Posts Tagged: scarf

Day 24 – apply to shows

Ugh – I had a very bad habit the last couple of days (okay, four) of doing something I knew I was going to upload to thing-a-day and then not uploading it. So, in a marathon of uploading, in reverse

Day 24 – apply to shows

Ugh – I had a very bad habit the last couple of days (okay, four) of doing something I knew I was going to upload to thing-a-day and then not uploading it. So, in a marathon of uploading, in reverse

Day 18 – finished shacks

I finished bjcobb’s scarf homage. Here it is partially done and here it is all finished (okay, a few spots are still wet), bjcobb’s original piece and a few detail shots of mine.    I also took a picture of

Day 18 – finished shacks

I finished bjcobb’s scarf homage. Here it is partially done and here it is all finished (okay, a few spots are still wet), bjcobb’s original piece and a few detail shots of mine.    I also took a picture of

Day 17 – copying bjcobb

  I admired bjcobb’s painting of a row of houses during thing-a-day 2013 and got permission to copy it on a scarf. I don’t know why I didn’t do it last year. Anyway, here it is so far. And here is

Day 17 – copying bjcobb

  I admired bjcobb’s painting of a row of houses during thing-a-day 2013 and got permission to copy it on a scarf. I don’t know why I didn’t do it last year. Anyway, here it is so far. And here is

Day 16 – more website stuff

Good, productive day today. I worked for the first time for another crafter. That was very nice and it looks like she will continue to use me for a bit. I made more new listings on my website. I figured

Day 16 – more website stuff

Good, productive day today. I worked for the first time for another crafter. That was very nice and it looks like she will continue to use me for a bit. I made more new listings on my website. I figured

Day 15: More Knitting

  Today was another knitting day. Instead of starting anything new (or coming up with anything in particular to make with that loopy yarn), I decided to pull one out of the unfinished project pile. This is just a simple

Day 15: More Knitting

  Today was another knitting day. Instead of starting anything new (or coming up with anything in particular to make with that loopy yarn), I decided to pull one out of the unfinished project pile. This is just a simple

Day 15 – website update

I spent some considerable time taking pictures of scarves, editing them, resizing them and creating listings for each which also involves writing a description about each one. It just takes so long to do these and I have to do

Day 15 – website update

I spent some considerable time taking pictures of scarves, editing them, resizing them and creating listings for each which also involves writing a description about each one. It just takes so long to do these and I have to do

Day 6 – working at home

This is my work table right now. Can you spot my helper? My favorite kind of job besides working on my own stuff is to work for other crafters. Here you can see the tea towels I iron to set

Day 6 – working at home

This is my work table right now. Can you spot my helper? My favorite kind of job besides working on my own stuff is to work for other crafters. Here you can see the tea towels I iron to set

Day 5 – wrapped necklace

This is legit what I did today. It’s strips of my scarves wrapped around cotton clothesline. I ironed the silk onto fusible web to decrease the amount of fraying though there still is some. I like that I can use

Day 5 – wrapped necklace

This is legit what I did today. It’s strips of my scarves wrapped around cotton clothesline. I ironed the silk onto fusible web to decrease the amount of fraying though there still is some. I like that I can use

Day 25

Scarf in progress: The yarn is Poems by Wisdom Yarns.

Day 25

Scarf in progress: The yarn is Poems by Wisdom Yarns.

Spool Knit Scarf Piece

Day 25: Spool Knit Scarf Piece

I’m almost done with this lacy, spool-knitted piece that I will braid with some other pieces to become a multi-media scarf. Not sure what the other elements will be yet, but I’m sorting through my stash.

Spool Knit Scarf Piece

Day 25: Spool Knit Scarf Piece

I’m almost done with this lacy, spool-knitted piece that I will braid with some other pieces to become a multi-media scarf. Not sure what the other elements will be yet, but I’m sorting through my stash.

