Sunday, November 29, 2015

FO Watershed

Project Details: started on June 11 and finished on November 28th.  I used Debbie Bliss Cotton Silk Aran yarn in a mustard color.  This knit is not one to start and put down.  It is too complex for that.  I would actually say it is one of the hardest constructions I've ever gone.   I did add a few extra rows to make it longer and only had 2 feet of yarn left.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

FO Leaflet Sweater

Project Detsils:
Started on October 1st and finished on November 19th.  I used Elsebeth Labold Silk Wool XL (Aran weight).  I love the drape of it.  I did another half repeat of the pattern because I was worried it would be too short.  And I'm happy I did!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

FO 2016 Zooey Mittens

It is that time of year again - I made the annual mittens for Zooey.  This year .... She loves them.  I found the patterns hard to read in this book - but the mittens came out cute!

Friday, October 30, 2015

FO around the house!

I've been getting odds and ends done around the house.  First off I found this vintage fabric at the thrift store and I made it into a window treatment for Zooey's room.  We both love it!
Zooey wants to be Heidi for Halloween and I finished this dress for her.  Now I just need to make a dress or two for me!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

FO Zooey Hat

This is the first ever item Zooey has requested.  I think it is a bit big for her - but she loves it.

Project Details:
Started September 20th and finished on the 22nd.  Size 11 needles holding three strands of yarn together.  If I were to make this again I might adjust needle size and hold 4 strands together.

In other news I've decided to stop working on the cross stitch for the rest of this year.  I need a break and want to spend more time knitting!

Monday, August 31, 2015

FO cross stitched monkey

When your kid loves Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ... You make special bibs for stuffed animals!

Monday, August 3, 2015

FO Needle Punch

I've taken up a new hobby.  Needle punching.  I do love it!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

FO Latch Hook Pillow


I have never latch hooked before and find it fun and fast.  This kit was from 1987 and I paid $4 on eBay for it.  I started on July first and finished on July 12.  I'm sure I'll be hooking more!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

FO Vintage Dress

This was a simple McCall's pattern that has lots of variations.  I got the fabric from a garage sale and it was marked 1969.  I washed it and then cut it out.  There is zero give to the material - next time I make this dress I will use a more elastic material.  Also the sleeve instructions sort of suckered.  But otherwise it only took me a few hours and came out cute!

Monday, June 1, 2015

FO Pinwheel Sweater

Project Details:
This was a run crazy fast knit.  I might have to make it again.  Started on May 15 and finished on June 1st.  I can see doing this out of scrap yarns next time.  Really does fit 6 months to 4 years as well.  The edging is icord and really fun!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

FO Trillian scarf

This was the perfect travel project.  Started May 15 and finished on the 23rd.  One full skein of sock yarn.  Needs a good was and block!

Friday, May 8, 2015

FO Gathered Pullover

Let me start off by saying a sweater out of sport weight - why do I do this to my self?  These things take forever! 

Project Details: I started on November 8th 2014 and finished today May 8th 2015.  I know!!!!  I held two strands of yarn together to get the gauge I needed on size 7 needles.  I only wish it was a bit longer (but since it was bottom up I didn't know how long to make it). 

I love how fitted it is and it is very very soft (which are good things). 

Sunday, May 3, 2015


I was suppose to have July done by the end of April.  Oh well.  Close.


I was suppose to have July done by the end of April.  Oh well.  Close.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FO Falling Water Shawl

Project Detail:
Falling Water Shawl.  I started this on January 23rd and finished it on February 17th.  I had some good car driving in there to finish it up.  Took 550 yards of yard and came out just perfect.   I liked the pattern a lot and I made the large size on size 8 needles.  The only thing that was strange was that I had to move the stitch markers for the repeats every RS of the pattern and the chart seemed a bit off.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

FO T-shirt

I finished my first stretch t-shirt.  The project failed at first.  Seeing stretchy cotton is tough!  But my second attempt came out better.  The fabric and pattern were free from an estate sale.  The pattern is Simplicity 6902.  The pattern is from 1975 which is pretty sweet.  I made no changes to the pattern and worked hard to match up the stripes.  Overall the neckline isn't perfect - maybe next time!

Monday, January 19, 2015

WIP once upon a time

I've decided to pick this back up.  Let's hope I can finish it before the end of the year!  April is done!!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

FO Bulky Sweater

Project Details:
3 skeins of Ella Rae Mega Super Bulky yarn.  I don't think I will ever knit with this again!   Too small for me - I'll have to gift it to a tiny person.  I used size 15 needles and it took me from December 22 to January 1st to finish.  It was suppose to be a one day knit.  I guess I don't knit that fast any more.