Friday, January 28, 2011
A Few Loose Ends
January was a month of finishing projects that were in limbo during the holiday season. Lorraine put the last touches on this hat for her oldest daughter with the crocheted trim and chin strap. You won't find this pattern anywhere. It is another Lorraine original.
Louise deciphers the pattern of a diagonal knit lap blanket that she started last year.
The wool yarn is of such beautiful colors!
This is Bully modeling a sweater that I made from a free pattern on the Lion's Brand website.
The original was made with cotton yarn for Martha Stewart's dog, Francesca. Bully's sweater is made of WoolEase yarn which fit him snug and perfect the first time I put it on him but then it stretched and is saggy. I stitched around the buttonholes with 100% wool yarn and washed and dried it in hot. The 20% WoolEase didn't shrink or felt to any degree and is still loose on him. Next attempt will be made with 100% wool yarn on bigger needles and felted to fit.