Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A Few Firsts . . .

I've been busy the last few days between sewing time and crocheting time. Recently a friend of mine asked me to make her a knitting needle case for her double pointed knitting needles. Yesterday I made her this one. It has 30 pockets for knitting needles. I hope she likes it. If so, she will be my first paying customer.
Last week I finished the Snuggle Sacks for our new nephews. Since I haven't had a chance to deliver them here is Hero modeling them for me. The pattern came with two designs. I made one of each design for them. This one is for Cooper and is made with Sensations Lodge yarn and Lion Brand Homespun Yarn.
Matthew's is made with Sensations Lodge yarn.
They are soft and snuggly and I'm sure will get lots of use.
And finally I finished my first mitten. The pattern is Ravelry download. The yarn is from NH Knitting Mama in Purple Haze. The pattern is easy and allows you to custom fit the mitten to your hands. I've already started the second one and should finish it the next day or two.
Yesterday was a sewing studio day. I actually made two knitting needle cases. The first one didn't turn out as well as I had hoped so I made the above one. Then, on a whim and because I love the variegated thread I was using, I pulled out a UFO from about three years ago. I quilted it and sewed the binding on the front. Today I am hand sewing the binding and another project will be done.

I really need to focus on my swap packages. I have four of them to make in the next six weeks. I'm not too worried about them though. I'll have fun putting them together and then fun opening the packages I get in return.

Happy Stitching!
Sweet P


Bev C said...

Hello Paula,

Love the mittens made to fit. Those snuggle sacks are very cute and I can imagine will be well loved and used.
Happy days.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Very nice on all counts, Paula!

I was just checking in to see what the mail date is for the winter tote bag swap. I have that one, the candle mat swap, the secret santa Christmas swap and the pattern for my fall table runner I want to make available before the end of the fall giveaway! Whew...lots of fun things going on!


Lisa said...

I love the needle case! I know that mine is getting a lot of use! The snuggle sacks are adorable. I'll have to remember them for future baby gift needs!