Sunday, December 28, 2008

Felted Slippers

I wanted to use the two lonely balls of Lion Wool I had. Felted slippers seemed like the way to go. After my success with the felted bags, I was bold.

This uses a basic sock pattern with a modification at the top for the cuff.

The cuff was cast on with 25% more stitches than the sock, worked in garter stitch until I was happy, then knit together to decrease down to the amount needed for the sock.

I nearly ran out of yarn for this one, but felt seems more forgiving than I anticipated.

The first picture shows them knit up in giant size. The second shows the felted, finished product.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Passel of Purses

I know, it's Christmas Day, now is not the time to make Christmas presents. Well, I guess I'm just not very good with deadlines.

I picked up these purse kits ages ago and just hadn't gotten around to making the purses. Basically, it's an entire craft project that requires no sewing or skill. You buy the bag, you attach the findings, add the little charms and you have a personalized purse.

Well.... I didn't like the the bag part of the kit, so I made them myself, using the kits to finish them off.

The first picture shows the finished bags and the bits to make them into finished purses. The second shows the wonderful purses once complete. Fully lined and perfect to carry a Barbie or a good book. I'll be sad to see them go. I wouldn't mind one of these for myself, but I am sadly out of the kits.

If some of that fabric looks familiar, don't tell anyone about it, especially little girls that like pink.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Outdoor Creativity

Over the weekend, several inches of frozen, winter wonder fell at my house. On Monday, I had to shovel more than a little of it.

It seems my sewing and knitting is much better than my skill with a snow shovel. The simple straight path from my front door to the mailbox has become a winding path.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Kote of Grace, Part Two

After a horrible pocket accident, we're back on track.

I've layered the lining and insulating layers and started binding them all together.

Sorry, no pictures to go with this one, there isn't much new to see.

Colorful Star Shawl

Sometimes, I get distracted. This time I was distracted by the idea that I could create an interesting shawl by creating my own pattern.

While this isn't getting my other projects done, I do have a wonderful shawl to give away for the holidays.