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

Monday, June 26, 2017

Dear Jane Continuued

These are the last 4 blocks of the rows A,B, and C.  So now I have one long section completed.  

These are very fun to do.  Since they are small, they don't take too much time.  Most of them are paper pieced, which is not my forte but I like it for the small pieces that are involved.

Yes, some are a little wonky but I don't mind.  This quilt is not meant for a show.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Filet Crochet Doily

This doily was made from a pin I found on pinterest.  It had instructions in Spanish? and a chart.  I followed the chart.  It did call for a different stitch for the flower which I never did figure out.
I look on the internet for other filet crochet stitches and this stitch doesn't seem to be used in English speaking countries.  Oh well...
It is a lovely doily though.

I used a cotton crochet thread that I had hanging around and it seems I had just enough.  Whew!!!

My Ravelry link.  Here you can find the chart of the original.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Clara's Sweater

This is a sweater I knitted for Clara.  I took a pic of one I liked for an American girl doll and transformed it into a sweater for a little girl.  

I measured her chest but I never thought of a tummy that might stand out.  Next time when the girl isn's super skinny, measure the waist also.  Hmmmm....

I like the details the sweater had with the two color work and the moss stitch instead of ribbing.

You can find more details on this sweater on my Ravelry site.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Dragonflies and Daisies

This is a quilt that I copied from an old magazine that I wanted to throw away.  I kept this page from it and now have made it.  This is a using up fabric project.  No purchasing on it.
I started with strips.

I fused the daisies and dragonflies with a simple straight stitch around the edges.

I embroidered the antennae on the dragonflies.

The top is now all put together.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Getting Into the Dirt

These are more quiet book pages.
This one is a playful little caterpiller over a flower garden.

He's a puzzle one of the children can put back together and then button the flowers on and off.

Then I made a garden with some nice vegetables.

I'm not sure about the snaps.  Even my six year old had problems with them.  

This is a dutch garden since there is a windmill in it.