Friday, September 05, 2008

New things I've made recently...

Still knitting and sewing up a storm since I left for Virginia in the middle of July, but I've been remiss in posting pictures, even though I've been taking them. So... here's pretty much everything that I've finished in the last two and a half months...

A cup cosy for like Starbuck's cups and the like... though I try not to patronize Starbucks... (YAY! My first successful fair isle!)

cup cosy

The other side of the same cosy...

cup cosy

More felted bags... I've made probably 8 of these now and I want to make more... They work up so fast and look so good and are such a perfect size for so much! Guh! I love 'em!

felted bags

6 cotton canvas place mats, bound with bias tape that I made (first time I've ever made my own bias tape - *g*)...

Cotton canvas placemats

A hat I made for my friend Chelsea's birthday...

Hat for Chelsea

A hat I made for my friend Mia's birthday...

Hat for Mia

A headband that I gave to my friend Stacey as an early birthday present...

cabled headband

A keyhole scarf...

keyhole scarf

6 pairs of baby booties made out of Bernat's Organic Cotton yarn...

baby booties

The scarf, headband, hats and cosy were all made with KnitPicks.com yarn and patterns that I got in their summer cotton sampler kits. I altered the pattern for Mia's hat because I didn't like the zig-zag pattern, so I made it into diamonds by shifting things about a bit.

I'm not sharing pics of my dishcloths because they're all the same and so simple and I've made at least 6 this month... I've also made another watch cap like the one I made for Jensen and Jared a while back (but have not yet sent to them), but this one is a Christmas present for Jason, Susan's husband... He needs it on those cold mornings when he's out in the woods.

I've also got about 6 works in progress right now (2 pairs of socks, 2 pairs of fingerless mitts, a lacy headband, and a little impractical bag that I might rip out because it seems rather useless though pretty).

4 comments:

La Duchesse said...

Goodness! I'm still plugging along on the Laminaria, which isn't so bad since it's only got 28 more rows to go. It's not as big as I was expecting it to be...
The cup cozy is lovely. I always have trouble making the floats loose enough, and if I wrap every stitch and try to felt it, it gets puckery. Bravissima! :)

Rachael said...

Thank you! :D Some of the stitches in the cup cozy are a little tiny bit puckery, but not nearly as bad as the tabi socks that I did before.

Only 28 more rows to go! Yay!!! I hope you'll post pictures when it's all done.

La Duchesse said...

Of course. :)

Yup. Fair Isle is tricky. I have NO clue how people make sweaters with those intricate motifs and all those colors. I can barely handle TWO colors, let alone working new ones every few rows!

Rachael said...

Me too! I'll stick with minimal color changes and putting in texture with cables and such... So much easier!