Sunday, August 13, 2006
Wyvern in Lemongrass
Pattern: Wyvern by Marnie Maclean
Yarn: Socks that Rock, lemongrass, medium weight on size 1s
Technique: two, toe up, magic loop, finished on 5 Knit Picks DPs.
Comment: The back and sole are 2x2 rib which snugs up the sock. I think size two needles would have worked better for me. The socks fit but I have to work a bit to get them around the heel. The yarn is great.
Pattern: Hammered Wire Earrings, by Steve James. Online project from Beadstyle
Materials: sterling silver and Swarovski crystals.
Comments: I love hammering wire and I got to use my fused rings to attach all the dangles. Fusing involes a creme brulee torch and "pure" silver wire. Pure silver will fuse without requiring "pickling" and solder, which sounds way too dangerous to me.(Pot made by my Uncle Victor)
So now what? Do I work on Rogue? I can't decide on a pattern to use my Quivit with for Neutral Project Spectrum. I'm on a yarn diet but have a lot of cotton yarn I am thinking about dyeing. My second Fat bottom bag is drying. Time to dig through the stash to see if anything grabs me, or sit in the closet and scan the books and mags for inspiration, or hey, go outside, cuz its one of those "lucky live Hawaii" kind of days, and of course there is always housecleaning to do, ho hum or studying for next years recertification exam. I am soo not into that!