Sunday, November 29, 2015
Some time ago, I ran across the Sue Spargo "Embroidering Texture and Dimension by Hand" class on Craftsy. I've watched the whole thing and started collecting wools, threads and embellishments to make the butterfly sampler that is part of the class. (This class is half off right now, for Black Friday weekend.) I am completely buried in Christmas quilting, and so I haven't actually started making the butterflies. I became very aware of and interested in Sue Spargo's work right at the time that her web site announced sign ups for next year's "block of the month" club for 2016, "Cuppa." I signed up for it and will anxiously await the first kit in the second week of each month, starting in January. There are ~1000 people signed up, and kit mailings are spread out over the weeks of the month. I got week two. Unfortunately, the club is "private," and no social media info about it is allowed, so I won't be able to post progress. I'll show the butterflies when I get them going, though. :) Happy Knitting, Lisa Kay This is the first Butterfly/Sue Spargo post.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Here's what it looks like after I wash my hand-knitted socks. I keep them in a certain spot for "dirty socks" and save them up for a while. Then, I hand wash them in batches, by color. (This was three colors.) I soak them in luke-warm water with "Soak," gently squeeze them a bit to get some water out, and put them in the washer on spin (all three batches together). "Soak" doesn't have to be rinsed out, which is one of the best parts. After the spin, they go on the drying rack. Happy Knitting, Lisa Kay