Monday, December 31, 2007

Red Freeform Netted Cuff


Red Freeform Netted Cuff, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!!!

I have been so addicted to spinning and knitting the past few months, that I decided to do some beadwork again, for a slight change in creativity. I am working on this freeform netted cuff, challenging myself to use red, which is a color I have never used in my work before. I had to add some areas of black here and there for interest and contrast. Part of the closure is on the left, which will hold a peyote toggle. I would love some feedback on the progress.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Yarn made from recycled Saris


Recycled Saris yarn, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

I found this treasure in my favorite yarn store and bought it as part of a present to myself for the holidays. It is so pretty. wound up in a ball like this. My plan is to hold a fine purple mohair yarn with it as I knit a drop stitch scarf. Check back next week for the progress of my scarf. As usual, I have several projects going at once. With a 4 day weekend ahead of me, I hope to get one or two of those UFOs completed!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My 2007 Winter Sweater Is Finished!


2007 Winter Sweater, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

I did it! I got my sweater done in time to wear it for Christmas. It is very nice and warm and will coordinate with numerous colors of tops. Now I am setting myself a goal to get all UFOs completed before I begin new project. We'll see how long that goal lasts. LOL!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

My Secret Santa Gift


Hand Dyed Nylon Roving, originally uploaded by vickijensen.

I can't believe it has been a month since I last posted! I have been so busy with work, finishing my winter sweater, knitting a pair of mittens for a little girl I know and getting ready for the holidays.

Anyway, I wanted to share with you what my Secret Santa gave me - some beautiful hand dyed nylon roving. I know, you are probably saying, nylon? Well, I wish you could feel this fiber! It feels like the softest of cashmeres - oh, so nice! I can't wait to try spinning it.