Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Reyna Shawl.

I have spent the last two weeks working on a shawl as a Christmas gift. I purchased the Blue Angel Shawl Knitting Kit from Craftsy. I did not actually get very far with it:

I found that it was a little difficult for me, since I am still what I would call a beginner. I ended up ripping that out and starting over on a new shawl, called the Reyna shawl, which I found on Ravelry here.  (I'm actually much farther than the picture below, I just haven't taken any photos yet.)

I love it so far. And I am totally in love with the yarn. It's the yarn that came with the Blue Angel Shawl Kit. I do think I will go back and make the Blue Angel Shawl later, when I get better at knitting.

Also... I joined Ravelry, which I am enjoying. Add me if you have a Ravelry account!

Friday, June 2, 2017

I've learned to Knit.

I have always wanted to learn how to knit but the one time I tried, about 16 years ago, I was not able to get the hang of it. In January I decided I wanted to try again.

Of course I went straight to Craftsy. My first class was Learn to Knit: My First Hat. I completed two hats and they were the first things I have ever knit in my life. You can see the second hat and a progress shot here.

Of course that was so much I wanted to do more, so I purchased 'My First Socks'. I knit two pairs of socks with that class. The socks are cuff down. Then I decided I wanted to learn how to knit socks from the toe up. So I enrolled in 'My First Toe-Up Socks'. I have since completed four pairs of socks using that method.

Currently I am working on a hat from the Fall Knit-Along (free class), as I have already finished the cowl from that class.

So those are just a few of my projects since the beginning of the new year. There are more pictures on my Facebook page. I do miss sewing and quilting but I have to say that I am really enjoying knitting.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Swoon x2 and one tiny raindrop.

I made this little rain drop because I wanted to try hand quilting, and I figured while I was at it I would try hand sewing too. I did not touch my sewing machine at all while making this little quilt. Here is the binding being hand sewn on.

The finished quilt, if you can call it that, is 4 3/4" x 7".

Hand quilting!!! I am not sure I could hand quilt anything much larger than this.

Mini swoon which measures 9 3/4" x 9 3/4".

Swoon which measures 17" x 17".

That is what I spent my Mother's Day doing. My girls made pancakes and sausages for breakfast and for whatever goofy reason my stack of pancakes came complete with two lit candles. And I took some time to take two loaves of banana bread, which came out great.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sewing Machine Mini Quilt

Finally finished this mini. I started it in December and it was supposed to be a Christmas gift for my aunt, who also quilts. I worked on it for a couple hours then stopped.

I finished this late Sunday afternoon. I still need to add a label but all the rest is complete.

I guess it will just be a "Miss You and Love You" gift instead of a Christmas gift. I'm not completely happy with it, but I am glad it's finished.

Pattern is from the Snapshots Quilt Along.