The past few weeks, I have completed small knitting projects and easy sewing projects.
First, I finished my Bridger Cowl (free pattern by Kris Basta found on Ravelry).
This is a project that has been in my queue long before I actually could knit.
Small enough to fit in my purse, I knit this on the couch….
In the car waiting for the bus…
And finished it rather quickly.
Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the finished cowl before putting it in the mail to a friend.
I knit this with Berroco Flicker yarn…SUPER soft alpaca yarn.
So glad I have 3 more hanks of this yarn!
I will make myself one of these cowls, however I am going to increase the size to make it a tad looser (I’m not a fan of close things around my neck- no necklaces or turtlenecks for me).
This was a great learning project for me as I needed to learn how to cast on stitches at the beginning of rows (there is a great link to a video tutorial in the pattern instructions).
Next I made a Birthday Cake Cowl for myself (free pattern on Ravelry).
I had Patons Classic wool (2 skeins) in my stash for ever…found them for $1.00/each in a clearance sale.
I LOVE how the color way worked in this cowl!
This used 1/2 skein.
After the success of my Blipper Blanket, I made my kids each a fleece blanket for their bed.
Joann’s had Blizzard Fleece on sale for 60% off so I made these very inexpensively.
I did not make the pocket for feet on these blankets.
I learned, making the Blipper, that layers of fleece is a bit much for my Brother machine to handle.
So, I made these on my vintage Kenmore….no issues at all, it acted like it was sewing through the thinnest material.
Two cute blankets and the kids love them!
This week, I am working on my Olympics project, American Pride Knit Cowl (free pattern on RedHeart.com)
Then, I will be swatching my first sweater (heart palpitations begin now).
Have a great week!