Friday, May 29, 2015

Teal Scarf

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.

 This detail photo also shows the more true color of the yarn.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Another Crazy Quilt Top Finished

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.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Top Down Baby Sweater

I knit this baby sweater for a great-niece.  The pattern is F207 Top Down Baby Sweater by JoAnne Turcotte.  The yarn is  Schachenmayr original Catania Grande (100% cotton).

Friday, May 8, 2015

Four Knitted Hats

These hats are all made from leftover yarn from previous projects.  Most likely they will be given that our local children's hospital;s  Knitting for Noggins program.  The gray one on the top to the left was knitted using the pattern Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright.  The yarn worsted Red Heart I think.  The top right one was knit using the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi yarn and pattern Palindrome Hat by Kristin Bellehumeur.  The two bottom hats were knit using multiple different yarns and the pattern Scrap-happy Celebration Hat by Cosette Cornelius-Bates.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Seascape Stole in Green -- Finished

I've finished knitting the seascape stole.  It took me about six weeks.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  The pattern is Seascape Stole by Kieran Foley.  The yarn is  Misty Mountain Farm Alpaca Lace.  It feels very soft and delicate.  It measures 16 in X 66 in.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Medallion Quilt

I made this medallion quilt for someone I know who has metastatic lung cancer.  The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures 47 in X 64 in.

 

The inner square was a pre-marked piece.  The fabric adjacent to it is a brown batik.

 

The next round was a strip of green fabric with yellow squares at the corners.  Then I added strips of fabric given to me by a friend who spent many years as a missionary..  I think this fabric was from Australia or New Zealand as it has kangaroos, lizards, etc and in the original fabric had surrounded a scene of Aborigines people (I think).  An additional strip of the brown batik was added.

 

The back is this lovely purple, blue, and brown fabric which was given to me by the same friend.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Madison's Irish Chain Quilt

I pieced the quilt top for this quilt using dresses saved by my niece's mom/my kid sister from when my niece was a baby/toddler.  I decided the Irish chain pattern would allow the fabrics to be shown off.  The quilt is machine pieced by me and hand quilted by my sister.  The quilt measures 94.5 in square.

 

This photo shows the fabrics a little clearer.

 

And this one just a bit of the nice quilting my sister (Madison’s mother) did.

 

The quilt label was made using a piece of the collar from one of the dresses.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Seascape Stole in Green

I started this project so that I'd have something to work on during the plane trip to Arizona for my sister's wedding last month.  In truth, I did very little knitting while gone from home.  I am settling back into work on it.  It's a lovely project which will take a while.  The pattern is Seascape Stole by Kieran Foley.  The yarn is  Misty Mountain Farm Alpaca Lace.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Two Quilts, One Finished, One in Progress

I finished binding the blooming 9-patch for my sister's wedding gift a few days prior to leaving to attend the wedding (the wedding was on Pi day, 3-14-15).  I failed to get a great photo of the finished quilt.  It was stuffed into my luggage so I could take it with me.  Here are two photos sent by the quilter that show the lovely quilting she did for me.
 

This is the quilt top I am currently quilting.  It is approx 49 in X 66 in.  It is a simple medallion quilt.  I have plans to give this one to a friend who has metastatic lung cancer.
 
 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Linen Leaf Yoke Top

I knit a top once before using this pattern, but this one I did correctly.  By that I mean the yoke pattern is properly centered.  The pattern is #14 Leaf Yoke Top by Angela Hahn.  The yarn is Rowan Creative Linen

 
Here is a photo to more clearly show the yoke pattern.
 
The sweater has a turned hem.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Elis Cowl

This is a quick project that I knit using yarn in my stash.  The pattern is Elis by Reiko Kuwamura.  The yarn is  Berroco Ultra Alpaca.  The yarn color is Dijon.  I mailed the cowl to my college roommate who lives in New Hampshire.  I thought she might need a bit of sunshine considering the record breaking snow they've had this winter.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Another Scrappy Baby Crazy Quilt

This quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  I gave it to friends who just had their first baby.  I mostly know these two from online but have had the privilege of dining with them once when they pasted through Little Rock.  The quilt measures 37 in X 47 in.

 

As you can see from these next several photos there is much of interest to find.  This one has girls dancing, a motorcycle, a robot, owls, and more.

 

This one has elephants, a duck in a Santa hat, a poodle, and sewing items.

 

This one has words (boo, US 66, motel court, eek), a cat, and lots of colors.

 

This one has another robot, a tractor, a motorcycle, and more words.


 
The back is pieced also using an alphabet panel, pink fabric, and blue fabric.