Saturday, September 30, 2006

Clapotis--finished!

A few weeks ago I was SOOO close to finishing the Clapotis, my drop-stitch scarf/shawl, but ran out of yarn near the end. Of course, the one color I need was out of stock at Knit Picks. It finally arrived today and I sat right down to finish. It's now damp, blocked, and laid out on the bed to dry (it's long, I couldn't fit it on my kitchen counter). There are certainly flaws, but nothing that really matters since A) it is meant to roll up and curl and B) it's just a scarf, jeez!

Closeup:


Made with a little more than 3 skeins of Knitpicks Memories 100% Merino wool, fingering-weight, in Geranium.

The soap I made last night had some interesting changes overnight. The copper color is really coming out nicely, though the top swelled and bulged in a few areas, adding an odd texture to the top. That shouldn't really matter. I think it must have gotten extra warm, perhaps from adding so much mica?

BTW, several people asked if I sell my soap. I do, I have a little shop on Etsy.com. Check it out if you'd like, Soap Crush (and there are also tons of other neat crafty items for sale on that site, I know where I'll be looking for Christmas gift buying).

Oakmoss, Rosewood, Cedarwood, mica swirl:


Oatmeal Cookie (Oatmeal, Milk and Honey with ground almonds and topped with steel-cut oats)

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Swing Coat -- FINISHED!



I actually finished this a few weeks ago out at the cabin. Ran it through the washer & dryer and it looks lovely. It needs a button for the front and then it's ready to give to the niece. Yay!

KnitPicks Shine Worsted in Crocus