Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Napkin set #1

Here is my first of hopefully four sets of napkins for my family. I chose to use red as the accent color for the "Bird" set. I haven't embroidered for so long and really enjoyed this little project. The images are from "A Rainbow of Stitches". It is full of wonderful images to embroider. The next set will be in green and will be trees. Look forward to it later on!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stashbusting from the basket....

So, if you remember the pile of yarns from a couple of posts ago....Some of it has been transformed into these items: a scrappy lengthwise scarf, a one skein crocheted scarf and a top down baby shirt (also crocheted). All of these yarns have been sitting a long time waiting for a purpose. I will be happy to have them made into something. My next basket will have more project oriented yarns and less single skeins, I think.

The Central Park Hoodie

One year and 715 grams of purple yarn later, behold the Central Park Hoodie! It was really not very difficult and gave me some practice with seaming my knitwear, which is not as hard as I anticipate. I was pleased to find that it fit me well. The only modifications that I made were to add 2 inches to the length of the body and the length of the sleeves. I'm very pleased with it and have worn it a number of times already!