Knitted Items Ready To Go

I think I forgot to share Addie’s pumpkin hat!

Pumpkin Hat

Pumpkin Hat

I feel kinda bad because I have all kinds of things to take to Addie and Nicole and nothing for Chad!  :(

Knitted Presents

Knitted Presents

Addie and Nicole’s Carabe on the front row. Back left – Addie’s pumpkin sweater and hat, the little knitted rabbit I made her and on the back right – Nicole’s Blue Sand Cardi.

I can hardly wait to see how all the items fit them.

Yarn Report – Week 39, 2014

This was the week I had been waiting for! First, Addie’s Carabe was finished and it took a little over 3 skeins.

Then I finished Nicole’s Blue Sand Cardi.  I’m not sure where I got off track but but I used 15 skeins of yarn and I should have used only 13. My gauge was correct. The measurements for the finished cardigan all are right. When I bought the yarn, it was discontinued and on sale. I bought all the brown that The Loopy Ewe had so I was kinda in a panic but I found some more at Jimmy Beans. Then I realized I was going to run short on the green and orange. The Loopy Ewe had one of each and I knew that would be enough to get me through but Jimmy Beans had one of each too so I got all of it. Now I think I’ll have enough to make Addie a sweater using the same yarns.

And, I made Addie’s little pumpkin hat which used 1 skein of yarn! That’s a total of 19 skeins of yarn. Of course, most of it was due to finishing the Blue Sand that was started months ago.

Used this week: 19 skeins
Used since 1/1/2014: 77 skeins
Added this week: 0 skeins
Added since 1/1/21014: 282 skeins
Net Used since 1/1/2014: (I can’t get red color to work so the little brackets mean negative! You all know I’ve bought way more than I’ve used!)

The Giraffe Quilt

A couple of weeks ago Nicole told me that a friend of hers was having a baby and they were doing the nursery in a giraffe theme and she wanted to make them a giraffe quilt. We looked at a few patterns and decided on this one. Next step was to find some fabrics. I pulled these and sent pictures to Nicole for her approval.

Giraffe Fabrics

Giraffe Fabrics

I thought the outer border was pieced but when I read the instructions, realized it was asking for a stripe for the outer border. Back to the stash . . 

After swapping out a few of the other fabrics and finding this stripe, this is what we’re going to use.

Giraffe Fabric

Giraffe Fabric

Since Nicole is  using a Singer 301 and it mostly does only a straight stitch, I fused the giraffe and did the stitching on it.

Giraffe

Giraffe

Nicole will do the piecing, and put it all together, I’ll quilt and bind it and send it back to her for giving to her friends. Teamwork at its finest!  :)