Saturday, May 10, 2014

some more knitting...

I finished up a bag I've been knitting on and off for over a year. I thought it would shrink more when felted but since it didn't, I cut off a section and made a little bag as well. They are both lined with a soft pink flannel and have an i-cord handle. I did put a cording within the i-cord so that the handle would not stretch. That little bag might wind up in a giveaway sometime soon.

click on the images for close-ups.




I've done a bit more work on the leaf scarf. I'm so anxious to get to the berry color in the variegation...maybe another leaf or two...



I finished up a small bobbin lace piece that didn't turn out great and I haven't yet decided how I'll finish it up....maybe a pin cushion.

the gray thread is a silk and stainless steel that's nice to lace with but not easy to stitch with needle and thread.


Karen Ruane has started up the Alchemy class again so I'm back to finishing my family memory album. I'm working on a page of my mom. The picture is of my mom modeling a bathrobe from the time she worked for Matsil Bros. (a bathrobe company) in NYC in the 1930s. I did some line marking on the image...something I learned from Lisa Congdon on Creativebug.com.

some line markings on an old image of my mom

Wishing all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day. Hope it's a great weekend.



16 comments:

Rachel said...

Looking good - the silk and stainless steel thread sounds interesting!

karen said...

Deanna you achieve so much and to such a high standard. Your knitting is beautiful.

Anita said...

Cute bags! love the i-cord especially the pink and blue one. I've never seen the silk/stainless steel thread,looks interesting though!

Nancy said...

Deanna~ You always amaze me in all you get done! I love the pic of your mom and what a great idea for a little bag. The thread sounds interesting, never heard of that!

handstories said...

You may not believe this, but while knitting last night, I wondered about your leaf scarf….and here it is! Very pretty.

Mo Crow said...

I love that silk wrapped steel but it does have a mind of it's own!

Jane Galley said...

Those bags are so pretty, and the leaf scarf is progressing very nicely. I love seeing the different colours working their way through

margaret said...

what a bonus you have got 2 bags instead of one. very nice

Mosaic Magpie said...

Your busy hands have created some beautiful work this week. Love how the leaf scarf is turning out. Stainless steel and silk...what a combination!?!?
The felted bags look great and it was a good idea to add the cording to the handle.
xo,
Deb

Maggi said...

Lovely knitted bags and the leaf scarf is gorgeous.

Jillayne said...

Wonderful doings Deanna! I like your knitted, felted bags very much. It must have been a good feeling to finish it!

Nat Palaskas said...

I knew you posted something, but my life is turning into a crazy mess these days! Too busy to visit blogs lately! Can't wait to see your family memory album progress. I'm enjoying the workshop, thanks for your info - Hugs
Nat

Peggy said...


Oh your leaf knitting is just beautiful, Deanna! (That book is still on my wish list.) The silk/stainless steel lace piece is intriguing, almost like metallic scales. And I love the photo of your mother with the line drawing
-- you must have had a creative surge this past week! :)

(I'm resubmitting this, it kicked back the first time.)

Anonymous said...

I have just discovered your blog, Deanna. Loved the silk/stainless steel lace and was delighted to find someone making bobbin lace as I have recently got into it myself. I look forward to reading more.

Barbara, London, UK.

underatopazsky said...

Fabulous projects - the leafy edging on the scarf is wonderful. And I'm really intrigued by silk and stainless steel thread!

Deb G said...

Catching up and here is the bag (bags)! Love the idea of putting something through the i-cord for the bag. I am going to remember that for sure. I really liked your idea of a knit bag so I'm working on one (although not with the original tube that I was knitting).

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