Sunday, February 27, 2011

Throwback Weekend

I spend this weekend playing Sorry and shooting marbles with my GS, he won Sorry but I kicked his butt in marbles, that's old school they don't know nothing about marbles. So no sewing but I'm not complaining.

I did have an awesome sew date on President's Day and made my very first bag, purse or tote whatever you want to call it. My co-worker's Mother makes the most awesome purses for her daughters and said she would help me make a new knitting/crochet bag. There's ton's of mistakes all my fault but I'm still thrilled with it and plan to make more purses. I got the fabric from Hobby Lobby, it's a home dec remnant and I was able to find a coordinating fabric remnant for the pockets.

The most important requirement was that my needle case fit. I made this over a year ago but I love it.

Inside of the tote, (I guess that's what I'll call it) as you can see my needle case fits fine with lots of room for projects, magazines and books. There's still a few finishing touches. I want to get snaps for the inside pockets and a zipper pull.

The needle case open, in case you guys forgot.

I also managed to finish one sock. This is my second attempt at making socks and I'm much happier with this one, hopefully the second one comes out as good.

Old sock on the bottom, I was in desperate need of new socks.

I don't think I will ever purchase another pair of socks, they never fit my huge cankles, these do.

This is the best book on knitting socks I've found, the instructions are really easy to follow. I'm still perfecting the dreaded Kitchener stitch.

I made the magic stripes socks. I think I will branch out into something more adventurous for the next pair.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Hopefully I will get some sewing done next weekend.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Down but not out

The last couple of week's have been spent fighting a cold but I'm never to sick to knit or crochet. This neck warmer is for my friends upcoming birthday, along with some reading mitts and a hat.

This is a free pattern on Raverly.

Couldn't make just one pair, the black pair is for my DD, the pink for my niece and the blue are mine.

No sewing but I'm dreaming of Spring.