Two items on my Year Of Projects list are to make a new work tote and complete my stitch sampler wrap. This week I worked on both. First, my tote bag. A few weeks ago I saw a YouTube video by Midnight Quilt Show about using stash fabric to create a tote. Turns out, the … Continue reading Works In Progress
When Marly Bird started her Spring KAL (My First Socks), I saw a few people on FB using Red Heart Yarns Faux Fair Isle yarn. I had already purchased the yarn I wanted to use, however I found the yarn on sale and with a coupon I purchased two skeins for $2.50. So, I needed … Continue reading Faux Fair Isle
This is school vacation week, so my socks are on hold until the kids start back at school. Simply stated, I need to concentrate on the socks and Miss ME and E don't allow that to happen. A while back, Marly Bird introduced Red Heart SuperSaver Fair Isle yarn. I saw it on sale at … Continue reading Faux Fair Isle
I finally finished my Hitchhiker Shawl! I started this sooooo long ago. While having lunch with my college roommate, she showed me her completed Hitchhiker and I loved it. Never having worked with any yarn thinner than worsted (while knitting), I was nervous to tackle fingering yarn. I chose to use Lion Brand Mandala in … Continue reading Hitchhiker
I have always wanted to do a temperature blanket, but know I don't have the staying power to crochet or knit everyday. Then I saw Fiber Flux post a Temperature Shawl CAL. Each week you will crochet the average temperature for the week. After 52 weeks, you have a sweet shawl! That is do-able! I … Continue reading Temperature Shawl CAL
This weeks project is the super popular Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm (found on Ravely). My roommate from college, Miss Jennifer, told me I had to make it. Hers was so lovely, made in fingering weight yarn. As a newish knitter, fingering weight yarn intimidates me...it would take me FOREVER to finish. So, I had a … Continue reading “Hitchhiking” Through L.A.
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. … Continue reading Debut