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


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.