Monday, July 23, 2007

Dishrag Tag - Contest

Dishrag Tag is hosting a contest:
Here are the directions:

Make a post and hopefully include a photo - of your very favorite handmade item that you actually use or wear. It can be something you made, or it can be something you were given. (to clarify before the question comes up: if your favorite handmade item isn't knit or crochet, but is instead sewn or otherwise made, that's really fine too :) this is just about showing off how wonderfully crafty we all can be)


Include a link to something you've seen on another swappers blog that you'd like to make. It can just be a yarn color you liked, or a pattern, or anything you saw and thought "ooh I should make that!"

I made this quilt when He and I were first going out. He had a significant birthday and I wanted to make him something that He would see everyday and think of me. Well, that was about 8 years ago and now it resides on our bed. I kinda got out of the quilting scene - went instead into the college scene and then into the new job scene and finally the knitting scene.

The second item I am posting is my beloved pair of mittens - I made these mittens out of Lamb's Pride from a class at the LYS (a local lady designed the pattern) - I wear them every day from about the end of September until probably the end of April. (Although most days I had to give them up to my 3 year-old backseat partner) I hate having my hands cold. I have since knit up probably an additional 10+ pairs using the pattern. They are soooo warm.

Now, for something I would like to do, many choices....

I really like Alana's tote. I would like to try needle felting someday. Sorry, Alana for taking your picture without asking. :)


Alana said...

I'm so glad you like my bag!! The needle felting was FUN and EASY! That was my first attempt, and I wasn't sure how it would go, but I was very pleasantly surprised!

SissySees said...

Oh, I want that bag too!! Wow... Maybe I should quit thumbing my nose at needle felting...

Anonymous said...

Wow! I like the quilt. I had no idea - once again I am impressed with your creativity!