It is no secret that I love applique. Needle turn is probably my first love but I enjoy using my embroidery machine.
Sarah Vedeler is a beautiful designer and she is currently doing a 40 day series of tips and technics. If you like machine embroidery, check out her series.
Today she talked about Electronic Cutting Machines. I have been considering buying one. I have it narrowed down to Silhouette Cameo and the Brother Scan n Cut. I will definitely use it to cut freezer paper templates and I would like to use it to cut fabric templates for use with my embroidery machine. Does anyone have any advice for me?
So hard to believe another year is coming to a close. And there have been some major changes that I didn't know about this time last year. We have down-sized to an apartment and are building an in-law apartment with one of our daughters. I am looking at what is to come as a new adventure.
But there is still yarn and fabric that need to be transformed.
KPH Mystery KAL--in progress--done
GAAA begin finishing--in progress--still working on it
EQ university Applique Class
Tool Box Fingerless mitts for LYS KAL--done
Soccer hat for James
Wayside Crazy Quilt
Cast on Building with Lace
Frog Cape Cod Sweater
Read: Death at La Fenice
This is the mystery cowl that our group at our LYS was knitting. It is from Knit Purl Hunter. I hope to have a few pictures of some other treasures.
I hope everyone had a happy, enjoyable Thanksgiving. Since moving to the apartment and holiday stuff in storage, I realized I wasn't in a position to entertain. But that did not stop me. We have four chairs and five plates and we were having 7 for dinner. It was less "Martha Stewart" and more "Wally World".
I love this time of year not only for the holiday spirit but also finishing up projects and planning for the New Year.
I finished a Tot Topper for Malcolm. It is a cute little penguin with earmuffs.
Sometimes I find that I can't get out of my own way! But I have finished cataloging my yarn stash--that was a humbling experience but hasn't stopped me from buying more.
I did manage a finish this month. The pattern is Irish Hiking Scarf. It was easy but I love the elegant look of cables. i am also working on Knit Purl Hunter's Mystery Cowl KAL. There is a group of us doing it at our LYS. The yarn is Hikoo Oh! and my the color is Fudge.
I love,love, love when I finish projects. This month has been productive.
Three Holey Hats in Malabrigo Chunky are done and ready for holiday gifting.
I have struggled to be a sweater knitter. Sweaters that fit me. I have made lots of baby sweaters. But we know babies don't complain about fit. I purchased a class on Craftsy by Amy Herzog. It has a little more ease than I would normally like but it fits. I don't like sweaters or tops that are too tight and too short. I can't wait to start another sweater.