Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Asher's Summer Knits

Knitting for babies is so much fun that I'm glad I have babies to knit for.  Asher is my favorite grandson to knit for. Of course, he's my only grandson so that's why I can call him my favorite.

Both of these outfits are pictures that I found and copied.  There was no pattern.  So I looked at patterns that I already had and used them for the tension gauge and the sizing.  I also drew on paper and did have to do some ripping out.

I used knit picks shine sport for the yarn.  I do knit loosely so I don't get a sport tension, more like a DK tension.

He's pretty cute, isn't he?

Here is the other summer outfit.  I was really pleased with how this turned out.  I like how the dolors work on this one.  And the yellow buttons.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

June's New Cardigan

I found a picture of a cardigan I liked. but it didn't have a pattern to go with it.  I decided to look for a pattern that I might own and make my version of the picture I saw.  This is the result.

Of course, she's so cute I have to put lots of pictures on of her.

For my guide, I used a pattern that goes straight up with no indentation on the sleeves.  I did garter stitch instead of the pattern the sweater had. It seems to run a little large. But large is better than too small.  She'll be able to fit it for a while.

I used a knit Picks Shine Sport in Cream for this sweater.  I'm really liking the sheen of the shine sport yarns.

Quite a large hood, isn't it?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Karen's Quilt

This is a traditional pattern that is quite pretty.

I  quilted an overall swirly thing that you can't really see from my pictures.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Elaine's Quilt

Elaine had me quilt this quilt for her in which she did some lovely embroidery work.

It was quite fun to quilt just to check out all the different birds.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hawaiian Flowers

This is a small Hawaiian quilt that I started earlier this summer.  It is one of those that I took with me on small trips.   It is an easy applique.  I also  take it outside here at home when the weather is wonderful for sitting outside visiting with friends and watching the children play.
It came from an idea I found on pinterest. It's so easy to copy things that way.  I am still working on applique borders to go around the whole thing.  It will be wall hanging size when completed.

Watching the children play

Wednesday, July 12, 2017