Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bits and pieces

Two weeks ago Nancy mentioned the Handbook of stitches and since I liked the cover and trust her information, I had to get it from the library. While ordering the book I saw another book of the same author and ordered that one too. Both of them are true gems, there are lovely stitches and ideas how to use them. 

Husband had a package with this beauty incorporated and so before he discarded the package, he cut this out for me... Love it!

Besides drooling over books and beautiful items I also got something done. I made a small lap throw. Had some sockyarn in a drawer and a large piece of vintage linen. Knitted until I ran out of yarn (50 x 45) and backed the throw with the linen. It was ripped a bit which I mended. I could have cut that piece off but I decided to feature the vintage not only by mending but also to put some patches on it despite the fact that there were no holes. I'm happy with the result and so is our little one. 

That's all for now ... Enjoy your weekend with the Beast of the East!



Rachel said...

That's a lovely lap blanket. And do you intend to do something inspired by the greyhound design?

Karen Ruane said...

love that you patched this, you have added something very special. Your husband must be a treasure, spotting inspiration like that.