Thursday, December 22, 2011

Not such a great shot, but at least she's wearing it! This is a raglan, long sleeved shirt- for winter. Which is funny since I used the a/c in the car today because it was so warm in the afternoon. Yes, it is December 21st.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So, you can't see the shape very well. Mostly because it was made for a much smaller head. This has a triangular peak at the front and tapers at the sides. I love the silk/wool yarn- so soft!

Monday, December 19, 2011

This messenger bag was supposed to look different. I never did find a pattern I liked. Turns out, someone else in the house actually likes it. I would like to put something in the bottom for a bit more stability. Fun Michael Miller cat print on the outside and the blue is a lovely teal-ish suedecloth. The colors are so fun! Embellished with ribbon along the front and several pockets inside, plastic snap closure- so no worries about popping a laptop into it someday. (although, so very unlikely in our home).

Sunday, December 18, 2011

This is another pair of blue baby socks. I love this elastic cotton yarn. This is the last bit of it, and I figured no matter boy or girl, anyone can wear blue socks. Just 2 pre-baby projects left to knit and I'll start on something new.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I've literally made 30 of these. I know I said "never let me think 30 of anything is a good idea." These, however, were not 30 bibs. These are small zippy pouches called dumplings. I love the pattern, ordered a bunch of zippers, and finished them in no time! They are great for gifts! This is one of the smaller ones. I scaled the pattern up to 120% and made the most of every zipper. I hope to get pics of some more- at least the ones I have left.



Sunday, December 11, 2011

A sweet baby set of hat and socks. This will work for a boy or girl baby and hopefully make for cute pictures.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cookies for the holiday. They called for the red and white striped hugs, but our grocer didn't have those. The recipe also stated to add the kisses after baking- which I didn't do, my helpers were much too impatient. Overall, I think they are great! I'll definitely make them again.


Friday, December 9, 2011

This soaker is made from some very soft roving-type wool. The pinks are great in person.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Diaper bag. This thing is quite large. I'll be carrying extra stuff and since it is 'winter' I thought I could also throw a couple of sweaters for other people in here too if needed. I used some leftovers from that Hailey Bag kit and added some other fabrics I had on hand. It is not quite the look I was wanting. I wanted the zipper to curve around the sides more. There are also 3 interior pockets for phone and small things that might get lost in the bottom.

Monday, December 5, 2011

She actually wore this dress without a huge struggle. Who knows if she will again. Check out that twirl! I pleated this one differently. There is a wide panel in front almost like an apron, which is reversed in the back.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I haven't done many stuffed toys lately. This was a tester pattern.Handsewing the face was fun, I'm a bit out of practice.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

This is the medium size project bag. I decided to make this a matching set. I also added a little dumpling to keep my scissors and stitch markers in. Love them all!


Friday, December 2, 2011

This little knitting project holder is so fun to use! The snap on handle hangs onto other bags I carry, or my wrist so I can knit on the go. I love the clear window so I can see my projects and make sure I've got all I need before heading out.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

These pattern directions were a bit difficult to understand, but the final product is well worth it! I love using this pattern holder!