Knitting

The latest set of hats for Chemo patients. Some are colorful as I run out of enough yarn to make the entire hat in one color. The medium requires 60 grams and the balls are either 40 or 50 grams. It’s hard to find it now and people give me their leftovers and I combine things.

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Knitting

The last of the shawls from the Simple Triangular shawl pattern–at least for now. I didn’t have enough yarn of either green, so I made strips. I had to also alter the bind off to have enough. I do like how it turned out.

Sewing

I opened another box and found the scrap of Upholstery fabric with the Ultrasuede sewn around the edges. All it needed was the button with a snap under it and the rattail cord for a strap. Another UFO finished.

Sewing

I found this upholstery scrap in the studio and decided to make a purse. I had the braid for the edge/strap. The lace is hand sewn on. It is lined with heavy fabric. The button seemed the right closure. It is 8″ wide and 6″ deep.

Knitting

The pattern is so relaxing that I just keep doing it. The yarn for this one and the red was sent to me by my friend Sue. She sent lots as when it first came, I made 3 scarves and an afghan using the knitting machine. Now I’ve used lots of the rest for shawls. It is going to another friend in San Diego with the red one as she requested them.

Hanging

Raw edge applique and Boro stitching was used in this piece which is 14″ by 18″. The fabrics are ones I dyed or painted. The edging is yarn zigzagged to the outside using 3 rows of yarn and stitching.

Knitting

The next shawl from the Lion Brand free pattern for the Easy Triangular Shawl. This one is done in yarns that my good friend Sue sent me. She sent me lots as I’ve already made an afghan and three scarves from it a couple of years ago.

Stitching

The center piece is a beautiful glass button given to me by family. I put a covered ring under it to allow for the shank which was part of the button and couldn’t be removed to let the button lay flat on the background. To hide the edge I used Back Stitch in 3 rows using sizes 6 and 8 seed beads. Next is a circle of Chain Stitch in Perle Cotton. The glass blobs are also surrounded by two rows of Back Stitch and then a row of Stem stitch using Perle Cotton again. Between each are two Mother of Pearl disks.

To finish the edge, I couched a braid. The piece is stretched over an Artist’s canvas.

Knitting

The second shawl from the yarn given to me for charity knitting. The yarn was finer than the blue, so I went down two needle sizes. The pattern is an old one from Lion Brand yarn called Easy Triangle Shawl and was free. It is a nice evening project when I’m tired. On to another one.