Well, I did it. I finally made a toy and I am in LOVE with her. She traveled with me to visit family in Dublin and she’s hoping to go again in March. She was a pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits and I am sure I’ll be making her some cousins.
This project was part of Christmas in July at a local LYS called Sheep Thrills. The yarn and details are all here on my Ravelry project page.
Now for some pictures….
For co-workers, neighbors and friends. A little something more than a card. Hope you’re having fun getting ready for Christmas, too. 🙂
While I’ll be knitting and crocheting like a good little elf to complete my gifts before the big day – here are some friends of mine wishing you a very Joyous Christmas season filled with love and loved ones.
I always look forward to Camp Loopy, but this year, between school and side projects, making gifts and so many family commitments – I just need to sit this one out. Hard to do. I keep looking at the posts, putting things in my shopping cart, but then hitting the (X) and going to bed. I know I’m too busy, but it’s fun and I’ll miss it. Just going to have to get over it.
Decided to try to de-stash some leftover cotton and make some dishcloths for friends and upcoming gifts I’m going to need. The knit ones are from the Double Bump Dishcloth pattern and the square ones are a vintage pattern from my mother.
I decided to try taking the train 2 days a week to school.
- I save $20 a day doing this.
- I can knit/crochet all I like
- Saves on the wear and tear of my car
- I get less exhausted and frustrated by the traffic, bridges, school zones and trains.
My first 2 days on the train I made these.
We were headed to a grown-up’s birthday party, with whiskey in mind for our gift, but wanted to wrap it in a unique way. Found the Cable Knit Wine Cover and Scottish whiskey needs a sweater, in my opinion.
The first try was an off-white one from Cascade 220 “Superwash” which felted. I like to wash a gift before I give it so I know it will hold up and just to make sure it’s clean and all of that. I think this company may have changed hands or something. I love the yarn feel and colors, but the Cascade 200 Superwash ALWAYS felts on me over the last few years and it’s WAY thinner now. So I won’t be buying anymore of that.
Second try was Red-Heart Super Saver in gold, which was fine because it actually matched the black and gold bottle. he liked it, so all was good.
As far as the felted one goes – I may use it for an eye glass case. THAT’S HOW SMALL IT BECAME!