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spool decor the third

  • Posted on February 2, 2020 at 1:19 pm

never ending linen stitch
this stitch took forever! but i like how it looks handwoven when it is done.
linen stitch spool
third spool done. i didn’t have enough yarn to fill the whole spool so had to pad it with some scrap fabric first. i think the knit wraps about 4-5 times around
i probably could have padded it more,i have enough of the scrap fabric to do it, but i think it looks ok half full, what do you think?

spool decor 2

  • Posted on January 29, 2020 at 7:04 pm

here is my second spool cover this one is taller and skinnier – about 6-1/2 inches
sppol cover blue

spools as decor

  • Posted on January 25, 2020 at 10:41 am

i have been collecting these spools for several years now, with the thought that i would cover them with knit or crocheted stitches as use them both as room decor and photo props for my girls to sit on. the esk stitch sampler kal prompted me to get off my butt and actually do it this year!
large wooden spools

here is the first one covered with a cabled stitch in fingering yarn, it is about 5 inches tall
spool cover cabled

oversized purse of just a large tote?

  • Posted on January 11, 2020 at 10:00 pm

i tried to make nandi a new felted purse.
oversized bag
unfortunately it didn’t felt down as much as i expected (nandi was busy so meg is modelling it for size)
oversized bag
it is too big for a purse, but not bad for a large tote bag. i’m trying again with different yarn that i know felts really well

pink seed pod basket

  • Posted on January 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm

my first seed pod basket is done. i think it is going to look great hanging in a corner of my craft room. the only thing i am not thrilled with is the unfelted tassel. the yarn changed color when i felted it (got lighter and softer looking) and the tassel looks like it came from a different yarn. 🙁
pink pod
i think for the second one i am going to try doing a bunch of felted feathers dangling from the bottom instead.

crystal’s new hat

  • Posted on November 9, 2019 at 1:10 pm

crystals stocking cap
crystal wanted a really bright stocking cap to coordinate with her jacket and boots, so she picked out a bunch of yarns and i knit them up in random order
crystals stocking cap 2
back view
crystals stocking cap 1
full length

meg’s new cowl

  • Posted on February 14, 2019 at 2:38 pm

i made a new cowl for meg and i love how this one came out. it was kind of a pain to knit, linen stitch on 1.5mm needles (i was using the wrong length for most of it too) but in the end it was worth it. i like this one so much i want to order more yarn and size it up for me!
megs linen stitch cowl

i’m not sure she was super impressed with me for not clearing the snow off the stump before i had her sit down though
sitting on a snowy stump

and another one done

  • Posted on November 25, 2018 at 7:08 am

got up this morning and finished the pom pom for the last hat. since this one was so bright, meg let me go just a little smaller, so it didn’t overwhelm the hat.
last of the hats done
and a side view
last of the hats done

megs new hats.

  • Posted on November 24, 2018 at 12:10 am

i hat a little bit of yarn left over from my lost and wandering socks. i figured there was just enough to make a couple of hats for the girls. turns out i had enough to make 4 with less than 30cm of yarn left over when i was done! they made cute beanies but meg insisted she want BIG pompoms on them. we went through the stash and she chose 4 colors to coordinate with the hats. while watching tv i managed to make and trim down the first three, and she happily modeled the hats for me as i finished. it was actually the perfect activity to do while huge flakes of snow fell steadily outside.
she picked gold to go with the first of the purplier ones
megs new hats
navy with the other
megs new hats
and purple with the first pinker one
megs new hats
i still have one more pom to make. but i ran out of time.
i think she did a great job of picking colors, but i’m not so sure about the size of the pompoms. i think they look a bit big (in spite of my trimming) but she assures me that they are right on trend, and just what she wanted! she’s going to wear one tomorrow when we go out and wrap the others as gifts for nandi, ember and shaelyn… as soon as i get that last pompom done…

another mini project

  • Posted on September 11, 2018 at 10:04 am

so here is the scenario
i am knitting merrily along, when the tiny jump ring i am using as a stitch markers goes flying. it hits the floor and disappears into the netherworld, never to be seen again. growling i declare there has to be a better way….
a week or so later i am happily wandering around michaels trying to remember what i came in for when i spy jump rings on sale. ooh, i need those, i’m always losing mine. then i spy a string of tiny beads already on little loops, no idea what other people would use them for, but i immediately think they could be added to the jump rings to make stitch markers that are easier to find when i drop them, so into my basket both items go. i arrive home and deposit them on my sewing desk to finish…later.
weeks go by, i wander into my craft room, spy these strange beads on my desk, have no clue what they are for and prepare to put them in my give away pile. suddenly i see the jump rings beside them, and say “oh yeah, the are for stitch markers”, put both back on my desk and wander out….
weeks go by, i wander into my craft room, spy these strange beads on my desk, have no clue what they are for and prepare to put them in my give away pile. suddenly i see the jump rings beside them, nd say “oh yeah, the are for stitch markers”, put both back on my desk and wander out….
weeks go by, i wander into my craft room, spy these strange beads on my desk, have no clue what they are for and prepare to put them in my give away pile. suddenly i see the jump rings beside them, nd say “oh yeah, the are for stitch markers”, put both back on my desk and wander out…
weeks go by, i’m cleaning out my craft room for real this time, spy these strange beads on my desk, have no clue what they are for and prepare to put them in my give away pile. suddenly i see the jump rings beside them, and say “oh yeah, the are for stitch markers”, grab my needle-nose pliers, whip up a couple of dozen stitch-markers, but them in a neatly labelled box and stick them with my knitting supplies. (then give the spare beads away 😉 )
stitch markers
case closed 🙂 🙂 🙂