Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Experiments

I just got home after a very long absence in Texas and then in North Carolina. It's good to be home. I'm feeling all productive. I broke out the needle and thread yesterday, partly just to see if I remembered how to use them. It's been a long time since I directed my craftiness in a fabric-y direction - well, since the heartbreaking demise of my sewing machine, so I decided to experiment with pincushions I could sew entirely by hand. There's just something charming about pincushions.
Here also are some thread crocheted pincushions. They take a little longer, but I love the feel (and look) of them. And here's the whole, happy bunch. I think they're kind of cute.
I designed a pattern! They would be octopusses (octopi?), but they have eleven legs. I'm going to test the pattern some more and then I'll post it. It will be my first pattern on Ravelry!And... finally... a little progress on Scrunch, my lace ribbon scarf. Please don't mind the terrible picture, taken on a hotel room bed with my dog in the background. It really is going to be beautiful, if I may say so myself. The pattern is lovely.
Just for the sake of documentation, I'll note that I also completed five washcloths during the past week, but I won't bore you with pictures of those.

1 comment:

DrChopSuey said...

Your pin cushions are lovely. And the Octopus... oh my! Adorable!! I love him. I'm going to go look for your pattern on Ravelry... too cool!