Thursday, August 17, 2006
Almost done with the puffins chair pad, I just have a bit of beach in the lower right hand corner and a bit of sky along the right side and I will be finished. I started another scarf, too , for the craft show I'm doing next month while I was watching TV last night. I was planning on spending the evening up in the sewing room hooking, but Siobhan came home really early and wanted me to watch Adult Swim on the Cartoon Network, and since I don't like my chair for hooking, I started a scarf. I need a few more anyway. Siobhan knitted this tiny hat and put it on the lovely Jasmine, her long haired guinea pig. I think she looks really cute.
I tried the shaving cream dyeing with no better results than the first time, so I think I'll just let it go for now. I may experiment some other time, but for now I am going to do some traditional dyeing. I'd like to dye 4 or 5 shades of Cushings silver gray, as I'm planning on putting one or more fish on one of the chair pads. I was going to design my own, but Deeanne Fitzpatrick on her excellent site http://www.hookingrugs.com has a pattern of fish already drawn for a 14 inch circle. If I can adapt it to my chair, I think I will just buy it.
I updated the links column and have added two yarn stores, Knitpiks and Elann. I'm going to see if I can finish up the chair pad now as today looks like it will be busy. Maybe I'll post pictures later.