Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Too many socks?

I've been madly knitting socks lately--here is a group shot of a bunch of my creations, plus a couple of recent additions to the bunch. The reddish socks are tofutsies yarn (yes, it has tofu and wool and shrimp shells in it), and the dark socks are from a sock club I joined last year, called Socks That Rock. The pattern is called Lenore.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Great Pumpkin

I wore this same outfit to the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, but nobody took my picture. So you get to see my hand knitted pumpkin hat and tie-dyed pumpkin t-shirt as it appeared at my company's Halloween party last week. (That's me on the far right, grinning.)

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Oldie but a goodie--Japanese heroine

This quilt is a few years old, but I didn't have a blog when I made it--so I'm posting it now for the first time. The central image is from a cotton Japanese banner--it is actually only about half of the very long, vertical banner which is attached to a tall bamboo pole during parades. The border with the large white stars is a tie-dyed fabric from an old yukata (cotton kimono). I used many small pieces of Japanese fabrics to piece the border. Somehow, I still have plenty of Japanese fabric left--it does seem to multiply in my stash.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Mystery Stole is finished!

The Mystery Stole is finished. The grafting was a nightmare and it's far from perfect, but it's done and I learned a lot. The yarn is a hand dyed perle cotton that I bought somewhere a few years ago. I still have enough left for a small project, perhaps a shoulder-size shawl.