My daughter turned 3 a couple weeks ago, and she wanted a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party. I wasn't going to pay $35.00 to get a nasty cake with too much frosting just to have Strawberry Shortcake. So I spent the money on making her a fancy dress and tried my hand at cupcake decorating. I used a boxed cake and store frosting, and the kind of frosting that comes in an aerosol can with interchangeable tips. The first few were a little rough, but they tasted good and she loved them, so what can I say?
I jumped on the bandwagon and made a star blanket. It was my intent to actually make something for myself (as if!) but my daughter stole it halfway through. I can't get it away from her to weave in the ends or get a real picture of it... I guess that means she likes it?
I'll try to get another picture so you can see the size, etc. Always love to see your comments! (The colors aren't very true, the red is more of a pink/fuchsia color)
I'm trying to use up all of the bits of yarn I've begun to accumulate, this is from Puffin Baby Hat and Booties pattern (a free pattern from straw.com). I used Bernat Softee Chunky and size 7 needles. I don't have any (baby) action pictures, the baby I made them for isn't due until December. But my 3 yo was happy to oblige.
I just realized I forgot to take pictures of the booties Always love to see comments!
I received from stacysews yesterday... I was so excited that I ripped open the box in the car (DH was driving), so I didn't get a picture of the whole pretty package. She included the sweetest little notecard, too. Anyways, on to the pictures!
This has the most true to life colors (sorry, it was really dark when I snapped the pics...) but I don't know what's up with the wavy lines on the petals
The top is a suede-ish, micro fiber-ish chocolate brown, and the coordinating pink-and-brown (my favorite colors together ) fabrics on the petals and base are beautiful... I know that she has some pictures on her blog, they're probably better than mine are - I managed to control myself and not peek! Stacy, thank you so much, I LOVE this pincushion!
I wasn't sure if I should post this under "spinning" or "knitting," but I figured since I already posted the handspun yarn, it should go here. Anyways, here is the progression:
This is 100% Merino heather top from Woodland Woolworks, in sapphire (about 8 oz.)
This is what it turned into, a thick-and-thin (not on purpose) yarn plied with a navy thread. This is only about a third of what I spun. (I still have to ply the rest, I ran out of thread.)
This is what the yarn turned into (it was magic, I swear! No help from me... ) A seed stitch hat from a free pattern off the Jo-Ann's website, so graciously modeled by my iron.
Aaaannnd a weird face picture to show how it looks on a head, instead of an iron. I'm a little iffy on it, there's a couple places I messed up the seed stitch, and it turned into ribs, and it's a little bigger than I wanted (even after I changed the pattern to make it smaller), but other than that, I'm pretty happy with it! Edit: I used size 7, 29" circulars... forgot to put that in.
Yay! This is also my first Fiber Friday, and you don't even understand how excited I am!
Storm Cloud This is 100% Merino from Woodland Woolworks, unbelieveably squooshy and soft! The color is a little more gray and not so blue (it matched the storm clouds that were building yesterday afternoon while I was taking pictures, hence the name.) No idea on the yardage, this is only about 1/3 of what I spun. I plied it with navy sewing thread.