Wednesday, December 06, 2006

OK. Here are some more photos.

I am making a hat out of this really great yarn by Colinette called Point Five. The color is Summer Berries.

I have totally jumped on the Mission Falls bandwagon late, but I just bought this yesterday to make a hat. The two hats in this post are going to be made in the round and, like everything, is a skill I will have to master. I cast on the top yarn last night several times and screwed it all up. I will try, try again! And, of course, keep you posted.

I am going up to Detroit this weekend and am going to stop at John King books. I have my eyes peeled for anything by Elizabeth Zimmerman and the Time-Life Sewing Series from the 70s. I found a good looking used copy of "Separates That Travel" at the John King in Ferndale. This time we will be going to the five-story store in downtown Detroit.

That being said, I recently picked up several great crafting titles: Sew U; Vogue Stitchionary, Vol. 2; Knitting Beyond the Edge; Bead Fantasies I, II, and III; and Sew What Skirts. I am a member of crafting book club which, depending on how you look at it, can get you into a lot of trouble. I now have too many books and not enough book shelves and limited space in which to put one. I am trying to avoid clutter, so the shelf itself will have to fit into a pre-determined space which is taller than it is wide.

Well, that is all for now. I will keep you posted, especially on the projects and what great books I find this weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hi,I posted a comment but I don't know where they went.
I love that costume. You look like gyspie.Did you have a scarf too?

did you finish your pants yet??

Tlak to you soon.Jan

Caroline said...

Hi Jan!
The comments are located at the end of the post. Yes, I had a scarf. It was red and made from the same material as the over skirt.

I haven't been working on my pants because I have to buy fabric yet.