You guys make me laugh so much
Great colours on that lego quilt!
A short update on my ongoing OWL; it's due tomorrow, but I an extending it to include a couple of extra hoods I've be asked to make so I guess I'll need an extra week or so
also, my mum got the age wrong of one of the kids, he's more of a young teen, so I will be making his hood in teen size not child.
ok... a few days late, but that allowed me to take my time finishing up and do the best I couldCompleted NEWT
Project: Klein bottle hat, with Pi Stripes
The whole hat is a giant klein bottle - meaning it only has one surface. It's basically two layers of dk stocking stitch, with the little tubey bit in rib to hide where the inside becomes the outside.
it's stripes are the numbers of Pi - so, 3 green, 1 purple, 4 green, etc to make 3.14....
green and purple to match my friends coat - with the decimal point (on the brim) in cream; by coincidence those are the colours of the women's suffragette movement here in the UK, which I kinda love too.
the bit where it joins back up again... so, just before the first three of 3.14... sits just inside the brim. There, I added a couple of rows of cream again to represent ellipsis to show that the Pi numbers go on and on. and then I did it up by grafting it (I'd done a special type of cast on, which I can't remember the name of, where I could rip off the cast on to reveal a row of live stitches beneath, for grafting)
It's not perfect - but it's a lot better than the last hat I made with dk wool
I'm happy with it, and I think my friend will like it. I'll share a photo of her posing in it when I get oneNEWT Proposal
One of the guys at work makes me coffee everyday. Everyday. Even when he's not having one himself. How sweet is that? He's leaving when his cast changes in a month, so I wanted to make him a thankyou / goodbye gift - I thought a coffee pot would be ideal. I will make it from stuffed fabric patches, embroidered (a kin to my birdhouse - except not Tm patches, these will be smaller so I don't want them to have the visible hem borders). I'll use skills from english paper piecing to make the pillows.
The whole thing will be a celebration of that most life-affirming plant; the coffee tree (yes, tree - i checked; wikipedia says tree or shrub). I will also be using embroidery patterns inspired by a number of different plants. including some designs based on hemp leaves and petalled flowers.
I will also primarily be using cotton fabric, from the cotton plant of course - I will be using left over bits and scraps, which means that I am saving more cotton plants form being picked by making sure I don't waste what I already have
I want to leave it in his dressing room during his last show, so I need to have it finished by then!