Wednesday, September 16, 2009


FO = finished object! Four adorable Wees.

Darlin' bear doll. The chocolately brown fabric has a nice woven texture.

Second hat of the extra cream wool yarn batch. The pattern is Meret. Great for TV-watching knitting! I made this one extra slouchy.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Many projects

I'm having fun slowly working on these Wees. Here are some embroidered faces.

A second Hermione Hat; this one's for me! I used some Lion Brand Wool-ease that's been hanging around in the stash. It's one of my favorite colors.

Yesterday I prepared some fabric (washed and dried). Almost all of this was bought as remnants, leftover pieces of fabric on sale for 50% off. It's a great deal if you are sewing little things, like toys.

Yet another project I'd like to work on: embroidery projects by Blackbird Designs. I love the old-timey, primative sampler style of their cross-stitch patterns!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Expecting Many Hats

I bought this ivory and pink yarn long ago, anticipating a baby sweater, but I don't think I had a specific pattern in mind, which is unusual for me, and probably a contributing factor to me never knitting it. I am no longer interested and, anyway, this 100% wool yarn is not washable. What parent wants that?

I have decided to do a few cool worsted-weight hat and beret patterns from This is the first one, Herminone's Cable and Eyelet Hat. It looks just like the one Emma Watson wore in HP and the Half-blood Prince. I altered it a bit while I knit it, for example, I made the brim shorter (ten rows instead of sixteen).

And Dodger!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Craft Room (Slash Office)

Paul and I use the second bedroom as an office/craft room. It's great! This weekend he helped me move my very heavy sewing cabinet two feet to the right where it's much more convenient to use, and in celebration I sewed a bunch of already cut-out Wees.

I started to embroider a canvas grocery bag with a sushi pattern and then realized I needed fish-colored yarn. At 37 cents a pop, it's cheap to stock up. I really like these plastic bobbins for winding the thread too.

I finished chart 3 of the Icarus Shawl. I only knit this when I have time and enough concentration. The yarn and pattern are joys.