Wednesday, May 29, 2019
I was ready to start a new quilt. I had ripped one out of a magazine that I was throwing away and was considering it. My granddaughters were over and I thought the quilt looked rather like one for a young girl. I asked the girls if any of them would like it, and Clara immediately answered that she would. So it will be hers.
It's applique and now the top is all put together. I do still need to applique the borders.
It was one that was very easy to applique, quick and fun.
Here is a pic with the feet and some more of my girls helping me to lay it out in the order that we wanted it.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
He is very cute. Everyone likes him. But he did not come hassle free.
He is knit from a free pattern. He has loops. And more loops. They exercise the hand and they take a lot of time. This is the only time I will do this pattern. But he is very cuddly.
I had to work a while to keep his head from flopping and to get him to stand up. But he does that well now. He may become a birthday present for a granddaughter.
Friday, May 3, 2019
This is a finish and my husband really likes it. So now it is hanging in our bedroom. I guess, so he can look at it every morning when he wakes up.
There is a mistake in it. Did you see it? I didn't notice it until I was quilting it. By then it was too late to correct.
I bought the pattern from a quilt shop in Wichita, Ks that had one hanging on the wall in this color range. Otherwise, I would have never bought it. But I like the colors.
The pattern instructions waste a lot of fabric, but there are instructions from others online how to do it without so much waste.
Except for the white, this is a stashbuster. Although it never seems like my stash gets busted.
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Over the last couple of months I have made many prizes for my daughters. It seems the 4-8 year olds love them. And I can't seem to knit enough of them. So I will just show pics and if you want to know more, you can go to my ravelry site for yarns and any other explanations that I have.
How is that for a show? All of these were crocheted. That tends to work best for little animals.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Here is a sweater I just finished knitting for June. She likes popcorn, or her mom does anyways.
We couldn't find a pattern, so I took a Sirdar pattern that I already had and changed it a little and added popcorns. Sirdar patterns are very consistent size wise and always work well. You can get some patterns and the size is really off, the neck is too large or too small. Often times the sleeve openings are too small. But Sirdar works very well as a base. I did change a few things on it, but it did make for a nice sweater.
This has plenty of growing room, so it should still fit in the fall.
I used a Knitpicks cotton. It is a cream that has a lovely hint of pink. It's a very pretty color.