Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Finished Bits



I finished the Skull Isle Hat and now I just hope it fits the little one. Yes that is right I knit it for a 2 year old (her parents will appreciate it). I think it turned out great and now I want to make one for myself. I don't really care for the top decreases, but what can you do when you have to get rid of over 100 stitches - the little pleats happen.

While home in Oregon I mostly finished my quilt. I still need to add the binding but you get the idea. I love how it turned out and look forward to doing more appliqué projects.



Head on over to Nancy's site - she is having a contest for 300th post. Tell her I sent you!

My knitting tips:

  • This is actually a tip from my knitting instructor, but I will pass her wisdom along - use bread ties to hold up the extra yarn when doing a long tail cast on. It keeps you from using the wrong strand and keeps things neater.

8 comments:

chanknits said...

Love the hat and the quilt.

I think your cats are adorable and should be featured more often.

cathicrafts said...

Hi Devon :)

I still read your blog, lol, but just don't comment enough. That is a very cool hat and I love the applique quilt, wow!!

Hillary said...

WOAH! I cannot get over how fast you did your first fair isle project! The hat looks great- I don't mind the puckers. Looks warm!

Holly said...

The hat is cute, I love the quilt. Good work.

Bertha said...

Dude, that hat turned out so awesome!!! And the quilt is seriously breathtaking (also adorable kitties!)

Melissa said...

Nice work!

Anne said...

Gorgeous projects, both of them! I'm always so jealous of your sewing and quilting - though I'm bad enough at knitting some days without having something else split my attention from it LOL

p3knitter said...

Love that quilt! As a new sewer, is it really hard to make a quilt?