Friday, November 23, 2012

do. Good Stitches, May 2012

This quilt was started by the gals in the Faith circle of do. Good Stitches way back in May. I've been working on it slowly, but surely, ever since, and can finally call this one done.

Do. Good Stitches, FAITH, May 2012

This quilt is a bit more traditional, but I do love red and white quilts.

Do. Good Stitches, FAITH, May 2012

The block is called the "Ohio Star". Together with 6" sashing this quilt is about perfect for a Full/Double bed (show here on our Queen).

For the first time ever I ventured away from an all over FMQ, and quilted feathers in the sashing.

Do. Good Stitches, FAITH, May 2012

This will be my last do. Good Stitches quilt, at least for the forseeable future. I just don't have the time to dedicate to it any longer, as you can see by how long it took me to complete this one quilt, and I'd love to have some time to sew some things for my own family. I love what these women do, and look forward to seeing where they go in the future. They are a talented and compassionate bunch.

Do. Good Stitches, FAITH, May 2012

Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving.

<3 Kelsey

P.S. Linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday.

Friday, November 16, 2012

My First Sweater

Today I have a knitting finish for you - my first ever sweater! As far as apparel goes it is certainly nothing special, but I intentionally was trying to pick a simple project to transition into knitting clothing.

My First Sweater

The pattern is "Vested Baby Boy" by Scarlet Taylor, which I found via Ravelry.

My First Sweater

I had a little difficulty with the neckline - when I first completed the collar, my son's head would not fit through the hole! That would be a bit of a problem. :) The traditional bind-off I used just had no stretch at all. So I undid the bind-off and used this method combined with a larger needle size to finish it, and now it stretches easily to come on and off.

I definitely want to work on my knitting to be able to make sweaters and socks for myself, there are some absolutely gorgeous sweaters on Ravelry that are crying to be made. I just need to work on my skill to be able to do them justice first. :)

<3 Kelsey

P.S. Special thanks to my little man who posed so nicely all on his own. :)