A busy past 24 hours sewing up new masks. Had stashed up way to much fabric sections of 8″ strips and really needed to get it sewn up into more masks. Lucky for me I have fabrics all around me and usually get first hand and what is coming in at “The Quilt Store”. SO thought since I have some time why not get busy with my sewing machine.
I think I did sew more than 40 masks …lol actually I just counted 57 it is… Love this pattern, thank you Cassie.
It’s funny how this mask stuff has become a new way of our life’s in past year. So I say why not have some fun with the fabric choices and be creative.
I have been knitting a lot more and I mean a lot more in past month of January. Did receive two beautiful hats for a Christmas gift and thought I can knit this hat too. They looked so nice with the little faux fur pompom on the top. Yes the nice thing is that you can remove the pompom if you need to wash the hat.
There is no pattern for this hat! But it is so easy to find some great patterns on Ravelry and add on a pompom. You can get the pompoms probably your local knitting store. A great addition to any hat. I am also using lots of my one skein yarns. Not enough yardage to make more then a hat. SO perfect for the single skeins I have lots off.
I say that I have been knitting a lot more in past month,. That is because I had to isolate for 14 days. As Covid19 hit me beginning of January. Its a horrible virus to get. Lucky me I am now out of the contagious stage. But I am still feeling off at times. With some slight chest pains, upset stomach and tiredness. I am thankful I did not have to get hospitalized unlike my friend and some others. Stay Safe and Healthy…
Love how this sweater turned out. I am blessed to have had this order from a grandma to knit this sweater for her grandson.
It always is special to see that at times people do reach out fro handmade items. I n my case it is handknit with my love for the passion of joy and happiness in my knitting this special gift for her grandson.
A pattern I had from a Magazine called Penguin from many years ago…
Yes Darling of a Dress one could say …I think this one gave me the most trouble in a while. To the point where I knit it twice.
First one in fingering weight it is to fit a 2 to 3 year old… brought it to work. Some said that is more for at 18 month old… Ohhhhh noo.
So off to the dying pot to make same colour in Dk weight and start over again.. Lol so I thought great I’ll have it knit up in no time…
Except…. something just did not work out well. tTe sleeves just did not fit in with the arm opening. Opening was to big and yes that in both dresses… Yuck what am I doing wrong was my question. I just could not concentrate on this one… something is not going well.
Have you ever thought… Nooo what is going on with me? why am I not getting this..
Well honestly so far this has not happen to me many times in my knitting lifetime lol.
So I looked at the written pattern and the chart…OHHHHHHH NOOOOO this is not the same..
Time to modified the arms and made it work.
Now for the pattern, it really is a beautiful dress and I love knitting Drops Designs pattern. Never really had a problem with them. But this one I am so glad it is done.
Just finished this quick cover up Poncho for Chloe. I hope this will fit her for some time. A thank You for a helping hand. Chloe’s “Grosi” is always so ready to help me in need. Thanks for being a friend.
This pattern is called Robin Poncho. You too can purchase this on Ravelry for your self. Or download on her blog http://www.mukicrafts.com as far as I know…
I had been given 5 skeins of yarn called “Sugar Baby Stripes” by Mary Maxim. Only used 2.5 for the size 6. Great yarn for this kind of job.
So I had a order for 4 skeins in a very deep plum colour. To be exact, it had to be the same as the top 2 skeins. I am very happy I was able to recreate the same colour and strength in the bottom 4 skeins as I have in the top 2.
Then decided to play around with 4 skeins of Fingering weight in a deep plum but much more with light to dark shades in same skeins. I am in love with this look and can’t wait to see them knit up.
So colourful, it make s me happy just looking at all the fun colours.
This Jelly Roll Rug is made with only 20 strips so half of a full Jelly Roll.
Typically the Jelly Rolls have 42-45 strips of 2.5″ in a roll at about $52 to $59 per roll. Then you will need the batting that you can use either the already cut into strips at 2.5″or you cut your strips from the meter cut batting available in most quilting stores. I used Aurafil Thread for this and a Jeans 14 Needle.
Off to the sewing and yes picture-taking I go and after a full 7 hours this was finished. Measuring 83 cm x 46 cm
The pattern comes in oval, round and in rectangle too. My first one I sewed up was really just a practice one with using up bits and pieces of fabrics I had stashed.
This one I just opened up the roll and sewn together as it was in the roll.Love this Australian fabric.
Coat is finally finished. Smiles, it only took me 4 summers to knit up.
Wow… You may say, but being fingering weight, needles 2.25 mm and in a black as you can see for most of the knitting. I really needed good lighting and the best was, sunlight outside in my backyard. Then the challenge of cutting the front open, something we knitters call “Steeking” and picking up stitches to bind the front edge…woha, a little nerve-racking. Only because I already invested that many year of knitting into the coat. Really did not want to muck this part up…Yes perfect all great.
You can see the inside of the coat is just a beautiful as the ousie..smile.
As I have shortened this jacket I had to modify some areas. So it is not true version of her coat. Therefore I have lots of yarn left. for some other project. Then I still have a foul box of her yarn for another coat of shawl..
indicates, one purse with many looks. Sew up one main inner bag and then just make several outer covers.
With that said even with just one outer cover you can have 2 different looks. See my pictures, one is floral and the other is abstract print. Same main bag with two liners heach opposite.
Love how this designer “Susan Rooney” gives us this perfect written and illustrated pattern.
With mine, I find that either the outer section could be sewn together with 1/4 ” seem instead with 5/8″ as my inner main bag seem to be a slight bit too big for the outer cover.
Overall this pattern is well worth the purchase and creating Your “One Of A Kind” Purse… You should come and see me at my work place I can give you all the ideas on fabric selections if you need some help with that. I love to help you and be creative. Only promise is …Smile You have to come and show me the end result. Totally love to see it :-)
Oh and I forgot to say, You can also just use the inner bag to go into any other purse you have without ever having to transfer allll the may special items you carry along in you bag…LOL if your like me You will have many.
It is all around us right now the ripe fruits and vegetables are an indication of the end of summer season. Apples, peaches, pears, corn, cabbages and yes tomatoes.
I am luck to have this Holland Marsh wetland close by well about 20 minutes driving distance from my home. As per their website “Produce selections range from more traditional crops such as carrots, onions and celery, to more diverse options like Chinese broccoli, Asian radish, and water spinach”. So a lot of the vegetables I believe are coming from there to our local store that I have right around my home.
I also have a knitting / sewing friend that grows carrots and onions right in Holland Marsh. Luck for me I have been getting a bag here and their from her and her husband. With the onions I make this amazing yummy onion soup. Carrots are great for carrot cake or soup too.
So since yesterday I have been dehydrating 3 baskets full of tomatoes so my hubby can take them on his up-coming hike to Munising Falls Michigan (Pictured Rocks) with his hiking friends.