Took a short break from the sweater knitting (see last week's post) to knit three quick hats. This first one is made using the pattern Split-Brim Toddler Hat by Stranded Knitter. The avocado green yarn is Lion Brand Woolspun. The second yarn is Patons North America ColorWul.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
This first project is a sweater I was knitting (no longer in progress). I almost had it finished when I frogged it. At the point this first photo was taken I was pleased with the project as the fit seemed good. The pattern is Gemini by Jane Richmond. The yarn is Rowan Creative Linen.
After finishing the body and the first sleeve I changed my mind. The fit no longer seemed good. The sweater body felt too boxy. The sleeve was way too wide. I decided to frog the project and use the yarn with a different pattern. I think I will use this one -- #14 Leaf Yoke Top by Angela Hahn.
This section has a tractor pulling a wagon full of apples, a robot, frogs, and a motorcycle.
Friday, February 13, 2015
This cardigan is sort of a shrug with a body attached. It is an easier knit than it appears. The pattern is Hitofude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu. The yarn is Lotus (Trendsetter) Tibetan Cloud . The first photo is pre-blocking.
Friday, February 6, 2015
This blooming nine-patch quilt top is made with four different batik fabrics. It’s a king size top measuring 114.5 in square. I recently finished the quilt top and mailed it off to be machine quilted. When it comes back I will bind it using the brown fabric. The backing is the orange fabric.
Friday, January 30, 2015
This small quilt, 16 in X 16 in, is made using dog treat bags for the quilt top. The quilt back is part of a dog food bag. The batting is Hobbs Heirloom. I used cotton fabric for the binding. It is machine pieced and quilted. It has been entered into the Quilt Alliance 2015 contest. This year’s theme is Animals We Love (contest guidelines).
Friday, January 23, 2015
In an attempt to finish posting the items I knit either for Christmas or by the end of 2104 I am sharing all these today. This first photo shows a knitted slouch hat (given to a colleague for his wife) and an infinity scarf (given to a friend). The pattern for the hat is Chunky Slouch Cap by Melissa "Missa" Hills. The pattern for the scarf is a blend of two patterns: Super Duper Circle Scarf (aka. Workhorse Cowl) by Leanne Wilkinson and The Rime Frost Cowl by Ida Thue Nielsen. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for both.
This next hat is also knit using the hill country pattern but I knit it from the bottom up rather than the top down as the pattern is written. Also, the color is a deep red rather than the pinkish-red shown in this photo. The yarn is Plymouth Yarn Galway Worsted.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Here are more Mobius scarves I knit and gave as gifts Christmas 2014. Just now getting around to posting. The pattern is Long Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg. I actually knit two from the red yarn which is James C. Brett Marble Chunky (one went to my sister Susan, the other to my step-mother in law). The multicolor yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted Multi. It went to my mother in law.
This last one was given to my young friend Allison who mentioned to my sister Cathy that she really liked the scarves I had been posting on Facebook. I decided to gift her with one. The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
Friday, January 9, 2015
This first hat was knit using the same pattern as Zach's hat and with the same yarns. This one went to my nephew Justin. The pattern used is David's Hat by Kenny Chua. The yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in two colors (black, gold). I used the gold yarn as the main color and chose to do simple strips.
Friday, January 2, 2015
The 2015 National Quilt Association Quilt Show will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas (my hometown). This is the quilt I made and submitted hoping it will be accepted for the show. It used mixed techniques -- piecing, applique, beading, three dimensional flowers. It is machine quilted. The quilt measures 23.5 in X 25.5 in.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
These fingerless mitts are going to one of my sisters. The pattern is Cafe au Lait Mitts by Paula McKeever. I’m not sure what the yarn is. It’s some leftover in my stash.
These headbands are for a niece. She doesn't like hats much but maybe these will keep her ears warm while she looks like the princess she is. The pattern is Beads and Bows by Christine Marie Chen.