Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Baby Tea Leaves Sweater finished!

I finished this little sweater for my niece last night.  I had hoped to finish it in time to mail it before the post office's deadline for packages to get there before Christmas, but I didn't really even come close.  It will be a New Year's gift instead.

I'm really happy with how it turned out.  It was a fun and fairly quick and easy knit.  I hope it fits well.  I'm really not sure if the sleeves are the right length - I don't remember whether the pattern was written for 3/4 length or full length sleeves, and I wasn't thinking about that at all when I made the sleeves 1/4-1/2" longer than the pattern said to (I also lengthened the body by about that amount; my niece is tall and skinny).

I would definitely make this sweater again.  There is also a version for older girls and for adults.  I kind of want to make the adult version for  myself.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tatted pillowcase-edging

I started this tatted edging in college.  (The year on my UFO page is 2010 with a question mark, but I think it's older than that.  2010 is the year I finished college and moved for grad school, and I remember working on it that fall, but looking back I think it was already a long-term UFO.)
When I started grad school, I set the pillowcase aside, measured the lace, and joined the ends together in a loop, and then let the whole thing go into long-term UFO storage. I pulled it out last week because it seemed like the best candidate for a quick finish before starting a Christmas present project. I hid several thread ends and then stitched the lace to the hem of the pillowcase. I like this edging . I found the vintage pattern online when I was first learning to tat, and it was pretty easy. I would definitely use this pattern again.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mitered squares finished!

I finished my mitered square blanket-thing week before last.  It's pretty small: 23 by 29 inches or so.  I would have liked to make the border wider, but there was way less black yarn left over than I thought.  Mostly I'm just glad to have another finish.  I have one more finish and a new start to share soon. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

CMS/Colloquium crochet!

I finally finished weaving in the many many ends on the back of my mitered square blanket-thing last week, so yesterday I took in to work on the edging during my Thursday afternoon seminars.  I'm getting two rounds of single crochet around the edge.  I was working on it just now, and I ran out of black yarn with about a foot to go on the second round.  I don't want to rip out the whole second round, so I'm using some of the leftover tofutsies yarn from the squares to finish it out.  I think I'm going to finish this tonight (and I finished another long-term UFO this week)!