CARO488's SparkPeople Blog CARO488's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community hats for CHEYENNE RIVER made about a dozen hats using up leftover yarn - in several different sizes, but a lot of them big -mailed to the Cheyenne River Youth Project - - didn't get a picture <BR> <BR> Now I'm making socks for my sister, whose favorite color is orange <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:14:43 EST short socks <img src=""> Tue, 5 Dec 2017 15:41:02 EST End-of-year sewing Well, I made a t-shirt to erase the awful memory of the pants-that-do-not-fit. The t, another t-n-t pattern, fits perfectly, so I don't know what I did... <BR> But I am getting ready to make a lovely pair of charcoal grey wool pants. (I will measure before cutting.) <BR> I also bound four kiddie quilts and quilted parts of two others for my quilting group. We make them for the local Children's Advocacy Center. <BR> Have spent some time quilting my Bonnie Hunter "En Provence", <BR> finished th... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:12:10 EST Indigo Hunter's Star One Shibori Layer Cake, and lots of whites <BR> <BR><BR>ofstock/60630/moda-fabrics/debbie-madd<BR>y-of-calico-carriage-quilt-designs/shi<BR>bori-layer-cake <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:03:30 EST tree table topper My daughter-in-law saw this in a Nancy's Notions Catalog, and really liked it. So I made it for her - super easy, though I did stitch around most of the tree limbs. <BR> <BR> about 18" diameter <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:55:58 EST more baby quilts for Children's Advocacy Center <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:26:26 EST Bracelets from a pattern by Deb Roberti <BR><BR>m/2017/08/new-free-pattern-tile-bead-s<BR>tacker.html <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:21:41 EST Wheel of Mystery <img src=""> <BR> <BR> laser pre-cut batiks <BR> <BR><BR>its/Wheel-of-Mystery-Kits.htm <BR> <BR> "engineered" corners and marked centers makes this easy to put together <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:27:54 EST more tees and capris <img src=""> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:26:01 EST En Provence Finally got the top together for En Provence (about a month ago...) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 2 Jul 2017 15:03:55 EST sewing up leftovers Many many years ago, I made a nightgown from a dark grey print knit. I love it, still wear it. Then, many years ago, I made a long-sleeve tee from the leftover fabric. This summer I finally used the last of the fabric to make this tee. The capris started life as a midi-length twill skirt that I couldn't wear. <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 2 Jul 2017 14:49:24 EST summer tees <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Made 2 tee shirts - with my pattern traced from a Walmart tee. They fit well, but the fabric is a bit too "clingy" - or "slinky" for me. I want cotton tees! Oh,, well... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> note: Pictures taken first thing in the morning - no makeup. Also, my hair has looked better... <BR> This is t... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 14:47:45 EST summer pants <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I finally worked on pants from my SFD pattern, made a pair of pajama pants, compared them to my previous favorite pants pattern, and adjusted them. Then I made a pair of linen capris and a pair of brown linen pants. Both of them fit well, even thought they loosen up a bit as the day goes on... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 14:43:25 EST More Children's Advocacy Center quilts <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:05:37 EST jewelry This is how I "store" my jewelry <img src=""> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:23:14 EST quilts for advocacy center <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My quilting group is making small quilts for the Children's Advocacy center. <BR> The lilac, red white and blue, pink, and yellow dotted swiss - precut in 2 1/4 inch squares - all were donated to our group... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 13:26:25 EST KnitPicks Hawthorne <img src=""> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:05:15 EST Tour de Sock Stage 2 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> great pattern! but 11 pages !!?? <BR> color-coded charts, though Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:58:33 EST Tour de Sock Stage1 <img src=""> <BR> I read Judy Laquidera's blog all the time. She's a knitting fiend. She convinced me to join Tour de Sock this year. What was I thinking!?! Some people have finished two socks in just hours - less than a day! I have knit on this for a long time. I was quite confused when I started the gusset decreases, which ask you to follow 3 different charts while AT THE SAME TIME, and not on the charts, decreas... