Pear butter is a constructive thing, but it doesn't help people grow. I'll get to it after I share some useful knitting tips.
|Tractor Seat Armrest Slip Covers
|Cable tie for a drawstring
While I was at my dad's shop to install the slipcovers I used his drill press to drill holes in some Scrabble tiles I got on eBay. They're the small ones from Travel Scrabble and are slightly thicker than the regular ones. We made a jig to hold the tiles while I drilled them. I made the hole big enough to fit small ball chain through. I keep changing my mind what to spell out.
I made another Cotton Cloche, this time in brown for fall. I used a 50/50 cotton acrylic blend. It was a bit lumpy but when I blocked it the shape came out nice.
|I blocked this hat on a mixing bowl.
|My new favorite hat with QI necklace
Also in October I finished another snake, a Bandy Bandy. It's very cute. I want to make a stop motion video with it but I'm waiting for an idea to occur to me for a plot. I will write up the pattern one day. This snake has a piece of weed trimmer line in it just like the brim of that hat. Makes it so it can wave its body like a real Bandy Bandy.
In October I got two new sewing machines. When I tried to sew that trim on the fleece for the tractor project my sewing machine broke. This irritated me. So I got on Craigslist and found one I wanted. But they didn't get back in touch until I'd already bought another one. Long story short, now I have both.
|Morse 5900 Made in Japan zig zag machine
|Singer 301 from 1951, same year as my lab.
|Faux chain mail garter stitch hooded cowl and tunic