Monday, July 9, 2012

Beaded Purse Necklace

After I finished my hooded sweater, I needed another project until I could get to the yarn store to buy yarn for the shawlette project. Several years ago, I bought a kit to make this purse and it became my new project. Until then, I'd never knitted with beads or knitted with such small neeedles, thinner than tooth picks. It was lots of fun to do this quick project. The most difficult part was stringing the beads on the pearl cotton from the nylon thread hanks. Tonight I'm going to knit a swatch to check the gauge for my shawlette. I'm really excited about this project.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Stumpwork Beetle

This is my first attempt with stumpwork. I just completed an on-line class with Arlene White through I enjoyed the class and am pleased
with the results. This beetle is going to be part of a pin cushion. My quilting group is going to put pin cushions in our library's showcase this January and I think that this would make an interesting addition to what others in the group will create.