|Trace the desired pattern pieces onto the butcher paper.|
Trace the pattern pieces you need and just iron the paper onto the fabric, Once you have cut out the pattern you simple peel the paper off the back and you are ready to sew. Just be sure to iron the paper onto the back or you might end up with a slight coating of wax on the front of your project
|The cut out pieces|
|A fussy cut motif|
|The completed project|
Finished ShawlsHere are the shawls I was working on last time. I still need to give a slight press to the hem on the white shawl but on the whole I think it turned out nicely. The green shawl is ridiculously wide. The picture shows the back with the front wrapped almost completely around.
|The lace weight shawl|
|200+ yards of handspun|
|Blocking the socks|
These are a pair that I started before Christmas. The pattern is from my very favorite sock knitting book, Knitting on the Road. Every sock I have made from this book has turned out beautifully. I have no idea where I bought this yarn but this photo doesn't really show the beautiful blues of the yarn. I'm not sure who will get these socks as they turned out a little small for the intended recipient. If I were to make them again and wanted to be sure they would fit one of my sons, I would omit the decreases in the pattern.
|Close up of the twisted rib pattern|
This yarn is quite fine, even by fingering standards. I changed my mind three times about the pattern I would use for the socks. I also went down to size 1 needles to get a fabric that I was happy with. This pattern is called Conwy.