July 8, 2014
Posted by Leslie A. Gordon under Sewing/Quilting
| Tags: quilting
While far (very far!) from perfect, this is definitely the best quilt I’ve made.
These pictures don’t show the puckers on the back or the wonky binding. But it’ll serve its purpose and I’ll keep at it to improve my skills. Speaking of quilts, I love this one from the very talented Erin at House on Hill Road.
June 22, 2014
So I made some hats (two of them are in new school colors for a graduating 8th grader and a high school senior)…
…and I started a baby blanket (the Fetching Fibonacci pattern from the 60 Quick Baby Blankets book, a pattern that didn’t appeal to me when I bought the book but appealed to me when I was trying to pick a blanket that a certain expectant mom would like)…
…and made an impulse buy (a Modicum Mitts kit from Jimmy Beans Wool in the Lemon Ginger color way; the teal is scrap yarn onto which the little balls are strung so I keep track of the order)…
…and continued working on this quilt (the blue painters tape is to help guide me while quilting).
What are you working on?
May 28, 2014
First FO — A Yogini Bolero, made with Cascade 220 in a robin’s egg blue. I made a few modifications based on other Ravelers’ comments. It fits (which for me is a huge hurdle!) but it’s not especially flattering (hence, no modeled photo). Also, I wish the ties were less wide but a bit longer.
It’s that time of year — the end of school. I made this sweet little apple for my son’s advisor. Usually my knitted toys lack the cute factor but this turned out pretty well — and it only took one night!
Next up, a baby blanket!!!
April 28, 2014
I’m working on this Yogini Bolero in Cascade 220. Despite my history making ill-fitting garments, so far so good on this one. Fingers crossed! :)
April 14, 2014
Posted by Leslie A. Gordon under Knitting
| Tags: bag
, yoga mat
I finished my yoga mat bag. (By the way, I love when I find a pattern I want to knit that turns out to be in a book that I’ve had for ages!)
(Sorry for the distracting extras in the photos…)
Unfelted, it was the size of a small sleeping bag!
I like the way it came out, though the strap is probably a few inches too long. The bag itself may be a little big (I haven’t used it yet). If so, I may re-felt it a bit more.
March 30, 2014
This is going to be felted so it needs to be knitted extra looooonnnngggg.
Believe it or not, I’ve still got about 10 more inches to go before decreasing for the bottom. There’s also a 40-inch strap to be knit. But I love it so far and can’t wait to see how it felts up.
March 18, 2014
I made a pair of what the Knitmore Girls would refer to as “vanilla socks.” If the yarn looks familiar, it’s because I loved the Stricken Smitten that I got in the Cookie A Sock Club awhile back so much that I scoured Ravelry for another skein and bought one from a Raveler who wanted to unload. Yes, it’s even the exact same color. I don’t care — the yarn is so wonderfully soft and surprisingly durable. I just wanted another pair. Next up: a felted yoga mat bag!