Monday, December 19, 2005

'tis the season

The scarf and fingerless gloves are for granddaughter, Taylor. After several tries, I gave up on getting these to show in their true color--purple with fuschia/blue/purple eyelash type yarn.
Taylor has long, slender fingers and even though I did reduce the pattern, the thumb hole was still rather large--so I crocheted an extended and smaller thumb opening.
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Fingerless glove

This is the first half of my first pair of fingerless gloves, aka gauntlets. They are soft and cuddly, but I'm not sure about the extra fluff around the palm. Depending on what you're doing while wearing them, it could be a detriment. I used leftover yarn from scarves I made last year. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 02, 2005

Another view

We moved to the patio and between gusts of wind this shot was taken. I used Caron "Simply Soft" worsted weight yarn and it took about 2.75 skeins (including fringe). Did I mention how soft it is??? Posted by Picasa

Model and friends

Although the picture doesn't quite capture the 12-20 mph winds blowing across the front yard, friend Lynne graciously offered to model the black shawl while Saba chased Cozmo in the background.  Posted by Picasa

Soft and warm and FAST!

My friend, Kathy Keller, gifted me with a shawl last winter that I wear often. It is so soft and snuggly and looks beautiful. I decided that I would like to create this same shawl in black for a special person and Kathy graciously loaned me her pattern--which I believe came from a Family Circle Magazine in the late 80s. It was begun on Saturday, November 27 and finished Thursday, December 1...all but the fringing which I completed early this morning. It was so quick, I may have time for another before the holidays! Posted by Picasa

Oh, my Pretty!

With the help of my husband, Daryl, who crafted the copper pin base, I embellished this pin using silver wire and beads, hematite, and an almost clear agate with a bit of black along one edge. I was inspired by some amazing artists on the web to pull out my jewelry materials and create a shawl pin to hold my latest shawl in place. The winds in New Mexico can turn the casual wearing of a shawl into quite a challenging event. Posted by Picasa