Friday, February 24, 2017
I knit this blanket with no one in mind. It will be held in reserve for use as a gift for either a baby or an adult lap blanket. It was knit using the pattern Elven Pixie Baby Blanket by Tall Gal Knit. The yarn is Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly in colorway "candy pink." It measures 37 in X 40 in.
Friday, February 17, 2017
I knit this cowl (or infinity scarf) at a friend's request (a gift for her daughter). She wanted a hot pink color which I had some trouble finding. I ended up using Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted in color #478 Neon Pink. The pattern is GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigle. I had to knit the scarf using two strands held together with size 10.5 needles. Finished measurements: 51 in circumference, 10 in wide.
Friday, February 10, 2017
I recently bought a Husqvarna Huskylock s21 serger. I've made three dog shirts (two from knit T-shirt fabric and one from an old flannel shirt) as part of learning to use the machine which is way more powerful, has more extra feet, and more stitches than the serger I had years ago (broke it making a bag for a niece, sewing through too many thicknesses). I attempted to draft my own patterns. This first one I drafted using an old Simplicity pattern #9520, dog patterns for large dogs like my old Labradors. It's a little big.
The next two shirts I made using a pattern I drafted from a purchased shirt that fits Lizzy.
This one I made using the flannel shirt. I choose to put the buttons along the back to facilitate putting it on Lizzie. I took the collar/band unit apart and resewed it. The collar was split in the middle with the once back collar sewn so that the button on the band ended up in the back. The front of the collar was sew so it sits at the front of Lizzie's neck but at the back of the collar band.