Thursday, September 15, 2011

Summer 2011

My camera broke last month just when I was ready to write a new post; now I have a replacement so here are a summer's worth of projects.

To pass the time in anticipation of my little girlfriend's visit, I made her a few toys.

This is Celestine, a free Berroco pattern by Nora Gaughan, knit with Panda sock yarn, don't remember which flavor (type) it was.

I think these Amish Puzzle Balls are cool and used this free pattern.  The fabric is from JoAnns.

My daughter introduced me to 'taggies' - someone noticed that babies like the tag as much as the toy and came up with this idea that is used in blankets and toys, this was an easy and quick project and Emily loves it:

I thought this Kwik Sew pattern #3109 was adorable:

The only place to buy it locally is at Hancock's; at over $11 for a sewing pattern that rarely goes on sale, I hesitated.  But I really wanted to make it for her so her mom and I chose the fabric, also from Hancocks.
For the sun hat I used the Baby Sunbonnet pattern.  She looked so adorable we had a photo shoot.

We liked it so much I decided to make the top as a dress in a larger size for the Fall with the look of an Osh Kosh jumper.  The diaper cover was at the request of the Mama.

Carolcp inspired me with her hat covered in paillettes; this is intended as a chemo cap - I used Lion Brand acrylic and Size 6 needles and 80 stitches - not large enough for an adult but hopefully will fit a child.

Jess and Emily attended the August meeting of the Greater St. Louis Knitters' Guild.

Enamored with the yarn available for charity projects, Jess took some home and sent back this blanket:

And Emily was so impressed by all the knitting going on she is now a future fiber artist and a Yarnie:

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