ShaylaCanKnit

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Green Inchies, Dog Hair, and Crocheting





A busy crafting weekend for me. The weather has been very snowy and cold, so what better way to spend a weekend? I joined a "green inchies swap", where you have to make 1" x 1" mixed media squares, in green in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I made 114!!!! Even tho' they are small, that's alot!!

A friend I met on a group I belong to, swapped some chiengora, for llama fleece. It is from her huskies and malamutes. I washed it up and mixed it with some wool, and it is spinning up beautifully. Looks like angora to me. Very soft!

Crocheted 3 dischloths in a different pattern than I have tried before, very easy. And found a really cute pattern for a headband of crocheted shells. I also made up a few bookmarks in cotton.

One more crochet project I tried that I haven't done before, I crocheted wire and bead jewelry. I have lots of beads, and and bought a wire sampler last summer at a flea market, so it worked out prefectly. I think turned out rather nice. I'll have to try other colors too.

I have been recycling a 100% white wool sweater from the thrift store that I got in the bargain bin for 25cents. There's a "ton" of yarn in it. I'm going to try some new dyeing techniques when it is all unravelled and skeined. Can't wait.

Guess I should call this blog "shaylacanknitcrochetspin"!