01 May 2016

Hat Burnout

I am so burned out on knitting hats! This will probably be the last one for a while. And, guess what? I'm keeping this one for me! I'll have a new hat for next fall.

Just because I'm burnt out on knitting hats doesn't mean that I'm not knitting at all. I made this adorable Seamless (?) Baby Hoodie for my grand. I question the seamless because the shoulders are seamed together, the sleeves are seamed onto the body and the hood was seamed onto the sweater. If I were to make this again, I might be tempted to rewrite the pattern. But I made the largest size in the pattern and don't want to do the maths to enlarge or make it truly seamless. Nevertheless, isn't it cute?

28 April 2016

I made this one to work on that one

I made this brightly patterned pinwheel quilt with it's alternating applique posy blocks just so I could practice my quilting on applique.

Yes, those are yo-yos in the center of the posies. I wanted something to use to practice the quilting around applique before I went on to this lovely block of the month quilt. When I get this finished, I'll tell you all the trials and tribulations of this quilt.

22 April 2016


I am actually hand sewing a binding! Will wonders never cease?

14 April 2016

For a Veteran

I recently finished this little lapghan using up some left over acrylic yarn. It measures 32" square. I just kept crocheting until I used up the yarn.

I don't do a lot of crochet because of bad hands and wrists. When I do crochet, however, I just do it in little bits of time chunks. This small lapghan took me forever, it seemed.

It is perfect for a wheelchair bound veteran. I hope he enjoys it.

06 April 2016

Pinwheel Quilt

A recent spate of pinwheel quilting has resulted in this child's quilt. I used an older charm pack that I found in the stash and made half square triangles. After putting sashing in between the blocks, it turned into a decent size: approximately 38x38".

Here is a close up of the quilting. I used the seam line of the HST as the spine of the feather for the white side and then just did a curved line in the colored side. Ribbon candy was quilted in the sashing and the border was done with S-curves (or rope). I love how this turned out

27 March 2016

Quilting? What is that?

It hasn't been all knitting. I swear it hasn't. It just has been so windy around here that I couldn't take and photos of the latest finishes so the color of these is a bit off at the bottom because I had to shoot indoors.

I have found that I really do not like the super dense quilting. Not only does it take absolutely forever to do, it makes the quilt not-quite cuddly. After all, these are charity quilts and should be snuggly.

This quilt is very densely quilted. But because I chose a thin poly thread and a soft batting it isn't as stiff as it could have been. The working title of this quilt was "Boy, Is It Pink!"

I was brave and went with pink thread.

26 March 2016

Leftover Yarn Post #2

I have more hats. I'm starting to feel a bit like the mad hatter. But to ease your mind, currently, I only have yarn for two more hats. That is until I start knitting sweaters and shawls and then the bits and bobs will add up again.

Okay, I just scavenged in the yarn bins and found more acrylic yarn. WHERE does this stuff come from? I have enough of it for (gulp) 10 more hats.