Friday, June 26, 2009

mini socks

after making a pair of socks for myself, my hurricane asked for a pair too. i figured i'd try out a pattern from 2-at-a-time socks for her. i didn't have the required size 2 circular needle so i just used my double points. well lo and behold! they turned out awesome!!! but they're too small for her soon-to-be four-year-old foot! so now they're my son's.

i'm excited and amazed at what i can accomplish out of one skein of bernant sox yarn.

Friday, June 19, 2009

sunbonnet sue

there's a nostalgic essence of sunbonnet sue's that draws me to them. this is my first rotary-cutter sunbonnet sue for my ol man's boss's new baby girl. i had knitted a hat and booties to hold them over till i sent a quilt.

the design is from Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts.

and it's also my first machine quilted with my daring foot :)

it's amazing how much faster machine quilting is than hand quilting! haha duh!

sunbonnet sue

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

fox in socks

why yes i am a fox in socks...mulit-colored knitted socks. with the jo-ann's gift card i received for mother's day, i bought some yarn and ta-da!
my socks!
size 3 double point needles and Bernant: sox yarn and pattern and my goofy (and a bit too big) socks are done. i'm on a roll!
today i purchased different yarn for socks to make for my mother...maybe i'll try a new pattern.
knitted socks
i also finished hand quilting my ma's "sweet tooth" quilt with i love lucy fabric. i'll post pictures later.


my youngest brother is learning how to crochet! his first project: blue single crochet scarf for his girlfriend :) teehee

Monday, June 1, 2009

Tennesse Star

i was so excited when my ma bought me 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars and when my sister-n-law announced they were preggers again, my light bulb almost exploded.

in my ma's stash, there was a sesame street white background with alphabets that i knew would go well with the chosen star.

i started to meticulously cut out all the letters needed for the quilt top and since the sex of the baby wasn't going to be known until the birth, i used the primary colors and green.

my second paper pieced quilt, hand quilted

Tennesse Star