Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring Fever... least that's my excuse for not posting much lately.

But here's a cute little number from the talented Doris Chan -- just right for those "still a little cool" days or nights right about now.

The pattern is free at the Caron International site (sorry, you'll have to use those Google skills -- I'm too lazy to make a link!). I lengthened it just a bit (9 rows) and left off the deep lace trim around the sleeve edge, replacing it with a simple scalloped trim.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Button Up!

Just in time for spring -- a cute little necklace that will add a pop of color to casual tees -- and what better material for a sewist to use than buttons?

I happened to see this little project while catching up on some sewing blogs. Directions are available at Craft Stylish, "Make a Button Link Necklace..." by Susan Beal. It's quick and easy, and not too expensive -- most of us probably have the buttons on hand already! Add some split rings (in two sizes) a small amount of chain and a fastener and you'll have a cute little necklace. It's not Bulgari, but who needs that heavy stuff in the Spring!

And for something completely different -- how about a dog on a rug? See how nicely he blends with the decor?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A shorter Yank...

...perhaps a Yank(ette)?

Another design from the creative mind of Bonne Marie Burns of Chic Knits . This one is from the book "Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines" rather than her web store.

Stats -- yarn: Gjestal Naturgarn, a long-ago purchase from Elann. needles: size 8 and 9 size: custom Modifications: yarn used is heavier than the one called for in the pattern, so numbers were re-worked to reflect gauge change. Shortened in length to make it more of a jacket, rather than a coat.

Color me pleased.