Sunday, December 31, 2017

Wool Cable Hat

I created this pattern and knitted the hat in about 3 days. It's made from soft Merino wool and is machine washable.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Red and Black Striped Sweater

I have been working on this sweater between projects for quite a while. Recently I finally finished it and put it all together. I like the sweater, and I love the construction. Honestly, I think I will stop using this yarn which is 20% wool, 80% acrylic, because although most garments knit up well, once it's washed they tend to turn into jelly - stretching, not holding their shape. By the end of the day the bottom of the sweater is down to my knees.
There were minimal mistakes, and the fit is just right. Instead of seaming the sweater I sewed it together with my sewing machine which saves a lot of time, and I think gives it a flatter seam, and makes it look a little more professional.

Brioche Scarf

This is my first attempt at brioche. It's an interesting stitch, and it takes a ton of yarn, but I enjoyed it. This took 2 skeins of Wool-Ease yarn, and only made a 60" scarf. It was fun to make.

As I was making this scarf, I thought that it would be a good idea to use this stitch to make a rug. Something small, like a runner or a bathroom rug. You could make it with some really chunky yarn.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Autumn Pictures

I love taking pictures this time of year in my neighborhood.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cable Dog Sweater

This sweater was fun to make. I used my standard pattern then just added cabling in the middle.
Instead of seaming, I sewed the seams together with my sewing machine and a walking foot.
Bob hates to wear clothing of any kind, and that's why he looks miserable in the pictures. I have him model, then take the sweater off him once I am done.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Blue Lake

Joe's donut shop

Took these on my way up to Mt Hood. What an awesome day! I was planning on going the back way to Lost Lake, but I got lost, and had no phone signal, so I just dinked around out in the middle of no where for the day. 

Estacada, Milo McIvor park

These are pics of my ride to Milo Park. I stopped at the Star Wars shop on the way.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bonneville Dam

This place was a lot of fun. I can't believe in the time I've lived in Oregon, my whole life, I've never been here. 




Seal enjoying lots of fish.


Leach Botanical Gardens

Spending the day tooling around the city on my scooter when I came upon Leach Gardens. It was an awesome day, and the weather couldn't have been better. 

Leach Botanical Gardens

This of course is the entrance. 

A fountain in the back gardens.

And the gift shop of course.

Monday, July 10, 2017

St John's and Sauvie Island

Here are some pictures I took this weekend while I was riding around on my scooter. It was a very nice, sunny weekend.