14 Jul 2012 5 Comments
09 Jul 2012 Leave a comment
I worked on this some over the weekend not as much as I would have liked as I was not feeling good most of the weekend.Below in the read more area are the links to these stitches and others posted below and a video too.
I also worked the background filling stitches. A lot of times I will use wrapped brides for the filling in the back ground but I wanted this more open and lacier there so I just did twisted ones. I also worked on odd and even spirals. I set a small piece free from the pattern so you could see the background I hope a little better.
10 Apr 2012 2 Comments
Here is the last RPLAL pattern for the month of April but this one also has the tutorials with it of how to do the this and the others
19 Mar 2012 Leave a comment
I will be frogging the both front yoke parts of the blue peplum. I did the p2tog through back loop all wrong so I want it to be correct and will be redoing it. This way both the front right and front left yoke will look the same. I plan on getting back to the advent scarf soon this was a distraction so I could think and figure out the lace stitch on day 11 which was causing me great issues. Little did I know I would be learning something new in this project too and more frogging just a little to get it. The funny part is the dark blue band around the waist of this sweater actually helped me to understand the part of the scarf on day 11 I was having an issue with. So this was helpful to me and the scarf. I have learned that this yarn may have a tendency to stretch when steam blocked (which is what I was thinking of doing it being acrylic and all). If it does end up growing in height I have a very lovely tall sister in law who I will give this to. She has already stated she would be happy to have it if in deed that does happen.
18 Feb 2012 Leave a comment
I want to learn to do this just putting this here for my refference
Two-color vikkel braid from Julie Sprague on Vimeo.
Another way of doing this
12 Jan 2012 6 Comments
One of my friends wants to teach her children some beginning sewing so she asked me to make a tutorial for her. So that she and her children can learn this and are able to review it several times. These are fabric yo-yos also known a Suffolk’s puffs and Buttons in USA during the 1930’sand 1940’s.
Other useful info on my blog: If you just want to see some examples here are all the posts on my blog about yo-yos alot of them. In these examples you will find how to lay them out what some ideas are for things I have used them in. Also there are tools out there if you want fancier ones. Some talk about other people that do yo-yos, examples of vintage yo-yos, there is a lot of info on here. Have fun searching through it all. Also good luck teaching the girls you will need to let me know how it goes.