Friday, June 14, 2019

Colorful Baby Quilt

I actually finished this baby quilt last month.  I made it using the pattern Felicity by Wendy Sheppard.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  Measures 35.5 in x 46 in.  It was made for a nephew and his wife's first baby due this September. 

 The backing is the lovely polka dotted fabric.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Golden Milo Shawl

I finished this shawl back in April.  It was knit using the pattern MILO by Gabriel Ordenes.  The yarn is Lost City Knits Foothills Fingering in the colorway  Rumplestilskin. It took one skein.  Blocked it measured 54 in wide and 27 in deep.  I'm sure it will end up being a gift for someone but at this time I don't know who it will be. 


Friday, May 17, 2019

ABC Baby Blanket

I recently finished this baby blanket.  Most of it was knit while I was traveling on vacation (knit while my husband drove).  It is just over 36 in square after blocking.  It was knit using the pattern
ABC Baby Blanket by Jenny William.  The yarn is Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in the discontinued colorway 113 Pretty Pink.  

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Honeycomb Baby Blanket

Recently finished knitting this baby blanket for a cousin baby (expected this fall).  The finished blocked blanket measures 35 in square.  The pattern is Honeycomb by Nikki Van De Ca.  The yarn is Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino in colorway #63 (pale lilac).  The first photo is while the blocking was being done and the yarn was still wet.
 This and the next one show the blanket after blocking was completed.

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Gym Bag

I recently made this gym bag. The green lining is an old army duffel bag that once belonged to my dad (he died when I was 8 yrs old).  I altered the pattern I used to make my yoga mat bag.  This bag is shorter (finished length approx 18 in, 8 in wide, 8 in high).  This one has two center zippered pockets and two mesh pockets on the inside.  I also added a strapped key hook.  My only regret is not making the straps a little longer.
 Mesh pocket with the key hook before I turned the bag right side out.


I used a label from a nephew's old jeans (it says made in America) to cover a badly frayed area of the lining fabric.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Blooming

I made this quilt to donate to the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project.  It is made using blooming nine-patches.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It is 46.5 in x 67.5 in.



Friday, January 18, 2019

Beautiful Wall Brick Quilt

This small quilt was made for the Border Wall Quilt Project (https://www.leamccomas.com/border-wall-quilt-project/).  It is 8 in X 16 in.

My inspiration was by President Trump's tweet on December 18, 2018 that the border wall would not be made of concrete but of “artistically designed steel slats, so that you can see through it ….It will be beautiful and, at the same time, give our Country the security that our citizens deserve.” 
 I added green leafy vines up the steel slates to add help “beautify” the wall.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Three More Knitted Hats

The first hat was knit using the pattern Jason's Cashmere Hat by Melissa Thomson.  The yarn is Malabrigo Yarn Rios in colorway Diana (#886).  I think I may keep this one.
The second one was knit at my husband's request.  I used the Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright.  The yarn is Cascade Superwash 220 in black.  
 I then used the leftover yarn from the above two hats to knit the third one seen below. I used the pattern Gingerbread Hat by Angela Whisnant.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Another Scrappy Child's Quilt

Finished this quilt last month.  It measures 42.5 in X 56 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  The first photo is a full shot and the other three close up to show some of the different fabrics used.
 In this section you can see zebras, an angel, motorcycle, sunflower, bear, Holly Hobby, and horses.
 In this section there are trees, sailboats, hobby horses, shapes/colors
 In this section words (raiders, bbq, cat), dogs, a rooster, an elephant, zebras, an angel, flowers.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Two Gingerbread Hats

Recently knit these two hats using the pattern Gingerbread Hat by Angela Whisnant.  I bought Super Traveler yarn by Dragonfly Fibers at my local yarn shop (Yarn Kandy) in colorway Turning Leaves.  They only had one skein but I thought I'd have enough to make a hat.  I was wrong so I went online to order more and ordered Traveler rather than Super Traveler.  Only needed one skein of traveler weight but needed about 1.3+ skeins of the super traveler.  The hat knit with traveler weight is on the left in the photo.  Added Big Bad Wool fur pompoms to the hats (bought at Yarn Kandy)

Friday, November 30, 2018

Three Hats

I have been knitting hats lately.  Here are three that I've finished.  The first one is knit using the pattern Bankhead by Susie Gourlay.  The yarn is Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted (186 Lagoon colorway).
These two are knit using the pattern Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright (only I used a K1P1 ribbing rather than K2P2). The yarn is Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted (105 Cocoa Bean and 186 Lagoon colorway).

Friday, November 23, 2018

Blue Wisp Scarf

I actually finished this scarf a few weeks ago.  It was knit using the pattern Wisp by Cheryl Niamath (have used it many times in the past).  I used one strand of two yarns knit together -- Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace (in Waterfall) and Malabrigo Yarn Silkpaca (in Azules).  It is about
10 in X 64 in after blocking.