Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FO: Endpaper Mitts

FO: Endpaper Mitts

I queued the Endpaper Mitts pattern back in my first year of ravelry (2007). I started them once, in a color combination that was lacking oomph. So, I let the pattern languish, and then tried a second time, in a much more vibrant and happy color combination. I was enamored with this project, and chose similar colors in a different yarn for my pair.

Endpaper mitts progress

They took me over a year to finish (really, I finished one and didn't cast on the second for months), but now I love them so hard.

FO: Endpaper Mitts

Colorwork is so fun to knit.

Monday, January 4, 2016

FO: a labor of love

Happy new year!

FOs: Christmas 2015 potholders

I've been wanting to share this set of gifts, but I just gave the last few away over the weekend, so now is the time!

I found this pin earlier in the year, and knew it would be a fun undertaking for my family. So, first, I chose two recipes (one for my side of the family, and one for E's).

FOs: Christmas 2015 potholders

I had them printed over at Spoonflower (I got one FQ of each, and managed to buy during a promotion). Then, I used a variety of kitchen-themed prints, including some of my favorites from Melody Miller's Picnic line, and some fun Spoonflower prints.

The majority of the sewing was done using this Nana and Company tutorial.

FOs: Christmas 2015 potholders

I modified the size to fit my Spoonflower panels, and I used the Insul-Brite I had on hand (I didn't buy more, so some of them have extra batting instead of Insul-Brite).

They were a big hit, and I have considered doing something similar for a future Christmas. Although, I might not make another pile of TEN potholders for a very long time.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

FO: Second scrappy trip

As I've already admitted, when I finished my first scrappy trip quilt, I wasn't keen on making another.

FO: second scrappy trip

In fact, I used the word "never". Don't be like me.

I love the second versin more than the first, if that's possible.

WIP: Second scrappy trip

There are so many favorites in this quilt. And I especially love the back. Ahhh. Yes.

scrappy trip back

I'm so glad I changed my mind.

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