Fresh off the needles. These fit our 11yr old perfectly. I enjoyed this pattern and the yarn was an unlabeled gift.
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.