Daily Archives: January 20, 2013

Before I Head for Bed…

I did accomplish one thing I wanted to do today. I finished John’s recycled socks! Now, I can concentrate on the Metalouse shawl.

3rsocks5

Done, done, and done! The details? I used 4-ply Patons Kroy on 2.5 mm dpns. The original sock was knitted on 60 stitches; I cut off the foot, picked up the stitches and worked my way back down the foot. As a result, John doesn’t have any extra socks to wear but I did give a pair of worn out socks a new lease on life. These would be the perfect wedding socks… “something old, something new”. I know, I’m getting silly. Almost time for bed!

Before I head for bed, though, I do have another small project to share with you. I must tell you in advance, though, I really don’t like hand sewing!

thread basket

This is a thread holder, especially for those times you’re doing some sewing (with your sewing machine!) and you need a place to toss all those little bits of thread (the spools are in there only for photography purposes; they’re not being disposed of) that accumulate. The final seams, the ones that look so messy, really should have been hand sewn. I did 3/4 of one seam and was thoroughly frustrated so I did the rest by machine.

It is kind of cute, though. And it’s another finished item!

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A Little Obsession

Yup, I’ve become a little obsessed with my sewing machine. Is this a bad thing?? The fabric I blogged about yesterday has been cut up and turned into a few little things.

snappy bag

 

The snappy bag with a zippered pouch turned out even better than I’d anticipated! I am REALLY happy with this little bag! The only thing I could critique was that the zipper pull was a little small, but making a beaded pull solved that little problem.

zipper detail

 

These were some beads from my stash; I probably didn’t make it the way it “should” be made but it works and I think it accents the bag nicely. Once I had the bag done, I did some online browsing and found another simple little project that I think will come in handy.

glasses1

 

I have… oh… four or five pairs of reading glasses. Between here and work, I have glasses handy just about everywhere. None of them have cases, though (well, except for my new sunglasses). ┬áThis glasses cover, and the sunglasses cover below were both made using the tutorial I found over at Mommy’s Nap Time and both came together in less than an hour. It’s an easy pattern to customize, depending on the size of your glasses.

glasses2

 

I may be making a couple more of these and may even customize one for my iPod Touch. I can honestly say I’m having a lot of fun but I have got to get some knitting done.

And then there’s the sourdough bread that won’t bake itself…. *sigh*

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