Friday, March 19, 2010

Back-Loop Sweater

Second crochet project complete a cute little top for my 2 year old. This means my third project will be the same thing only size nearly 5 years old. I have also made my husband a windcheater for work which he hasn't needed yet. Nothing like sewing a much needed windcheater to make mother nature warm the weather up when it had gone cold. Its navy and boring so I wont be showing pics and surprisingly the first one I have ever sewn. I have made some cute pants for my girls too that I will show soon, but of course its been too warm to ware them. I used a free pattern Back-Loop sweater & hat I didn't make the hat and wont be. I took me half a ball more using the Panda brand yarn.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pineapple Shawl crochet finished

This vintage doily inspired shawl was easy to make. I made it smaller than the pattern as I wanted it to wear as an accessory rather than to keep warm. I am going to buy a broach to pin it together in the place I want it as its quite versatile. This kind of pattern takes a bit of concentration as each row has a variety of stitches repeated all the way across. I missed a few that I didn't fix and some that I pulled 3/4 of a row out as they would have been too obvious. I have already started a jumper for my 2yo and will then do the same one for my 4.5yo.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cross Stitch

I started this about 7 years ago and finished it about a year or so ago. Its now been hanging up for a week. I would pick this up and do lots of work on it and then leave it for ages, if I had worked on this consistently it would be done a lot quicker. I did birth samplers for my nieces and nephews (all 5 of them) and always had them finished and waiting for the birth so I could add the names and dates. This is the only cross stitch I have made for myself. I did originally pick a spot for this to hang. Then we sold that house, move 3hrs away rented for a while and brought a house that it wouldn't suit. Sold that and brought our current house (which I love). I think it will be easier to pick projects to start and complete living in this house.