My Recycled Sari Silk bag is finished! I finished it a while ago, but haven't had the time to post it. Now, with my back keeping me from work or play, I thought I could a) get some serious knitting done, and b) update my blog.
The yarn was too hard to work with; and finished product is too small for me to use. I'm thinking about putting a zipper on it to make it more practical. If that doesn't work, I may frog it.
Any Prince fans out there? I made a beret, not the hardest knit, but quick and fun. Great yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Superchunky. There's a pattern on my blog, but I'm sure you can figure this one out...
I've been watching a lot of Carnivale lately. As such, I have become in love with the clothes of the 20s and 30s. Love, love, love the cloche hat. So, I looked online for hours for the right pattern. And guess what? I couldn't find one that resembled the hats on Carnivale. So, I decided to make one up myself-- to be felted of course since I had never tried it. Here it is:
I am in love with it. I wish it was colder so I could wear it now.
I got a new laptop! And I needed a cover to take my computer to and fro. To make it pretty and original, I added some embroidery.
The actual case is knitted out of bulky weight yarn; it was faster, and chunky enough to protect the computer. The embroidery is stitched on in wool. The flowers are free-hand stitching. And I'm very proud of how it turned out!
I love my agenda! I bought it at Walmart and its the perfect size for me. Problem was it was boring.
Sprial bound blah. And I couldn't put stickers or anything on it, because I use it for work, and it had to look "professional." So I got out the sewing machine and some fabric I have been hording and made this:
And this is the inside. It has some pockets for business cards, a pen and pamphlets etc.
These cost about 8 dollars to make. The frames are from Ikea, they were 2 for 7 dollars, then I made 6 Crazy quilt squares for each space. It was a great recycling project, it used up all the scrap bag I had, and it looks so nice on my wall. They're like little quilts on my wall.
I love this oatmeal! My favorite breakfast on a winter morning. But really I eat it anytime.
Banana Bread Oatmeal
1 1/2 cup plain almond milk (you could use soy) 1 cup organic quick oats 2-3 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp vanilla 1-2 bananas handful of pecans
Bring milk, sugar, and spcies to a boil. Be sure to watch it. Add oats, and cook for approx 5 mins, until liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, mash bananas, and toast pecans. After oatmeal is cooked, add vanilla, bananas and pecans to oatmeal and fold in.
After about a week of knitting, I finished the Entrelac scarf Redux! It's long! About 6 feet long, because I like long scarves. I spray blocked it becasue I wanted to wear it today. I prefer spray blocking, and it worked great even on this scarf.
This second pic is more accurate of the colors. I love the colors!