Monday, September 02, 2013
A Sock Occurrence
Pattern: Sugar Maple by Melissa Morgan-Oakes from 2-at-a-time Socks
Needle: size 1
Yarn: Orange Toffee yarn, wool, alpaca, nylon, hand dyed by Hungry for Handspun. She doesn't dye anymore, but makes wonderful soap!
Perhaps it will be chilly enough on Camano Island when I go up the end of the month. I'm looking forward to Harvest Jubilee!
The second weaving on my Schacht Cricket loom came out more even. There were a couple of missed threads on the back side, but none on the front. My left selvage was nicer then the right, but after discovering a little tug helped on that side, it looked much better.
I watched the second Craftsy video on Rigid Heddle weaving and learned a few new tricks. Deborah Jarchow recommends making samples. Umm, since I'm not even a swatch knitter I can see that will be a challenge. I would have learned from a sample that the two colors I chose for the warp would not contrast enough. After washing, though and in the sun I can see that second stripe better. The project stripes more horizontally then I had envisioned.
Yarn: Lousa Harding Ondine. This is a wonderful cotton, on sale at Webs right now. I'm tempted, but the whole point of weaving at all is to use up stash, so I'm holding back.
I packed the weaving tightly and I'm thinking next time a little looser may give a little more drape. I'm not sure about the fringe at this point.
One of my walking buddies got me hooked The Killing, the American version. It stars a very gloomy Seattle and I loved the great aerial views. The female protagonist, a flawed (is there any other kind?) detective sports some really cool sweaters...the kind I would love to knit, but alas would have no where to wear. The show is more of a miniseries then free standing episodes and has finished it's third season.
She also got me hooked on Breaking Bad. This AMC series is in it's 5th season, so I have a lot of catch up to watch on my computer since I'm still holding out on the TV replacement.
The 5-0 Halloween edition filmed down the road. I had a huge cherry picker outside by house for 3 days, and one night a guy with stadium lights hovered over my garage. I wonder if can charge for airspace, lol.
It's seems a bit like Fall today as we have some drizzle going on. I'm grateful I don't need to water my azaleas:) The stores are full of Halloween already. Can the new year be far behind? I'll be happy to bid 2013 Aloooooha!