Thursday, June 24, 2010

AA's Pinafore

I made this dress for my granddaughter Airyana Aliyah whom I call AA because it's much easier to say. I had a seen a sample dress at Woolbearers during a visit and picked up the pattern and yarn right then. This was really a quick and easy knit. I plan on checking out more patterns by this designer.

Pattern: Pinafore Dress by Jil Eaton
Size: 1
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Jil Eaton Cottontail, 4 balls
Needles: Size 8

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Few Gifts

These are a couple of gifts I whipped up. The first is a "remote/eyeglass/magazine" holder I made for a friend for father's day. It slips in between the mattress and holds things you easily misplace like the tv remote, reading glasses, etc.

Next is an apron I did for my oldest grandson's teacher. I had originally made this reversible apron for a swap but my daughter asked me just as I was finishing it if I had something that could be used for a gift for her son's teacher. Since I had plenty more fabric I let her go ahead and give this one to the teacher.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A Bag for Patti

Patti, one of my jerseygirl quilting pals had a birthday this month. I made this bag for her. Patti is a devout cat lover. While shopping at J&O Fabrics a few weeks ago I saw these "cat" fabrics and couldn't resist buying them because they screamed "Patti."

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Crocheted Bubble Wrap

Well guess what! I finally finished a crocheted project. With the exception of a few squares I haven't done any crocheting in over a year. I started this project last Saturday and finished yesterday. I used a very quick stitch pattern (I call it the bubble stitch).

Yarn is Noro Matsuri, a cotton, wool blend (mostly cotton). It was my first time using this particular Noro yarn. I loved working with it and am unhappy that it's been discontinued.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Apron Received

I received my swap package from Kerry from the latest Hot Mama Apron Swap. Kerry sent me this adorable apron, recipe book, Summer 2010 Quilts N More magazine and relish containers. The apron style has a nice twist to it, Kerry added grommets for the neck strap and the ties.

In addition to the apron, Kerry made this recipe book using two potholders.

Thank you Kerry! I adore my package.

Monday, June 07, 2010

June 18 Friday Night Sew In

The next Friday Night Sew In is scheduled for June 18. If interested, click the picture to go sign up. You don't have to sew. You can knit, crochet, scrapbook, needlepoint, etc. In other words craft. Come on, sign up and finish that project.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

NY Mets Stitch N Pitch Day

I made it to Citifield finally. I have been wanting to go for awhile so yesterday I met one of my girlfriends in Manhattan and we went to see the Mets play the Florida Marlins. I also participated in the Stitch N Pitch event before the game.

Lily Chin was there. So were 427 other crocheters/knitters/loomers, etc. The Guinness World Record was set for Most People Simultaneously Crocheting.

It was a hot day. I'm glad we were way up because we were under the cover. My friend didn't know how to crochet so I attempted to teach her. Didn't work out too well though, LOL!

A cute little bag, yarn and hooks were given out to all participants.

Also, it was Sports Bag Day at Citifield so everyone entering the stadium received one.

Here's a peek at the project I worked on. I didn't have a crochet project in the works, so I started this afghan just to work on at the stadium. It's a quick going project and the yarn (Noro Matsuri) is a dream to work with. Unfortunately it's discontinued. Hopefully I'll have it finished soon and will post the completed project.

It was a wonderful, stress free day but a long one. It was great watching the Mets play in NY and I felt comfortable, like being home. The last couple of Met games I had been to were when they played in Philly which is not a good place for a Met's fan, LOL!

And the Mets won! Let's Go Mets!!!!!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Hot Mama Pin Up Apron

This is the reversible apron I did for Val's latest Hot Mama Apron Swap. The theme for this swap was Pin Up Girl. My partner likes cowgirls and western gear. Luckily I was able to find Pin Up Cowgirl fabric. She also likes to bbq. With the left over fabric I made some oven mitts and hot pads to match the apron. I also included some other goodies. I hope my partner likes everything.