Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cyborg Ferrets

My next sewing project is to make a two sided heavy duty flag for the high school robotics team. This logo, a "cyborg ferret", is a large part of the design but I don't have a pattern yet or much direction. I have learned that one of the eyes will be lit by battery powered LEDs so I'll need to make a small pocket behind the eye to carry the weight. There are quite a few things I will need to figure out along the way. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thanksgiving in New Mexico

Quite a few years ago, I started out planning a trip to Arizona and ended up going to Spain. I'm sure other people do this - Dave and I talked about going to Mexico for Christmas and, after looking at airfares and schedules, we bought tickets to Albuquerque over Thanksgiving.

Ray had several half days of school before a 4 day weekend so we didn't mind having him miss a few days of classes. It is his senior year and he stays caught up, even though he is pretty good at turning in his assignments at the last minute. :-)

We rented a car and drove up to Los Alamos and Santa Fe. We focused on science, history, art and Mexican food. It was a great trip!

Monday, December 08, 2014

Golden Leaves Socks

These are for Jazmin. It is a sock club pattern, so I suggested the pattern, and I laid out a few skeins of yarn for her to choose the color. They look pretty white in the pictures but the color is called Silver Lining and it is really light grey with the natural and lovely variegation that occurs with hand dyed yarn. 

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Wapiti Shawl

My friend, Luanne, gave me this yarn for my birthday. It is so soft! Since it is lightweight, I thought it would make up to be a nice shawl to wear as a scarf.

Pattern: Wapiti Shawl

It measures 52" across and 23" deep, which seems large for a scarf, but it wraps nicely around the neck and is lighter than a feather. It's lovely.