stitching, quilting, fabric, projects
I’ve been finishing up some projects!
Crochet dishcloths started on holiday have just had their ends sewn in and there is not much of the cotton leftover so I feel I can put that away now (although there’s probably enough left for a doily or two………….). Interestingly I’d picked up two different Sugar’n Cream 4 ply cottons from Lily and one of them is lightly (nicely) scented. It does say so on the label, I just didn’t read it 🙂
The teal and cream bobble bag has taken ages of pulling the ends through to fill the bobbles but the end is in sight, I just have to felt it down now. I’m not sure about keeping the top cream, I may dye it with Koolaid – blue raspberry gives a soft turquoise colour that I’m a bit partial to.
The first one I made gets so many comments every time I take it out. The pattern is by Bev Beattie from Knitting4fun and she gave me the pattern when I bought the wool and needles from her, it’s also in her book. It knits up quite quickly as you use the wool double.
Another favourite pattern is by Debbie Bliss. It’s for baby bootees and even though it freaks my kids out every time I make some, it’s great for using up left overs. I use larger needles and thicker wool than the pattern and knit these huge sloppy things, then felt them down to “wellies”
I’ve made about 5 pairs now and put them away in a box with some lavender to protect them from the moths. We wont be needing them in this house for few years (10)? but I do like small projects to pick up in between making quilts.
Gosh, my next post has to have some colour, enough of the grey!
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