Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yarn Along

i just need to sew up the sides
 I finished the sweater and have blocked it, but for some reason I have not made a point of sewing up the sides. I have been watching videos on how to do the mattress stitch. I am hoping to get it all closed up this week and get the buttons on as well.
fiona in the hat
 I decided to make Fiona a whole winter outfit set. I knitted up this hat designed by Soulemama. I made a couple of these hats as gifts last year for Yule, I really like the way this hat looks. Although you can not see it I sewed a button onto the top of the hat. It matches the buttons that will go on the sweater.
the wee leg warmer #1
And finally I am making Fiona leg warmers using Ginny's wee leg warmer pattern. I had to decrease the amount of stitches as they were a bit too big for her wee legs. I am planning on sewing a red owl button onto the top of each leg warmer as well. I am really excited to have this set all together and to finally maybe in 3 months to have weather cool enough for Fiona to wear it all. LOL
heaping mess of yarn bits
Now for this mess. I have been collecting all the end pieces of the yarn I have been using for some time now. I am not sure why, because I have yet to figure out what to do with it all. Not enough of any one style to actually knit anything... that is until I found this pattern! I am so excited to get started on this. The pattern is so simple and the design is really plain in a lot of ways, so the wildness of all the different yarns will shine, I hope anyways. I have been wanting to make a shawl, but nothing as really inspired me, that is until the bag'o' yarn bits showed itself!

Again I haven't been reading much as I have either been knitting, or cleaning, or breaking my toes, so nothing to report in the book area. I have read a few old National Geo's, those are always good.

Joining Ginny in the weekly Wednesday Yarn Along!


Jessica Snell said...

I bet you'll have fun using all those leftover bits. I love working with scraps myself, though I usually make blankets with them. I find using white as the base color and then working in the scraps really ties it all together and makes the different colors pop.

Mary said...

I also used the matress stitch video's to learn..mine never seemed to come out as well but I keep practicing. Thanks for the shawl link

Taryn Kae Wilson said...

Love seeing what you're knitting! That set will be adorable!

Crunchy Momma said...

ooh what to do with scraps. I knit or crochet bows to put in my girls hair and they always get compliments. The other thing I do is wound them into balls and felt them in the washer and dryer to use as dryer balls. Have fun with your scraps.

SuzyQ said...

I need a project for all my scrap yarns too :)
I love the look of this shawl!
What a lovely idea to knit your little one a windter wardrobe!

The Jones Family said...

Darling sweater and the little model for your hat is so cute! Hope we get some cool down soon here in the Valley of the Sun. I am so ready for cooler temps! Love your blog. I am your newest follower. My oldest daughter would love your blog too....she is also a "lactivist." Enjoy the rest of your week. I look forward to more of your posts!