Sunday, February 10, 2013

Overdue catchup

This is just about the last completed sewing project I achieved, way back in December. I made two of these for Christmas - one for my niece and another for a Secret Santa swap. I think my niece liked hers, she was toting it around all day. Although that was probably more about what was inside the sack! The pattern for the Santa sack is by Toni at the Red Boot Quilt Company.

As for 2013 I haven't completed any sewing projects yet but hope to have something to show soon. In the meantime, I've been doing a bit of knitting which is a bit un-seasonal considering we've had temps nearing 40 C. I bought some Jo Sharp wool when her website was having a sale and knitted up a nice cardigan in a chunky, double-strand pattern. I still haven't sewn up the seams though so it isn't technically finished. I guess I have a few months before I'll need to wear it though, so I'm not stressing about it.

I've also been knitting some warm, cosy beanies for a charity. I've been a member of a charity knitting group for ages now, but a very silent member. I decided it was about time I stopped having unfulfilled good intentions and actually started participating, so my first contribution will be some hats for the homeless.


Michelle said...

Hehe I am a bit out of season too, I've been knitting as well;o)

One for a wish.. said...

I loved my Santa Sack too! When I hung mine up,my hubby asked where his as too! Too bad!

a good yarn said...

Such sweet bags! I don't know how you manage to knit in all that heat.