Friday, August 30, 2019

Lacey Knit Chuppah

This blanket was knit at the request of a friend for her upcoming Jewish wedding in November.  She wanted it to actually use it as a chuppah.  It blocked out to approx 54 in square.  The pattern (modified to knit as a whole piece rather than in four segments) is Lacey Knit Chuppah by Bubbie Knit.  The yarn is Cascade Yarns Pacific in white. The first two photos are after blocking.  The last two are during blocking.



Friday, August 2, 2019

Crazy Quilt for a Baby

I made this baby quilt for the coming grand-baby (due soon) of a friend of my husband.  It measures approx 35 x 43 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.
These next few photos show some of the fun fabrics used.  I like these quilts for baby as they have so many colors, shapes, and things to find.  In this section there is Minnie Mouse, Holly Hobby, polka dots, flowers, and more.
 In this section there is a pig, angels, a happy girl, a skeleton dog, a sunflower, and more.
 In this section there is a dog, motorcycle, sailboats, lighthouses, and more.
 In this section there are more dogs, a car, a pig, flowers, and more.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Chevron Baby Blanket

This small afghan was knit for a baby whose family lives in Arizona.  I tried to pick colors that reminded me of the desert flora I saw on my trip there this spring.  They looked great lined up together but I'm not perfectly happy with the finished blanket.  I think it might have looked better if I had knit a strip of each color at each end rather than two strips of two colors at opposite ends.  It was knit using the pattern "The Walt Painted Chevron Baby Blanket" by Danielle Romanett.  The yarn is 
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in colors  228 Frosted Almond,  859 Lake Chalan Heather, 253 Desert Sun, 253 copper heather, and 1919 Turtle.  It measures approx 33 in X 43 in.



Friday, July 19, 2019

West Wind Scarf

I actually knit this scarf a few months back but never got around to posting it. Finished it is approx 10 in X 72 in.  It was knit using the pattern West Wind Shawlette Scarf by Miriam Katherine.  The yarn is Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in colorway #113 Pretty Pink.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Shoreline Bag

This is the first project I have crocheted in a long while.  I saw this kit by Wool and the Gang for this bag (Shoreline Bag) knit with yarn made of recycled plastic bottles mixed with cotton.  I purchased the kit and made the bag to give to a sister who loves going to the beach.  Her birthday is later this month.  The bag measures approx 20 in wide x 15 in high x 6 in deep. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt

This quilt was made using a disappearing nine patch block.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It measures approx 36.5 in square.  I made it for my sister and her husband's new grandson (his daughter's first born).

 The back was pieced using two blue fabrics.
 Here is my "signature."

Friday, June 14, 2019

Colorful Baby Quilt

I actually finished this baby quilt last month.  I made it using the pattern Felicity by Wendy Sheppard.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  Measures 35.5 in x 46 in.  It was made for a nephew and his wife's first baby due this September. 

 The backing is the lovely polka dotted fabric.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Golden Milo Shawl

I finished this shawl back in April.  It was knit using the pattern MILO by Gabriel Ordenes.  The yarn is Lost City Knits Foothills Fingering in the colorway  Rumplestilskin. It took one skein.  Blocked it measured 54 in wide and 27 in deep.  I'm sure it will end up being a gift for someone but at this time I don't know who it will be. 


Friday, May 17, 2019

ABC Baby Blanket

I recently finished this baby blanket.  Most of it was knit while I was traveling on vacation (knit while my husband drove).  It is just over 36 in square after blocking.  It was knit using the pattern
ABC Baby Blanket by Jenny William.  The yarn is Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted in the discontinued colorway 113 Pretty Pink.  

 

Friday, April 5, 2019

Honeycomb Baby Blanket

Recently finished knitting this baby blanket for a cousin baby (expected this fall).  The finished blocked blanket measures 35 in square.  The pattern is Honeycomb by Nikki Van De Ca.  The yarn is Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Merino in colorway #63 (pale lilac).  The first photo is while the blocking was being done and the yarn was still wet.
 This and the next one show the blanket after blocking was completed.

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Gym Bag

I recently made this gym bag. The green lining is an old army duffel bag that once belonged to my dad (he died when I was 8 yrs old).  I altered the pattern I used to make my yoga mat bag.  This bag is shorter (finished length approx 18 in, 8 in wide, 8 in high).  This one has two center zippered pockets and two mesh pockets on the inside.  I also added a strapped key hook.  My only regret is not making the straps a little longer.
 Mesh pocket with the key hook before I turned the bag right side out.


I used a label from a nephew's old jeans (it says made in America) to cover a badly frayed area of the lining fabric.


Friday, February 8, 2019

Blooming

I made this quilt to donate to the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project.  It is made using blooming nine-patches.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It is 46.5 in x 67.5 in.



Friday, January 18, 2019

Beautiful Wall Brick Quilt

This small quilt was made for the Border Wall Quilt Project (https://www.leamccomas.com/border-wall-quilt-project/).  It is 8 in X 16 in.

My inspiration was by President Trump's tweet on December 18, 2018 that the border wall would not be made of concrete but of “artistically designed steel slats, so that you can see through it ….It will be beautiful and, at the same time, give our Country the security that our citizens deserve.” 
 I added green leafy vines up the steel slates to add help “beautify” the wall.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Three More Knitted Hats

The first hat was knit using the pattern Jason's Cashmere Hat by Melissa Thomson.  The yarn is Malabrigo Yarn Rios in colorway Diana (#886).  I think I may keep this one.
The second one was knit at my husband's request.  I used the Regular Guy Beanie by Chuck Wright.  The yarn is Cascade Superwash 220 in black.  
 I then used the leftover yarn from the above two hats to knit the third one seen below. I used the pattern Gingerbread Hat by Angela Whisnant.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Another Scrappy Child's Quilt

Finished this quilt last month.  It measures 42.5 in X 56 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.  The first photo is a full shot and the other three close up to show some of the different fabrics used.
 In this section you can see zebras, an angel, motorcycle, sunflower, bear, Holly Hobby, and horses.
 In this section there are trees, sailboats, hobby horses, shapes/colors
 In this section words (raiders, bbq, cat), dogs, a rooster, an elephant, zebras, an angel, flowers.