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Project No. 10—Part 4: Red's Urn

Last week I made a collage band for the outside of a copper can I am transforming into an urn for my departed dog Red's ashes. This week I'm tricking it out with thread, buttons, and whatever other wh ...   More
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10: Part 3—Red's Urn

Last week's Photoshopping marathon left me with a pile of pictures to use on my gone but not forgotten dog Red's new copper memorial urn: Red at Salmon Creek Beach; Red harvesting tomatoes in Santa Ro ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10: Part 2—Red's Urn

After finding a copper vessel for my dearly departed dog Red's ashes last week, I ventured out to Collage (1639 NE Alberta St., 249-2190, collageonalberta.com) for supplies. This tiny store is pure cr ...   More
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 10—Red's Urn

Just out of high school in 1990 I found an advertisement for a litter of Australian Shepherd mutts in the Pennysaver classifieds and shelled out $5 to take one home. I'm pretty sure the five bucks ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 9: Knit Cap... I mean, Scarf—Part 3

With my new knit cap finished but about three inches short, it was time to improvise. I picked up my trusty friend Stitch-N-Bitch, The Knitter’s Handbook, by Debbie Stoller, calmly looking for i ...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 9: Knit Cap—Part 2

With last week's impulse yarn-buy inspiring a new knit cap, the next step was to select needles. The yarn label recommended #11— the bigger the number, the fatter the needle. I had straight #11 ...   More
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 9—Knit Cap

I let my gaze wander for just a minute while waiting for a tuna fish sandwich at Abundant Yarn & Dyeworks' Busy Bee Café (8524 SE 17th Ave., 258-9276, www.abundantyarn.com). It landed on what l ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 8: Project/Picnic Bag — Part 6

Eager to put some straps on my new project bag, I had to fix a few things first. Working the thickness of eight layers of fabric under the sewing machine's pressure foot (the metal guide that helps mo ...   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 8: Project/Picnic Bag — Part 5

Last week I was in a pickle. Having blown through any thread in my stash that might rock the exterior of my new bag, I needed to purchase more. Also craving a pick-me up, I ambled out the door to Hear ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Layne Stratton

Project No. 8: Project/Picnic Bag—Part 4

Almost ready to begin sewing my new project bag together, it occurred to me my old bag lacked an organized system for carrying knitting needles. I laid my needles on the front panel liner (right side ...   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Layne Stratton
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