Thursday, October 27, 2011

One Green Sock

Here is the first finished sock of the pair I am currently knitting. The pattern is Hedera and the yarn is Knit Picks Stroll Tonal (Canopy). Love the pattern, love the yarn and love the green color. That makes for a fun ongoing project.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fabric Flowers

 I have been making these fabric flowers to embellish my daughters' clothes and to use as hair accessories. I happened on the idea at Pinterest and a bit of search brought up a wealth of tutorials on these singed fabric flowers. Here are some which I used:
1. Handmade Flowers. The purple and green ones use this technique.
2. Versatile Mini Clip Hair Flowers. It is only different than the above in that all petals are more or less equal in size. These are the fuchsia ones.
3. Ruffled Satin Fabric Flowers. The ones in yellow, orange and light pink. These use a strip of satin ribbon to make the flower.
All these look really pretty in action. Great accessories for little girls. I may make many more yet.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cloud Chaser

This has been the reason for my  long absence from the blog. At first glance, Cloud Chaser is a vest, and a vest can take only so long to knit. But, in actual knitting experience, it eats up almost as much yarn and time , as a full, sleeved sweater. Both fronts almost equal the back in dimension and then there is this long span of collar.

However, it was well worth the knit. The pattern is well-written and interesting. It has turned out beautifully, especially if you take into account that the yarn is a local wool that I dyed with KoolAid and it felted during the process, so much so that I had lost hope of its being salvageable.

  We have some hint of cold in the weather, so hopefully, I will be able to wear it soon. Now I am at a loss as to my next project. In any case, I will try to be better at blogging and post progress.