What was supposed to be a VERY quick project took far more time than I anticipated, but I am happy with the results.
The snowmen have styrofoam ball heads covered with white gillter. Beads for the eyes, felt for the nose and I snipped the ends off cheap dollar store gloves for the hats. A bit of ribbon tied around the pencil for a scarf.
I was inspired by the latest Martha Stewart Holiday Gift Guide.
I've decided that everyone I know needs new mittens for Christmas, especially now that I've discovered Patons new SWS yarn! I love it, it is so soft and the colours are eye-candy. The only problem with the yarn is that it felts extremely easily, so all gifts will include instructions for hand washing. Here's my current work in progress, if you haven't tried this yarn yet, I highly recommend it!
I've been on a bag making kick lately and I've been using heavy interfacing (fusible as I'm using cotton fabrics) in all of them and I've been happy with the results....however, I'm looking at a pattern book now and it recommends interlining (sewing a piece of fabric, wrong sides together with the outer purse fabric) and treating it as one.
Has anyone ever done this? Should I be doing this? It seems like it would greatly increase the cost of making a bag if you have to buy the outer fabric, lining AND this interlining which would never be seen.
Any thoughts?? If you use both methods, when would you use the interlining method?
Here are my first socks on two circular needles. I love this method, but I don't think I love it more than socks on dpn's.
I started these in May and completely stalled on them when they were about 95% done. All I had left to do was the toe on the second pair and I just didn't want to. The thing is, I didn't want to cast anything else on until these were done so I've pretty much not been knitting. Does this ever happen to you?
Well, I finally got these off the needles today and I can't wait to finally cast on another pair.