Friday, August 31, 2018

Marketplace Bag

I found the pattern (Grrlfriend Market Bag by Laura Spradlin)for this bag on Ravelry.  I used some cotton yarn I had recycled from an old sweater years ago.  It works okay for this bag but I think a different yarn would be more durable.  Still the bag is functional and I now know for sure that I like the pattern.  Will try this pattern again with other yarns.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Tied Knots Hat

I knit this hat using the pattern Tied Knots by Justyna Lorkowsa.  The yarn is Lion brand Wool Ease in a gray color.  Not sure yet who will be gifted this hat or whether it will go to charity.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Bag for Use with a Walker

I made this bag for my friend (for >40 yrs now).  She has multiple sclerosis and uses a walker.  The pattern is Simplicity 2300, bag A. I modified the pattern just a bit so there is no seams on the side and the zipper pocket in the front has a bias finish along the top edge which was sewn down rather than another seam there. 
I also added a button closure and a key keeper (hook on a strap so the keys don't get lost in the bottom). I also added a button closure and a key keeper (hook on a strap so the keys don't get lost in the bottom).  The shoulder strap (not well seen in the photo) is adjustable.

I think it really needs to be a smaller by about 25% as I am concerned that if it is actually full it will be too heavy and make it too difficult for my friend to lift the walker when needed or make the walker unstable.  She hasn't had the bag long so no reported problems (so hopefully my worries are unfounded).

Friday, August 3, 2018

Patriotic Hat

This hat was knit using some of the leftover yarn from the patriotic socks.  I used #2 needles and cast on 120 stitches.  Did k1p1 band then simply knit in the round until decrease rounds. Although I can get it on my head I think it would fit a child/teen better.  I may put it with the hats I plan to donate to the local children's hospital.  Not sure yet.