Almost There!

The project for the Vogue Magic of Mohair competion is almost there!  The knitting is done, the painting and then setting of the dyes is finished – OH my aching back!  The pieces are now drying.  Tomorrow I start the finishing.

Corner after dye had set!

I think that I am too close to the project now.  I am not sure that it is what I wanted – the colours may be too strong or maybe the idea was flawed.  I still have to solve the problem of too little or too much dye – too little, some of the yarn doesn’t dye – that was yesterday.  Today, too much, as I finished I applied more colour and now some of the colours are too strong and the detail is not as clear!  Each time I learn more.

On the up side the the gloves are looking great!  I love the way the beads just frost the yarn and shimmer.  The pattern is working out great – now to decide if I want short finger or full fingers!  Now that the knitting is done for the competition I can finish off some samples for patterns and the spring classes!

Glove at Wrist, just about to start thumb shaping.

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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