Thursday, February 11, 2010
Luckily before the storm came I had the good sense to go to Goodwill & grab some sweaters so that I could make one of these. I found a great piece of material at JoAnn Fabrics in the remenant aisle for the back & got to work all day Saturday. Then when it was time to sew her shut, my machine kind of died on me. I got the machine when my mom passed away & I think it just needs some oil because it is making one hell of a squeaky noise & the bobbin thread keeps catching. I even sewed little heart buttons in the middle of each square while watching Lost the other night.
It is such a warm blanket, I feel asleep on the couch yesterday while the boys napped. Now as soon as this snow clears a little I am taking the machine in to get some oil so I can start making some of these! Let the Spring thaw begin!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
This is one of my first creations, the scarf not the man. I made this about 5 years ago for my husband, I never posted about it. I taught my self to knit after 10 years of crocheting. While at Michael's one day I picked up a kit from Lion Brand to make socks. The yarn was Fisherman's Wool which was REALLY thick, after I got it home and read the pattern I realized this was not the best project to start with, so I knit a scarf for my daughter with different yarn. Later I pulled out the yarn from the kit and made him a scarf . The pattern, I am ashamed to say, came from a book I saw at Borders, it was a simple pattern that I copied onto a piece of paper because I didn't want to spend the money on the book for one pattern. *GASP HERE* I don't think he really liked it but he did wear it quite a bit so he didn't hurt my feelings. I found it in the bottom of our "winter stuff" box and made him pose...thanks baby!