Spool Knit Scarf Piece

Day 23: Spool Knit Scarf Piece

I needed a small project to carry along on a car trip, and I had cotton yarn left over from my crocheted chatelaine, so I started a lacy, spool knitted piece that I will braid with some other pieces to

Spool Knit Scarf Piece

Day 23: Spool Knit Scarf Piece

I needed a small project to carry along on a car trip, and I had cotton yarn left over from my crocheted chatelaine, so I started a lacy, spool knitted piece that I will braid with some other pieces to

Day 19

I finished the scarf.  I couldn’t convince a human to model it but luckily for me, my cat is always happy to be a model.

Day 19

I finished the scarf.  I couldn’t convince a human to model it but luckily for me, my cat is always happy to be a model.

Patchwork scarf

  As Mish-Mish is demonstrating I sample my paint colors on 12″x12″ silk squares. This leads to lots of colorful silk squares all dressed up and nowhere to go. I’ve made pillows out of them and hair scrunchies and sold

Patchwork scarf

  As Mish-Mish is demonstrating I sample my paint colors on 12″x12″ silk squares. This leads to lots of colorful silk squares all dressed up and nowhere to go. I’ve made pillows out of them and hair scrunchies and sold

Day #18 : Progress on Lace Scarf

My lace knitting scarf progression after 3 days. the zigzag shape starting to look more defined, and i could really see the motif of the pattern clearly now compare to 3 days ago. i was a bit slower on working

Day #18 : Progress on Lace Scarf

My lace knitting scarf progression after 3 days. the zigzag shape starting to look more defined, and i could really see the motif of the pattern clearly now compare to 3 days ago. i was a bit slower on working

Day #15 : Trying out new lace pattern

i first saw this pattern on ravelry.com yesterday, it was so gorgeous that i have this urge to try to make one. the thing is, i’m not even sure if the owner of the pattern actually sold it, since no

Day #15 : Trying out new lace pattern

i first saw this pattern on ravelry.com yesterday, it was so gorgeous that i have this urge to try to make one. the thing is, i’m not even sure if the owner of the pattern actually sold it, since no

Day 12

Today is a knitting day because I’ve been watching subtitled films and it’s near impossible to read and draw at the same time. The yarn is from Wisdom and is called Poems but I haven’t got a clue what the

Day 12

Today is a knitting day because I’ve been watching subtitled films and it’s near impossible to read and draw at the same time. The yarn is from Wisdom and is called Poems but I haven’t got a clue what the

Sweethearts Candy scarf

I thought I was done with Valentine’s Day scarves until out of the blue I got a sudden inspiration to do one based on the Sweethearts candy around this time of year. I painted on silk chiffon which is not

Sweethearts Candy scarf

I thought I was done with Valentine’s Day scarves until out of the blue I got a sudden inspiration to do one based on the Sweethearts candy around this time of year. I painted on silk chiffon which is not

Valentine’s Day Silk Scarves

Some scarves for Valentine’s Day: pinks and reds, pink and red hearts, quotations, and Happy Valentine’s Day. The quote on the pink scarf is from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116: Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends

Valentine’s Day Silk Scarves

Some scarves for Valentine’s Day: pinks and reds, pink and red hearts, quotations, and Happy Valentine’s Day. The quote on the pink scarf is from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116: Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends

Scarves and Mom(s)

My Mom and two of her friends (not sure if they are moms) wearing my scarves. Mom wanted a purple one for another friend so I painted that today. Picture below. She says she likes these mosaic scarves because they

Scarves and Mom(s)

My Mom and two of her friends (not sure if they are moms) wearing my scarves. Mom wanted a purple one for another friend so I painted that today. Picture below. She says she likes these mosaic scarves because they

Superbowl scarf painted during game

I painted this while I watched the Superbowl. Click for pictures of details. I posted the score at the end of each quarter as well as how points were scored and very significant plays throughout the game. Here is the

Superbowl scarf painted during game

I painted this while I watched the Superbowl. Click for pictures of details. I posted the score at the end of each quarter as well as how points were scored and very significant plays throughout the game. Here is the

T.S. Eliot and Carole King Commissioned scarves

    Here are two scarves commissioned by someone who saw me on Thing-A-Day! Thanks to her and thanks to Thing-A-Day for helping this be a very productive month. I am determined to continue posting a thing a day on

