Friday, February 5, 2016

Tilda Doll (Winter)

My first Tilda (Tone Finnanger) doll from the book Tilda's Winter Delights.  The hair is unprocessed sheep fleece.  She needs something....not done with her yet.

This is Tone's book that I got the pattern out of.  Her stuff is DARLING!!!  Not all her books are available in the U.S. Or written in English but what I've seen so far is cute, cute, cute :)

Irish Rugby Hat

Two night project.  Here's the link to the free pattern by Pinko Knitter.

Homemade Lemoncello

I made a batch of homemade Lemoncello using some Tennessee moonshine, the zest of 20 lemons, a simple sugar syrup and about 4 months time wrapped in an old towel sitting on a shelf in a dark cold basement. Finished it last night.  This will warm you up from the tip of your nose to the tips of your toes on a cold night. That is for sure!!    Holy cow!!!  A friend suggested in the summer you pour a little over chipped ice.  Not sure if that will cool you off or you just won't care that you're hot anymore.  Another suggested serving a little bit over a plain sherbert or vanilla ice cream.  I bought some prettier bottles so I could give it as gifts but when I went to wash them, I found the label that said not for food purposes.  That's okay.....I have other plans for them :)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Stash Busting Scrappy

I finished this one today.  It gets mailed out tomorrow.  Have another one almost done so picture of that one soon.  It has a zig zag top and bottom edge so it's taking me longer to bind.  No pattern for this one.  Used only fabrics from my stash. Even the back is pieced stash.  My attitude is....if I need to buy fabric for it, pick another pattern.  The mission is stash busting.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Heart Embossed Scarf

No pattern for this one. I just used a stitch pattern from the book "Super Stitches Knitting" by Karen Hemingway.  On page 68 she has a stitch pattern that is part heart and part snowflake.  I only used the heart section to make this.  The knit stitches on the wrong side create a subtle raised heart pattern on the good side of the scarf.  Not crazy about the yarn.  It is a Berroco Vintage Chunky and while it is very soft, it is not 100% wool and it did not block well. The edges turn under despite the garter stitch border.  Ahh well it's done...moving on :)