Friday, October 31, 2014

"May I Offer You a Drink?" Quilt

This small quilt is 8.5 in X 9.5 in.  The design is drawn/colored using the techniques I learned at the Drapplique workshop given by instructor Pam Holland I attended this summer.  The quilt was then machine quilted.

 

Here is a detail photo showing the eyeball.  You can see the metallic thread used around the martini glass to add a bit of sparkle.

 

Here is a view of the back.  I used the folded triangle method to facilitate hanging the quilt.


 

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Mobius Scarves

I aborted an attempt to do a mobius scarf earlier this summer.  It turned out I needed a much longer circular needle than the 36 in I had.  I bought a 45 in needle and have now completed two mobius scarves using the pattern Long Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg .  The blue one uses Cascade Yarns Pacific® Chunky yarn.

 

The black one uses Berroco Ultra® Alpaca Chunky

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fingerless Mitts and Felted Slippers

These felted slippers were made using the pattern is Non-felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura.  The yarn is Bernat Pebblespun.  Though this pattern isn't actually intended to be felted, the slipper were slightly large and I had felted a bag using this yarn.  After two rounds through the washing cycle (hot water), the slippers are a nice size 8 women's.

 

The anti-skid treatment is done using the technique used the technique suggested in this blog post.

 

I had just enough of the yarn left for some fingerless mitts.  The mitts are a shortened version of the pattern Slim and Funky Fingerless Gloves by Mindy Antonchak.  I put them through a regular laundry load (warm wash/cold rinse).

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pink Baby Felted Slippers

These baby slippers were knit using the patternFelted Slip Ons #90080AD by Lion Brand Yarn.  The pink yarn is Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.  The white yarn is leftovers from my scarf basket.

I treated the bottom so the slippers are anti-skid (using the technique suggested in this blog post).  In hindsight, I'm not sure baby slipper need the treatment as they usually aren't walking at this size. Still, just in case.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pink Felted Slippers

This is my first attempt at felting slippers.  I think they turned out fairly well.  Not sure what my learning curve will be so that I can accurately predict the finished slipper size.  The shoe length is just over 6 in.  I think they will fit one of my younger nieces (my nieces ages range from 4 to 39, great nieces from newborn to 7).  The pattern is Felted Slippers (toddler/child to women sizes) by Crystal Lybrink.  The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.

 
I’ll add an anti-skid to the sole as I did with these non-felted slippers.