I ran across a couple of skeins of cotton yarn in my stash and though they might make a nice market bag. The pattern (Farmers Market Bag by Kathryn Ashley-Wright) looked like a good one to use. My bag measures 13 in tall by 15 in wide though I have no doubt it will "stretch" and be deeper when used over time. The true color of the blue is darker than shows here.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
I made this quilt using fabric I bought at an estate sale more than 10 years ago. The pattern is blooming nine-patch which I've used before to make a few quilts. I enjoy the way the colors shift with this pattern. The quilt is machine pieced and quilted. It measures 58.5 in x 67.5 in.
Other quilts using this pattern:
Friday, September 12, 2014
I think the wisp scarf pattern (Wisp by Cheryl Niamat) has become a fall back pattern for me. I've knit it with many different yarns now and it has never let me down. This one is knit using leftover yarn from a previous scarf. The yarn is Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace. The previous scarf can be seen at this post from two years ago. The scarf measures approx 10 in X 66 in. The true color is closer to that in the second photo rather than the first.
Friday, September 5, 2014
I made these mittens mostly using some yarn given to me by a colleague's wife. The fiber content was unknown and a ran out just shy of finishing the second mitten. I guessed at the yarn (baby alpaca) and got close but not an exact match. The pattern is Fallberry Mitts by Anne Hanson.
I then used the remainder of the purchased yarn to make this basic hat. The pattern is Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright.