Friday, December 9, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
This pattern is called "Black Death", but I've done it here in yellow. The yarn I used this time is much thinner than last time so the shawl took on a different shape, but I still love it!
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
I'm really enjoying variations of rainbow projects lately. This shawl was made with 2 balls of yarn. One was grey and the other one was full of those lovely colors.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
I've been wanting to venture more into colorwork with my knitting for a while now. This pattern has been in my queue for so long that I finally forced myself to prioritize it. I've been watching the Netflix Slow TV Knitting night and I LOVE IT!! After seeing all of those great mittens and sweaters I knew it was time to tackle the hat.
I really enjoyed knitting it, although, I need to work on the tension of my floats a bit more. I'd even like to try the mittens at some point but south Florida living doesn't really inspire hats and mittens.
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
A couple of years ago, one of my very favorite designers wrote out the "Our Father" prayer with embellishments in her own handwriting. No computer images, all hand-drawn. She intended it as a quilt, but I hand stitched it as a wall-hanging. I really truly enjoyed stitching this, it has been one of my all-time favorite gifts to give. While visiting this summer, I finally remembered to snap a picture of it.
Sunday, August 7, 2016
I've been working on this one for a while. The yarn was a Christmas gift. It started with a sample in the yarn shop. Unfortunately, the sample was knitting while holding 2 strands together. The "free" pattern with yarn purchase was so badly and incorrectly written that three balls of yarn wouldn't be enough to make one like it. This pattern, called Wisp turned out just as well with only one ball of yarn, size 8 needles and finishing at just over 6 feet long. I'd really like to do something detailed with the other 2 balls, so I'll have to wait for some special free time...someday.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
Monday, June 27, 2016
Val Laird Block of the Month. Block 4.
You are blessed...when you're content with just who you are.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Block 3 of the Beatitudes by Val Laird.
You are blessed...when you're kind and merciful.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Here is block 2 along with the first. I'll keep re-showing block one to keep the context. Applique is new to me and I'm building confidence with the technique.
You are blessed...when you're at the end of your rope.
Friday, June 24, 2016
I am really enjoying this year's Block-Of-The-Month pattern from Val Laird Designs. She is generously designing the blocks based on the Beatitudes. This is block 1.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I enjoyed using this beautifully soft yarn with this fun and easy pattern. I love the points along the edge of this shawl.
Monday, May 23, 2016
I've been looking at this amazing idea for making 100 inches of bias tape with one 10" square. I didn't think I could do it, so I put it off. Then, I realized I actually needed bias binding for this circular applique mat. It was so much fun! It really worked!
Friday, May 13, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Monday, May 9, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Building Blocks Baby Blanket by Plymouth Yarns. I did not use the yarn called for in the pattern, so my blanket is significantly smaller than it could be. Car seat or stroller sized. I used a soft aran acrylic by Cascade Yarns- one of my favorite yarn companies! If I ever make this blanket again, which I probably won't, I would double the yarn and use a bulkier weight. I have the Encore 8 Hour Baby Blanket booklet. I like the book, the patterns are easy and I'm likely to knit most of them.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
This wonderful wall quilt was inspired by one of my favorite designers. She released a new redwork hand embroidery block each month last year. I had fun trying to keep up with the handwork. The quilting part has reminded me that I enjoy small quilting projects and I'm a terrible quilter. I used 2 strands of floss throughout. Working with 2 strands gives more control with the tiny details, but also shows flaws better.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
I've wanted to make this bag for a while. I used some leftover, unlabeled wool. The red and yellow felted great. The orange was a different blend and though it did felt, not as well.