Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Knitting and the like.....

Finally! I have something new to post! Over the last couple of weeks I have been trying to get some things finished up for our local fair. Last year I didn't even have to make anything, I just collected together some things that I had made throughout the year and took those in.
I enter in the open class at the fair, so the competition is quite wide and varied. Only one item per class is allowed, but you are free to enter as many classes as you want. For instance under the sewing category there may be ten different classes you can enter: quilting, adult garment, child garment, baby garment, pillowcase, embroider, etc. It is a lot of fun and I enjoy it immensely. Normally there are other ladies and gals I know entering, and it provides a bit of friendly competition.

This is a choker I crocheted last week. It only took a couple of hours to make, that is counting the time I spent pre-stringing the turquoise beads.

Here is the completed chemo cap. In a previous post I only showed the yarn and the book where I got the pattern. It is from "Knitting for Peace", by Betty Christiansen

I love the way the decreases form a spiral at the top.

It is a simple eyelet pattern.

I used Cascade pima cotton. It is very soft! I purchased two skeins, but barely made it into the second skein. So now I have an almost complete skein of a lovely cotton to use for whatever I please. Hmm.....what should I make?

The Rachel Bag is completely finished! It seems to have lingered in the final stage of finishing forever, simply because I have been needing to purchase the little magnetic snap for a closure.

I entered it in the fair ,where, I am pleased to say, it took 1st place in the felted item class!

I look forward to using the boku yarn more in the future. It has a beautiful striping sequence, and feels so soft when felted.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been working on recently!


  1. Oh!!! I love your bag! I so wish you'd come over and teach me how. I love your snap closure...is that hard to put in? You are so talented dear Holly Marie!

    Your mama must be so proud of you (and she must be one talented mama too!)

    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

  2. Thank you for your kind comments! I'd love it if I could teach you how, but from what I have seen of your knitting skills I think you would have no problem tackling this project.

    No, the snap closure is not hard to put on. They are probably sold at most craft stores. They have two little tabs on the back, I just make two slits in the fabric and slide it in, then fit on the little metal plate that comes with it and fold the tabs down. I am not sure what most people use for folding down the tabs. I just use my fingers and force them down, it hurts something fierce though.

    Yes, I do have one talented mama!! :)


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