This is my first ever attempt at a quilt, and I guess I feel a little like I cheated since I didn't use any batting. The fabric is 100% cotton flannel, and I felt like it was thick enough without batting. I read about Rag Quilts on a knitting blog I read often, and I just had to try it. I love how it turned out.
I made this baby blanket some time ago when I first started my stash busting resolution. I used the pattern from the book "Mason-Dixon Knitting." The blanket was gifted to a pregnant classmate, and she was thrilled with it. I was really happy with how it came out, and I want to try another one in the future with different color combinations.
I just completed and blocked my very first lace shawl ever! The pattern is Sivia Harding's Diamond Fantasy Shawl (can be seen and purchased at http://siviaharding.com/Diamonds2.html) The yarn is actually from a sweater that I bought at Goodwill, unraveled, and hand-dyed with Wilton's icing dye. Unbelievably, I have enough of the same yarn leftover to knit an entire shawl just like this one. I may pass it along for someone else to enjoy.