Sunday, October 16, 2016
YOP Week 16
Hello again to all my blog followers. I have had a productive craft week and am excited to show you what is going on at the Casa De Un Zurdo. (House of a Lefty)
Last week I told you I was teaching myself how to knit Portuguese style. If you want, you may go to this website to see a teaching video on how to work this style. You do the knitting with the yarn either around your neck or through a knitting pin. I have tried the around the neck method and while, this is not too bad, when using some yarns, it is a bit scratchy for me. I was interested in the knitting pin method but.......................I hate putting holes in my clothes. I went on a search in Ravelry for a Portuguese knitting group and found one. There I found that many of the people on there had decided to try their hands at making magnetic pins and have had great success. I looked at their photos and decided I could do the same thing myself. Out came my beading supplies and here is one of the 4 hooks I made.
It is much easier for me to work with the yarn this way. As for the tension.......
This dishcloth was 90% made with that style. It is both knit and purl. I think the tension is more equal using the Portuguese style. My purl is a bit tighter and my knit is a bit looser. Also, the other reason I made a dishcloth is........................I was frustrated with my other projects for taking so long to complete anything.
Making the cloth was the best thing I could have done. It inspired me to get crackin' on my other two projects. So here is a look at one of them.
Azel is growing. I am halfway finished with my last skein of yarn for the front. I only work on this on the weekends as it is pretty warm still here and I am able to run the A/C at lower temps on the weekend and not pay mucho dinero (a lot of money) for the electricity it takes.
I went to do a bit of shopping yesterday and decided I had better get some buttons for the 2 Azels that will be going to their new home in a couple of months. I looked at JoAnn's but could not find what I wanted without paying three times more than what the Sweater cost me. I took a gander at WalMart and BEHOLD!!!!
I found exactly what I had in mind. The wooden buttons will go on the green Azel and of course the purple ones will go on the Lavender Azel. I am so happy about them. I didn't want anything to fancy but something that would accent the item.
I did complete the pedicure sock
I decided not to close off an area for the big toe to go through. I tried them on and they stay put just fine. I do not expect them to be worn for a whole day. Only for a few hours while waiting for the polish to dry. At least, the foot will be warm, although, the toes may get a bit chilly. But........................This was a requested item from someone I love.
Also, because that someone I love refuses to wear matching socks:
The second pedicure sock has been started. It is the same brand of yarn so I am hoping it too will do the twisting design the pink one did. I am using my basic Car Socks pattern but with a Fish Kiss Lips heel and then stop when I am at the base of the little toe. Lucky for me, The someone I love and I have the same size feet. Makes it so much easier to measure. Although, I do have a cardboard cut out of her foot.
That is all for my craftiness this week. Today I will be finishing up our menus for the week, making a grocery list and probably hitting a couple of grocery stores. Then it will be time to do a couple loads of laundry, empty the dishwasher, watch some football (American style) and knit my little heart out.
Until next time........................Happy Crafting!