RI state block in 'Hope' colorway
The Berroco Modern Cotton did work up to an appropriate size on size 7's. We'll be giving members two patterns a month, starting with the above block depicting the outline of the state and "RI". The second one will be a "filler" block, called Rocky Point Beach, which is a wave-shaped stitch pattern. Just started that one.
This is the very cute Lucy Hat, a cloche designed by Carina Spencer. I used leftover yarns from two projects. The main color heathery green is Cascade 220 Heathers that I used for the 'I'm with Her' jacket, and the band is beautiful Berroco Boboli in Ginger Scone, used for the Dodgson cardigan. Photos taken before blocking. It's made to be worn with the short-row brim folded up. I may sew it in place as per pattern instructions, but it actually seems to stay up fine on its own.
I made the hat as a thank you gift for my friend R in the quilters group. D was looking for a basic sewing machine to use for making linings for the leather bags he makes. I sent out an email to the group asking for suggestions for good basic machines, and R was kind enough to unearth one from her collection that she doesn't use anymore and gave it to us. I hope to get a modeled shot when I see her on Friday.
I'm pretty pleased with my first completed watercolor. I never knew that you 'cheated' by using a lightbox to trace a photo or picture of what you paint, though I suppose real artists don't have to do that. It's kind of a happy accident that it came out as well as it did, because it felt like I was flying blind. I keep saying I'm going to do the exercises in the videos and book I'm using before my next class, but somehow the week flies by and it hasn't been done.