Q and A time

I don’t think I’ve ever snagged a Q and A before but I couldn’t help it when I read this post by Karen from NothingButKnit.

Her knitting mojo (and mine) is on vacation and she thought this Q and A might help find it.  Feel free to answer* regardless of your craft: knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, photography, or whatever you enjoy…

  1. What technique were you surprised that you enjoyed?
  2. What technique do you want to love but don’t?
  3. What is your favorite item to make?
  4. You’re only allowed to knit with one yarn weight forever. What weight is it and why?
  5. What item that you made is your all time favorite?

My answers:

  1. Colorwork.  My first colorwork project was the Traveler’s Pocket by Nancy Bush.  I LOVED doing colorwork so much that I designed my own pattern based on her design.
  2. Hmmm.  I’m weird in that I’m not a fan of knitting with circular needles but I use them.  In fact I’ll be trying the 2-at-a-time sock technique soon.
  3. Socks.  And shawls are a close second.
  4. Fingering weight as it is so versatile.  It can be held double or triple to make a different weight.
  5. My Dots and Stripes purse is my all time favorite.  My first pair of socks is my second.

*Answer in the comments or link to your blog.  Thanks!

 

Another cover-up

A dust cover would be more like it.

Now that I’m semi-retired (I went back to work two days a week. Shhh.) access to a copier is very limited. I don’t know about you but I prefer to have my knitting patterns stay flat as opposed to being curved in a book that likes to close. Anyway, we needed a copier at home. And a scanner. And one that does both. In color. And maybe a fax. Just because. But not necessary. And it had to be laser for crisp, clear print.

Ta-da!

Cover-1

Naked printer-copier-scanner-fax.

Cover-1.5

No tutorial because every printer-copier-scanner-fax is a different size.

Fabric from my stash and fusible fleece.

Cover-2

Quilted in a grid.  Just followed the print on the fabric. Muslin lining. (It must have been in my stash a l-o-n-g time as it was only 36 inches wide!)

Cover-3

Sewed up the side seams. Added my label.

Cover-5

A cover-up.

Cover-4

Labeled

Earlier this year I designed and purchased sew-in labels for things that I make.

Labels

Sometimes I got the labels sewn in,

Bag-labels

Open-cover

iPad-label-Pat3sometimes I forgot, and sometimes I couldn’t figure out how or where to attach them so I left them off.

gold-slippers

Black-slippers

Hippo with Lennon

So where or how would one attach a label?  That’s why I left them off.