A friend asked me to knit a hat for a lady that she sees regularly when she goes to her chemo appointments.
The chemo hats that are given away are rather plain and mostly too large for this lady. She likes nice yarns and nice fancier hats. So I knitted this one. My friend who is giving the hat is modeling it for me.
As I've said before, I love doing lace work and this hat was no exception. I may do more of this pattern.
It got too big for me to handle when I was laid up with my foot, so in August I put it away. But now it's out and I added the borders. With all the trapunto, it's rather like some hilly places. It makes me wonder how it's going to lay on my frame.
I think I'm going to have to do some machine basting or stabilizing before I get into really quilting this.
But I have quilted trapunto quilts before and had no problem. I don't know why these mountains bother me.
We had a customer come into the shop that likes to hand quilt but does not like to piece. So she is paying me to piece this quilt for her. The kit is a Hoffman Fabric kit called Volcano Tiles.
The squares all have designs in the center, so that took a little time to make sure they were centered right. On some of the fabrics the design really stands out like this one below. Others are more tone on tone.
Here is the array of squares. I am timing myself on this quilt so I will be able to see what I make per hour.
Eloise came into the shop the other day with her doll. But she wanted to work and didn't want to hold her baby any more. "Grandma, can you hold my baby?" So this is where she sat and watched over the quilt I was quilting.
This is Vicki's last quilt of the 3 she gave me to do. I did flowers and leaves all over it.
I love knitting lace. It's not exactly relaxing but the results are so beautiful. This shawl was one that was really fun to do. I did run out of yarn at one point and so it took a while to finish as I had started other projects since I had to order more yarn.
The yarn is a wool with some silk in it. It is very soft.
I just had to start another new project. I need more applique going still. This is one from a magazine from 2004, so it's been a while.
A goal of mine is to do every project I like in each magazine I have and then get rid of the magazine. This was the only project in this one I liked and it won't be done for Thanksgiving so it will be nice for next fall.
In the magazine it says to do fusable applique, but I'm going for needleturn. I think the dimension of needleturn will look nicer.
I have everything cut and the larger pieces placed. My husband and I are going away this weekend, so this is a good project to do, especially since I'm not walking really great yet. We'll have to see how that goes.