Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Like any knitter or crafter, I have several WiPs (Works in Progress) going at any given time. Right now these are my two main knitting projects.

This is a pair of socks for Robbie. That boy has fallen in love with hand knit socks which is wonderful for him. For me not so wonderful lol. He has a wide foot and wears a US size 13 shoe. While I love the process of knitting it does get a bit boring when working on the same pair of socks for what feels like forever. In reality it takes me about a month to knit a pair of socks whether they're for Robbie or my US size 9 foot. I tend to knit while cooking dinner and before bed. I'm sure if I spent a good chunk of time on them I could knit a pair in a week.  I'm actually enjoying working on these socks because the yarn is so fun. I'm always trying to knit a bit faster so I can see what color or pattern is coming next.

My other project is a simple slouchy beanie for Robbie's girlfriend. She's been lucky enough to receive a few handmade gifts from Robbie and me.

I have a handful of other knitting projects that are just sitting. I'll pull them out soon so ya'll can see what's languishing in the WiP pile.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Steering Wheel Covers

I've been playing with a new design for my Etsy shop. Steering Wheel Covers.  

It took me a few tries to figure out how to make them reversible and still easy to sew. They are quilted with a nice wide band to keep them in place. Of course these are not for use while driving. They just help keep your steering wheel a bit easier to hold on a hot Summer day and there's been a lot of those lately.

It's not only hot down here in Florida this Summer but it seems all across the Northern Hemisphere the heat is extreme this year. Most days are in the high 90's with a heat index in the triple digits. Our house was getting too hot inside even with the a/c on so we had our attic re-insulated and thankfully that dropped the inside temps by almost 10 degrees. I'm hoping it drops our electric bill quite a bit too.

This Pokeball steering wheel cover is one of my latest designs. I'm trying to decide what I want to place on the reverse side. I also want to make some with quilt blocks on the front. Lots of ideas but never enough sewing time, right?

So, what are you creating today?