Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I love working with yarn!

I spent yesterday finishing up a shawl that I have been working on for awhile. I discovered something...I am not fond of using large knitting needles. The entire time I was working on it I felt like I was trying to color with those really big crayons that you use in preschool. But rarely do I start a project and not finish it so I marched on despite the feel of the fat needles in my hands. The results turned out pretty good for my first shawl attempt. I simply made a triangle shape by increasing one at the beginning and end of each row. The entire project took less than two skeins of yarn. While I like the lacy open look of using the bigger needles I am thinking the next time I will use something a bit smaller.

The next project I started and finished withing 24 hours. I guess cupcakes are just addictive even if these were not for munching. This was a free pattern a friend showed me on the web. The first picture I put them in a cupcake tin as I think this would be an adorable way to present them. The second picture I took them out so you could see more of the detail.

We are finally seeing the sun today here in Indiana. It is going to be 50 degrees this weekend, which is a welcome change. The winter has felt rather long to this Hoosier. I am ready to see the sunshine and be able to get outside. There is no light better for stitching than the sun.
Today I think I am going to work on a beanie for Covered With Love. I still have a cross-stitch project going that I might spend some time on as well. If you stop by my blog, leave me a comment and let me know what you crafting!