Sewing/Quilting


I finished the flannel quilt I’ve been working on.

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As usual, it’s still pretty funky since I’m a self-taught quilter. But it’s definitely one of my better ones and it’s sooooooo warm and cozy. And last weekend I sold knit hats at my kids’ school craft fair — my 10th and final year.

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Unlike other years, the hats didn’t sell well. I’m not sure why. But that means I’ve got lots of inventory on Etsy!

 

 

 

 

First off, I finished my quilt. I’m dubbing this my first non-hideous quilt. I love the colors and although it’s far from perfect, there are only a few truly egregious errors.

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I also finished a yarmulke for a very special boy whose bar mitzvah is just around the corner.

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Meanwhile, I also started the 365 Project. Just like the Giants have won the World Series in the last three even-numbered years, I tend to do this project in the odd-numbered years. I started in 2011 on Flicker and did it again in 2013 on Instagram (#gordon365, a hashtag I share with my sister). I’m back at it in 2015. Feel free to follow me on Instagram. Speaking of Instagram, I’m always interested in who other people like to follow on that platform. If you follow someone great, let me know! Happy new year!

I finished the Plum Tree Hat by Never Not Knitting using Cascade 220:

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I started some new socks. I was inspired by the Knitmore Girls to try some self-striping yarn.

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I used the last of my Hanukah gift certificate to Imagiknit to get a sweater’s worth of yarn. I’m planning to make the Pinup Queen sweater.

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When the car maintenance place is near a Joann’s, this is what happens:

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I’m going to make a new quilt, inspired largely by this:

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While far (very far!) from perfect, this is definitely the best quilt I’ve made.

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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.

So I made some hats (two of them are in new school colors for a graduating 8th grader and a high school senior)…

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…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)…

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…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)…

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…and continued working on this quilt (the blue painters tape is to help guide me while quilting).

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What are you working on?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After many, many months, I finished the quilt for my daughter.

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While not quite as bad as my recent failed hoodie, this project only looks good from a distance — nothing is straight, the binding is so wonky that I had to finish some spots with invisible thread, and the back is hideous. But it was a good learning experience and when I checked on my daughter late the night I gave it to her, she was happily wrapped up in it.  And at least there was this, an AWESOME review of Elementary Hats!  🙂

The Entangled Vines cardigan…

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…and a quilt for my daughter…

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