Monday, December 6, 2010

The girls and I in Boston

Taking a break from the busy holiday workload to look back on my day in the big city with my girls.

Like to sew? This window had at least 3 dozen antique sewing machines on display. What fun to look back on what was then and be grateful for what is now.

I promised myself I would not buy any more yarn on that trip but.........well you know how it is. I had never seen anything like this. This yarn is not quite spun.Not sure what you use it for maybe to needlepunch on a felted project? I asked the salesperson and she was so busy telling me about the women who does these and the colors that she offers that I don't remember my question being answered.
So I attempted to make a scarf with it. It was a little difficult because the yarn is delicate and comes apart easily. I figured once it was washed and blocked it would be fine.

It's a real light green like you would see in a block of soapstone. Also new to my knitting was this flower made by casting on 80 stitches. I couldn't imagine what it was going to look like but,I'm happy with the results. Currently it's soaking in a warm water and creme rinse solution. I often do this when I feel the wool is not as soft as I would like. Well I have to get back to my Christmas to-do list.Santa is cracking that whip.......................said the hobbit

3 comments:

staci said...

I've seen yarn in those cakes before, I've never used it though. Your scarf looks so delicate and lovely...and that flower is the perfect finishing touch! I use a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner on all my woolens, they turn out so nicely that way :)

Jeannette said...

I am still drooling over the beautiful antique sewing machines, LOLz
The scarf is really beautiful!

Margaret said...

The scarf is beautiful! Not sure what blocking is nor have I ever heard about the cream rinse you write about. When you have a minute, after Christmas, maybe you can explain it further? I love the sewing machines. I've been debating getting a foot treadle sewing machine, if I can find one, to use at the cabin....when I retire.