Wishing you all a wonderful, warm and merry Christmas!
Today I cast on a sock weight hat for mom. The pattern is Socky Slouchy Hat, free on Ravelry.
I am using Premier Yarns Wool-Free Sock Yarn in the Vegas Lights colorway.
I am making good progress on it and hope to have it done and blocked for the New Year.
Happy fast knits to all~!
The batch of see-through zippies that I created out of the fabric I purchased from Fringe in Salida.
I blended the eye-popping eyetalian fabrics from the apron and kitchen projects we did earlier this year to finish the bags.
I think they turned out adorable.
They were gifted to my knitting folks as their Teacher's Pet of the Year Award. Each have a different reason to be Teachers pet.
I saw this video tutorial at Crafty Gemini.
With leftover charms from the latest charm school project, I created a holiday postcard. This first one is destined for the quilt shop.
I plan to make some more of these and send them out this year. The first one will be a test through the USPS to myself. I want to see how damaged it gets, I may have to mail them in mini manila envelopes so they get there in good shape. More later on the test results.
This is a fun way to use up scraps. I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend.
"Thanksgivukkah is a pop-culture portmanteau neologism given to the convergence of the American holiday of Thanksgiving and the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah on Thursday, November 28, 2013. Thursday, November 28 will not fall during Chanukah again until the year 79811."Wishing you all a wonderful day with family and friends.
In my first attempt to sew with clear vinyl I created a test for a bus pass holder for my friend CatWithCats. It was a failure. The opening for the bus pass was too small.
They will be very cute and I will remake them this evening when I get home. It was a learning experience.
Vinyl is not the easiest thing to sew on/with. I used wax paper to sew on the vinyl and that worked well.
These may make up cute for gift card holders, would not need the hardware on them for that purpose.
At the beginning of the fall, I went through my bucket of bulky weights and decided it was time to destash, so I have been knitting hats to donate.
Today I emptied the bucket and saw that I have quite a few, so the plan is to visit Black Forest on Friday and give them to one of the disaster recovery groups to give out to the fire victims.
I still have yarn to knit and will keep these on the needles for days that I need a mindless project to work on.
In the spirit of thanksgiving, I am grateful for yarn and needles and the skill to use them. Knit On!
I just finished what had turned into a year long project that began as a simple test of a bag pattern.
The next step is to get it mailed to the intended recipient.
These little bags are cash and carry by Terri Atkinson with the little wallet she also designed. Too cute in these fabrics.
Now, on to larger projects that need finishing before the end of November.
It looks like I have been missing for nearly a month. I was not stolen by aliens or picked up as a prize for a sheik, or run over by a herd of reindeer, just been so busy my eyeballs hurt.
I have worked on zippies. And I have worked on free motion for fall mug rugs. There was lots of decluttering and sorting and reducing of all manner of things in my household. At one point Pedro was afraid he might be next, I told him NEVER!
And I have either taught or hosted or took a class every Saturday for the last two months. And this is all in my non-working time.
The monster mat is a tray liner for mom to use to serve dad his meals. I thought she could use something bright and fun to make her smile.
All and all it has been a fun fall. I am looking forward to the Thanksgiving break.
I will try to do better blogging. It is nice to have it portable.
Today I had the pleasure of driving to Denver to deliver contracts to the state.
Since I had to go to lunch somewhere I opted to find and try Cake Crumbs in the historic Park Hill district.
It was a day of beautiful weather, yummy veggie sliders lunch and cupcakes to bring home. So glad I had the opportunity to find a little adventure today.
Some of you know that I am a huge shark fan, no, not the sharks on ice, the real live swimming creatures. And, with that said, a huge fan of shark movies. For me it started with Jaws and has continued from there.
Last night I got to see new cult movie, Sharknado from. The Sy Sfy channel. It was wonderfully horrible bad, a true B-rate movie. However, the premise is great and the story line is acceptable. I don't need to own it, but it was great to see it.
While I was getting ready to watch it I was ironing on the applique sections of my Charm School 2 project.now I am ready to stitch and quilt this piece. I hope it's recipient truly enjoys it.