Friday, June 11, 2010

A Friday Finished Project

Finally, I have finished my "Minnie" project! It has been sitting in a cupboard for a couple of years, waiting for me to finish the lace edging. Today was lunch at the Philbrook Museum, so I finished it up last night and found a dress in my closet that matches!

Pattern: Minnie by Louisa Harding
Yarn: Ultra Silk by Berroco

I would like to thank my dear mother for teaching me how to sew when I was a little girl. A lot of knitters really hate "sewing up" the knit pieces -- but I actually don't mind at all, since my embroidery, hemming and sewing years taught me how to handle that! The worst part was knitting the lace edging -- which is knit in a strip about a mile long, and then sewed around all the edges.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hats , Mittens and Scarves

The cold and snow have been pretty brutal the last few weeks, so winter weather accessories are quite appropriate!

Project: Misti Chunky Ribs and Ruffles Scarf (free pattern by Nancy Kleiber)
Yarn: Marble (James C Brett)
Made for: Katy

To make this scarf warm enough, I held the yarn doubled, making it even chunkier than the original pattern's version.

Michael keeps his ears warm with a beanie I made him a few years ago. The yarn was some alpaca yarn I got at a farm in Michigan, when Brad and I spent a few days at the cabin (well, really more of a house, and quite luxurious) Mom and Dad rented on a lake. I had forgotten about this hat until I saw him wearing it on New Year's Day!

Terra is modeling a pair of Bella mittens I made for Calder. Yarn is Lion Brand wool-ease chunky.

Anna is wearing the hat and scarf I made for her mom (hat is a modified "Drops Design" pattern, scarf is Ribs and Ruffles Scarf) and Sophia is wearing a Santa hat (pattern from "Drops Design"). The yarn for these projects was Bamboo Soft, bought at Hobby Lobby.

Sophie helped make the pom pom for her hat, which she wanted to look like a peppermint!

And a pair of mitts for Saskia, made with SWTC Karoake yarn, and based on Laurie-Ann Schultz's free Fingerless Glove pattern.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice. . .

. . . that's what little girls are made of!"

: Angora Bolero from Vintage Knits for Modern Babies.
Yarn: Sirdar Romance (2 skeins)
Made for: Juliana, la hija del Gordo y Amanda

Y aquí está la nena, con el bolero puesto, y comiendo su botita! ¡Qué linda está!

And here's a picture of Anna wearing the purple Little Jive shrug I made!