Thursday, January 17, 2008

Some stuff

Just some pics of some stuff I've been working on and/or planning to work on. This is wool roving in many colors. I crochet, and I love yarn and all the colors it comes in. Now I'm going to try my hand at felting. I want to make a felted scarf and I'm hoping to have the time and energy this weekend. You can't see in this picture the amazing texture of this stuff. It's essentially the stuff yarn is spun from. I got some from a good friend, Jennifer Garrison Stuber, who spins her own yarns, and I need to try felting NOW.

This is a close up picture of the roving. This color is Tangerine, and isn't it yummy?? See how warm and fuzzy it looks? Doesn't it look like orange clouds? I love clouds, and can't wait to make stuff with this. I don't know exactly what I'm going to make, but I have a whole book full of ideas. I'm sure I will find one thing that I'm capable of making.

In the midst of this, I'm making altered altoid tins for a friend's wedding (might have mentioned that here). I don't have pictures of those yet. They're painted but not embellished. I'm waiting for her to send me pictures of her in her gown (Amanda, in case you read this, PLEASE!!!!). I want to personalize the tins for her, make them special. They're her gifts for her maids and her grandmothers. They should be personalized, right?

And finally, I started crocheting with cotton. I'm making dishclothes that I plan to use to clean up after my messy art stuff. I was going to make actual dishclothes to use in the kitchen, but then I realized I like these things and would rather see them stained with paints and inks than with dirty food and stuff like that. This is the first time I've used cotton, and I like it. A lot. Very quick. Very easy. And there is this thing called "freeform" where you don't use any pattern and just do what you like. I'm going to give that a try, too. I did make this cloth without a pattern, but it is very easy to make a square with no pattern, and the cloth is a simple double crochet on the backpost (to make ridges). I wouldn't call it free form, though my lacy edging has always been something I just do, not something I learned from a pattern.

Anyhow, that's the stuff I've been up to. I've also tried to keep up with the blogs I love and to leave messages to thank the bloggers for their gorgeous contributions. I'm not always good at that, but I do look all the time.


Lesa said...

Those colors are fab! I make the cotton dishclothes too! I knit mine. Oh the horror, I actually use them in the kitchen! I can't stand store bought dish clothes anymore. Hee hee. When they start getting yucky I just make more and chuck em.

Lori J said...

Great to see what you are working on. You'll have to show some pics when you get the felt thing figured out. :0)

chelemom said...

Felting!? I love felting! I don't do it, but I love how it looks! If you sell any, I will be the first one buying! I have one purse that a lady in Michigan made, it is so cute!

Rosella said...

WOW! Your yarn looks absolutely yummy! It looks so cozy and snuggly, I'd love to roll up in it. You are going to have so much fun!!!