Friday, July 31, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
No finished projects to show. My current knitting project is a shawl using the same yarn as this top. The yarn is Classic Elite Yarns Firefly. I started a scarf using a very simple pattern (Firefly Scarf) as I had received a notice for jury duty and wanted something I could take with me. I lucked out as I was later notified the cases for my week were all canceled. The scarf pattern in the yarn looked so blah that I unraveled it and chose a different pattern. Here's the firefly scarf approximately two thirds done before I unraveled it. I think the scarf would be lovely in a different yarn.Pear Sorbet Shawlette by Marly Bird.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
I knit this beach bag using Jute macrame rope, 3-ply, from Hobby Lobby. Next time I think I will try 2-ply which should be less stiff and easier to use. Still it turned out rather well. The pattern is Sea Breeze Bag. The first photo is taken with my running shoes in the bag to an effort to "stretch" the bag out.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
This hat is actually a darker, richer brown that the photos show. It was knits using the pattern Cabled Dad Hat by Alexis Winslow. The yarn is Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash. The hat can be worn slouchy or with the brim folded.
This top is what I am currently knitting. I am knitting it in the round rather than as a front and back piece to be seamed latter. When I got to the armhole shaping it seemed to wide so I frogged it back to the pattern and am working in a few decrease rounds. The pattern is Summer Breeze Tank. The yarn is Classic Elite Yarns Firefly and the color is called sour green. It is a much lovelier shade than my photo shows.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
I have a hard time throwing away fabric scraps. These children quilts seem to be a good way to use those scraps. This one measures 39.5 in x 49 in. I think these make a great way for children and adults to interact. They can either look for different colors, shapes, or things or they can use what they find to tell stories.
The next few photos are close ups to show details. In this one you can find flags, a robot, an angel, trees, fireworks, the work "eek," and more.
In this one you can find owls, motorcycles, trees, a pink suitcase, two girls talking with their feet up, the word "Arkansas" over a basketball and net, and kangaroos.
In this on there are teddy bears, sunflowers, a dog house, snowman, and shapes (triangles, squares).
In this one you can find building, a tractor, horses, dogs, and a pirate map.
Here is the back.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Recently finished knitting this teal scarf. It was knit using the pattern His (Birthday) Scarf by Monika Steinbaur. The yarn was leftover from an earlier project. It's Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine.
Friday, May 22, 2015
I have finished another crazy quilt top. This one is approx 40 in X 50 in. I now need to quilt it.
These next few photos show some of the details of interest to be found in the quilt. In this section there are dogs, a cat, a tractor, part of a pirate’s map, kangaroos.
In this section there is a pink poodle, a motorcycle, elephants, a duck with a Santa hat, sewing tools.
In this section there is a crab, a pink poodle, the Eifel tower, trees, and Santa.