Saturday, October 31, 2009

Before

These are for an order of 8 placemats, table runner and wood box cover. Blue and white always looks so clean and inviting, am looking forward to seeing how these turn out. Just need to fix a warping problem on the loom, then can get to the fun part, the weaving.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fruit hats

A berry hat in a darker purple this time. Red Heart yarn.
An apple hat, seemed appropriate for fall, also Red Heart yarn, except for the light green which is Vanna's Choice baby yarn. These were fun to make, and didn't take long at all.

It's always nice to get flowers

Had a birthday a few weeks ago, and these were a surprise from our oldest daughter. She brought them into work for me, so they had to go out on the front counter for everyone to enjoy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hat

This is another hat made from the same basic recipe as the multi colored one. The yarn is also Encore Colorspun. Am not sure of the color names, they were on clearance and discontinued, so the tag said.

Couldn't resist adding this photo taken today in our back yard. We have maybe half an inch, but it is very picturesque. Don't mind the white blobs that are snow on the camera lens.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Knitted hat

Finished a kid's hat for our craft table in Nov. Made from Plymouth Encore Colorspun,also picked up another skein in a royal blue with an orange streak through it. The next hat will be made in that color. It's a nice yarn to work with, 25% wool, 75% acrylic content. This is an easy way to finish the hats, with i cord then sew it down in a loop. No threading through the sts and sewing it closed...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another placemat


The reason these have been shown on the loom is because I don't finish them here. Its a group effort! A ladies sewing group cuts and sew the rags, recycling polyester pants, then tie the fringes after they are woven. T.P. filler between placemats, and drop off for the women to finish at their church sewing group. The finished products go to a few of the local consignment shops around here, or to individuals who wanted special orders. A nice project, helping quite a few people. Then it will be time to cut and sew rags for an order of blue and white placemats and table runner. Then rugs for a Christmas craft sale.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

finished the hat

Had to leave the earflaps off, it just barely fits our grandson! He seemed to like it when we tried it on him, typically he won't leave a hat on his head. The blue wool is Cascade 220, and the grey is Patons Classic Merino.