Monday, 28 February 2011

More Easy Knitting

Little projects that are quick and easy to pick up and put down seem to be the order of the day at the moment. Here's another pair of socks I've made recently.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Some More Easy Knitting

I made a cute little hat to go with the cardigan I made recently, I love it! I've also managed to buy some pink ribbon to finish off the cardi properly.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Some Easy Knitting

I needed a very simple and straightforward project to keep me going recently, and this is the result. The ribbon is only temporary, it will be replaced by a nice matching pink one when I next get to a shop selling ribbon. The jacket is knitted in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino from a pattern in her Baby Cashmerino Book 2. I'm now working on a little matching hat. As far as I know there aren't any babies due at the moment in the family, which is actually a fairly rare event. At times in the past there have been half a dozen (friends and family) waiting in line for quilts. This will go in a special cupboard, waiting for the next announcement :o).

Monday, 7 February 2011

Spring Table Topper

The table looked very bare after the autumn and Christmas stuff was packed away, so a request was made for a spring table topper. I had a charm pack in my stash from a Moda range called Fresh by Deb Strain, along with some leftover white on white and some green Makower dimples fabric. The squares went together quickly, the quilting took an afternoon and the scalloped edging a few more hours. It's more late spring/early summer, but I'm happy with it and it reminds us of the weather we're looking forward to.

The thread used for quilting the top was some leftover King Tut 988 (Oasis) and as you can see I only just had enough! The thread on the back was a Mettler cotton also from my stash. The wadding used is Warm & Natural, a nice flat wadding for table runners. I'm pleased to report that the whole thing was made from my stash, a rare event indeed!