Sunday, January 29, 2006

Prayer Shawl Complete!


Prayer Shawl, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

My prayer shawl is done! I loved the Plymouth Encore; it was a joy to work with! I fringed the shawl with beautiful ribbon yarn and more Encore.

Happy crafting!

Ruinwen
:)

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Scarf In Showstopper


Scarf In Showstopper, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

This scarf was made in Showstopper yarn which is three different yarns: Paris Nights (which is a thin ribbon), Eyelash (which is pale green and copper) and pale green Mohair.

I realize this was not on my list of things to do but I saw it on Tuesday at my LYS and fell in love with it. This scarf took maybe two hours to make on size 15 needles and I enjoyed every minute of it.

It is beautiful, which the picture does not show. It shimmers and glimmers and it oh so soft.

A nice diversion.... :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Meme of the Day

Sallee had this meme on her blog so I thought I would participate.

4 JOBS YOU HAVE HAD IN YOUR LIFE
Counselor
Admin Assist
Techie for the theater
Healer

4 MOVIES YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER
Ledgend
Laybrinth
Ladyhawke
Midsummer Night's Dream

4 PLACES YOU HAVE LIVED
Potomac, MD
The Blue Ridge Mountains, VA
Gaithersburg, MD
Mt. Airy, MD

4 TV SHOWS YOU LOVE TO WATCH
Battlestar Galactica (the new series)
Yes Dear
Pokemon
Charmed

4 PLACES YOU HAVE BEEN ON VACATION
Colonial Beach, VA
Hershey Park, PA
Daytona, FL
Hawaii

4 WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY
yahoo.com - for e-mail and daily crossword
Click to Fund Mamograms
All Updated RSS feeds for blogs (that counts right?)
Sorry - I don't have time for more then that each day :)

4 FAVORITE FOODS
Sushi
Mocha Lite Frapucchino, no whip, at Starbucks
Italian coldcuts
Potato pancakes

4 PLACES YOU WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
With my DH
With my son
With my family
At my LYS

There you go!

Happy crafting and have a great day!

Ruinwen
:)

Sunday, January 22, 2006

My Knitting Chair


My Knitting Chair, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

My DH was upset that I didn't post my knitting chair...so here it is. I love a dedicated place to sit, relax and knit! :)

Saturday, January 21, 2006

I've Been Busy

We started the year off with a plan; take back the basement. After two days of cleaning and organizing and throwing a lot of stuff away we have an organized and clean basement. There is a place for me to knit and all our workout stuff is there and there is plenty of clean floor for our son to play on. Also, the other half of the basement is now a music room complete with a panio! I am so very happy! :)

One of the results of this organization is that all my yarn and projects were bagged and tagged and now I really know what I have. The below posts show my progress is various projects.

Also, I have been taking a sock class with Sallee and I am really enjoying it! Thanks Sallee for giving me the incentive to try socks!

Happy Crafting!

Ruinwen
:)

Toe of sock


Toe of sock, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Here is my first attempt at a sock. I thought it would be hard but it really wasn't. The short rows were fun and I really enjoy the colors as they pattern. But...these tiny needles are crazy at times I think I am creating a four-legged monster! :)

Diamond Lace Scarf


Diamond Lace Scarf, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

This is done in Noro and the picture does not do it justice. I love this pattern and this yarn! This is my lunchtime project and I can usually get a whole set of pattern done in 20 minutes. The thing with Noro is that the dye lots are totally different so what is the chance that the yarn my Mom gave me for my birthday and the yarn I picked up two months ago would be the same...but they were! :)

Baby Blanket


Baby Blanket, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

This is the baby blanket from he-double hockey sticks! I have tinked it back more times then I have knitted forward! But is is lovely and the pattern is really striking. I try to only knit on it when the house is quiet and I can count the rows. I am on the last color and hope to finish it soon!

Crocheted Brown blanket


Brown blanket, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

This is the only project I am crocheting right now. The really brown yarn is so fuzzy that my cat raised his hackles and thought it was another feline! When this is done it will fit a twin bed; I am 3/4 done!

Ribbon Shawl


Ribbon Shawl, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

I really need to move this to circs...but this is a lovely ribbon shawl that is really actually very big. It is made with two kinds of ribbon and two other yarns. I haven't had any trouble with the ribbons and this is an enjoyable project.

Prayer Shawl I Started Last Night


Prayer Shawl, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Okay, so it is only an itty bitty triangle at this point but I'm in love with the Plymouth Encore. I'm going to make the fringe in the ribbon yarn. I was thinking green for healing and the colors are really brighter then the photo shows.

Sleeveless Cowl Done!


Sleeveless Cowl, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Yes, I actually do finish things once and a while. :) This was a joy to make in hand dyed merino. I learned that when I make it again I will add to the neck because this one was too small for me.