Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Victoria's Nursery Items

My daughter is having her first child in a couple of months.  So I am helping her with her decor by knitting.  This cute elephant is sitting on a shelf in her nursery.  He was pretty fun to knit up and is very soft and cuddly.


He even has a little tail.





And here is Mr. Fox.  I used the pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits. But I used worsted weight yarn which makes him a little larger.


I revised the pattern for the short pants and added straps.  



Wouldn't you like these for your nursery?


Monday, September 18, 2017

What I'm Working On - Applique

These are pics of ongoing projects that I've been doing over the last several months.  That means that I don't work on them a lot but they have been great for the summer.  The smaller one especially is easy to take with me or sit out on the porch with as I work on it.

These are both Hawaiian projects.  This is the border of the smaller one.



This one is a king size quilt for my bed.  I have the center finished and am just working on the outside edges.  This project is large as it is one piece and I only do it on the weekends.  It's a great one for watching golf or football on the TV.

 My method of basting is pinning with safety pins.  No pokes there.



Friday, September 15, 2017

Dragonflies and Daisies


This is a baby quilt that I copied from a magazine that is years old.  I am trying to just use my stash and this worked for that.  I started with the border fabric and picked the rest from there.




Daisies in the border and so there had to be daisies in the  quilt.


The dragonflies add a nice touch.  It is all fused applique.



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Dear Jane

These are the first blocks in my second set that I am doing.  They are 1,2,3 in D,E,F.  


This set has a lot of blue.  We'll have to wait and see how they look when it all comes together.



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Crocheted Animals


These are all future prizes for some little children.  It seems that they are a hit.
All of these, except for the mouse in the leaf come from a website with free patterns called Amigurumi Today.  Most are not listed on Ravelry.

Timmy the Dog

This is a dog cupcake.  It mixes the best of both worlds - pets and sweet treats.
All of these are crocheted with sport weight yarn.  It keeps them a little smaller which I like.


This little mouse is from a different website but is also a free pattern.
He is very tiny and very fast to crochet up.



Watermelon Turtles.  Mom and baby.



Cuddle Me Panda

Cuddle Me Lion

Cuddle Me Elephant

Hopefully these will last a little while before I need to make more.

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