Sunday, August 2, 2020

What I've made since my last post!

Hi there!

I've been busy finishing projects that were almost done.
Plus, I started and finished a bunch of small knitting projects.

I started and finished these knitted socks in June 2020. 
They are made from Misti Alpaca Hand Paint sock yarn and Cascade Heritage form the toes, heels and cuffs. I just made plain vanilla socks using the tutorial by Kay at the Crazy Sock Lady podcast. I used the video tutorial for Vanilla socks on magic loop.

I also made a baby quilt top in June. But, I haven't finished it yet.
I keep debating if I'm going to put a border or not. I need to get this done though.

Then in July, I started and finished another pair of socks.
I used the Nelson Cabin sock pattern by Carol Baird. It's a free pattern on Ravelry.
I really love how these turned out too. I used Patons Socks FX in Cadet Colors. It's more like a sport weight yarn. But makes nice squishy socks.

I also started and finished the Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart. 
I had purchased the yarn, Cascade Heritage Silk Peruvian Tones in Deep Wisteria, in a destash sale. I only paid $3.00 for the skein. I thought it would be perfect for making my first ever knitted shawl. I love how it turned out.

 I had started a crochet cardigan last summer.
It only needed the ends woven in and blocking.
So, I got all that done.

The pattern for this cardigan is Camino by Rowan. It is a free pattern.

I used Ice Yarns Wool Cord Sport in Dark Fuchsia. This yarn was quite itchy. But I decided  to take a chance and throw it in the washer and dryer and see if that made a difference. I did. It's much softer now. It's still a bit itchy, but comfortable to wear. It shrank just a tiny bit. I started this in August 2019 and just finished it in July 2020. 

This next project just needed the ends woven in and blocking too.
It's the Lacy Feather and Fan Wrap by A. Westbrook. It's a free pattern.
This wrap is so pretty.

 I used a ball of Regia Lace that I bought on sale last year. I started this wrap in July 2019 and finished it completely in July 2020.

I have a few pairs of knitted socks in the works right now.
The first one is a shorty sock made with leftover yarn.
I haven't started the second one yet.

This next sock is made with Patons Kroy FX in Cameo Colors. I'm using Hermione's Everyday socks pattern by Erica Lueder.
I've got the first sock done and I've started the second. 

I've got a few more UFO's that I would like to get done in the next few weeks. It all depends on how much time I get for crafting. Sometimes life gets in the way. LOL!

Hope your summer is going well!!

Hugs to all!!

Saturday, June 20, 2020

What I have been up to since the end of January 2020?

Well Hello,

It's been a while, but I have been doing some crafting.
I thought I would share some of the things I've completed so far this year.
I'm still crocheting a lot. But, I have done some sewing, quilting too.

Here we go:

In February, I completed this crochet baby blanket. It's made with a sport weight cotton/acrylic blend. It's super soft and squishy. I didn't follow a pattern. 

In March, I finished this crochet scarf that I made. Again I did not use a pattern. This is made with acrylic fingering weight yarn. It's  super soft and comfortable to wear. 

In April, I got the sewing bug again.
I hadn't done any quilting in so long. So, I made a super simple baby quilt. 
I quilted it with a meandering stitch.
I used a super soft flannel on the back.

This quilt was part of a gift set that I sent out. I made matching drawstring bag to go with it. 
And a few zipper pouches.

I also made some masks for our family. I didn't take pictures of all of them, but here are the some of them.

I used the YouTube tutorial by Bonnie K. Hunter to make my masks.

In May, I didn't finish any projects. I did work on many crochet projects, but they were all still in the works. 

In June so far, I have completed my first pair of knitted socks. Yeah!!!
I made these socks with yarn that my son bought me for my birthday. Not my usual colours, but because he got me the yarn, they are extra special.

That's it for now. I do have other completed projects. But I don't have pictures of them. Once, I get photos of them, I'll share them with you. 

Hugs to everyone, and stay safe and healthy.
Be kind to one another.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A crocheted baby blanket finish!

Hi everyone,

I started this crocheted baby blanket in June 2019.
I worked on it from time to time.
I didn't have a deadline or a reason really to make it.
I just had the yarn in my stash and thought it would make a nice blanket for a baby.
The yarn is King Cole Big Value Baby DK.
This yarn is super soft and squishy. 
The pattern is so great. I loved working on this blanket.
All the ends are sewn in, and its ready to give away. 
I hope you like it.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Getting back to quilting in 2020

Hi everyone,

It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog. To be honest, I haven't had the best of health.
 I haven't done any sewing or quilting since September 2018. 
That's a long time. I miss it!!!

I have done some crafting. I've done crocheting and a bit of knitting.

Mostly I crocheted.

I found it very relaxing, portable, and easy enough that I could do it even when I had very little energy. This satisfied my creativity enough to keep my spirits up.

Here are pictures of a few shawls that I completed. I've made many, many more than this. But, I just wanted to share a few. 

This burgundy shawl is made using Loops and Threads Woolike in Burgundy.
The pattern I used is "Wish me luck shawl" by Wilma Westenberg. It is a free pattern on her blog.
I really love this shawl. The yarn is 100% Acrylic. It's a fine fingering weight yarn. Super soft to wear around your neck, especially if you have wool sensitivity. I love it.

This shawl is the Klaziena Shawl by Kirsten Bishop. You can find the pattern on Ravelry. It is also a free pattern. The yarn I used is Cakes Cotton Fine Yarn by Ice Yarns, in the Brown shades/Cream shades. I used two cakes. This yarn is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. It's so comfortable. 

This shawl is the Supreme Court Shawl by Lori Kuehl. This is a paid for pattern you can buy on Ravelry. I tested this pattern. It's a huge shawl. I made mine with Berroco Vintage Yarn. This shawl gets a lot of wear at my house. The yarn is warm and cozy. The shape sits well around the shoulders and doesn't fall. You will find me most nights wearing this shawl when I'm watching tv. I love it.

This is my Waroo shawl designed by Deanne Ramsay of Addidae designs. I used various hand dyed fingering weight yarns to make this shawl. All the yarns were 75% merino wool and 25% nylon. This is also a favorite shawl of mine. I always get compliments when I wear this shawl. It's a paid for pattern on Ravelry. 
This over-sized scarf is called Ziggy Interrupted designed by Sandra Paul @ Cherry Heart. I tested this pattern for Sandra. It's a paid for pattern. The yarn I used it Merino Gold by Ice Yarns. It turned out beautifully. I really enjoyed making it and love the colours. Those little tassels add so much to this scarf. I love it.I need to make another one of these with some hand dyed yarns. 

I also made this beautiful lace shawl. It's the Fluttering By pattern by Sandra Paul @ Cherry Heart. I also tested this pattern. It's a paid for pattern. I used Drops Lace yarn to make it. This yarn is really luxurious, but the price is still very good. It was my first time using yarn with silk and it was slippery!!! But I love it. I made this shawl in a thicker yarn as well. Loved this pattern. 

Well, that's enough sharing for today.
Now, I need to get looking at my quilting fabric and my old projects. Maybe I can find something to finish. Or maybe I'll make a small project to get me back into the swing of things. I still have all my stuff. 

Hope you are all well.