Monday, April 25, 2011

Turtle and Scarves

First off, here's a present I made for a friend who loves sea turtles. Her birthday was back in November, and I ALMOST had this finished in time, but unfortunatelyit didn't get delivered to her until recently.

This was so much fun to make, and now I want to make others in different colors!

Last weekend was an engagement party for some friends of ours. I made them matching scarves. Yes, it's nearly summer here, but the party had been postponed and originally it would have been cold when they received them.

At least our Pacific evenings are still chilly =)

Speaking of scarves, here is one I made for my mother-in-law for Christmas. It's made with Caron's "Country" an acrylic/wool blend, which I had never used before.

And the final scarf for this post is one for me! This is from some beautiful wool yarn that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas (I won't say which year,) that I made into a scarf in the beginning of winter, and have been enjoying immensely.

Also it seems that I was playing with shallow depth-of-field when I took this picture. Yep, digging into the archives, of which there is plenty that has never been posted.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Projects

I finally have a replacement for the Christmas mantle piece. This was a stack of squares I got a long time ago, but was a little afraid to start on for fear I'd "mess it up." So finally I decided on a random pattern basic square arrangement and just dove into it.

Looks great with daffodils!

I made a little market/lunch bag for my mom's birthday. I started it in some sage green Sugar'n Cream, as a free form shape, but I hurried it along and wasn't quite happy with the shape.

Then I found a great hemp mix in a pretty cranberry, so I decided to start over. I love the result. The hemp drapes better for a tote than the softer cotton did.

Then, as I was goofing off with the unfinished bag with a friend, we decided that it made a very nice hat.

VoilĂ !

Speaking of hats, I made a floppy sun hat for a co-worker's birthday, which was today. I used white and spring green Cotton Ease by Lion.

I think the pattern used thicker yarn, so I had to make a couple modifications, but I think it turned out ok.

All ready for the beach! Or the library... I modeled it quickly this morning because I knew my co-worker is a little camera shy :)

(yes, my colors clash, never mind that!)

So now I'm making one in that pattern for myself in the sage green, and my friend and I will have matching colored hats :)

That's it for now, and I'll try to post sooner next time!

-- iPhone post