Thursday, October 27, 2016

All The Colors Of The Rainbow ... And Some More

Originally, I wanted to make scrap buckets/baskets, so I can sort my scraps by color. I found those paper piecing lettering on the web (can't rightly recall where. Sorry.), and started with some colors. Soon I realized that with those color names the baskets would get huge, or at least way bigger than I would like them to be (or have space for in my sewing room).
So, an alternative solution was needed.
I added some scraps in the proper color to each of the words (well, if I use them here, I won't need the buckets anyway). Each color is seperated by a 3/4 inch wide white stripe.
I quilted around the letters and did a free motion pattern on the colored sections using the matching color threat.
 For the back I used some gray/white striped fabric and the one word I've had left over and didn't want to use on the front.
Somehow, the gray look a bit sad here, all alone.
This one is going to be hanged on my sewing room wall, so at least it gets into the room it was originally intented for.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Winter Can Come

It's been a while since I showed any socks, so here are socks.

Last pair first, those I finished just this Friday. Regia sock yarn 'Demin' with a made up pattern with slip stitches. They are a tat too big, which is fine, as they are not for me.
 These were finished in September and are made from Aldi sock yarn. No special pattern, just knit three, purl one.
Pretty much the same pattern, made from Wollmeise left overs (Wasserratz and Wolke)
 This pattern is called Paraphernalia and is free. The yarn is Spinning Martha hand dyed sockyarn (color is 'Herbert'). They have been finished in June.
And finally, Wollmeise again (Blue Ink), combined with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Socks in 'Rainbow'. This pattern is called 'Broken Seed' by Hanna Levänieme and is also free.
No surprise what my favorite color is....
Winter can come. I'll have warm feet!