More bags

These little bags make a great gift idea that only takes about an hour or two to complete.  Of course, when making 28, it takes a bit longer.

The small “what-not” bags I sewed together for our church’s fundraiser are finished.  Some are made with vintage fabrics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and some are from this century.Small notions bagsEach one is different in some way.  Some have different zipper colors or different lining fabrics, or both.

Small notions bags

Now to pack them up and get them to the church for the Christmas Tea this Saturday.

Quick knit

I picked up this ball of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle last week because:

  1. It looked interesting
  2. I needed something different to knit
  3. I might actually use it

Following the ball band pattern, I cast 27 stitches onto US #8 needles.  I slipped the first stitch of every row to make the edges neater and knit 40 rows before binding off.  90 minutes later I had one finished.

Approximately 6-inches square, each one used about 14 grams of yarn so this one ball should yield about six scrubbies.

I’ll let you know how I like/use it.

 

Another Cliff Walk

Yay!  Another pair of socks finished.

These are the Cliff Walk socks from Helen Stewart’s Handmade Sock Society season 2 collection, third in the series.

The six-row pattern repeat was easy to follow and it looks a bit like cables though it’s not.

The yarn is 100 grams of Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight in Bare handpainted with Easter egg dye by yours truly.  I only used 68 grams for the socks so that leaves 32-ish grams leftover.  Not enough for a second pair but could be used as cuffs, heels, toes, or something else that I haven’t thought of yet.

These are a tad too long for my feet but I do have someone in mind whose feet would fit perfectly…and would appreciate a pair of handknit socks.

 

 

Two years ago…

…I made this top.  It was too large and knew it would end up on the Island of Misfit Knitting.

So I ripped it apart and chose a different pattern: Drops Design Sunny Day Top #170/32.  It’s been almost finished for over a year.  What was the problem?

I had to weave in the ends.

The yarn is a 50g, 90-yard ball of a cotton/acrylic/nylon blend in DK weight.  I used almost all eight balls.  I have 28 grams left and I wish I would have made a top-down top so I could use every last inch.  Alas, that was not the case.

Saturday morning found me weaving in the ends.

And now I can call it FINISHED!

I’m a bit hunched over so you can see the eyelet details but I think I look like a linebacker.

Have you finished anything lately?