Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mininie Shawl in Sherbert-y colors

Yarn:  Homespun by Susan Sloan
Purchased: Fuzzy Farmers Market (I can't remember how much it was).
Pattern:  Minnie Shawl by Jumper Cables Knitting Annie Lee

I bought some homespun yarn spun from local sheep at the local farmer's market.  The yarn was spun by Susan Sloan and I'm going to assume she has her own sheep.  It didn't have a "weight' of the yarn on the label...so in my little brain when I started this project, I was treating it as a sport weight yarn and started following Annie Lee's pattern "Minnie" for lighter weight yarns. http://jumpercablesknitting.com/2011/12/30/minnie-sport-weight/

Then at some point while I was knitting it, I shifted into treating it as a the heavier weight yarn.  I've got both patterns memorized.  When I got to the end, I finished it as if it was this pattern:   


Long story short...this is why the ends of the scarf are different.  Call it a boo boo? Call it creative license?  I'm not going to obsess over it.   Next project!  Move along!! 

The yarn reminds me of a bowl of sherbert which considering the heat right now sounds really good :)
Point to the back
Point worn to the side
Close up of my mistake!!


Point to the side pinned in the front

Back view with point to the front


Point to the front

Friday, June 22, 2012

Antique Dresser and Mirror Make Over

This week's mission:  To annoy as many Lowe's employees as possible :)  hahaha To renovate this antique dresser and mirror.  I got it all sanded.  It is not made of oak so I have no problem slapping paint on it.   The original mirror is in three pieces with one big center piece and then two smaller wing mirrors on hinges.  The hinges are shot.  The wheels on the bottom still work.  I'm undecided about what color to paint it.  Maybe a pastel blue?  Light minty green?  Or maybe the same color as the antique pantry in case they end up in the same room?  Not sure yet.  The drawer pulls have to go....they are so ugly.     

Before Yuck!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dutchess of Cambridge Shawl




Shawls are "hip"?
"Cool"?
"Bomb diggity?"
"All that and a bag of Fritos?"
"The bee's knees?"
"Snazzy?"
Whatever :) If the Dutchess of Cambridge can wear one, we all can :)  
Ravelry has several Kate look alike patterns. Here's a link to one of the free ones. Love Ravelry...it's crash hot and dookie fresh :)   Okay I'll stop now :)