I know, you are bowled over, are you not? Three posts in one week. Sometimes I even impress myself. Or, I am simply trying to make-up for bad blogging behavior in the past and also for my absence next week while I am vacationing with the family on a beach somewhere in California (with a day trip to Legoland thrown in for giggles and grins). Before I take off, I wanted to share with you some crafty goodness from my sewing machine. The first thing, hankies:
I made some for Special K for Christmas, but he mentioned that they are "a little small." I followed the directions from the Purlsoho folks to the tee (until they told me to roll and handstitch the edges...um, no. This is whyfor I have a sewing machine, yo.), so maybe they really meant for the hankies to be pocket squares? I am now given to understand that people, mostly men, who actually use handkerchiefs appreciate a little more fabric. And, really, if there is any thing I have, it's fabric (and wool and yarn, etcetera). So I made K some more handkerchiefs for Father's Day; but, I supersized them. The theme was "nautical," obviously. I cut these to 15 inches square. Not that much bigger; but, it seemed like a lot more fabric to me. He likes them, and I know he'll use them. I am not sure why he likes hankies so much. It's not because of their eco-friendliness...maybe he just likes the fabric. I don't know.
I also made some DPN cases. I started off using Ashley's snazzy pattern; and then with the one I made for myself (the one on the left), I did some tweaking. I have a lot of DPNs, so I needed more pockets. Lots of pockets. I have been meaning to organize my knitting tools for a while now, and I never got around to it. But digging around for the DPNs forced me to organize and clean, so this project was wholly productive. The second case if for my friend Amy whose birthday was last week. Better late than never, right?
I used fabric that I had in the stash. I am on a "use what you have" jag at he moment, because I simply have too much. I said it...I have too much. But I will talk more about that when I get back from vacation. In the meantime, look at the DPN cases, fun, no?
Have a good weekend and a good week everyone!