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:37:51 EST Pink Sand Beach London City Bag Made two of these for friends - still haven't mailed one of them - need to make one for me to keep! <img src=""> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:31:47 EST leaf table topper <img src=""> <BR> I love quilting. The ladies in my quilt group did leaf quilts, which inspired me. But my pattern directions said to embroider on a leaf stem, while my friends said, "No! Piece it, It's easy!" <BR> <BR> I thought this fabric would be great for fall leaves. <BR> <BR> So I made a couple leaves, but didn't really like the leaf fabric I picked, because it is so brown. <BR> So I decided that four le... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:11:09 EST rayon challis <img src=""> <BR> I hope to make more - but not from this pattern! It is too low-cut, and way too big - I had to take it up from the shoulders as well as on the sides. What I want is the fit from my regular tee shirt pattern, but with bust darts... <BR> Back to the drawing board ... <BR> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:06:31 EST more socks <img src="">tofutsies - yarn made from crustaceans! Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:24:20 EST Have you been to any national parks? <img src=""> <BR> Dinosaur National Monument - UT <BR> <BR> I have been to several national parks: <BR> Painted Desert and Petrified forest AZ <BR> Glacier - MT <BR> Denali AK <BR> Acadia National Park -ME <BR> Grand Canyon AZ <BR> Crater Lake National Park CA <BR> On our honeymoon we went to the Everglades in FL <BR> Mesa Verde -CO <BR> <BR> and some that are not called national parks: <BR> Buffalo Nat... Thu, 12 May 2016 10:43:07 EST 48 cats, one mouse <img src="">Finally finished Zoe's <img src="">quilt! Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:34:35 EST 144 for the 276th Pierce City Branch Library delivered 144 quilts to the 276th Engineering Company Sunday, December 6th. We began this project in 2014, when our troops went to Afghanistan. We are so proud and thankful to our soldiers and their families, and wanted to share these quilts to honor their service. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks to all who helped make this possible: <BR> Many library quilters from all over the Barry-Lawrence Counties area donated blocks, fabric, time, backings, and battings. Other blocks... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 12:31:39 EST making underwear that fits I've made my own underwear for years. I mentioned it in one of my groups, and someone asked for more details, so here it is: patterns for undies: First, I took a pair that fit me the best. Then I pinned one piece at a time flat and traced around it - front, back, crotch. Then I added the parts where i'd like them to be just a little bit wider (longer, whatever). Then I added 1/4" for seams between the pieces. Then I examined how the elastic was attached -mine was sewn, then folded over, then... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:19:48 EST making underwear that fits I've made my own underwear for years. <BR> I mentioned it in one of my groups, and someone asked for more details, so here it is: <BR> patterns for undies: <BR> <BR> First, I took a pair that fit me the best. <BR> Then I pinned one piece at a time flat and traced around it - front, back, crotch. <BR> Then I added the parts where i'd like them to be just a little bit wider (longer, whatever). <BR> Then I added 1/4" for seams between the pieces. <BR> Then I examined how the elastic was attache... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:19:48 EST pink n glitter <BR> I usually get white tips <BR> And I almost never wear pink.. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 7 May 2015 15:17:05 EST Easy Street all pinned and ready for stitch-in-the-ditching... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 7 May 2015 15:15:32 EST rose-breasted grosbeak <img src=""> <BR> We've lived in this house for 16 years. Jerry has had bird feeders for most of that time. This week we had a visitor we've never seen before: a rose-breasted grosbeak. <BR> We had to look him up. <BR> Yesterday, he brought a friend - don't know if they are migrating, <BR> or setting up homes, as we are kind of between ranges on their map: <BR><BR>breasted_grosbeak/id <link>www.... Thu, 7 May 2015 11:39:55 EST nails March 2015 There's some iridescent glitter - which reflects a bit of green... <BR> And, yes, this was taken in my car - but I was stopped at a light! <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:59:04 EST Cheyenne River socks <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:55:33 EST pink on pink leftovers that strangely go together <BR> <BR> <BR> Knit Picks Brava Worsted <BR> and <BR> two strands of tofutsies <BR><BR>leftovers-hat <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:15:45 EST orchid Valentine <img src=""> <BR> <BR> amazing color - two stems, each with several blooms <BR> <BR> Bought it just before Valentine's Day - at the local grocery (which does not usually have live