Friday, June 5, 2020

Sewing and knitting

...but no quilting - yet. 

I wanted to use up some yarn so I made this little stroller blanket.

I didn't realize when I bought these (just before the imposed self isolation) that they were for plastic canvas. I knew I was going to be doing some knitting and I wanted to make sure I had a big-eyed needle. These worked very well.

These are all the blankets I finished. I don't know if I could ever knit a bigger one than that pink one. It's about 26 inches square. It's supposed to be a lacy pattern and the instructions said to yarn over. Well, I did a yarn under and so it didn't come out as lacy as expected but I continued on a completed it. 

I also made a few hats. These were just to use up some leftover yarn.

And, as for sewing, I made some soother clips. I think I finished 36. Two were new ones for the twins and these are to sell. 

This has been my little work station while I did some sewing. The flannel in the foreground is a baby blanket that my daughter wanted me to cut up for spit-up cloths (burp cloths.) That's the sewing machine I used and I set it up at the kitchen table. It's now been packed away since I shall be leaving England and flying home soon.


  1. Flying home, I hope that dies happen and when you arrive it is safe, no protests and no virus cases near your home. You have been busy, and with a machine not your own, you hAve done wonders. Travel safely.

  2. OOps, had the wrong glasses on, that should say "DOES happen ".

  3. Wow! You have been busy! I love your little blankets. Wishing you safe travels.

  4. Safe travels. It will be nice to be home again.
    Are you bringing that little sewing machine with you? It looks small enough to tuck under your arm.

  5. I enjoyed seeing your ten days of photos (alas, behind in commenting once again!). I'm sure you are more than anxious to get home but also feeling sad at leaving your family. Be safe!


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