Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Coming Up For Air

Sorry its been so long since my last post...life and all you know. :)

Yule Throw

I crocheted this granny square blanket for mindless crafting. I like the way it came out. I mixed the glittery yarn in for a festive touch.

Slip Stitch Baby Blanket

Here is a slip stitch baby blanket I am making. It called for two strands and it really hurts my hands. I tried a single strand version and it still looks as nice. So next time I won't use two strands. It is a fun pattern in which you carry the yarn in back when you are on the front and in the front when you are on the back. This way the front stays all pretty.

Malabrigo

The amazing John was having a sale and I scored some lucious Malabrigo. The pic does it no justice and you can't feel how soft it is either. But it is the most amazing merino I have ever touched and I just can't wait to find something worthy of its amazing texture.

Socks

And...of course there are socks. I want 10 pair for the Fall Fest and here are 3 done and one on the needles. And I started them last week on Monday...so I feel that this is a possible goal.

Well that's it. DH has to go back in for knee surgery 'cuz they missed something so keep him in your thoughts please.

Happy crafting everyone,

Ruinwen
:)

Friday, August 03, 2007

More Socks...

Some random silliness. Here are the Snowcat socks with the black light.

Glow in the Dark Socks

So true to my word I made four socks this week. These are made with Sheep Shop Wool and I am in love with them.

Sheep Shop Socks

I've gotten really fast at making these socks. And I really enjoy the ease of them.

Sheep Shop Socks

Sheep Shop has some awesome colors. They really know how to dye with really rich hues.

I hope you have a nice weekend!

Ruinwen
:)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Princess of the Sea


Sea Witch Back, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Here is Sea Witch modeled by the one it was intended for. It was a perfect fit and the little princess loves it. I'm hoping to write up this pattern some time soon.

Happy Crafting,

Ruinwen
:)

Just Because...


Thistle, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

I love thistles...even though they have some rough edges they are so beautiful! A thistle is the symbol I use for my healing center. :)

Fox...Socks...


Socks For Class, originally uploaded by Ruinwen.

Sorry the pic is so dark...but they are cammo of the ice and snow variety. I’ve been working on finalizing this scaredy sock class and I’m finally done. I made two socks in two days and I think that I could make these with my eyes closed now.

We are selling socks for Fall Fest to go with our save the Earth theme. ‘Cuz putting on a pair of socks can save a lot of energy instead of raising your thermostat. I’m making myself a pair in Sheep Shop wool and should be done on Thursday night.

I’m hoping this class will encourage some people who are currently intimidated by double points.

Happy Crafting,

Ruinwen
:)

Oh and the title...a Vixen is a female fox...get it... :)