I enjoyed making the quilted Easter Baskets and thought I could improve on the design a bit. We're heading to Hawaii soon and I always like to have a gift for our caretaker...thought this Hawaiian themed basket would be perfect. I silkscreened the hibiscus designs on white fabric, then sewed them into a patchwork pattern with a contrasting navy cotton. I quilted it using felt so the piece would have some structure and sit by itself without collapsing. I lined them with lightweight cotton. Since I made so many hibiscus squares I was able to make a second basket (always good to have a hostess gift on hand)
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Saw this great link for baby booties on Pinterest the other day. Kale is now 4 1/2 months old and may be too big for them, but they're sooo cute I had to make a few pair. Takes a small amount of yarn, very quick and easy. I even made a girlie pair for a friend of Kipp's. Think they'd make a great baby shower gift ...maybe with a matching cap. The ones I made are from leftover "argyle sweater" yarn...so Kale will be quite color coordinated!
and the models
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Having a new grandchild affords all kinds of opportunity for projects. I've been a "so-so" knitter forever but haven't done much in the last 20 years or so...not since my children were little enough not to complain about what I dressed them in. Now with our new grandson Kale I can make things for him to wear and he doesn't have much to say about it yet...it's really fun. I just finished a little argyle cardigan for him...very preppy...too cute. It took much longer than I'd anticipated...complicated (for me) pattern...but fun. The collar was supposed to be navy but I ran short. A little big for him yet, I did a 12 month size so it wouldn't be too small before I even got it finished...so no modeling pictures except for one "try-on" iPhoto. I have just enough yarn for a white hat with blue and green stripes. My daughter wanted an argyle hat but I'm ready to be finished with this project and move on...so it will be simple.
4 month old Kale squirming in
his new sweater