Friday, November 30, 2012

More Knitted Hats

I've completed a few more hats.  These are adolescent or adult size.  These first two I am donating along with these previous ones to my father-in-law’s Church’s homeless ministry.
This one is knit using Marsan Watchcap by Staceyjoy Elkin.  The yarn is Vanna’s Choice.

This one is a slouch hat knit using Intuitive by Julia Zahle.  The yarn is Paton’s Classic wool.

This one is adolescent size.  I may give it to one of my nieces or nephews.  It is knit using Lucky Seven by Robin Melanson.  The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers.

This one is adult size knit using Noro spiral one-skein hat by Manuèle Ducret.  The yarn is Vanna’s Choice.   I may give it to one of my nieces.

Friday, November 23, 2012


I have finished this small charm quilt!  It is approximately 42 in X 54 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.

I thought that since the quilt was only 42 in wide that I wouldn't need to piece the back.  After all most fabric these days are at least 45 in wide.  Mine wasn't quite wide enough by about 1 in, so I sewed a single strip along one side.

I still have to add the label.  I haven't decided what to do with this one.  I may donate it to the Alzheimer's Study Quilt Program  or save it in reserve for when a friend/acquaintance needs one.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Sandy Quilt Blocks

Recently received an email the Quilting Gallery asking for help.  Michelle has organized a Quilt Block Drive matching up those that want to make quilt blocks with those that will assemble the finished quilts for donation. She is asking for scrappy wonky log cabin blocks and has  provided the tutorial too. If you want to lend a hand, you can find the Info and registration here (link removed 3/2017).
I made four blocks and have mailed them to my team leader.

I cut off some of the black strip in this photo but it is as wide on all sides.

Friday, November 9, 2012

More Premie Knitting

I knit two small blankets with matching hats for my niece's twin premies from Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK Prints using Just My Size Basketweave Preemie Baby Blanket by Cathy Waldie.  The hats were knit using the pattern Ali's Premie/Newborn Beanie by Tajie Maxedon

Here is a photo that shows the yarn (white with pastel dots) better.

Here are nine more I have knit using left-over yarn from other projects.
From top left to right, then the second row, then the third row; here are the corresponding projects the yarn came from:
1.  Lacy Leaf Scarf/ Drops Top with Lacy Pattern
2.  Monkey Fingerless Mitts
3.  Sunrise Chevron Socks
4.  re-su yukata Sweater
5.  Brambles Beret
6.  Kernel Scarf
7.  Swirl Jacket
8.  Cross-skull Hat  (hat with this yarn not in photo)
9.  Intuitive Hat

Friday, November 2, 2012

Progress Note -- Charm Quilt

I finally have the charm quilt pieced.  It is basted and I have begun the quilting.  I looked through my copy of Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns but did not find this pattern.  So I still don't know the name of the pattern.

Here is a close up to show some of the quilting