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The busy knitter

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This busy crafter has also been busy knitting. I know I have not shown any finished projects in awhile. But a few things are underway.

 First we have a series of strips I started to knit in Canada. I have about three or four of each colour. The stitch pattern is a ruffled edging called Bell Edging I from one of the Walker Treasuries. Here's my idea. I am going to join the strips and mix the colours up. Then the long strip will be sewn up in a spiral fashion (maybe to a base tube) to form wristlets. I feel like going very dramatic and make them long to go over the elbows. If I have enough strips I want to make a Victorian ruff collar and even maybe a muff. These are wool yarns and all scraps left from other projects.


This blue yarn is a silk and wool blend. I started this at camp too and what you see is the back of a pullover. It will be for me, in a very mermaid friendly colour. I am partway up the second torso piece.


Up close and personal, this is a mohair lace piece I am current…

Belt Loom

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Introducing "Little Dude" the Harrisville Belt Loom. I purchased this sturdy little loom used from a Ravelry friend. It arrived at the same time as it's big brother, Bright. I put a light green linen warp on, the other day, and have a third bookmark going. I grabbed some bright tones of wool and I am having fun with these beach colours. The middle bookmark or strip is just some handspun yarn left over from something else.


Here is the project at the very start. The four little bobbins were custom made by a talented woodworker in Wisconsin. His name is Norbert and a group of us at Ravelry have taken to calling them Norbobbins. So far I think they are excellent for band weaving.


The third shot shows a bit of a close up of the random striping. It is like playing with sunshine. The day I started on it was a grey day and I think that is why these colours jumped into my hands.


This young beauty took up residence across the street from my studio. I believe it is a female but I …