Friday, March 29, 2019

Baker's Twine

Two weeks ago a friend of mine mentioned a new potholder pattern, which is quite popular right not. I checked it out, liked it, bought the pattern and got knitting.
The pattern itself is not difficult and the potholders knit up very quickly. I used less stitches than the pattern suggested, because they started out huge, and I like this size better (they are 20 x 20cm)
Knitting them is a bit hard on the fingers, as the knitting is rather tight, but the result is well worth the effort.
The potholders are nice a thick and the hangers are the 'dot on the letter i' to make them perfect.

I may have started with the next pair already ....

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wonky Flower Baby Quilt

Sorry for being off for so long. Other stuff got in the way (nothing serious, just playing too much computer games)
Anyway, I finished the Wonky Flower Baby Quilt. And I love it!
The quilt is 100 x 110cm (40" x 44") and has wonky flowers in four different sizes (12", 10", 8", and 6")
For the backside I went through my stash and picked 12 semi solids for all colors of the rainbow. Each stripe is a little less than 4" tall.
I went for simply shadow quilting the flowers on the front (which ment to turn the quilt 24 times for each single flower!)
One of the most difficult decisions was what color to use for the binding, but in the end there was only one possible choice.
The baby in question is not here yet, so it will still need a label.
Very, very happy with the finished quilt. I hope the baby parents will love it too.