Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Needlework Tuesday - This and That
Here's a brief update on some of the craft projects I've been working on.
I wanted something mindless to do while watching TV. I found a very simple wrap pattern in the Knitting Cards I pictured last week and picked up some cheap yarn (factory ends) from the thrift store. It's worsted weight yarn of unknown content, but it's done on large needles, so it's knitting up quite quickly. I did this in about 30 minutes yesterday. For some reason it's knitting up skewed to the right. Could it be the pattern (R1: K2, *yo, K2tog, K1, repeat from * to last st, K1, R2: K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2) or maybe the yarn? I can stretch it out so that it's straight, but it always bounces back. I've done a little more since I took the photo and it's now undeniably skewed to the right. The left hand side, which appears to be almost straight in the photo, now also slants to the right. Hmmmm... Any ideas fellow knitters?
The other thing I'm working on is my temperature scarf. I didn't expect to give an update so soon, however, lately we've had too many really warm days in a row and I wanted to show how that looks on this scarf. The RED rows are for temperatures about +30C. The scarf doesn't show the feels-like temperature or the humidex. Some of those hot days felt like +40C. Also, some of those orange rows are 28C or 29C, which I consider too hot especially if the humidity is high. Hot, hot, hot. Thankfully, it's cooled down a bit now.
Lastly, I started my Zentangle year-long(?) project on September 1, 2013. Basically, I'm doing one-a-day (one Zentangle pattern per tile) and then at the end of the week, I'm going to incorporate them all onto one tile (maybe) with a string. That part hasn't quite been decided yet. I also don't know how I'm going to keep track of the ones I've done. However, since I was already doing drawings based on zentangles on a mostly daily basis, I figured I might as well start the project already. Here are the two I've done so far:
Both are have the zentangle name (Crusade and Spyz, respectively) and date at the back. I have about 30 drawings that I did previously to these, but I'm going to call that "practice". I'm probably going to do a few of those (some favourites) again as part of the project.
That's it for this week.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather over at Books and Quilts.