Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gallery of Past Projects: Trip Down Memory Lane

I just wanted to post some pictures for my readers.  A little sampling of my book/TV/movie-related projects follows:

Jughead Hat

Ravenclaw Scarf

Fantastic Beasts Hufflepuff Scarf

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Some Assembly Required

When I first got my copy of  Tudor Roses by Alice and Jade Starmore, I spent weeks just reading it and looking at the pictures.  I mentally knitted several designs before deciding on "Margaret Beaufort."  Don't tell the authors, but I bought some lovely, yet affordable acrylic (Alice just fainted) yarn--Lion Brand's Heartland.  It's soft and the blended colors are nice.  And if I really love this sweater I will go on some day to knit it in authentic wool from islands off the Scottish coast like I am supposed to do.

Having posted this picture, I will now feel some pressure to get to the blocking and sewing.  Not today, but soon.  I will keep y'all posted!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hat to Match Blue Variant Scarf

With leftover yarn from my Blue Variant of the Dr. Who Scarf, I made this hat inspired by the big, slouchy shape of Scotty's hat from the first of the new Star Trek movies.  All the garter stitch in this cuffed slouch hat make it super cozy warm.  I used the gray and two of the blues from my scarf.

Next winter I will dress up my navy blue coat with this Star Trek/Dr. Who combo.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Check Out this Crochet Scarf Pattern!

Even though the Twilight movies are old news by now, those movies did have some great knitwear in them--thanks to the cold, damp climate of Forks, WA.  I found this pattern on Ravelry and want to thank the blogger for crocheting this Carlisle baseball scarf lookalike:

Crochet Every Day: Carlisle Cullen's Baseball Scarf Pattern: This pattern has been over a year in the making, so you can imagine how excited I am to share it with you today!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pom Poms with Ease

Preemie Hat with Pom Pom

I found a great video showing how to make pom poms with a hairpin lace loom.  It looks much easier than threading yarn through the hole in the middle of a pom pom maker:

I'll be trying this today, as I have to fill a large order with 20 pom poms.  I'll be sure to let my readers know how I like this technique.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Gift Fun

Now that most gifts have been opened, I can share some of my gift projects from Christmas 2016.

First, here is  Werewolf Hat from Vampire Knits  by Genevieve Miller, worked in Bernat Roving:

Next, a Baby Yoda Hat (pattern by Shinah Chang) in Big Twist from JoAnn:

Other items are still in the works for birthdays and such, so I'll share them as I can.  

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Good Fiction for Quilters

Perla Phillips has a secret.   Unfortunately, she suffers a stroke around the time she thinks she ought to disclose her secret to her daughter.  Will the family be able to unravel the secret with the clues they find around the house as they care for Perla, quilt together, and deal with some church drama?  Author Sarah Loudin Thomas has crafted a beautiful story.

I received a free copy of A Tapestry of Secrets from the publisher for my honest review.  You can get your own copy here.