Thursday, March 26, 2015

Self-Striping Sock Yarn

I love self-striping sock yarn!

It's so fun to watch the patterns and stripes emerge, without any extra effort.

I'm knitting these socks from the toe up ... Like I did with a previous pair (see this post and this post).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Socks!

There's nothing quite like hand-knitted socks.

This pair is finally finished!

Actually, as sock-knitting goes, this pair was faster than my usual.  

According to this post, I started this blue-green pair of socks in mid-December; they're done before the end of March. Not bad!

So. I've already bought enough yarn for TWO more pairs of socks!

Up next: Self-striping Heart & Sole "Razzle Dazzle" sock yarn. I love it already!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Doily quilt?

For several months, I've been intrigued by the idea of putting doilies on quilts.
So I've been "rescuing" crocheted doilies from thrift stores, and pondering how to make a doily quilt.
Recently, I happened upon some crochet thread, & decided to crochet a few tiny doilies, so I'd have more doilies to try on quilts.
A few free patterns later, and I've got some tiny doilies!
Check back in a week or two, to see what I've been doing with these!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Quilting tonight

I'm quilting a couple of T-shirt quilts tonight ... gifts for friends. More details later ...

Monday, February 23, 2015

The (different kind of) T-Shirt Quilt again

A while back, I mentioned a (different kind of) T-Shirt Quilt I finished in December as a gift.

The previous post had pictures of the not-yet-quilted twin-sized quilt; here are the rest of the pictures for that one.



Anyway, I free-motion-quilted this one with variegated thread.


And it's backed with a fuzzy green blanket.


Coziness is the idea!



As far as colors go, I was aiming for the warm colors fading into cool colors idea; I think it pretty much works. 
 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Shirts-and-Jeans Quilt

During the past few months, I've finished several quilts, but I've been short on "blogging time", so, I'll be playing catch-up for a bit, sharing some quilts I've finished lately.

Several weeks ago (see this post), I mentioned the Shirts-and-Jeans quilt that I finished. I've been meaning to add a few more pictures of that quilt.

Lately, I've been blogging from my phone a lot, since blogging from my phone is usually faster. (Snap a pic ... write some words ... press publish -- that works pretty efficiently, and efficiency is key some days!)

In order for my pictures to be "more interesting", I've been trying out the concept of outdoor pictures of quilts.




While I've never been one to take my quilts on field trips, or lay them in the grass/snow/tree ... this one kind of worked.

  

 The more natural light, the better, right?


I stuck the quilt to the metal shed with super-strong magnets. Like I said, it kind of worked. :-)
(Full disclosure: There was another quilt that did not fare so well, and did not stay up long enough for a pic. So I don't necessarily recommend this method!) 


Shirts and Jeans. A classic combination.
This one's about twin-size ... 65" x 75".
This quilt is for sale on eBay for a little while. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

My Second Minecraft-Style Quilt

I finished up my second quilt that's Minecraft-Style. All the "square" graphics are great for patchwork, and my kids have had fun helping me with style/color analysis, since they're my resident Minecraft experts. :-)
Once again, this is a fleece-and-T-shirt quilt ... Made from super-soft recycled T-Shirts. Actually, since each of the 12 blocks is made from 100 little squares, this quilt is made from 1,200 little squares!
It's almost twin-sized ... 60" x 78", so it's a really versatile size.
This one's for sale on eBay for a little while ... So check my eBay link in the blog sidebar (or click here for more info on my eBay listings.)
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