Sunday, November 4, 2007

Warm and cozy crafting

I spent the better part of yesterday working on a denim and flannel rag lap quilt. The sewing is easy, but the clipping is hard on my hands. Today I don't think I could do it if I tried. I must be getting old. Once I get it all clipped and washed I'll show you what it looks like.

I finished my child sized scarf. I had it completely done except the binding off and discovered it was too wide. I've found that most scarves are too long and too wide to fit comfortably around a child's neck. I worry about them tripping and strangling an unsuspecting kiddo.

This is 10 stitches cast on size 19 needles, knitted the entire length. This works up really quick (I can do one in a couple of hours if I get with it). I used double strands of Lion Brand Homespun in Candy Apple Red.

I've started another one in chocolate brown for another little person.

The girlies are getting aprons and boys are getting scarves this year.


Sue said...

I've always wanted to know how to make a rag quilt, is it hard? I can't wait to see the one you made! I need to find some time to craft soon! lol

JLynnette (Aunt Jo) said...

It really wasn't hard. Basically, if you can sew a straight line you're good to go.

I had a hard time clipping the seam so that it would fray, but that's just years of abusing my hands paying me back.