T.S. Eliot and Carole King Commissioned scarves

    Here are two scarves commissioned by someone who saw me on Thing-A-Day! Thanks to her and thanks to Thing-A-Day for helping this be a very productive month. I am determined to continue posting a thing a day on

Sketch for new scarf

I’m doing a demonstration of my scarf painting techniques at the WOW (Women of the World) conference in Baltimore this coming Friday-Sunday. This is a sketch of the graffiti scarf I am going to do. I’ve chosen the first names

Sketch for new scarf

I’m doing a demonstration of my scarf painting techniques at the WOW (Women of the World) conference in Baltimore this coming Friday-Sunday. This is a sketch of the graffiti scarf I am going to do. I’ve chosen the first names

Oblivious scarf

My “namer” wanted to try his hand at a scarf so I am happy to cede my daily space to his creation. He has included the tags of all of his family as well as symbolic representations of yin/yang and

Oblivious scarf

My “namer” wanted to try his hand at a scarf so I am happy to cede my daily space to his creation. He has included the tags of all of his family as well as symbolic representations of yin/yang and

Finished Scarves

Steaming Saturday turned into Steaming Sunday so here are the finished scarves from the week. Sorry for the quality of the photograph. I took it at night with the flash. I think the pigeon one is my favorite. Makes me

Finished Scarves

Steaming Saturday turned into Steaming Sunday so here are the finished scarves from the week. Sorry for the quality of the photograph. I took it at night with the flash. I think the pigeon one is my favorite. Makes me

Fort McHenry scarf

My “namer” is here today so this one is to be called Fort McHenry. Something to do with the British (the redder bits) when they bombed the Americans (the bluer bits) at Baltimore landmark Fort McHenry. A very pleasant trip

Fort McHenry scarf

My “namer” is here today so this one is to be called Fort McHenry. Something to do with the British (the redder bits) when they bombed the Americans (the bluer bits) at Baltimore landmark Fort McHenry. A very pleasant trip

Angry Hamlet Speech scarf

Feeling angry and sad from something that happened today, I tried to find distraction on YouTube. I stumbled upon David Tennant (Dr. Who) and Patrick Stewart (forever Captain Picard) in Hamlet. Can I just say what amazing actors they are? In

Angry Hamlet Speech scarf

Feeling angry and sad from something that happened today, I tried to find distraction on YouTube. I stumbled upon David Tennant (Dr. Who) and Patrick Stewart (forever Captain Picard) in Hamlet. Can I just say what amazing actors they are? In

Mardi Gras Fireworks scarf

     I’m not being lazy, I swear! The little cups I use to mix paint are full and I can’t bear to throw the stuff away. I liked how the green and purple looked together in the previous Mardi

Mardi Gras Fireworks scarf

     I’m not being lazy, I swear! The little cups I use to mix paint are full and I can’t bear to throw the stuff away. I liked how the green and purple looked together in the previous Mardi

Scarf of Many Colors

I didn’t think I could do a good looking scarf in honor of pancake day today so I just did a quick scarf using up leftover colors from previous scarves. Usually when I do this I spread the colors evenly

Scarf of Many Colors

I didn’t think I could do a good looking scarf in honor of pancake day today so I just did a quick scarf using up leftover colors from previous scarves. Usually when I do this I spread the colors evenly

Mt. Vernon, Baltimore scarf finished!

     Click for detail shots as well as one of my cat who got in the middle of things. I don’t love the middle section. I often have trouble with it. I never know what color to make it.

Mt. Vernon, Baltimore scarf finished!

     Click for detail shots as well as one of my cat who got in the middle of things. I don’t love the middle section. I often have trouble with it. I never know what color to make it.

Mt. Vernon scarf in progress

   Sorry I couldn’t get a finished one for you today. These more complex scarves take many times the hours as the other ones. Click to see detail shots. Mt. Vernon is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Neighborhoods in

Mt. Vernon scarf in progress

   Sorry I couldn’t get a finished one for you today. These more complex scarves take many times the hours as the other ones. Click to see detail shots. Mt. Vernon is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Neighborhoods in

Finished Silk Scarves

Another Steaming Saturday so here are the week’s scarves all steamed and ready to go.

