Sunday, April 29, 2007

Robert Munsch & Sewing

DD#1 & I went to see "Robert Munsch" live this morning. The storytelling was absolutely wonderful. I love Robert Munsch. Did manage to get a couple of books autographed as well after the show.

DD#2 & DH went to see him this afternoon. You get the seats you can. The theatre was full. DD got to participate in the show. She was thrilled. DD managed to get her photo taken with Robert Munsch. We forgot to take the camera this morning.

This afternoon when DD#2 & DH were out seeing Robert Munsch. DD#1 wanted to do some sewing. We got some sewing panels from a garage sale yesterday. DD started with a quilt made out of bandana's. It is 4x4 bandana's square. Actually makes the quilt quite large. (Photo of the top of quilt to follow)

This is what I made this afternoon from one of the panels.

DD actually started to make this, but it was rather difficult as she is only a beginner sewer. She did the stuffing of the doll. She is thrilled with it.

At the garage sale she also got panels for making an Americana Doll with clothing & holding a mini quilt, a Noah's Ark with Noah & some animals & clothes for an 18 inch doll. She also got a Winnie the Pooh T-Shirt, Fabric transfers, & I added a sewing pattern.
Her total purchases came to $4

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Modified Damien Hat

This is the finished modified Damien Hat from the book 'Hip Knit Hats: 40 Fabulous Designs' by Cathy Carron.

The yarn is Bernat Softee Chunky "Too Purple" The colour is actually purple, it just looks blue in the photo.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Multidirectional Baby Blanket/Lapghan Finished

The Multidirectional Baby Blanket that is to be a Lapghan is finished. I love the way the colours are. I am really pleased with the effect, like a small area of a chess/checker board.

Thanks for the help from the Multidirectional Yahoo group. I was not sure how the colours would be when I thought I would run out of the red yarn. I did crochet an edge around the complete blanket with the red yarn. To me it looks great!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Contest Loot!

I won a contest & this is the prize that was mailed to me. Yarn!! Waaaa Hooo!!!
I was asked my yarn preferences & I said 'Surprise Me'
WOW!!! was I surprised. I love everything.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Multidirectional Knitting

This is Lanarte Starlight yarn
30% wool, 66% acrylic, & 4% polyester

This yarn was destined to become a Multidirectional Blanket. I found it in my stash.

I belong to the yahoo group called Multidirectional & the pattern I used is called Multidirectional Baby Blanket. It is in the files section of the website & you will need the book Modular Knits by Iris Schreier for some of the pattern instructions. I had to put out a plea for help to the group because I could not visualise how this blanket was constructed. Seeing how it is progressing, I love the way it is knit & the construction.

I was actually going to make the whole blanket in the red colour but I dont' think I will have enough yarn. After stash diving I found the grey colour yarn.

This is how it is progressing now

Picture is not great but I think you get the idea!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Scarf for Christmas 2007

This is a scarf I made for Christmas 2007.

The yarn is Fancy Fur, colour 'Bold Black'. I got it from the Michael's Easter 2 Day sale for $1.49 per skein. I also got the colour 'Jungle Print' Could not pass up that price especially when the regular price is $7.99 April's Free Day for Stashalong has now been used!!

Another Pair of Funky Punky Armwarmers

Another pair of Funky Punky Armwarmers finished.

This pair is for DD#1's friend CM. They are for her birthday. Hopefully she will like the colours.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Crunchy Granola Hippie Hat

I tested this hat pattern for Kit's Knit Spot. It was a great hat to knit, very easy. DD#1 loves it. She wore it to school the day after I finished it. She is not too thrilled with the colour, so she is making another one for herself in either black or navy blue.