Saturday, June 22, 2013

Finished Projects

Most creative people have more than one project being worked on at the same time.  Sometimes I get too many going and have to stop and get some finished. :) 

This first wrap, was actually a custom order for a customer who found me on etsy. It was finished quickly and sent off to her. It was made from two yarns, the black was 100% cotton and the brown was a blend of cotton, wool and silk.

This knitted I-cord necklace was inspired by something Deb(momartist) said and by a pattern from Berroco yarns. When Debbie was here, she said that she tries to always wear something that she made, to her knitting classes. (At least I think that is what she said) I thought it sounded like a fabulous idea! But, the issue here is, what in the world can I make and wear in 90, 100 or even 110 degree heat??? Not long after our conversation, I received the add for this free pattern from Berroco. :) 

I added knitted flowers and even knitted a leaf on one of  the ends of the I-cord. I used size 3 DMC crochet cotton/linen blend for the necklace. The yarn is basically a sport weight. I knitted it with size 8 US double point knitting needles. Then I used other small cotton yarns, from my stash, for the embellishments. After making the necklace, I made the flowers and green leaves, after which I sewed them onto the I-cord.

I have also been creating with doilies again.  I am having a lot of fun putting them together and making something new with them. This is one of the latest items that I have finished. 

I crocheted the doilies together and then crocheted flower embellishments and stitched them on the wrap. 

More pictures of this wrap can be found in my etsy shop, here, if you are interested.