Finished Silk Scarves

Another Steaming Saturday so here are the week’s scarves all steamed and ready to go.

Great Backyard Bird Count: Common Grackle

           My Great Backyard Bird Count results: 32 House Sparrows, 2 American Robins, 1 Ring-billed Gull, 2 Mourning Doves, 1 bird of unknown species, and 2 Common Grackles EXCEPT they weren’t Grackles, they were Eastern Starlings.

Great Backyard Bird Count: Common Grackle

           My Great Backyard Bird Count results: 32 House Sparrows, 2 American Robins, 1 Ring-billed Gull, 2 Mourning Doves, 1 bird of unknown species, and 2 Common Grackles EXCEPT they weren’t Grackles, they were Eastern Starlings.

Day 18. Snow white scarf.

    This is a huuuuge scarf that I was so eager to finish and wear it. It’s so warmy and the texture feels so nice and fluffly. I love wearing it! I called it Snow White because…obviously, because it’s

Day 18. Snow white scarf.

    This is a huuuuge scarf that I was so eager to finish and wear it. It’s so warmy and the texture feels so nice and fluffly. I love wearing it! I called it Snow White because…obviously, because it’s

Great Backyard Bird Count: Pigeon scarf

       Continuing inspiration from the calendar, February 17-20 are the dates for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This scarf is my pigeon impression. Click for detail and picture of a pigeon. The Great Backyard Bird Count is run by

Great Backyard Bird Count: Pigeon scarf

       Continuing inspiration from the calendar, February 17-20 are the dates for the Great Backyard Bird Count. This scarf is my pigeon impression. Click for detail and picture of a pigeon. The Great Backyard Bird Count is run by

Smokey Colors scarf

      Help me name this scarf. This style of scarf is made opposite to the usual way. The two dark colors are painted first and then the whole scarf painted over with the pale color (pinkish). Usually you

Smokey Colors scarf

      Help me name this scarf. This style of scarf is made opposite to the usual way. The two dark colors are painted first and then the whole scarf painted over with the pale color (pinkish). Usually you

Gwendolyn Brooks poem scarf + additional scarf in progress

         The first time I ever heard a poet read his/her poem was when Gwendolyn Brooks visited my high school sometime in the mid-80s. She was poet laureate of Illinois, appointed in 1968 after the death of

Gwendolyn Brooks poem scarf + additional scarf in progress

         The first time I ever heard a poet read his/her poem was when Gwendolyn Brooks visited my high school sometime in the mid-80s. She was poet laureate of Illinois, appointed in 1968 after the death of

Two new scarves in progress

       Somehow instead of finishing one scarf I started two. I laid down a gray background for a new poem scarf (more tomorrow). I also drew a new graffiti scarf with street signs. Click for detail.

Two new scarves in progress

       Somehow instead of finishing one scarf I started two. I laid down a gray background for a new poem scarf (more tomorrow). I also drew a new graffiti scarf with street signs. Click for detail.

Bold Stripes silk scarf

I used leftover colors from previous scarves. See how many you can identify. Lavender and dark red from yesterday’s Gwendolyn Bennett scarf Dark blue from the FAIL scarf (which has been named Mayan Dream-can’t take credit for it, I have

Bold Stripes silk scarf

I used leftover colors from previous scarves. See how many you can identify. Lavender and dark red from yesterday’s Gwendolyn Bennett scarf Dark blue from the FAIL scarf (which has been named Mayan Dream-can’t take credit for it, I have

Finished Silk Scarves

Yesterday was Steaming Saturday. These are last week’s scarves (except for the DNA one which is hanging vertically on a pillar) all steamed and ready to go at the shop that carries my scarves. The Women’s Industrial Exchange  sells products made by

Finished Silk Scarves

Yesterday was Steaming Saturday. These are last week’s scarves (except for the DNA one which is hanging vertically on a pillar) all steamed and ready to go at the shop that carries my scarves. The Women’s Industrial Exchange  sells products made by