How’s your knitting/sewing/crafting/hobby/baking/music-making mojo? Mine comes and goes. But I finally finished The Handmade Sock Society season 2 sock series!
The Dorsal socks were a pretty easy knit as all but the back panel was stockinet stitch and the back panel wasn’t too difficult as long as I took my time and paid attention. This picture is way overexposed so you can see the lovely dorsal fin design that goes up the back of the leg.
I did lighten the back of the sock to view more details. Please excuse this wonky photo as it is very difficult to take a picture of one’s own foot from the back.
As soon as the ends are woven in, I’ll have another pair of socks…for next winter.
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.Each one is different in some way. Some have different zipper colors or different lining fabrics, or both.
Now to pack them up and get them to the church for the Christmas Tea this Saturday.
…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?
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?