Monday, October 27, 2014

Long Knit Scarf

I had three skeins of KnitPicks Palette yarn in green tea heather in my stash that I wanted to use up, So I took out my size 50 knitting needles and knit all three strands together to get a really long, loose knit scarf.  It was hard to take a picture of the entire scarf so I just folded it up, It is over 10 feet long.  It took me about 4 hours to knit this up.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My Cow Creamer Pin Cushion Is Finished.

Here she is, Blue Belle, my cow creamer pin cushion with a sweet pink tongue.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Making Needlebooks With 100% Wool Felt

     Last week I received 10 different 6" x 8" sheets of 100% wool felt in shades of blue, purple and green that I bought from an Etsy seller.   I bought the small sheets to make needle books and they are the perfect size.  I love needle books and I really like the 100% wool felt for needle books, it's pretty stiff and wool is great for needles and pins.  I wanted to make one for my Secret Santa Swap partner and after I made hers, I decided to make one for myself and one for my daughter.  I used embroidery floss to put the front and back together with the classic buttonhole stitch and also to make the lazy daisy decorations on the front.  The ribbon closure is grosgrain ribbon I had in my stash.  Here a picture of the prettiest one.

Friday, October 17, 2014

I Made Some Wooly Pincushions

     I took some 100% wool yarn that I wasn't going to knit or crochet into a project and I wound into a shape that is flatter than a ball, then I felted it in my clothes dryer and this is what I made.  These pincushions were really easy to make.  The part that took the longest was felting the wool.  They are on the small side, but extra cute.  I understand the 100% wool is a super material for storing needles and pins.  I gave these away to fellow quilters, but I made more.

I also have this sweet cow creamer that I'm going to make into a pincushion.  The space along the top of her back is open and I will add a wooly insert there.  I also made a pink tongue to insert in her mouth to help bring out her personality.  So much fun with wool and china.