Saturday, May 26, 2007


Second pair done this month! Finished the lovely Jacaranda by Janel of Chameleon Colorworks, my favorite dyer and sock designer. This was the May sock of the month and my second try at one of her patterns. I can't sing her praises loudly enough, great yarn, inventive design, gorgeous colors.

I am still with two pair to go to keep up with the incoming yarn. I still have Janel's shadow knit which is a good mental stretch while learning a new sock construction technique. I also have the STR Grasshopper to do as well. Oh my so many socks so little time.

I've also been working on some felting projects that have been a good mental stretch (this old brain needs all the stretching it can get) and hope to get some time this long weekend to finish at least one of them.


Sunday, May 13, 2007


Still on track with the sock-a-month as this is number five. The yarn is Tofootsi, a blend of wool, soy silk and cotton with a hint of something called chitin (crab shell), knit in an Internet pattern, "Bubblewrap." They are going to live with my sister for her birthday which is being celebrated today, so they were finished just in time.

I still have the STR sock in the bag because I didn't have the right size of needles for it and two Chameleon Colorworks socks as well. This month's is very lovely and a quick knit but am stuck on last month's at about the halfway point waiting for a tutorial from the designer when she returns from her travels.

Off to celebrate birthdays and Mother's Day with the family.


Friday, May 11, 2007


I got a copy of this because of Una's suggestion and she was right. It has more information about felting than most of the other ones out there. She talks about different breeds and how they felt, mixing colors as well as ideas for new projects. The bags on the cover are simple resist projects but the use of decorative elements takes them to a much more sophisticated level. This book belongs in every felter's library.

Felt to stitch has some good ideas for surface treatments for felted projects. I wish there was more information on actual technique and that the photographs were not so fragmented.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Librarians on Film