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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cute pic :) I love the red bag!