plants) Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:01:08 EST leaf lace hat <img src=""> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 13:16:13 EST Where's Waldo? <BR> There is a squirrel! <BR> See: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Waldo and cardinal <BR> Also, frost: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> five inches of snow on top of sleet Sunday night <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:21:26 EST warm from top to toe <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> snowtracks from stitch nation for m sister Bev <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Chicabean for Cheyenne River Reservation <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:52:18 EST hats n baby socks for Cheyenne River <img src=""> <BR> My daughter and her family live in Southern Texas - My son and his family live in Florida. I love to knit - but my husband and I have all the socks, mittens, hats we need. However, lots of people need warm socks, hats, and mittens in South Dakota. They are Lakota Sioux <BR> <BR><BR>veAmericanSupport/conversations/messages Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:56:46 EST Tying quilts for soldiers on Veteran's Day <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:55:24 EST November quilting 8" square <BR> <img src=""> <BR> from Miniatures in minutes by Terrie Sandelin <BR> <BR> Yes, it's truly crazy! <BR> <BR> Next about 18 by 22 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Made two - for friends <BR> <BR> And, last but not least <BR> Harmonic convergence based on pattern by Ricky Tims <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:48:02 EST finished my mini-shawl <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's made from tofutsies - a yarn that is part chitin - a fiber made from shrimp and crab shells <BR> <BR> Elm Leaf pattern from Ravelry Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:58:49 EST knitting fate I finished a pair for me - using Tofutsies Power Stripes. <BR> The tofutsies is partly made from chitin from shrimp and crab shells! <BR> also partly soysilk! <BR> My guild, Fiber Folks of SW MO, had a challenge where you had to (randomly, blindly) pick 3 crayons, and then complete a project (knit, woven, spun, whatever) using those 3 colors. When I picked my crayons, these socks were in my hands, on my needles at the time. Fate? <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:02:21 EST baby quilts rom a kit from Merrily We Quilt Along <BR> <BR> As I am sure my nephews/nieces-in-law don't read my blog, these are gifts for my new grand-nephews. The tree needs more quilting in those wide spaces. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did stitch-in-the-ditch on all seams, outlined the pale stars with satin stitch in blue, and meandered in the larger word spaces. <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:53:08 EST Bridget Our little Min Pin, Bridget, passed away early Sept 16. We loved her a lot and she loved us. I think she had a good life in the 12 years she was with us. She was diabetic, and had to have insulin shots with her meals twice a day, for many years. She became blind with cataracts, and that made her timid about stairs, and about jumping off the bed. We nearly lost her last summer - the vet thought she wouldn't make it through the night, but she rallied. Finally, her kidneys failed. <img src="htt... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:42:03 EST The second thing Zoe ever sewed <img src=""> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:44:31 EST My granddaughter is piecing patterns I have been teaching my granddaughter Zoe to sew. As you can see, she is doing super well. <BR> Her first piecing: <img src=""> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:07:56 EST button complaint <img src="">I have sewn a couple of blouses recently, with unspectacular results. Also, I was watching for a sale of my favorite shirt - CJ Banks never-iron, and that time rolled around. I also had free shipping, and an extra 15%off. <BR> <BR> I ordered five shirts and a jacket - all for nearly Wal-Mart prices. I rarely buy clothes, but last time I ordered online, it was from CJ Banks, and I was quite pleased. The clothes were good quali... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 15:59:35 EST twister May 2014 Another binding that I'm really proud of - <BR> <BR> 14 by 16 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 26 May 2014 12:10:08 EST "monkey" scraps A friend who looked at a picture of this thought it looked like monkeys' faces. I had put together the center of this, then stopped, because I thought I had no more butterfly fabric - then, of course, I found some -four small pieces - just enough for borders. I have about 2" by 20" left now. <BR> Then, sitting right beside my machine was some navy blue twill. I bought it in the remnant bin at the quilt shop to use for soldiers' quilts, but it just wasn't the same 'hand' as regular quilting fa... Mon, 19 May 2014 17:42:36 EST