Wednesday, August 15, 2007

It is fair time again. I entered 10 items in the Polk county Fair and came home with 5 firsts, 2 seconds and 2 thirds. I love the comments the judges write. They help me do better next time. Today I took 11 items to the state fair. One of them was the pair of socks I was knitting for myself. Instead,they will fit my mom's feet better. They match because I rewound the balls of yarn so the color repeats are the same. I'm still amazed they came out so very close.The baby sweater and hat both won Blue ribbons at the county fair.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Here are a few of the projects I have been working on. The weaving is being done on a weavemaster which uses a knitting machine in place of the harnesses and heddles. The punchcard moves the needles which form the shed. There is separate piece that makes this loom useable on its own. The shawl was knit on a Brother 950 using a garter carriage for the pattern. The Suntop was also knit on the Brother 950 using lots of hand manipulation.