Friday, December 2, 2011

Double Knitting

I finished my double knit scarf, and I am very happy with it. I was thinking I was going to give it to someone for a Christmas present, but I put it on over my coat to check the length, that that was it. I fell in love with it, and decided it was not going to go anywhere.


The end (on the right) is finished with the kitchener stitch. It is supposed to mimic stockinette stitch by sewing. Mine did not turn out quite right, it looks like garter stitch, but I think I know what I did wrong. No one will notice, though, from farther than 3 feet away.

I don't have enough yarn left over to make the bubble scarf, but I did find something nice to do with it... stay tuned!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Completed Project--bathrobes

Who wouldn't love to sew for these two sweeties? I bought the peace sign fleece for C several months ago. When I bought it, the clerk mentioned that it would make a mountain of flooshies (lint) when I cut it; I kept thinking about that, and putting off starting on the project. Once I cut into it, it only took a couple of hours to finish the whole thing; her's was done before Thanksgiving. The plain tan fabric on P's robe is what I bought to line the bass cover. I had so much left over I thought I could get his whole bathrobe out of what I had left; but it was in too many odd shaped pieces, so I picked up the puppy paw-print fleece so I could cut out the bigger pieces I needed. I still have a pile of both types of fabric... I may have to make a couple of floor pillows. (They had to put off leaving for home for a few minutes on Sunday so I could finish the belt on P's robe.)


I had made bathrobes for the whole family when P was about 4 years old... P's and daddy's were Da Bears; and momma's was pink. C was too small for a bathrobe, so that is why her's was a priority. P grew out of his some time ago, but momma still wears hers.

C lost a tooth on Saturday night, and the Tooth Fairy came... inflation sure has hit hard since I was loosing teeth!

We took them home yesterday after a stay of 5 days. The house sure does seem quiet!