I had a good time with the New Knitter Mitts (Skacel) ... it was a kit. DD also has a kit!
Started another kit, Montana Mitts -- Wool and the Gang. Knitting done on one, starting the 2nd one soon.
knitted beverage cozy . Enjoyed the cable pattern. This kit was from 10,000 Villages.
New hat for DH. Ann Norling Pattern, spiral rib hat. I've knitted a few hats with this pattern.
Matese bag - which needs to be sewn together!!! I'm undecided about making a lining for the bag. I really liked the pattern, the Berroco yarn, espresso is now discontinued : ( I did manage to find some espresso in green colors. Hope to knit a 2nd bag in this pattern soon.
While visiting Montana in 2017, my sister gave me some fibers. We were at 2nd hand store & I found knitting needles -- this trim/edge pattern was on line. interweave.com/article/needlework/weldons-mystery-project-knitted-lace-edging/
So, I knitted the edge in 2017 -- and the pattern and knitting became separated! "
A few days ago, I found the knitted trim, still on the knitting needles. Bound off and not sure where I'll put this knitted piece.
Here are a few of the rectangles I've knitted. They will be donated to Warm Up America -- once I knit up the rest of the acrylic yarn I own.
September is National Sewing month .... The above photo part of a gift for DF. The origami bag is useful for any kind of project! And the ort container is really fun to make. I think I have sewn up 4 of them (to be given away). I like to add yo-yo's ; however , buttons look pretty good on the containers, too.
Do you have left over fabric --- try a pattern .... link HERE.
Multiple dischcloths!!! Probably too many to post.
Small mug rug with left-over cotton yarn (takes apx 20 yards)
Aside from fiber arts & sewing ..... I've been enjoyed zentangle classes - and on-line videos.
Filled one sketchbook of this-n-that.
And, coloring - I enjoy the pages from Johanna Basford. Her illustrations are great fun for for me to fill in with color --- I prefer coloring pencils.
Lucky, lucky me!!! The winner of Wendy's giveaway! The pearl bracelet fits purr-fectly --- Each time I've worn it, I've received compliments! http://umintsuru.blogspot.com/2018/07/cream-pearl-bracelet.html
Vintage finds while shopping with my sister. Spool knitters are my weakness. I think they are fun to own. And fun to find in vintage stores.
The vintage sewing ruler. The older ruler is already in use!
My sister came for a visit (in August) and she brought her vintage beaded necklaces with her! This is one I chose, from quite an assortment! A turtle, hearts and crystals! She enjoys going out to 2nd hand stores and picking up vintage necklaces. The washes the beads + findings, then puts them back together with a creative twist!
I've had this kit (from Stitches Midwest) and decided I should finish it! I think I'm 75-80% done. The lace knitting slows me down - the results are beautiful! Angela's Dream Scarf by Jeanette Estee Famulari
This was a class - taken at the Local Knitting Store.
I started my 2nd Mosaic knitted bag. The first one I knitted came out so nice -- and I had extra yarn for a 2nd one. Colors will be similar. Pattern is Mosaic Bag by Cindy Walker. Yarn I am using is Erika Knight British Blue Wool.
The last two knitting classes I've taken, at the local knitting store, were taught by Laura Ricketts. The subject: Twined Knitting.
Such a treat to have Laura's twined knitted pieces in hand. It is a beautiful technique. Awesome color and texture. We learned to use z-spun yarn and create braids and the crook stitch.
Maybe one day I'll have cuffs --- I am so glad I know this technique. I doubt I could have figured it out by videos and tutorials on line!!! Laura also brought a couple books for us to look thru -- this one caught my eye + I was able to find it on line. Out of print, and not very expensive.
The "F" word --- yes, finished. Woolenberry's Hearald wrap.
This one took awhile. I would do a few rows, set it aside. Knit a few rows, set it aside. The store in Bloomington, Indiana closed - I'm not sure where to find more of this yarn. It is a dream to knit with.
I've continued the lace edge from Piecework Magazine. it is called Lace No. 10 -- from Mary Elizabeth's 1935 book. I submitted a photo & it was published in the April issue!
Our DD's kitty enjoys the KnitPicks bag from
Stitches Midwest. This cat cannot ignore a tote!
These stitch markers were a 'win' from the Stitches Midwest Scavenger Hunt. I enjoy going + seeing all the new patterns and yarns. And toys!!! It is great to find a bargain here-n-there.
This past Spring, I made a few dish dresses for girlfriends. A fun addition to most kitchens during spring cleaning!
I may give up on cup cozy -- not sure I'm crazy about the final knitted results.
Have you heard? To celebrate World Embroidery Day (2018) he San Francisco School of Needlework + Design posted an invitation to participate in creating the World's Longest Band Sampler. I know .... what fun to create a band (with their template ... see photo --- from their post) and participate in the project! The plan is to sew together the bands which are submitted, no deadline posted.