Friday, November 30, 2012

Stegosaurus

Pattern: Dinosaur Jr.
Yarn: Red Heart


This was a baby shower gift that I needed to make up quickly. The yarn was some acrylic I had on hand. Everyone at the baby shower loved it and thought it was pretty darn awesome.


My camera lens must have been smudged!

Stockings

Pattern: New Ancestral Christmas Stocking from Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines.
Yarn: White- Encore Worsted, Green- Cascade Superwash 220, Red- Berocco Vintage

I made stockings from this pattern a couple of years back for my husband's cousin. But my friend Amy wanted a couple of stockings so I made them again! This time the green is brighter, but I'm not sure you can tell with the lighting. It's been rainy here lately and getting good light has been troublesome.


The green was slightly thinner than the other yarns, so that gave me some gauge issues. But the blocking did wonders for the the colorwork!





Monday, November 05, 2012

FO: Purple Purse


This was my first experience with felting/fulling. I've already shown the first couple of pictures in a WIP Wednesday post. But the contrast in size is so striking I wanted to share them again. That is the same paper (8.5 x 11 inches) in each picture, except in the second, the kids cut a little jag into it.



And the finished piece with bamboo handles. It's a great little bag. Very hardy. I may line it with fabric, not sure if I feel like it. And I haven't decorated it yet, so that might still be in its future. But it's a nice bag!