Saturday, January 23, 2016

Plant terrarium hanger

No it's not macrame :). 

Was scrolling through Pinterest and saw one made by Pam Powers.  Free pattern. Here's the link:

So instead of running the half dozen errands I had to do early....I did them later and took an hour to make this out of kitchen string I found in the kitchen junk drawer.  

I think my string was thicker than what the pattern called for because mine turned out too big for a little fish bowl size glass bowl I had.  I took the finished product to Michael's and it turned out mine fit a bigger round glass bowl with a flat bottom better.  I should have made my finishing strings longer because this will have to be hooked to something relatively low.  A friend really likes it and she lives in CA and could use it I'm mailing it to her.  I'll make another one in spring for me.  
This one is mine. 

This is the original bowl I was hoping it would fit.  It was too big for this one. 

This is the designer Pam's version.  Just too cute :). I may try again with thinner twin so I can hang a couple from a curtain rod in the kitchen sink window. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Outlander Shrug

I'm determined to clear out some of this unfinished projects. Finished this one today. It was already blocked so all I had to do was sew up the underarm seams.  No pattern. It's basically a folded rectangle with some seaming for the arms.  Yarn is Berroco Alpaca Tonals that I bought on EBay.  

Celtic Cable Neckwarmer

This one took me one day to make.  It was icky out and I was just being a veg watching the Patriots beat Kansas City and then the Bruins game and was finishing it up by the time Downton Abbey was coming on.  It's a free pattern on Ravelry. At first I thought I'd make it longer. That didn't work. So today I ripped out a lot and made it the size the pattern called for and it worked out a lot better.  Yarn was from Webs.  Valley Yarn Amherst.  Buttons were from my stash.  I'd make this one again...and I have to.  My sister in law wants one in Navy blue.   Here's the link to the pattern.

Take the time to color code the chart and it will make it go even quicker. Less thinking and I'm all for less thinking :)