Friday, October 27, 2017

Slouch Hat

I bought this yarn (100% alpaca, blue/gold color) at a street festival.  I used it to knit this hat (so very soft).  The pattern is0-1133 Finnley's Hat by DROPS design.  It will most likely go to a niece.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nurmilintu Shawl

I've used this pattern (Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander) to knit a couple of shawls.  This one was knit using the yarn Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in the colorway Oracle.  This one measures approximately 69 inches along the longest edge and approx 16 in deep.  

Friday, October 13, 2017

For the Love of Riley

This portrait quilt was based on a photo of my niece and her dog Riley.  She gave me permission to use the photo.  Here's the original photo.
 Here's the finished quilt.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The finished size is 21.5 in sq.

 Here is a detail photo of the eyes.  The eyes in the original photo is what really got me.
 Here's a detail photo of the nose and tongue.  Riley is a beautiful dog that I only did partially captured.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Cross Shoulder Purse

I made this cross shoulder purse after making this travel bag.  I used the same fabrics as I had so much left over.  I entered it into the 2018 Road to California Bag Challenge.  I don't expect to win but you never know.  I drafted the pattern for this purse using an old leather purse.  There are three outer pockets and three inside pockets.  The purse has a zipper closure.  The strap length can be adjusted for shoulder length or cross body.   This side has two slip pockets.
 I consider this the back.  There is one slip pocket on this side.
 The inside has three pockets, two open and one zips closed.
There is also a hook for keys on the end of the strap.  I have always loved this feature in my old purse so added it here.