I love my original Moutarde tas project bag so much, I made a second one! My first one (pictured above) was made with Patons Classic Wool and is a sweet size. I use it often when making small crochet and knitting projects (fits well in my work bag). I had trouble picking up stitches (this … Continue reading Moutarde Tas Part Deux
I have begun working on my Year of Projects! In my quest to make clothes from patterns, I am starting out with simple store bought patterns for non clothing. I need lots of practice. I would love to take my local sewing studio's Patterns 101 class, but the 6 week class doesn't work with my … Continue reading First Attempt
One of the charities I like to give to, is Hooking for the Homeless (which is located in New Hampshire). If you follow them on Facebook, they post links to (usually) free patterns including knitting, crocheting and sewing. If you are local (which I am not), they also have meet ups to sit and create. … Continue reading Stash Busting for Charity (again)
This week, I put my Cleo Tones scarf on the blocking boards! This has been a a nice, relaxing project...although it has taken me a long time to complete. Knitting here and there, mostly while watching TV. The lovely color changes of the Plymouth Yarn Cleo Tones was soothing. This scarf is loosely based on … Continue reading Blocking & Boxing
This week, my project included felting! My friend has been making these great, felted tote bags and is now making a Japanese knot bag (on my Ravelry list of many projects to do). I decided to make a small, felted project bag. I chose to make Puk Vossen's Mortarde tas bag (free pattern on Ravelry). … Continue reading Felting
Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes... I made a lot of mistakes making my Oats Cowl. Am I upset? Not at all. The main two mistakes: Knitting in the car waiting for my son. I was so engrossed in an NPR story that I totally forgot to knit row 2. Then, I was so far in I just … Continue reading Mistakes a plenty
I made a hat! I made a hat in the round! I made a hat in the round with worsted weight and NOT chunky weight! I'm on top of the world! Well, maybe not on top of the word, but I am pretty stoked! I used Patons Work Sock Hat pattern. I liked this pattern … Continue reading Success!