Monday, June 11, 2012

MOM Monday

This week is a double-dose of MOM Monday! It was brought to my attention that I never posted the finished pictures of Mary (whoops!), and I recently finished Joseph as well. Here they are:

Mary (please excuse the poor image quality)

My mom is really loving the way that these are turning out, and I'm having fun with them as well. I have found the bodies to be a bit tedious, so I think next month I may make an animal instead of another doll. Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Sewing

Last week at my Wednesday night knitting group, the topic of conversation migrated to the world of sewing. My fellow knitter, blogger, and dear friend April (a.k.a. Domestic Knitter Designs) always has such beautiful projects underway, and I was finally inspired to dust off my Singer and sew something myself. I went to the fabric store and picked up a few yards of cotton fabric and a few patterns, and set to work. In the span of about six hours spread over two days, I managed to make two lovely little project/notions bags. I'm looking forward to making more and featuring them in my etsy shop.

Bag number one, outside.
Bag number one, inside.
Bag number two, outside.
And bag number two, inside.

Friday, June 8, 2012

FO Friday

A few weeks ago, I got the urge to cast on something small and simple that I would be able to knit and finish quickly. I settled on the Super Simple Baby Tunic pattern by Little Gunn, and found some appropriate stash yarn (actually, I decided on the yarn first, and then found the pattern, but this isn't the time or place for a chicken/egg discussion).
I knit the tunic up in four days, and then it languished for a while awaiting the perfect buttons. I was delighted to find just the right thing at the Memorial Day sale at my LYS.

Here's the front...

...and here's the back.
And a close-up of the PERFECT buttons!

Now all I need is a baby to wear it... all in good time!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thursday Hexipuff Update

It is my goal to update the blog with a running total of my Hexipuff count each Thursday. I'm aiming to complete my Beekeeper's Quilt (a total of approximately 384 puffs) by the end of 2012.

I recently acquired a bunch of new yarn, which has really helped to reinvigorate my hexipuff energy. Most of the new 'puff yarn came in the form of mini skeins from Ravelry swaps, but I did splurge on two skeins of Koigu KPPPM at my LYS's Memorial Day sale, specifically for making into hexipuffs.
Today's Tally:
As of this posting, I have completed a total of 167 Hexipuffs! Only 217 more to go!
Maybe this basket will be big enough for all of the 'puffs!