Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fun with yarn

Bean is planning her second annual "Warm Heads, Happy Hearts" hat distribution, so I've been crocheting hats to send her way.

This one is the Basic Bucket Hat from Angel's Crochet.

And these are the Woman's Granny Hat from Suzie's Stuff.

I'm pleased to say I learned a new stitch for the edging on those last two: the reverse single crochet, or crab stitch. Who knew crocheting backwards could be so much fun? Next up: a couple of Boy Beanies.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Diggy Dogs

Gina convinced me to add a "Dogs" label to my blog for what she calls "diggy dog" projects and photos, and she sent me this photo to share. I made the tiny punch-needle piece a few years ago and stuffed it with dried lavendar buds for a sachet. The pattern is "Dog with Red Flowers" from the Margo White Collection.

And while we're on the subject of diggy dogs, I can't resist posting another bandana model (especially since I'm crazy for pugs). This is sweet Julie, a longtime member of our county Democratic committee.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Our pets lean to the left

Every member of our family believes that healthcare should be a fundamental right for all citizens, not just a privilege for the few who can afford it. Our Savannah is modeling one of ten bandanas I sewed last night for a local fundraiser.

And Violet, our "Democat," offers her endorsement as well.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Another BBW shirt

I used the Built By Wendy pattern to make another shirt, this one a birthday gift for a friend. The Liberty of London fabric is no longer available where I found it, but many other lovely options are. I tried French seams for the first time and found them to be much simpler than I'd expected.

Given my sizing experience with this pattern, I went up two sizes for this gift, but alas the shoulders/underams were still a bit snug.