Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hello I have an update!

It has been a great time to mix it up more in my crafty time. Poly-craftual, is a good thing to be. I am sure that most folks, who dabble with one craft, find themselves drawn to another one too.

This does mean that I am making less progress on my current knitting projects, but also that I am refreshing myself with other crafty ideas. There are several just piled up in my bedroom. A few canvases waiting for paint, a bead loom strung and waiting to be given beads, fabric and a zipper intended to be a bag, not to even think of all the potential lurking in my stash of yarns. So having all kinds of goodies at my disposal I grabbed a few and got to work. These past few weeks I have been working on a tea cosy.

Inspired to improve upon one, made for a friend in a holiday swap a few years ago, it was time to get to work. There are more detailed photos of the process, so if anyone wants to give it a go they can, that post will come. A quick summary, I bought a wool sweater at a thrift shop, felted it and cut it into a shape that will work for my teapot. Layered with batting and lining fabric, and then sewn up to make a nice insulated tea cosy. The wool would keep it warm enough, but my hope is the extra layer of batting is going to keep tea piping hot for ages. I will let you know how that turns out after some testing!

There are a few other FO’s to mention, a drawstring project bag that is now wanting a string, I was going to use some lovely ribbon but, am unsure if it will be sturdy enough, so there will have to be an update on that. No sense in waiting trying it out will tell me enough. Also finished is a gift for my Grandmother, a new Multnoma shawlette. I have no idea if she will get much use out of it; personally I find that they are a handy item in the wardrobe. Who knows what she will think. I need to put it in the mail before the postal strike hits me. It has been blocked, but I am just weaving in the ends, so here is a picture of it in the bath of SOAK.

I finished off the pair of gloves that my hubby has been waiting months for. So I cast on for two more pairs, I hope that I can get a few done for him as well as the other men in my family. New projects are for another post. So that is about it for now... more soon.

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