28 June, 2018

Quick & Easy hat

Further to my super sized shawl that I finished the other day, I then needed a hat to keep my head warm.

This hat knitted up in only 3 nights (an hour or two each night) and gosh, it's so squishy & lovely.
Pattern here...   (and yes, it was easy to knit)
Super soft squishy yarn here, I used the colour Denim.
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26 June, 2018

Snuggly Winter Mornings

It's cold here in Tasmania at the moment as it's the middle of winter and walking the kids to school each day is a very frosty experience. I needed something snuggly warm to burrow into and keep my hands free (to hold my kids hands of course).

The solution is this Shlanket - a shawl, the size of a blanket!   It's super thick, warm & ohmygosh, I'm in love with it!  I used a main colour in steel grey then held it double with random balls from my stash.  

Grab the pattern here, it's a great stash buster!  I want to make another one now!  For my next Shlanket, I think I'd use a super soft squishy base yarn like this one in the colour Almond Smoke (or this in the lighter Feather colour)  & maybe hold it double with a different selection of these gorgeous colourways or perhaps a couple of these transitioning colours.

I apologise about the selfie show & tell but I as soon as I finished the shlanket, I started wearing it and haven't actually blocked it out to shape yet …. I'll do that in the warmer months! 


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15 June, 2018

The little yellow lamb hat.

It'd had been a while since I'd tried colour work, so I thought I'd knit a quick hat to refresh my skills.
This hat is a surprise gift for Laney as it's cold down here at the moment and she needs a hat for walking to school.

I used this yarn in the colours daffodil, silver grey & white and the pattern was this one.

I think my colour work skills need some work, so I'm currently eyeing this hat to brush up on my skills!


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12 June, 2018

241 Tote

I made this bag about a year ago and I use it practically every day.

I lengthened the handle to hang low on my side (see this photo of me wearing the bag) and it's the perfect bag!  Side pockets for sunglasses & tissues for the kids. The inside is deep enough for my big wallet, a water bottle, fold-up shopping bags (for groceries) and even a rain poncho for those sudden downpours on the way home from school pickup (I use this one).
Grab the pattern either here or here.
The cute moth fabric is from my stash & is from this fabric line.
Have you made a 241 tote? Do you like it, use it?  What did you think of the pattern?


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08 June, 2018

Swinging top for Laney

I originally started sewing myself a top but life just kept getting in the way, so I switched and made Laney this top instead.  I think I made the right choice, as she looks so cute in it!

My sewing mojo was all screwed up, everything just kept going wrong. 
~ I broke the vacuum when I was cleaning the floor to lay the material out to cut it 
~ The printer played up & ending up sending all my pages to the floor in a crumbled mess
~ I ran out of sticky tape (to stick the pattern together)
~ My daughter Laney took a couple of pattern pages to draw butterflies on
~ I cut out the sleeves wrong & had to cut an extra one ...twice cos I kept getting the 'mirroring wrong'
~ I didn't have any green thread so had to use black
~ My machine kept eating the thread 
~ I sat on a pin
~ I accidently cut my hair whilst trimming thread
~ I had to do an FBA on the top ...ohmy… but I got there after watching this
~ I then did the pleats, the sleeve & french seamed the shoulders together and popped it over my head to check it out for fit. and cried. I look horrible in high neck tops and it didn't even have the collar on yet. Sigh. 
~ Stopped
~ Ate chocolate
~ Ate more chocolate
~ Spilt my tea on the pattern. 
Ok, a new game plan was needed.
~ Dug around in the cupboard for the Emma pattern that I'd made my daughter previously (see it here). 
~ Used the same fabric but cut my daughter out an Emma (pattern here). 
~ Sewed it (wrong in many places but hey, at this point I just wanted to finish it). 
~ Finished it. 
~ Daughter in a cranky mood. 
~ Bribed with lollies. 143 photos later here are the only 4 good photos. 
~ Done.

...have you ever had one of those months??   
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