dragon Scale Mitts to keep her warm while playing "let's pretend".
On a short visit to Phoenix, we went to see an exhibit at the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery in Chandler. The Museum displays Contemporary Western American and American Indian art.
 


I like the way the baskets are displayed...and wish someone would teach me how to weave like this!



So instead, thanks to the video I mentioned back in November, I decided to give weaving my handspun another try. I used it to warp Julia for this scarf. The weft is tencel. I'm happy with the way it turned out.
This shawl, knit with my handspun, Redfish silk and camel, just needs to be blocked before I call it done. The pattern's from Sock-Yarn Shawls by Lucas.
I'm pleased with the way these summer and winter, paper doll blankets came out. The pattern's one I've done before from Handwoven Magazine. At least one of them will be going to another someone who calls me Mama Karen.
I don't know about walking and chewing gum, but I took a walk while I was talking on the phone and knitting. Doesn't everyone?



 


The kitty, hood pattern I followed has ties that are a cat's paw and a tail.
Thanks, Mama Karen.
Thanks, Mama!

 No, Thank You, Ladies!






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