Confessions of a Floss Licker

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Still working on Model #2. (Model #1 is waiting for instructions.)

Still working on the baby blanket.

Still working on the blue blanket.

Still working on the "variegated" contest piece.

I don't know how much progress I will make this week as I will be packing to go to faire this weekend. I will take my crochet with me and possibly the contest piece. But I will be working this weekend and don't know how much time I'll have to work on my projects.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


The last post was talking about the baby blanket I was making. I ripped it out and started over because I didn't like how it was going. It's hard to explain but in the blanket there are 3 rows of 3 squares each that hold a different stitch. I was going to make those squares a different color. Way too much cutting and splicing of yarn. So I tore out what I had done and changed my mind. I will do one row (including the squares) of one color, then the second row will be the second color and the third row will go back to the first color. I think it's going to look good. I'm getting very close to finishing the first color and moving to the second.

I got my yarn basket! I'm just thrilled with it and it holds everything I need. It's going to be wonderful to take to faire!

I finished my new tam. I was working with yarn called "Angel Hair" by Joann's. It is kind of a combination of regular yarn with a twist of "fun fur" around it. The yarn is white and the furry stuff around it is shades of gray and black. I ran out of that a few rows too short so I bought the black yarn that the furry stuff around it was white. I think it looks cool. Now, to find somewhere to where it. :)

The Model is progressing and I'm nearly to the 2/3 complete mark. Probably not by the end of the month but I'm doing real good with working on it regularly.

I started a new project for a contest. The fabric and thread were in my stash (hopefully it doesn't use more than a full skein!) and the chart was a freebie. I've added it to my challenge list.

That's about it for now. Not a whole lot of new or exciting stuff. I've been sewing a costume for faire so I've had less time for the stitching. Oh and I've been reading too, that takes time away as well.