I know most of us knitters are less than enthusiastic when it comes to sewing, but sadly most knits require a little sewing. I was thrilled when Simply Knitting asked me to design some pretty sewing accessories for knitters. I was really really really pleased when my copy of the magazine arrived. My designs had become a self-contained pattern leaflet to accompany the cute free gift, a tape measure in a tin.
I used some left over sock yarn for this set, it gave me some interesting colour whilst keeping it simple.
Pin Cushion Jar Lid
Sewing Needle Wallet
Staying with the keeping organised theme, I have also designed some hanging baskets. These are also featured in issue 117 Simply Knitting. The baskets each take one ball of Rowan All Seasons Chunky.
You may have come to realise that sometimes I can be a bit, well, daft! One of those moments came when I was working on my jewellery display project for Let’s Get Crafting. I had taken the frame apart, removed the back board and attached the knitted piece to the back board. When it came to reassemble the frame I could not get the back on with the glass in place. What was I thinking? With the glass in place the frame would be next to useless; pretty, but useless!
All my projects featured in this issue have a ‘get organised’ theme, now where did I put my tape measure?…..
So if you are looking for a crafty new way to store your trinkets, why not make one of these pretty little frames. The frame was an absolute bargain from Ikea, only £4. Knit the fabric and sew in place around the back board, simple, elegant storage.
Also in this issue of Let’s Get Crafting, I designed some stacking crochet boxes with lids.
And last but not least, a little crochet flower garter, to add a crafty touch to a jar.
One of the great things about Let’s Get Crafting is you can make all three of the projects above from just one packet of yarn supplied with the magazine!
My favourite project in this issue is by Lynne Rowe, her Space Invader Wrist Rest would look very much at home on my desk. I am such a sucker for a geeky knitting project.