Sunday, November 28, 2021

A Squirrel or Two

 I have gotten a few things done this month, including a quilt I planned to bind. And then there were the things that popped up.

The kit for Oscar arrived and was just begging to be knit, so I dropped everything and made an Oscar hat. It is going to a fundraiser coming soon.

Then I was told that my favourite little boy didn't have enough masks for school. So, of course, Nana had to drop everything and make 10 more masks.

I despair of every being free of mask making, however, his teacher said that they must be good masks because he doesn't try to take it off in class, like some do. Oddly, after being told it was an emergency, they are still at my house. Does it count as a Squirrel if it's a request from a dear one?

Meanwhile in my WIPs Be Gone, I made a back and binding for a quilt that I started a long time ago.

I remember trying very hard to make sure that the same fabric wasn't touching and I see that I failed. Oh, well, it will be done and the new owner will love it.

I also pulled out this UFO from the start of the pandemic.

I think I decided that the zipper was a bit wonky, but I think I'll leave it wonky. It can be a design feature, right?

I am going to link up with Sandra for her DrEAMi #58 linkup.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Still More Masks!

 I was checking today, and I have made over 60 masks since August. Since there is still a need, I am making more. This week, my best boy seemed to be missing some of his, and cold weather means that the masks get wet, quickly.

I made 5 over the weekend, and finished 5 more today.

These still need their elastic. Next up, we will need Christmas ones! I just looked in my Christmas bin, and I think I have lots of potential fabric.

I was running out of filter medium and elastic, so I ordered more. And , since the shipping is flat rate, I added a bit of fabric.

Hopefully, I can make more fun things than masks.

My hands wanted some nice restful lace, so I cast on a cowl.

It is the Joy Cowl, by Cally Monster, part of a set of cowls called Glad Tidings. 

I learned a trick, some time ago, and it really helps when you knit lace. I place markers at the beginning of each repeat.

This means that you don't need to redo more than one repeat, if you miscount. In this case, no more than 20 stitches.

Besides masks, I hope to start on some other Christmas sewing this week. I have some gifts that I hope to finish on time.

Monday, November 15, 2021

A Quick Finish

 I started a hat last Sunday and finished it Friday. 

I am donating it to a fundraiser at the church. It was the wrong size for Bear, so it is modelled by a mixing bowl.

I figure it will fit a 3 year old, although my kids and grand have large heads so it might fit a bigger child.

There will be more of these hats.

When I found them, I bought one of each!

The pouches are currently part of a sale on Facebook for the Lyndhurst Feral Cat Rescue. Pop over and check what they have.

They have lots of pretty things and new stuff is added daily. All the proceeds help pay the cost of vet care and food for the cats.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

A Productive Week

 I'm doing fairly well on this quarter of  WIPS-B-Gone 2021. I have finished both the pouches for the Cat Rescue and this week, I completed a binding on a quilt for the local veteran's supportive housing.

My friend Lois is an amazing quilter, but bindings aren't her "thing", while oddly, they are mine. So, I put this binding on her quilt.

It is always amazing to look in your stash and find the perfect fabric. This fabric had many of the colours Lois had used, so it was made for this quilt.

Look at Lois's fabulous hand quilting.

Meanwhile, I had a request for some baby socks from a soon-to-be Great Grandmother. How could I say no?

They knit up so fast. I use Kate Atherley's free pattern.

I also started a toddler hat, this morning, during virtual church. 

Looks like a quick knit. I should have it done in a couple of days.

Meanwhile, look what I got.

I received it the same day as I made Christmas cake. The cakes are now resting and waiting to become somewhat more "boozy". The Advent Calendar is waiting for Advent. 

I think there are 4 more days in this quarter of the 100 days of WIP, so I need to find a quick finish!