Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quilt for Japan and the Easter Bunnies

Just thought I'd share a little of what I've been working on.

Quilt for Japan

First up, this is the quilt I made to donate for Quilts for Japan. There is still time to make one if you are interested. Here is the info for Canadians and Equilter is collecting and has additional info for Americans.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Here are some bunnies I knit using the Bunny Nugget pattern and embellished in a class at the Kniterary. This was my first go at needle felting, and it was really fun. I'll be doing it again!

Scrap reduction block

Sewing, sewing...I tried out the block for the Japanese + and x quilt along. This is starting in June, but the instructions are up, so I thought I'd give it a go. The good thing is that the small squares are 2" so that means I can use up small scraps as long as there is enough to cut the required amount. Should be fun.

Have a great weekend friends!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

I finished some socks... March..

Here they are.

Blue Monkeys for my Mom
Monkey's for Mom

The pattern is Monkey. It is a free pattern from Cookie A. Super popular! (it has been logged on Ravelry as knit 14,135 times) It's very easy and the socks are fun. I need to make another pair of these.

Pi Socks for me.
Rainbow Pi Socks for Me

The striping on these is based on the 3.141...math thing. Notice I don't sound like I know what I'm talking about. Well that's because it's true. I just googled it to get the number sequence after seeing a pair on Ravelry.

I've started some other knitting projects too. Socks for my friend Chantale. Hers will also be a Cookie A. pattern. I also started the Candelia cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. I love her patterns! If I had a zillion dollars for yarn, and 10 arms, I would knit tonnes of her patterns! So far this is my first one of hers. I lied. The scarves/cowls I knit from New England Knits were also her pattern. Love her!