I kept looking at the Mandala yarn at Walmart, because they have such pretty self-striping colors, and they are only $4.98. I figured even if the result wasn’t high quality, at least it would be a painless lesson in figuring out how to make a triangle shape. I really wanted to make a lop-sided triangle, so I did learn what I needed to know. Even though this made a traditional triangle.
I love the colors. Daughter says these are “sad” colors, but I think it looks like a Hoggwarts shawl. If they throw all their colors together.
It’s straight stockingnet, because I wanted the colors to do their own shining.
I used size 7 needles. Next time I’d use 10 or 11s, and two balls of the yarn instead of one.
I cast on five stitches, then added one stitch every other row. That’s it.
One ball of yarn made a shawl big enough to knot over your shoulders, without extra drape.
I like shawls that wind around a couple times like a scarf, so definitely two balls of yarn are needed. I don’t love acrylic, but it sure is warm. If it pills the first or second time I wear it, I’ll edit this so you know.
These both have a slat frame, but Home Depot stopped selling the wood I liked. This is thinner, and a touch narrower. I guess I like it okay, maybe the other kind was too heavy? It’s just odd when someplace stops selling something. There’s not even a slot and label for it anymore, so it’s not coming back.
This Belgian hare was at the fair a couple years ago. I don’t know if they make good pets–you just never see them. I sure like their litheness, and thin features.
Hare 12″x16″ oil on stretched canvas.
Available in my etsy shop. SOLD, Thank you. 😀
And this horse is just fun. What a mash of colors.
11″x14″ oil on stretched canvas. Also in
my etsy shop. SOLD, Thank you. 😀
I love painting horse shoes because they’re sort of unique, and always happy.
8″x8″x1-1/2″ oil on stretched canvas, available in my etsy shop.
Whew, are we really closing in on the end of 2018? It sure went by like nothing flat.
In anticipation of the Christmas holiday, I have everything in my etsy shop at 10% off. Can I afford to do that? No. Am I doing it anyway? Go take a look! Everything new I list this month will be included in the sale, including this beautiful bay horse giving a flirty look back.
I’m sure it won’t be in stock long, so don’t miss out. 😀
12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas, available here.