Upcycle sewing projects are so fun. This kaftan wasn’t my style but I loved the fabric. The length was perfect for pajama bottoms. I used an existing pair of PJs as a template.
After sewing together the four pieces I put in an elastic waistband. The bottom of the pants were the bottom of the kaftan so the hem was already in place.
They fit and feel great! Next up were PJs for Josh.
I hemmed this fun PJ set for Josh and put in a new elastic waistband. The fabric is super soft and warm.
Next up is turning a robe into a purse. I’m on an upcycle roll!
I’ve wanted to make these booties for years. They’re a free Ravelry download and an enjoyable pattern.
After felting I sewed non-slip suede bottoms to keep them extra warm. Now Josh and I have elf booties to keep our feet toasty this New England winter!
One pair of booties took two wash cycles to felt while the other took three. Lamb’s Pride consistently felts well and Noro just felts up beautifully.
Living abroad meant I had to downsize my needle collection so I didn’t have 6.5mm double pointed needles needed to make gauge. I decided to treat myself and bought these wooden metal tipped needles. They are a joy to work with.
Last month my friend Helen came to visit! She took us to an art and protest parade and we took her on a tour of Harvard. One huge perk of being Stateside again is seeing old friends.
Name: Elf Booties
Pattern Source: Ravelry
Craft: Knitting, Felting
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, Lamb’s Pride Worsted
Needle Size: US 10.5/6.5 mm
Josh and I have spent the summer and fall back in the States visiting friends and family. These Knucks were made for his sister’s birthday. They fit her great and now that the weather is cooler she wears them often.
The yarn is from Josh’s wonderful gift of yarns he brought me back from Norway and Iceland. The pattern is Knucks from Knitty and may be the pattern I’ve knit most.
Fingerless gloves make a great gift and don’t take too long to knit up.
Name: Birthday Knucks
Pattern Source: Knucks
Yarn: Trysil Garn Labbetuss Raggegarn
Needle Size: US 4/3.5 mm