That’s the name of my newest lace yarn. It’s a 55% bfl/45% silk blend from Swift Fiber Studios. The yardage is very generous at 875 yards. It’s a steal at only 27 dollars.
Isn’t she pretty? This yarn has a lovely sheen.
I have a love, hate relationship with stitch markers. I love all the varieties and prettiness, but all the ones I’ve bought so far have snagged my yarn or just plain broke. I’ve tried the dangling ball type ones with the smaller ball at the bottom. The little ball at the bottom snags the yarn. Ive tried the little rings with the colored bead sealing them. The ones I’ve bought look like they were hot glued together and promptly came apart. I’ve also tried the plain old round plastic ones from knitpicks. They did the job just fine but they were just boring to look at. The Loopy Ewe had an update of Knitifacts stitch markers. I’ve always wanted to try them after hearing other knitters rave about them. So far they look much more solidly built than other markers of a similar nature.
This what came with my order. A little plastic container to keep them in. A ruler, and a little postcard of a free pattern the owner has on ravelry. I ended up ordering mine directly from Knitifacts etsy shop. The Loopy Ewe just made me want them.
These are the ringlets and they fit up to a size US 8. This set pictured above is called Moonshadows and they are anodized aluminum.
These are the fringe markers which fit up to a US 4. What I like about these markers is while the other little unsatisfactory ones I’ve bought on etsy only came with about eight markers. Knitifacts gives you 20 ringlets and 12 of the fringe markers. They were 14 dollars each, but well worth it if they dont snag my knitting. They are also fun to look at.
During my quilting break I’ve managed to break my serger needle and my regular sewing machines needle. All on this one little project. This is the pattern. Its called Lollipop Bags.
This is my version of the bag. I left the rosette off.
The pattern was nice and quick and it has a little design feature that allows it to stand on its own. See the bottom there? Thats what allows it to stand. Pretty neat I think. So I was serging the seams inside and apparently I hit some super thick nubbin and bam the needle broke. Then on my regular machine I think I hit the zipper and that broke the needle. I’m really horrible with zippers. I think I need to buy some more heavy duty needles for when I’m sewing bags. I also managed to somehow break my walking foot when I was making my last quilt so I got a nice replacement on Ebay. My streak of bad luck just kept on going. The other night I managed to get my finger caught in a door jamb and I mangled my wedding set. They had to replace a small portion of the white gold and it cost 238.00!!! Then the tv started smoking and created this horrible smell, needless to say its done for. We are also having to get a new roof which comes with a hefty insurance deductible. Then I dropped four stitches while knitting my Haruni shawl. You know what that means rrrriiiiiiipppppppp.
The good news is I’ve recovered from all of these little inconveniences and if this is the worst that life has to throw at me I consider myself very, very, lucky.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. We are going to SeaWorld. Woohoo