Last week I posted that I was working on a free Ravelry pattern, Debut.


I have finished!

I enjoyed making this very much.

A great pattern for a new knitter, not complicated but more advanced than straight garter stitch.

I liked working with the Red Heart With Love Stripes yarn.

I used approximately 1.5 skeins.

Lovely colors!




Also this week, out of sheer desperation,  I made window coverings for the play room windows.

My son E “discovered” the ties on the half curtains that were in the room.

After them being ripped down for the 5th time I gave up and took them down.

Now, he knows he shouldn’t be doing it…he lost tv and kindle privileges for MANY, MANY, MANY hours over the long weekend (I think I suffered more than he did), but apparently the temptation was too strong.

I went into my stash and took the only two yards of fabric I had and made simple window coverings.


No lining, why bother for a play room.

We are going to be having our windows replaced and work done in our house.

When that is done, I plan on making curtains and/or valences for all the rooms.

We basically just threw up valences when we moved in,  thinking the kids would pull down floor length curtains.

Actually, we didn’t do much decorating (except for wallpaper removal and painting), having a new born and a 15 month old at the time.

We are slowly starting to think about changes we (or I really) want to make.

Last year was the fence, water heater, well pump and tank replacement.

This year new windows, counter tops and backsplash.

Then, painting the living room, kitchen and bathrooms.

So excited!!!

Have a good day!


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14 thoughts on “Debut

  1. Becki says:

    I love the colors in that colorway of the Red Heart Stripes. I picked up the colorway Renaissance last week and I’m anxious to see how it works up. I do think knitting may be the way to go with these self-striping yarns. I assume because the stitches are smaller, the transitions are usually smoother in knitting than in crochet. Or maybe I should make another linen stitch scarf… Regardless… I’m going to look for the colorway you used above. I love the blue and purple tones. Your projects always inspire me!


    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I think this one is called Barouque (I can’t find the label). I agree, I think knitting shows it off better 🙂 Next up is trying Lion Brand Mandala using the Hitchhiker pattern 😉


  2. Marsha says:

    That shawl turned out lovely. The striping yarn was perfect for that pattern. You are knitting quite well. And as always……………your sewing skills are fantastic. The curtain is so bright and cheerful. Perfect for a play room.


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