Friday, February 25, 2011

Cables and Lace baby blanket

Hello Friends,
     Haven't been spending lots of time in my sewing room.  I'm trying to spend more time getting other things done during the day--like getting the house in better shape and getting me in better shape.  My evenings, though, are free for an hour or so of knitting to wind down from my day. I can't seem to sew in the evenings.  I'm tired enough to make careless mistakes!  Not so much while knitting--as long as the pattern is not too intricate.

This is what I just completed (remember the sneak peek in the last post!) 

A creamy colored baby blanket.

Close up.

Who is this little charmer for?  Oh, I don't know yet.  I will put it in my "gifties" box so it will be ready and waiting the next time I need a baby gift.  I like to have some Christmas, birthday, baby etc gifts on hand.  I have a large plastic box that I add things to throughout the year.  Do you do the same?

Talk at you later,  Rumi

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lucky Girl!

A wonderful parcel arrived at my house yesterday.
Can't you just taste the yumminess of this cute mat!  Thanks so much my little Houseelf friend!

Haven't been spending too much time in my sewing room lately but have been doing a bit of knitting in the evenings.  Here is a peek at what I am currently working on . 

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Hello friends,
    I have not been totally idle in the craftiness department.  Take a look at this cute hoodie!  Designed to hold your iPhone (or other kind of phone, or  iPod, or camera, or snacks etc, etc) 
The bottom of the hoodie is closed but the sleeves are open--in case you want to thread your headphone cords through there. 

Here it is in action!  I single crocheted the hood opening and chain stitched some hoodie ties.  As you can see, the pocket is functional (if you have anything THAT tiny to store.) 

View from the back.
Yarn used: Amazing by Lion Brand yarn in Aurora colorway.

This cute pattern can be found here.  Thanks CoffeeBra for this great pattern.  Now to pack it up and send to my hoodie lovin' friend Ang!

Talk at you later, Rumi