Friday, December 25, 2015

May the Force Be With You Hat

I knit this hat at the request of a nephew.  It turned out fairly well in spite of the fact that my tension when changing yarn is not perfect which is why I lined it completely so the changes don't show. The pattern is Star Wars Storm Trooper Hat by Sheila Toy Stromberg.  The yarns are Berroco Vintage (mistletoe) and HiKoo by skacel Simplicity (white and silver). 

Merry Christmas to you all!

Friday, December 18, 2015

American Flag Quilt Finished

I machine pieced this quilt top earlier this year for my nephew.  My sister (his mother) hand quilted it before handing it back to me to do the binding and attach a sleeve for hanging on the back.  The finished quilt is approx 22.5 in X 34 in, a good size for hanging on the wall.
 This photo and the next show some of the interesting fabric pieces used and the hand quilting.

 This photo shows the hand quilting of the blue star field from the back.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Five More Knitted Hats

Here are five more knitted hats.  All made using basic hat pattern.  These two brown/blue hats were made using  I Love This Wool!  yarn (brown) and left over blue yarn (unsure of brand).

These yellow ones were made using left over yarn that I think is  Cascade 220 Superwash.  The black yarn strips of left over yarn (unsure of brand).

This soft gray hat was knit using Zarina by Filatura Di Crosa.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Court House Steps Memory Quilt

This is the 4th of four memory quilts made for my colleague's family using his father's shirts.  The quilt block is court house steps.The quilt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 48 in X 62 in. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

More Knitted Hats

Here are four more knitted hats.  These first three were knit from two skeins of Lion Brand Wool-ease Thick and Chunky.  The pattern is Split-Brim Toddler Hat by SheepyShenanigans.

This one was knit using I Love This Chunky yarn.  The pattern is Slouchy Beehive Hat by Flora Cheung.  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Gradient Lace Scarf

I knit this scarf using Artyarns Merino Cloud Gradients in reds.  The pattern is Gradient Lace Shawl by Iris Schreier.  It measures approx 62 in X 10 in.  I choose not to add fringe.  It will be given to one of my nieces this Christmas.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Medallion Memory Quilt

This is the 3rd memory quilt made for my colleague's family from his father's shirts (mostly Tommy Bahama shirts).  One of his shirts had this lovely scene on the shirt's back fabric which I wanted to use as the center of the quilt.  I then used the other shirts in a round-the-world pattern around the center medallion.  The shirt is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 49.5 in X 59.5 in.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Split Brim Hats

These two hats were made using the pattern Split-Brim Toddler Hat by SheepyShenanigan.  The blue one uses I Love This Chunky!  The black one uses  Andes Alpaca.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Yule Hats

This two hats use yarn Universal Yarn Uptown Worsted Tapestry in Yule color scheme.The one on the left was made using Elf's Hat by Tara Mercer.  There wasn't quite enough of the skein for two elf hats so the second one is a simple basic hat.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Aviatrix and Kitamat Hats

I have started working on knitting hats for several of the grand-nieces/nephews and maybe some of the nieces/nephews too.  These two are for grand-nieces.  The one with the pink crocheted rose is the Aviatrix hat.  The pattern is  Aviatrix hat by Justine Turner.  The white yarn is Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash.  The pink yarn is left over Malabrigo Yarn Lace from the swirl jacket I knit a few years back. 

The pattern for the blue/white hat is Kitimat by Kayla Sparkes.  Both yarns are HiKoo by skacel Simplicity.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Second Memory Quilt Top Finished

Here's the second memory quilt using the mostly Tommy Bahama shirts for my colleague's family. The top measures 46.5 in X 60.5 in.  It is machine pieced and will be machine quilted.
 I used the pockets for this quilt.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Memory Quilt Finished

The first memory quilt from the mostly Tommy Bahama shirts for my colleague's family is finished.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  The finished quilt measures 51 in X 66 in. The photo of the full quilt isn't the best but I am pleased with how it turned out.
 This photo shows some of the fabric detail.
 This photo also shows some of the fabric detail as well as the tags/labels.
 Here is a section of the back which shows some of the quilting detail.

Friday, October 2, 2015

More Hats for Charity

These three hats will be added to others for a total of eleven to be sent to Knitting for Noggins.  I have sent them other hats in the past. The first two here were made from left over yarns from other projects.
This blue and white hat was made from Red Heart yarn as a "mock up" for a hat I will be making for my husband using wool yarn.  I wanted to get the white and blue areas the correct widths per his specifications.  Also I noticed that when the white ribbing is turned up there is a blue line so when I knit his I will decrease the ribbing by one row and add a row of stockinette stitch.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Lone Peak Socks

I knit these socks for my husband.  The yarn is Schachenmayr Regia Active 6 Ply.  The pattern is Lone Peak found on Schachenmayr's website. I got lucky, they actually fit him well.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Memory Quilt Top Finished

I made this memory quilt for a friend's mom out of his dad's (her spouse's) old shirts.  Most are Tommy Bahama shirts but not all.  The top measures approx 54 in X 67 in.  It is machine pieced and will be machine quilted.  There's enough fabric left from the shirts for at least a couple more quilt tops of similar size.
 Love the embroidered fish/flowers on the black fabric.
 I love labels (see the quilt I made using labels) so have made sure a few were incorporated into the quilt top.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Variation of Symmetry in Silk Scarf Finished

I finished the scarf using my modification of the pattern  Symmetry in Silk by Eugen Beugler.  The two yarns are Lotus (Trendsetter) Tibetan Cloud (100% yak) and Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace (100% silk).  I started the scarf using left overs of the two yarns but found I had to order more.  I found an exact color match of the Silk Shimmer  but not the Tibetan Cloud.  My left over Tibetan Cloud was the "bone" color which I couldn't find so settled on the "fawn" thinking I could darken it slightly using tea or coffee.  My attempt at tea/coffee dying didn't work.  You can see the slight difference in my photos (sorry, the photos are the best but the second one is closest to the true color).  The scarf measures approx 66 in X 11 in.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Two Fabric Postcards

These two fabric postcards are birthday themed. Both are machine appliqued and quilted. The first one features a n ice cream cone with a cherry on top.  It measures approx 5 in x 8 in.
 This photo hopefully shows the added sparkle (using glitter glue) to the cherry and to lesser extent the ice cream.
 The second card features a cup cake with single lit candle.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Purple Roses in Cowboy Boot

This small quilt is 12.5 in X 15 in.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The roses were fussy cut.
 Here's a close up showing some of the boot detail.
 Here's a close up showing some of the fussy cut roses.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Silk-Yak Scarf -- WIP

I started knitting this scarf using left over yarn from other projects.  The two yarns are Lotus (Trendsetter) Tibetan Cloud (the tan color yarn, 100% yak) and Blue Ridge Yarns Silk Shimmer Lace (the blue color, 100% silk).  The pattern is my modification of Symmetry in Silk by Eugen Beugler.  I am pleased with the lovely drape and feel of the scarf. I had to order addition Silk Shimmer Lace yarn.  I hope I don't have to do the same for the Tibetan Cloud.  Here's how it's looking so far.

Friday, August 14, 2015

American Flag Quilt -- WIP

I recently pieced this small wall quilt.  It is machine pieced with appliqued stars.  The flag quilt measures 35.5 in X 23.25 in unquilted.  My sister is going to hand quilt it.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Pear Sorbet Shawl Finished

The shawl is finished!  It turned out nicely.  The pattern is Pear Sorbet Shawlette by Marly Bird. The yarn is  Classic Elite Yarns Firefly. Blocked, it measures approx 68 in X 27 in.  Here are a few photos to show it off.