Thursday, January 27, 2011

Project Marathon

I am having a blast after working on some intricate projects, just making some quickies. Hailey is modeling the Urchin hat (pattern by Ysolda Teague) made from some yarn that had been in my stash for years! I'm pleased with the hat and think that it sets off Hailey's henna dyed hair prettily! Also made a stationary holder for a young friend with some fabric I had left from a similar project for Hailey. I love the fabric! Last are some hats for newborns to send off to Caps for Good. They'll be distributed to low birthweight infants in poverty to help them keep their body heat while they are small and hopefully survive. They were so quick and used just tiny bits of yarn.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

First knitting project of 2011 completed!

This scarf is the Arrowhead Scarf from an old holiday issue of Knit Simple. It is knit from an angora/wool blend and an alpaca. I thought it ended up being a good way to use some variegated yarn. (Note to self: don't buy variegated yarn anymore--the colors are pretty in the skein, but I don't really like how it looks knit up.) This scarf is for Grandma Clow's 90th birthday. I think she'll enjoy it. Off it goes in the mail tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Malakai!

Made this birthday banner for my nephew's second birthday. The fabric letters are fastened on with Heat-n-Bond. Funny thing is that I thought that I'd go easy and buy iron on letters. I just couldn't get the iron on letters to work after messing with them forever! I finally broke down and cut out the letters after I ironed the fabric to the heat and bond. It turned out to be much easier and I'm pleased with the result.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bird and Vine Mitts

I made these for Hailey for Christmas, though she saw them ahead of time and thought I was making them for another friend. I love how they turned out!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Sweet Violet Scarf and Cable Lace handwarmers

These were made for Heidi and Mark's Mom as Christmas presents. I loved the way they both turned out!

Catching up....

I haven't blogged here for so long. I really haven't completed much in the way of crafts over the last months, but as I think of things, I will post them to keep a record. The Raider's blanket is a Christmas gift for my BIL, Micah. The handwarmers were for Noah's bike rides across town to the Exploratorium and the hat was for a friend who moved to Ohio. She needs some warm things! Noah's handwarmers were made from some homespun that I spun myself. The yarn was uneven, but nice and springy!