Thursday, January 29, 2009
Anyway, here's the full post, on the Lazy Cal: House, Home, or Pantry Quilt Along blog. I think I've been a bit ambitious with my quilt, since it's really the first time I've done any free-piecing, but I love my little houses, and my DH requested that I work on that one before starting another quilt I've cut pieces for. He liked the houses too!
So now I just need to decide what to do about the back, and if I'm going to add any lettering to it!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I wish I'd stuffed the front legs a bit more. They're just not quite sturdy enough. But they hold okay.
Monday, January 12, 2009
But I got a bit bored with sewing and wanted to be making something, so I went to the library and picked up some books... I got this one about Amigurumi, and my husband picked out the octopus... I haven't crocheted in ages, and it kind of hurts my hand to work so tightly, but it is very fast. My little one really likes to hold and throw this toy already, so I think I'll be making some more.
And because what's one more iron on the fire, I've picked out another pattern and some yarn to make myself a shawl. It's from the book Beautiful Knitting. I've never done any open work, so I thought this might be a good time to try! I really love this yarn - I used it for a baby blanket, and I think there should be plenty for this project as well.So now I just need to finish putting together Jumbo the elephant, select some ear material, and embroider his face on. I need to wrap up three more octopus legs and put them on, and do his face up too. And I need to get started on the shawl.
Friday, January 2, 2009
So I guess it's time to pick up my knitting again! I could finish something I've started already... but that's no fun. My friend got me a neat book of knitted toy patterns for Christmas, so I started making the elephant from this book, out of celery green soy yarn from my yarn stash! :)
Since I don't have a picture of that, here's a picture of my little one wearing a pair of socks I knitted for her before she was born... she finally fits in them!