In Blankets, Knitting on January 15, 2014 at 11:10 pm
The blue hand knit rug is finished.
Pattern: Ten Stitch Blanket by Frankie Brown
Yarn: Briggs n Little Heritage in navy blue and sewSpun yarn with Leaves (hand spun and hand dyed)
Although, I had intended it to be a bedroom rug, I ran out of steam to make it big enough. It looked ridiculously small laying beside the queen size bed, like I had stuck a postage stamp on a 9*12 envelope.
So, it found a new home underneath the half moon table in the hallway.
Though I have yet to catch him on camera, Jake has found a way to squeeze at least half of his body onto this small rug. Poor Jake. He is still upset with us for throwing the old green carpet in the trash.
In Sewing on December 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm
For Christmas, I made Elly a handknit flower hat, 3 lace cards, a hero mask and a jewelry box.
Heck, I even made hero masks for 3 of Elly’s cousins and 2 of Elly’s friends.
Dan got to open a half-finished Phillies blanket with the pins still in it.
Thankfully, Dan just laughed at the pins and thought the blanket was a great gift.
On the 11th day of Christmas, I finally gave Dan the finished blanket, which he promptly put to use.
It is super warm, being made of 2 layers of fleece. If I hadn’t opted to use one of the fancy stitches for the border, the blanket would have been finished on time. Those fancy stitches are pretty, but they take three times as long to sew as a simple straight stitch.
In Knitting on December 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm
On a recent walk around the block with Jake the dog, Elly complimented the headband I was wearing. It looks similar to the one found here. And perhaps because she knows I can and do occasionally knit, she asked if I had made it. I hadn’t though; it was a gift.
Elly continued to admire my headband, especially the flower on it. It was beautiful. What’s more; it would look beautiful on her.
Rather than ask me to give her the one on my head or ask me to buy her one just like it, she asked if I could knit her a hat with a flower on it. I said yes immediately.
It took me about a month to knit it. I sewed the flower on Christmas Eve – just in time to wrap it and put it under the tree.
Pattern: Fabulous Hat by Meghan Jones
Yarn: Manos del Uruguay in natural and Handspun wool yarn in green
May she always believe that any pretty hat she takes a liking to can be knit by Mom.