The cotton decided to straighten out and fly right after I found one more knot in it before casting off this mini dishcloth. I took kathy b's advice and wound it all up in a ball to check it out before I cast on cloth number two and there were no more knots. These are for washing pet bowls. The size keeps me from picking up the people one and using it where I don't want to use it.
The naughty new frame that was too tight spent the night stretched out over a thick hand towel.
It's still not great but I did manage to use it for a while on the sheepy thing. It just may work after more stretching.
I also jumped to conclusions on the fiber. The first bit I pulled off was lumpy but the rest of it is nice. Very nice.
I also hated the new brushes and cheap paint I picked up at Micheal's on my way here. The brushes were too small and the paint was too clumpy for my usual wishy washy watercolor.
When I gave up trying to do what it didn't want to do I had tons of fun just playing with it letting it do what it wanted to do and then drawing over it. It was very therapeutic. Paint's gotta be what paint's gotta be. Just like yarn. Just like people.
Sometimes you just got to give up and go with the flow!ReplyDelete
Great idea stretching the frame! It sounds like everything is back on track now. Great job!ReplyDelete
Lesson learned this time, right?! All your projects look relaxing, though, and that is good for you!ReplyDelete
Did that comment go through? - Alls well that ends well!!! And begins well tooReplyDelete
That's very pretty fiber! I think I know why daughter's kitties just stare at you while you're there....they're amazed by all your projects. LOLReplyDelete
For whatever reason, I find knots in cotton yarn more than any other kind so it's a good idea to rewind it. Love the colors in that fiber! Really hope it works out well!ReplyDelete
I love it BEFORE you drew over it too. It's such a soft, beautiful flower.ReplyDelete
Sounds like things are starting to go right with your crafting. That's always a good thing.
Glad your cotton yarn is ok - such pretty colors. Looks like you had a good weekend away.ReplyDelete