I started with these fabris. I only had to purchace one of them. The rest came from my private stash. Doens’t private stash sound better than –one of the many plastic containers shoved in my craft room closet? I made several mistakes, not so much because I was rushing, but the fact that I haven’t sewn in almost a year means that I’m rusty.
Once I figured out my walking foot wasn’t working right the quiting went smoother.
Here it is. All done. What do you think? Here’s the link to the post with the magazine photo.
Are you making any decorations for Christmas this year?
I forgot about triangle blocks and having to square them up. So I did a lot of ripping out of stitches.
It doesn’t help that my sewing machine is acting odd. It goes for 2 inches and then tries to stop, tangling the fabric into the hole where the needle goes. I’ve tried putting in a new needle but that hasn’t helped.
So here’s my how my progress looks.
J in Joy
The “J“ hasn’t been appliqued yet. If you missed the orgianal post on slow sewing it’s here.
I think it will go faster now that I’ve made it through the first block.
What have you started and found it hasn’t gone the way you hoped? Diana
Diane is a brit living in Turkey for the last 11 years. She’s married, has a daughter and is a proud Nana.
She spends most of her time knitting these days, either designing her own patterns, or knitting for charity.
Dianne founded ‘LILY’ Love In the Language of Yarn in memory of her granddaughter Lily Iris Gibson who was born sleeping 18th July 2010. We provide knitted garments and blankets for children in need. When she’s not knittingshe’s blogging or taking photographs.
Dianne is sharing one of her most popular knitting projects with us.
Flowers are fabulous fun to knit. Completed in a short amount of time, with a small amount of yarn -a great way to use up your leftover scraps. Knitted flowers can add a beautiful touch to many pieces and since I’ve started knitting flowers, I catch myself thinking: “Ooh that could use a nice flower!” maybe embellish a knitted hat or bag or blanket, add a few at the ends of a scarf, put one on at collar of your sweater, knit a dozen to cover a scatter cushion. They can be chokers, wristlets, key chains, headbands, and scrunchies or made into a brooch .I’m sure there are lots of other uses too, they can add a beautiful touch to many pieces
While they may look difficult they are really very simple.
Here I have 3 patterns for large, medium and small flowers.
Cast on 12 stitches Row 1. Slip 1, knit 11 Row 2. Slip 1, purl 11 Row 3. Slip 1, *k1, yo, repeat from* to last st ,knit 1, Row 4. Slip 1, purl to end Continue in stocking stitch (sliping the first st of every row) for 14 more rows. Row 19. knit 2 tog twice, knit to last 4sts, knit 2 togr twice Row 20.purl
Repeat row 19 & 20 3times more.
Row 27. knit 2 tog 3 times. Row 28. Purl
Row 29. knit 3 together fasten off.
Arrange pettals as desired and sew into place.
Cast on 8 stitches. Row 1. knit Row 2. Purl Row 3.knit 2, knit front & back of all stitches to last, knit 1 Row 4. purl Knit 10 rows stocking stitch Row 15. Knit 2 together twice, knit tol ast 4 sts, knit 2 together twice Row 16. Purl
Row 17. Knit 2 tog, knit to last 2 sts. Knit 2 tog
Row 18. Purl Repeat row 17 & 18 3times more Row 25. knit 2 together. Fasten off
Arrange petals as desired and sew into place.
Cast on 4 stitches. Row 1. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, knit 3 (5sts) Row 2. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, purl 4 (6sts) Row 3. Knit front & back of 1st stitch, knit 5 (7sts)
Row 4. Knit front & back of 1st stitch purl 6 (8sts). Cut yarn leaving a 4’’ tail and leave on a spare needle.
Repeat 4 more times but do not cut yarn on last petal
Row 5. Join all petals by knitting across (40 sts)Row 6. Purl 2 together across row (20 sts)