Monday, October 18, 2010

...Something Blue

A few weeks ago I finished a couple fun/functional winter projects for John and me.
This one is mine:

I've had this fabric for a long time, left over from some cute ponchos and matching hats I made for the girls when we were still in California. I really made a bad guess with their sizes, being the right size for a 7 and 5 year old, instead of the 4 and 2 year olds they were intended for. Oh well, they were the beginning of my sewing clothing adventure and first in the line of many wrongly-sized items.
It's such a pretty dark royal blue fleece with silver sequins on the snowflakes. I really can't wait to wear it, it's going to be so warm and comfy with a white turtle neck and jeans. Maybe I'll be really cheesy and get a picture with all three of us in our matching outfits!
This one is John's:

I bought this yarn at Stix in Bozeman this summer. It is an acrylic/wool/nylon blend, so soft and warm. I had intended to make something for me but John really liked it, so it's for him. It seems more of a masculine pattern anyway. It is the first ribbed crochet piece I have made. It started out as a knitted scarf, but after 6 inches and 3 weeks in it was so horribly out of whack that I ripped it out and crocheted it instead.
John has needed a scarf for awhile. It gets really cold biking in the winter, hopefully it will keep him a little warmer.


  1. Very nice! The scarf looks great. Don't worry about ribbing--it tends to throw most people at first. You'll get the hang of it soon, promise.

    You guys will be all coordinated!

  2. Ooooooo the scarf is aWeSoMe