It's wonderful to have such a rich fiber arts community here. I just wish I could do it all.
In the meantime, I've been getting some repair and custom work. I mended several spots on a lovely machine-crocheted dress. Here's just a section of it:
Tiny stitches in black! Truly eye-straining. I couldn't work on this for more than a half hour or so at a time, but I was really proud of how it turned out. Luckily, my yarn stash is so large, I was able to match the color without going shopping.
Today I found more matching yarn for another job, a granny square baby blanket from New Zealand that needs mending. Naturally, the boo-boo has occurred right smack-dab in the middle of the blanket. The original yarn is quite soft and sweet. Those New Zealanders know what they're doing, yarn-wise! It is a sport weight yarn, so again, short work sessions in bright daylight are in order.
And a few weeks ago, I was hired to knit some baby booties, from the Baby Uggs pattern which was free on Knitty Gritty, I believe.
I've designed some new patterns and am writing them down (or up). A few finishing touches and about twenty-seven photographs, and they'll be ready to show.
In the meantime: