last sunday, i took a trip to my local michael’s to pick up some more sugar ‘n’ cream yarn (on sale, of course), and i happened across some interesting Red Heart Boutique yarn called Sashay. and seeing that i had a 40% off coupon, i picked up a ball of the stuff, in the “Rumba” colorway.
thank goodness they have how-to videos on the Red Heart site. it’s a little tricky to get started with this yarn, but once i knitted up a few rows, it was smooth sailing to the end.
i like the look of it, and dang, didn’t it knit up quickly. almost instant gratification.
and i made a couple more potholders.
aaaaand some more dishcloths.
and i found a couple of teeny holes in the sleeve of one of my old work shirts, so i covered it up with some quick-and-dirty shisha embroidery, using a pailette instead of the handful of shisha mirrors i’ve been hoarding for 20 years.
it’s been WAY too long since i’ve done shisha embroidery and i think i need to do some more and get a little better at it.
i’m thinking about adding some more to this shirt, just for funsies. the directions i have for shisha embroidery are from some books from the 70s, but i’ve been finding some nice (more contemporary) tutorials and ideas on the interwebs.