Sunday, September 4, 2016

Monday Making

There's a lot of MAKING going on this week at my house
Even though I'm SITTING around quite a bit
with a broken foot!

It's not THAT bad.

I crochet, sew or knit
while someone ELSE does the dishes!!!

The above afghan is a work in progress 
using a NEW TO ME stitch called the spike stitch.
I found instructions on youtube....
My "GO TO" source these days.
It's so much easier to watch instructions
than to READ and try to figure it out.

Why am I making another afghan when I have so many??
If you wondered that...
You're not a MAKER.




I've also been doing a little bit of cooking.....
Hobbling as I go.

We have a garden FULL of produce
that seems to supply most of the FRESH food in our meals.
I LOVE having all the choices my husband 
included in the garden this year.

I did a simple stir fry with the vegetables above.

I'm also working on gifts.
Special requests from the kids.

The above coasters are from a pattern on craftsy.
It's a free pattern in my pattern shop.

I made these a bit bigger than the pattern states.
I LOVE to adjust patterns to the particular project.
A little bigger??
NO problem.
JUST....a little bit of math.

I really like the BIG stitches I added to these.
In my opinion...
a LITTLE bit of hand quilting goes a LONG way.
It adds SO much!
:)

See??
Sitting around a lot means you get MORE done...
not less.

I just finished this sweet sweater
and....
Thinking about what color yarn to pull out for the next one!!!

This is the 5 hour sweater that takes a LOT longer that 5 hours!!!
It's a classic....
You can find it on Ravelry.


What are YOU making this week???


11 comments:

  1. Sorry about your foot, Beth! I take it that it's your right foot so you can't sew or drive. Hope it heals fast and that you can abide in patience.

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  2. At least the foot hasn't kept you from getting a few projects done. Though hobbling around can't be fun. Hope it heals quickly.

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  3. Makers are very adaptable. What a great list of what you are doing

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  4. This Maker wishes she could make your foot instantly better! I'll have to check out the spike stitch. I've picked up a few new crochet stitches this summer while making lots of hats for the granddaughters for Christmas but haven't run across the spike stitch yet.

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  5. I am finishing a batch of QOV blocks for Alycia's block drive. I'm also tidying up the last details for a baby quilt that will be shipped off by week's end to our now-in-Kansas nephew and wife (baby due 10/31). And I, too, am a maker . . .

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  6. The little sweater is so cute! Is it for a granddaughter? My fall back knitting project is always dish rags. I never learned to crochet, my mother crocheted, I didn't have to learn. I always took her the yarn and she made the project. Take it easy hobbling around on your foot, you don't want a set back in the healing process. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@ygmail.com

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  7. Adorable knitted items - maybe I'll have to dig out my needles!

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  8. Thank you for sharing your coaster tutorial! I do believe they will be my first attempt at hand quilting! Thank you for making it look so easy!

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  9. Thanks so much for hosting linky parties.. with a broken foot! so much inspirations. And I love that crochet blanket, I go check it out now :)

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  10. Oh, I did not know you broke your foot - take care and keep making/resting.

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  11. I love how productive you are even with a broken foot. Can you ever have enough afghans?

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