Sunday, December 10, 2017
Here is a chart for your pleasure. This can encompass the year if you choose or you can make them all be autumn/winter related. Notes about this chart: Each block shown by a dark grey line is really 10 small blocks.by 10 small blocks. I have enlarged it as far as possible. The background of some charts are not white. You can choose to change them as you desire.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
For this week let's delve into some more complex charts
Here is a flower that can be transformed into a doily, a scarf, a blanket, a poncho, a sweater, the sky is the limit.
Rd 1: ch 3, dc in ring, ch 2, * 2 dc in ring, ch 2. Rep from * 4 times more. Join in top of ch 3.
Rd 2: sl st to ch 2 sp, ch 3, dc in ch 2 sp,* ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 2 sp. Rep from * around 5 more times. Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.
Rd 3: * 6 dc, ch 2, 6 dc in ch 4 loop. Rep from * around. Join with sl st. Fasten off.
They can be joined by a sl st in the final round by working a ch 1, sl st in next flower, ch 1 before finishing petal.
For the knit stich let's try this Japanese lace stitch. Make a note. The chart only shows the right side stitches. All return rows are purled and not shown.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Here is are charted designs for you that tie into this theme.... I'm thinking of doing the bear in loop stitch. Two blocks knit, two blocks crochet. 4 bears. I might also do the rest of the blocks in colorwork and choose tree colors for the trees and maybe a nice gold for the scrolls.
Monday, November 20, 2017
It was also election day recently. I wish the political signs were removed once it's over quickly. The signs were put up over Labor Day in some cases. Bears seem to move as slowly as the government does. By now even if the signs are not down, the bears should be getting ready for their long winter's nap. Worked in worsted weight yarn this makes a nice sized pillow or 1/4 of an afghan.
Will you choose pattern or color or both? I'm thinking that doing the bear in loop stitch could be cute. Then give this as a baby present?
Friday, November 17, 2017
Since I first mentioned more than a year ago that I was putting classes online, I have had a roller coaster learning experience.
I've been learning editing of video. I've been learning set design and making my set. I've been learning about lighting. I've been learning more about timing and scripting.
This almost makes me think I should have been in the AV club oh so many years ago in high school. Although I don't think many of the technologies I'm using today actually existed in those days. The "word processor" I learned to use then was 10 times larger than the laptop I use today in size while holding a millionth of the data. It operated on the 5.25 inch floppy disks.
I'm getting closer to putting up video content both on my site and YouTube.