I am having great fun with my Lucet braiding tool. For the first time, I taught a class on Lucet, at Madrona, and it was a lot of fun! This is such a great tool for braiding. Check out the Lucet tool at StitchDiva.com Several years ago I knit a pile of cranberries and popcorn, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Lucet joy
Yesterday was filled with a busy work day and a Presidential debate (NOT a good time to practice new skills!). Today, when I picked up my work to tackle Day 4’s challenge, I was happy to find myself falling easily back into cord-making. Today’s challenge was making a cord with pre-strung beads. Look at what […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on #7DayLucetChallenge Day 4- Look what I did!
Adding beads to the cord, now. I don’t have beads large enough for the worsted weight yarn, so switched to the leftover yarn and beads from the Rock the Kasbah shawl. The finer yarn is trickier to work with, and I had to practice on tension, but it didn’t take long to get my rhythm. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on #7DayLucetChallenge Day 3 –
It took me a few tries, but once you get going, this cord is amazing. It looks just like i-cord, and is much faster to make. I used Lamb’s Pride worsted, always my go-to yarn for trying something new. My hairspin lace loom works great. I know this is the first step to making cord, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on #7DayLucetChallenge Day 2: starting to make cord
My friend Jennifer, aka Stitch Diva (www.stitchdiva.com) has started a 7-day Lucet challenge. Every day she will send an e-mail with instructions on braiding with a Lucet. If you don’t know what it is and don’t have one, no worries, she teaches you how to make one with stuff you have around the house – […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on This week in knitting: Lucet challenge and new socks on the needles