Friday, April 11, 2014

Fallberry Fingerless Mitts

I think I will keep this pair of fingerless mitts.  I really like how they turned out and the soft ecru color.  The pattern is Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hanson.  The yarn  Unger Roly-Sport.


This photo shows the texture even better

Friday, April 4, 2014

Yellow Liten Kofta

I knit this baby sweater for my niece who is pregnant with her second child.  I have not heard if they know the baby's sex so I opted for yellow to be safe.  The pattern is Liten kofta by Gralina Frie.  The yarn is  Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo Baby.


This photo not only shows the buttons better, but the truer shade of the yellow.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Child's "I Spy" Crazy Quilt

I made this quilt for a friend's little girl (whom I hear loves it).  It is one made using scraps of fabric from many past projects.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 38 in X 48 in. 


The “horse feed” actually came from a cotton feed sack.  You can see Winnie the Pooh here also.


In this section you can find a pink poodle, other dogs, a snow man, poinsettia, sunflower, and robot.


In this one there’s a monkey, owls, zebras, fish, and more.

The back is pieced using two fabrics. 


The middle section is full of cowboys, chuck wagons, etc.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Felted Shoulder Bag

This is my first attempt at felting something I knit.  The pattern is The "Don't Worry" Felted Shoulder Bag by Catherine Hughes.  The yarn is a blend of  Bernat Pebblespun (deep teal color) from my estate sale stash and Rowan Kidsilk Haze (black).  I forgot to measure the bag after I finished knitting and before felting it.  After felting it measured about 10 in X 12 in.


To make the strap more stable I pulled a strip of woven strapping through and machine stitched it in place where it attached to the bag.  I made one end "free" with a key


The bag is lined.  The magnetic closure is one I "harvested" from an old purse.

Friday, March 14, 2014

White Snowtracks Cap

This hat was made using white yarn from the estate sale stash I bought earlier this year.  The pattern is Snowtracks Cap by Timothy Peters.  I’m not sure exactly what the yarn is as there was no label.  I think it is wool or a wool blend.

The hat can be worn either unfolded or folded.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Rainbow Quilt Finished!

I finished the afghan size quilt made from the tails of the T-shirts used to make Madi's quilt.  The colors are those of the rainbow, hence the name of the quilt.  The finished quilt measures 52 in X 63 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.


This photo shows the flowers quilted in each color square.


Here's a bit of the back of the quilt.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Madi's T-Shirt Quilt Finished!

Madi's T-shirt quilt is finished.  I did the machine piecing and the binding, but the machine quilting was done by Peg's Quality Quilting.  She has always done good work for me.  The finished quilt measures 85 in X 96 in.

This one shows some of the detail.

The back is a soft gray cotton fabric with a label with the quilt details (who pieced it, who it’s for, who quilted it, when it was finished).

Friday, February 21, 2014

Winter Blues Scarf and Blue Globe Hat

A few weeks ago I bought several skeins of yarn from an estate sale.  I am now trying to find projects to make using the yarn which will only need the amount I have.  All the yarns are now discontinued so I will have a difficult if not impossible time getting more if I'm not careful.  These two projects were made using some of the yarn.

The first one I call the "winter blues" scarf as it was knit during some of the not so nice winter snow and ice that came through.  The yarn is Classic Elite Yarns Fame.  I had about 1.9 skeins.  The pattern is Rainbow Arches Pooling Stole by Gladys We with far fewer stitches so the scarf is narrow.  It measures 7 in X 58 in.

Here is another view of the scarf.


This hat using some blue yarn of unknown fiber.  I think is a cotton blend.   The pattern is Hermione's Globe Hat by Margie Mitchell.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Rainbow Quilt

This quilt top was made from the T-shirt tales from my niece's shirts used to make her memory quilt.  The blocks are 4 in square.  The sashing is 2 in wide and placed in a basket-weave fashion.  The border is 4.5 in wide.  The top measures approx 55 in X 67 in.  I'm still trying to decide how I want to do the quilting.

You can see the basket weave of the sashing better in this photo.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Lots of Hats

After Christmas I started knitting preemie to teen size hats using the left-over yarns from previous projects that were overflowing my basket.  I stopped at 24 hats though I didn't manage to use all the yarn.  These 24 hats were donated to my local children's hospital through their "knitting for noggins" program.

I used a basic pattern for all of them. Here are a couple of closer shots. 

This winter has been very cold, so I hope the hats can be used.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sweet as Honey Slouch Hat

I love how this hat fits!  The pattern is "As Sweet as Honey" by Flora Cheung.  The yarn is Rico Design Creative Melange Chunky.

The hat doesn't look like much when laying flat.

Not sure yet whether I will keep this one or gift it to someone.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Progress Note: T-shirt Quilt Top Finished

I have finished piecing Madi's T-shirt quilt top.  It has been mailed to the machine quilter.  The top size is approx 89 in X 99 in.  The quilted size will be smaller but will still be a good full/queen size quilt.

The border uses squares/rectangle with graphics that were not enough to create a full row.