Friday, January 23, 2009

Socks From Remmants

In my last post I showed you a picture of odds and ends of leftover yarn from socks I previously knit.Well here is one sock I just finished.I used the plain wool for the cuff,heel ,toe and in between each patterned colour and used the pattern wool for stripes in between. Now I have to figure out the yarn I used and how many rows of each to match this one.
Have a great day.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Left Over bits Of Yarn

How many knitters would save bits of yarn.Well I am one.I do that in alot of things I have left over.Like food,pie crust,fabric etc.I have a friend that can't believe I save bits of leftover pie crust,put it in the freezer ,keep adding to it and then when I have enough,voila another pie crust.I guess I learned that when I was growing up.Nothing was wasted.I don't think Mother froze her pie crust.LOL The name Henderson (maiden name) is Scottish,perhaps that is where all this saving is comming from.LOL Check back later to see what is going to happen to this stash of yarn

Knitted Hat

Just finished two hats for daughter No.2.Red and black.Some years ago I made hats like these with a peak on them,called salt and pepper cap.One I knit did not get a peak.She liked it that way so I gave it to her.Recently she wondered if i would knit a hat like it.Well I had not idea which book the pattern was in.(I have many pattern books) Daughter No.1 and I were talking and she said didn't you make hats like that with peaks on.That rang a bell.Salt and pepper hat.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Crazy Quilt Made By Aunt Minnie Day

This is a crazy quilt made by my Great Aunt,Minnie Day.It is dated 1883-1895.There are many initials embroidered on it,which I expect are family and friends.It is made from many types of fabrics,silk,velvets etc.Minnies sister was Eliza Day-Henderson my grandmother.She was a seamstress and I expect most of the fabric was leftover pieces from the dresses and gowns Eliza made.Most every piece has something embroidered on it.This quilt was passed down to me,I suppose as I am a quilter and interested in quilts.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

This mat was made with mostly 2nd hand wool from our favorite 2nd hand shops.Probably the black background was origionally a skirt and belonged to a lady a that gave it away to a Goodwill shop.The grey in the body of the rooster was a tweed fabric,which made a perfect body for the rooster.It is surprising what you can find and how well it works.Rooster with Sunflowers

This is a mat made from Dorr wool.I dyed this wool for the mat.I use mostly Po-chem dyes. A good place to find 100% wool is at places like Frenchies,Value Village our area.If you use less than at least 80% wool it will dull your blades on the cutters.I try to use all 100% wool. Rooster,Hen and Baby Chicks

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