Mr. Aitch’s niece is expecting in July and I thought I’d make something as that’s what I do. Her theme is woodlands, bears specifically.
The baby shower is later this month and knitting a blanket wasn’t going to happen so sewing something was quicker.
I bought this cute bear fabric (by Emma & Mila at Wal-Mart) and coordinating blues and grey for the top as well as some white tone-on-tone star fabric and star embossed grey minky.
The solid grey and pale teal blocks help transition between the two colors.
Machine sewn and quilted with an X secured the top and backing with a thin layer of batting between.
The finished quilt is 45 inches square. The back looks metallic but that’s just how the light reflected off the furry surface. I have more fabric left so I’m thinking of sewing a few accessories such as burp cloths and at least one box bag. Any other suggestions?
Yay! One more pair of socks for the gift pile…or myself.
This is the Handmade Sock Society Season 2 first sock: Shell Cottage. If you’ve ever knit anything from Helen Stewart, you know how well written her patterns are. She lists each row and the stitch count so it’s easy to put down the project and pick it up again. I still kept track of my rows on the sock foot so I could make they were both the same length. I learned the hard way to count my rows rather than just measure the length as it is easy to stretch an item to make it fit (and hurry the knitting along).
The second sock in the series will be released next month.
Thank you for coming up with names for the textured stitch! I liked them all and went with stgeorgeknits name for the textured stitch: Double Dot Stitch. Actually, that’s the name I thought of as well.
So the socks are finally finished! And will be on their way to the recipient soon. They almost match just like the first pair.
I still have some yarn left. 24 g (approx. 107 yards) of Beach House – the multi blue/teal and 22 g (approx. 98 yards) of the Hari Hari – grey. (I’m so glad I bought that scale!)
Two things I did differently were 1.) Twisted German aka Old Norwegian Cast-on and 2.) Eye of Partridge heel.
The cast-on is very stretchy or at least more so than the longtail cast-on that I usually use. The Eye of Partridge heel is very similar to the “normal” heel flap but I wanted to try it so I did. It looks more sophisticated.
So there we have it. The Double Dot Sock. I anyone is interested, I will be happy to write up the pattern.