Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Apron For My Grandson

I made this apron for my grandson. He loves trains and I decided to do a play on words and embroider chew, chew, chew, instead of choo, choo, choo. Pin It Now!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Helicopter Quilt

I made this quilt for my grandson who will be 3 years old in November. He loves all kinds of vehicles like trains, airplanes, earth movers, ambulances, police cars and helicopters. So when I saw this Amy Bradley design in a magazine awhile back, I thought my grandson would love it. Amy's designs are always so cute and whimsical, which is perfect for a child. I didn't add a border, but instead made a scrappy binding, which turned out nice, but was a bit hard to deal with in the corners! I hand blanket stitched around the shapes and machine quilted it.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wool Knit Clogs

Here is the finished result after felting the slippers:
I like how they turned out. However, because I used a different yarn for the sole than the top, they felted differently. The oatmeal colored sole felted more and so at the toes and the heels I am actually walking on the teal color and not the oatmeal color on the toes and heels. So lesson learned here is to make sure that you use the same yarn type and same brand of yarn for the main shoe and the top. The trim at the top probably wouldn't matter that much though. So I will make another pair of slippers for my husband and use all the same yarn for his.
These are wool knitted clogs before they are felted. I wear a size 6 woman's shoe and these are huge right now. After they are felted I will post the after photos and the knit stitches will disappear into the felting and magically will be small enough to fit my size 6 feet (hopefully that is!). Stay tuned for the after photos...See above pictures that I added 9/22/10The pattern is from designer Bev Galeskas of Fiber Trends located in Wenatchee, Washington (Wenatchee is famous for the apples grown there on the drier side of Washington state). I lived in Olympia, WA (on the rainy side of WA) for 17 years before moving to New Mexico. See all of Bev's great knitting patterns and the yarns, etc. she sells here at Fiber Trends.
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Linen Stitch Knit Scarf

This scarf was knit with the linen stitch, which looks somewhat like it's been woven instead of knitted: On the left side the back of the scarf shows and has more of a bumpy texture:

I bought this beautiful wool yarn at the Taos Wool Festival in Taos, New Mexico a few years ago and finally decided to make something with it. I bought 2 skeins because I wasn't sure what I would make with it or how much yarn I would need, but thought 2 skeins would be enough for a scarf and a hat. So now that the scarf is made, I will decide what to make with the remaining skein and leftovers from the first skein.
The yarn is so soft, and it doesn't itch at all like so many other wool yarns do. It is from the Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co. in Henderson, Texas. I remember having a lot of trouble trying to choose from so many yummy-looking colors of variegated yarns. The colors in the photos don't do it justice as the colors are very deep and rich in person. This color is the Magenta Variegated. Pin It Now!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Orange Knit Hat

I knit this for a friend of mine to give to her grandson, who will be born in December. It's an orange (fruit). The pattern was actually a berry knit with lilac yarn, but too feminine for a boy, so I found these yarn colors and turned it into an orange!
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