Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Hat For Mom

Mom bought a knitting book, even though she doesn't knit, because she saw a pattern in it for a hat she really wanted. I wonder how long she's had this book in hopes of getting a hat out of me. Recently, my Mom got diagnosed with breast cancer and has been going through the treatments. The kids and I moved in for 4 months to help take care of Mom and her home. That's when she showed me the pattern. Of course I would make it for her. She knew I would.

The pattern is the "Eyelet Hat" in Teach Yourself Visually Knitting by Sharon Turner.

I made the knit flower detachable so that she could mix and match with some fabric flowers we bought for her.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Birthday Purse

A couple years ago I let my Mom pick out fabric so I could make her a purse for her birthday. It took me awhile to get it all finished. You can find the pattern in Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol.