Sunday, April 27, 2014
Imperial Wrap is knit from Blue Sky Alpacas wonderfully soft Royal Alpaca. This yarn is so wonderful to knit with, it just glides over the needles. I love it. This is a simple design which would make a cozy wrap for any occasion.
Monday, January 6, 2014
I thought it would be fun to hang some mittens by the fireplace. I saw this idea somewhere using miniature mittens; but, being the practical one that I am, I could not see putting in all the time to knit mittens that no one could wear and with 12 grandchildren someone can always use another pair of mittens. These were knit using 'Spud and Chloe' Sweater. That is my grandmothers tea pot. It says Lipton on the bottom. I wonder if she saved stamps to send away for it ... or maybe box tops? My sisters and I would get the fun job of putting all those S&H Green Stamps and Gold Bond Stamps into the books to be sent in for redemption.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
I love giving had made gifts! I have been invited to a couple baby showers this winter so I have been working on ideas for baby quilts. Using the Elephant quilt block I found here I made this baby quilt for a nephew and his wife who are expecting their first child. I needed it to be gender neutral and I think this fits the bill. Kind of a modern edge on the standard 9 patch quilt with the bright border. I used cotton quilt batting and the geometric print for the back side. I like the softness of cotton batting and the way the quilt looks after a few washings. Such a classic batting. I quilted this little quilt using my walking foot making squares in each block and multiple lines along the border. I stitched around the elephant using a quarter inch seam allowance.