Finished a tiny set of newborn mittens and a hat. The patterns are from Louisa Harding's "Natural Knits for Babies and Moms". The yarn is Purewool 100% merino wool. I've made the hat a bunch of times so far and the mittens a few times, but this is the first time I was organized enough to make the i-cord to keep the mittens together!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Just finished my fourth "Quick and Easy Baby Blanket" from "Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts" by Joelle Hoverson. It's listed as a 2-4 hour project, which is about right. The cutting always takes me a long time (this is my fourth one - here's one, here's one and the other I forgot to take a photo of) and at the end, you make little embroidered stitches every 4" to hold it together (see last photo) which takes a long time to first measure and mark the locations and then to do all the stitching (by machine, but still slow...)
The front fabric is Cloud 9 Organic cotton, backing is organic cotton (front and back from Organic Cotton Plus); batting is organic cotton and thread is organic thread from Near Sea Naturals, so it's truly a 100% organic blanket :)
This one measures 34" x 45" - I used up all the cloud fabric I had.
I honestly don't love the fabric, but it's sleepy-themed and organic and there's nothing else I can think to do with it other than a baby blanket, so it had to be done...
I know it needs to be ironed! But I'm afraid to do it until the vanishing marker marks vanish for fear that heat might cause them to set.