I participated in the westknits mystery shawl KAL, Here is my finished product. My colors came out ok, even though I picked them blindly without knowing the pattern. I wish I had the red and the natural colors switched, but this is the way it is.
After seeing how cute Isabelle's bag was, Madeline decided she wanted one too. I had some denim and said we could use that, thinking I wouldn't need to get so much interfacing, fusible fleece, etc. So we went off to buy lining fabric, she picked a cute burgundy with dragons and tigers. Here is the finished product. This one went a lot faster.
(and I got the pockets right)
I finished a westknits mystery kal shawl, I will post it tomorrow as it is blocking now, and I want to get outside pictures with it. I am sort of ambivalent about this project.
Yesterday was the first day of school, I was so busy I didn't get to sit down, but once or twice, and when I finally did, I was too tired to knit. I did get a couple projects done before school started, however.
I made Isabelle a bag, let's hope it holds up, as she has no locker this year (middle school remodel, currently housing school in an unused elementary school). She chose the fabrics, I accidentally made a pattern modification, but I think it makes it cute.
this is the "outside"
This is the "inside", and the way I think she is going to use the bag.
some more pictures:
I also made a little pencil case:
And one for Madeline:
Madeline now wants a bag like Isabelle's, I am going to make hers out of denim and some dragon fabric we picked out yesterday.
I am also working on the pattern for these socks, I will publish it Sept 1.
It seems that after Christmas life gets really busy.
I have been busy with the kids and end of school, then summer started with multiple tasks to do.
I am currently working on designing my first sock pattern. I have designed, and tested, and am now working on making the pattern user friendly. The design will be part of a year long knit a long with the FG sock group on Ravelry. I am in charge of the September/October sock. I will post a picture when it's ready.