Archive for April, 2015

Quickie Mug Mats

April 20, 2015

I bought some fabric panels that were on sale.  I didn’t know what I was going to do with them, but, they were on sale.  Then came shedding season.  I could tell which cat liked which chair by looking at the color of fur on it.  I had two of three different panels so I made  quickie chair mats.

001   I  like this one so much that I put it on my kitchen island.   This panel also had six squares along the top, so I made mug mats.  They didn’t take anytime to make.  Sometimes I need a no-brainer.

sweater mug rue 020  Now, back to applique.

Waiting for My Sweater to Dry

April 10, 2015

I finished my sweater Sunday night.  The construction was not like anything I’ve done before.  I really enjoyed making it.  There were no seams to sew, only ends to weave in.  It is called Hitatude Cardigan by Hiroko Fukatsu.  This designer has several other patterns, but this is the only one that I wanted to knit.

cake 007  Here it is on Monday before blocking.  I was busy and didn’t get to blocking until Tuesday.  And now, it’s still a little damp, especially the sleeves.  I’m hoping for Saturday.  I want to wear it.  The weather is perfect for it.

sweater 004  Waiting!

I’m going to knit socks next.  I got these out from Knitcircus, but I haven’t decided.

007  What to do?  What to do?

I Needed a Slip

April 4, 2015

It happens.  You buy a new dress.  It fits well, but a slip would help.  It has to be the right slip.  And what you have doesn’t work.  You hit a few stores, but have no luck.  What is so hard about buying a slip?  It had to be cotton with no lace.  Who in their right mind wears nylon or polyester in the summer?  You look on-line.  That didn’t work.  OK.  How about a pattern for said slip?  There seems to be one, just one, that will work.  Do you want to wait a week? You already have the fabric.  Wait!  Didn’t that new dress pattern mention a slip?  Eureka!  Other than the girls being too big, it was just what was needed.  Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!