Thursday, December 29, 2016

I've Made a Decision

I finished all my Loopy Academy knitting projects! I've only made one of the sewing projects (a set of box bags) and I don't think I will finish the other two in time. I've been dragging my feet with the wallhanging/table topper because I don't need another one, and I couldn't identify a gift recipient. AND I took forever to decide what to make for the garment with embroidery project. TLE sells lots of quilting cotton - not the best choice for garments - but they have some beautiful double gauze chambray. I planned on making a skirt and I was going to embroider some flowers on the waist band. Well, I ran out of time and other shiny and sparkly projects are calling my name. Yada yada yada, I am just full of excuses.

In light of all that, I will likely use the fabric I bought for the wallhanging/table topper to make other things - mug rugs, coasters, project bags...the possibilities are endless. I plan to make the skirt too, just in a more relaxed and (hopefully) enjoyable way.

I'm not waiting for Friday to show off the knitting FOs.

Pattern: Lacy Sweater by Zoe Mellor
Yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima in Teal
Comments: This project is a double dip for Loopy Academy and Loopy's Monthly Mixer. For Loopy Academy, the assignment was to make something with bobbles, nupps or popcorn stitches.  Since I've never done any of that, it was also my "something scary" project for October's Mixer. 

After reading project notes on several projects, I decided to go with the 6-12 month size to shoot for 18-24 months size. I'm glad I did, because it turned out closer to at least a 2T. (I don't like baby sizing.) I nixed the lacy bottom part because while it looks adorable laying flat for a picture, it looking good on a person was a crap shoot. I converted the pattern to in the round up to the armholes. I picked up stitches around the armholes for the sleeves to knit them in the round and didn't do all those eyelet rounds either. They did not appeal to me. The end.

Pattern: Knotty Gloves by Julia Mueller
Yarn:  Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in Miami Red.
Comments: The final Loopy Academy for me to complete was a pair of gloves. 

I've never made gloves before and I'm not altogether sure I'll make them again. It's only because I don't think I did a good job closing the gaps at the base of the fingers, but I'm not ruling them out completely. 

I followed the pattern as written and it was nicely written. I loved the yarn too.

So, that's it for now.

MK out.

1 comment:

MLH860 said...

The gloves are gorgeous (now I've downloaded the pattern to make for myself) and I've made that sweater - yours looks lovely. I think you made a better yarn choice for it than I did.

Could the wallhanging have been a baby pad? That the parents would put down on the ground for the baby to lie or crawl on. Just a thought in case it's repeated for a future assignment. I suggest it because a friend was using one in a photo of new baby recently.