Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Have a Dilema

Ok, so a few months ago I saw this beautiful vintage table cloth, with these tiny little thread motifs that reminded me of lotus flowers. I immediately thought, "Make it bigger! Worsted weight yarn and COLOR!" So I tweaked the design in my head, came up with something rather pretty and decided it would be the perfect 5th year wedding anniversary present for my bro/sis-in-law. I started making it up and, much to my surprise, hubby actually really likes it! Like, really likes it enough that I think he'd love to have one for himself, and would be a great 3rd year wedding anniversary gift for him... I think the boys like it, too!

So, now what do I do? Make 2 exactly the same? Make another in slightly different colors to give to hubby? Or keep this one and make something different for the in-laws (mind you, it needs to be complete in 3 weekends)?

I'm so confused!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ok, maybe I'm getting good at this...

Two things... Knitting!

The first of two Bella's Mittens... Pattern is AWESOME! Made for my cousin's 15th birthday. She loved them (even though there's only one for her left hand so far, lol).

And second... Kool-Aid dying!

The Ravelry Group "What a Kool Way to Dye" has a DAL (dye-a-long) this month and you are supposed to use a painting as your inspiration. I've loved Alphonse Mucha's work forever, so I used one of his prints, La Primevere, as my inspiration. Pretty good match, huh? The roving started out as mill end roving from Sheep Shed Studios and I hand dyed it with Kool-Aid, and Crystal Lightish single serve packets. I LOVE IT! Now to spin it up and figure out what in the heck to make with it!