Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A trio of knitted socks

Making some progress toward my goal of 15 pairs of socks (though still more likely it'll need to be 15 individual socks). I've got 3 recently finished pairs to share today. 

First, this pair of navy stripe socks. I used remnants from other projects. Worked the socks toe-up with short row toe and heel, and used continuous helix-style 1-row stripes. I'm keeping these socks for myself. Neither of the yarns used contain nylon, so I'm curious to see how they'll wear. 

Next up, these lovelies, the Columbine Peeks pattern by Cat Bourdhi, knit from KnitPicks Felici self-striping yarn. Simple pattern, plus fun yarn--these were a joy to knit and worked on these primarily while in Europe. These are heading for the gift pile. 

Finally, these which I've dubbed Jade Leaves (Falling leaves pattern plus jade colorway yarn). Followed pattern but used a short row heel. Planned to keep these but they turned out just a smidgen too tight, so into the gift pile they go!

These are pairs number 2, 3 and 4--only 11 more to go 😁

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday night sewing: baby carrier stuff sack

In preparation for our upcoming trip to Europe, I decided the baby carrier *needed* a stuff sack...ha! Pulled out some old home decor weight ikea fabric, and a bit of complementary orange, did some measuring and sketching, and made this little bag. 

Overall, I'm very pleased with the result. I used my serger to finish all the raw edges inside, which makes me feel good, funnily enough. I wish the handle wasn't as long, but otherwise it's just how I envisioned. And now the Tula can be safely ensconced when not in use. :)

Friday, April 3, 2015

Nap time sewing: toddler sunglasses case

Erin loves sunglasses. And putting things into/out of other things. So I'm counting on this little sunglasses case with dollar store sunglasses to provide some entertainment on our upcoming trip. 

Used flannel scraps from some receiving blankets I made way back when. And I love any excuse to use my Kam snaps!!