kaeleira:

Swirly Gloves

I finished my Pieces of Eight Mitts! Looking through some of the diagrams and pictures made it seem a bit daunting at first, but the pattern is very well-written and methodical. I like how the designer warns that anyone who attempts these mitts should be comfortable with the idea of “smoothing out” uneven stitch counts. I know I certainly had to do that a couple times!

I used Patons Kroy Socks in Singin’ the Blues Stripes, which is almost as good as the Starry Night colours I envisioned when I first saw this pattern. I love the alternating blue and grey stripes, and I’m super happy that I was able to start each mitt in about the same spot in the stripe pattern.

Mods: twisted ribbing for the thumbs, slwyif for a clean top edge, added some short rows to the hand to make the fit better for my teeny wrists, flipped the second mitt inside out twice so I could do regular twisted ribbing on both thumbs.

All in all these were quicker than I thought, and just as entertaining as I expected. Thanks for looking!

motleycraft-o-rama:

DIY Felt Cactus:

Lovely picture tutorial, from le blog de Gédane.

littlecottondream:

Fun Skull Necklaces

beezeeart:

Available on Etsy

I made a honey bee to go with the blue carpenter bee :) This one has a few pattern changes, but not many. The stripes on the bum were A LOT of work to cut them all out and sew them all together on all three pattern pieces.

vendimia-official:

First summer project is done… now after almost two years learning and practicing, I can tell handmade embroidery is something I want to do for the rest of my life.