Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Couple more quick finishes . . .

Well, it's the end of the month and I'm trying to get as many classes in as I can . . . So here's a couple more quick finishes ....

I made two little baby / premie hats using the leftover yarn from my large shawl.

I also made this Atari dishcloth.  I created the chart myself, and it does say "atari" at the bottom, although because I wasn't careful with the twists on my purl stitches (I wrap the yarn backwards, and so I have to be aware of it or it affects the final product sometimes.) .. anyway .. during the "atari" section I was twisting my purls, so the words don't show as well as they could have.  The upper part I was more careful, so the details show much better there.  What do you think?  I'd share the chart but I'm unsure if there is a copyright on the symbol .. Anyway .. here's the cloth I made last night:

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Two hats and a cloth

A few recent finishes for your viewing enjoyment:

First is a seed stitch dish cloth ... 

 The colors remind me of the colorful Easter Eggs .. It is that time of the year, in fact, today is Easter.  Happy Easter! He is Risen!  The Tomb is empty. :)

I have also knit up these cute little hats, using the Barley pattern.  Premie and Baby sized.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

My OWL is finished !!!

So my 3 month long project for HPKCHC is finally done!

Here are the finished photos:

weight of the finished owl so I can calculate yardage:

Here is the finished shawl/poncho stretched out in it's entirety:  Peaches had to sneak in the picture as well, of course . . .

And this photo shows a little better view of the the 4 lace sections.  From Top to Bottom I call them: Paw Print, Arch, Diamond, and Feather Leaf.  I noticed the Arch and the Feather Leaf are very similar ... mmm ... I also notice the paw print one doesn't show up very well in the photo ... *sigh*

And as part of the OWL, I needed to write the pattern, since this shawl/poncho is of my own design.  So here is the pattern for those that wish to try it.  If you do try it, please let me know if you find any errors, or if you liked the pattern.  Happy knitting!

Lace Sampler Shawl

Link to Word Document for Pattern.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A finished project and my birthday

We had a fairly quiet weekend for my birthday weekend ... I recently finished this bag, which I love and will probably keep for myself, and we had pie!  Chicken Pot Pie and Apple Pie ala mode.  yummy!

Good way to celebrate my bday, and the day after PI day! :-)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A knit bag . . .

I knit this bag for another HPKCHC class.  It could prove very useful!  I crocheted around the openings to make the handle a bit stronger.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Phinished Phoenix

Here's another HPKCHC project - this one is for the Order of the Phoenix, and it is complete!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A finished WIP!

I found this Work In Progress while I was looking for something else.  Figured today was a good day to finish it.

Before I started working on it:

After I finished.

A cute dishcloth. :)