I got the border done then I got everything laid out. The first thing I tried to connect the pieces looked horrible so out it came. So far I'm happy with plan B so when I get this section finished, I'll be done.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
I have been working like a crazy person trying to get this curtain done. I'm sooooo close but am exhausted and I have a long day tomorrow.
I'm the person who hates to put a book down when I'm in the last few chapters so this is making me even crazier. But I'm also a lot closer.
Did I mention how close I am?
Here it is with the squares. I'm so excited I can't stand it. Maybe just one more minute...
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
I tried a few things to piece together the squares for the curtain but I didn't really like the look of any of them.
So I went back to the book and found this edging:
I measured it out and it will fit the width perfectly and accommodate the squares. But it also means doing this:
The answer to the question has yet to be determined.
Friday, September 12, 2014
What do you think looking at this skein of yarn? That it must be 2 skeins hanging together?
You would think so but, no, it's one skein spun on the same spindle from what (I thought) was the same bunch of fiber. I decided to do a Navajo ply which means that it was plied on itself in order. After I washed it and let it dry, I couldn't figure out why it was all wonky. Until I cut a couple if the ties, that is.
Evidently I used 2 different bumps of fiber because in one skein of yarn, I managed to get 2 very distinct and very different skins of yarn. One is a very smooth, very sproingy yarn. Lots of bounce.
And the other is a soft, halo-y yarn with almost no bounce.
I thought I was spinning a cashmere/merino blend (which is the second one) but evidently I was also spinning a merino/merino blend. That would be the first one.
So my question is, should I divide them when I wind them and use them separately or should I wind them together and see comes out in the end? I was thinking about dying them (for which I would keep them together). Or I could add them to my white on white project (in which case I would probably separate them). Hummm...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Third one? Check.
It's amazing how much I can get done when I don't have to go to that other place.