Tuesday, May 6, 2014

WOYWW - 257 Ripping Away

Hello all.  Happy Hump Day!  That means it's WOYWW.  The party is hosted by Julia at  Stamping Ground.  Can you believe we are coming up on the Five Year Anniversary!  To celebrate there will be an ATC swap.  You can find out more about that HERE.   I'm planning to participate; but not on the scale that I have in the past.

So my desk.  After all, this is why you're here.  If you read my previous post you'll know how much pleasure I get out of ripping fabric into strips.  Let me just say that I'm planning to make myself a vase and also some hangers.  I picked up a pair of my capris that are made with lovely fabric and there it was, the dreaded hanger mark.  I don't "DO" ironing so a little cushion on the hanger is just what I need!
I also bought this book on sewing.  I took home economics in junior high school but that was decades ago.  Yep, I need a refresher on what the selvage is, etc.  After all, I don't plan to rip all the fabric that I have!
I finally finished the baby blanket.  It's so soft and feels so good.  I knitted this doing the seed stitch (knit 1, purl 1).   

As always, I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number) and those that end in the same number as me.  I'm off today so I'm hoping to get lots of visiting done!!

Peace,
Kay   

34 comments:

Nikki C said...

Hey Kay that baby blanket looks so sweet have fun ripping away. I did that once to make a quilt for my niece took a while to do but sure saved time instead of having to cut strips happy woyww hugs Nikki

Nan G said...

All that torn fabric makes a pretty pile. ;) Sweet blanket. Home Ec...oh yea I think I got an incomplete for that class. Happy Hump/WOYWW day. Nan G no # yet

jill said...

Some lovely projects your working on . Happy woyww Jill #13

Helen said...

What a fab blanket! good luck with the strips... look forward to seeing the results. Helen 13

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed seeing the vase. Nicely done. And that's the only way I "do" fabric. I have no way to cut it, except my guillotine cutter. Good luck with sewing. I can sew, but not in a straight line. But you have a lot of courage, and I applaud you. Like that baby blanket, too. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

Claire said...

I would LOVE a sweater in that muted blue - love that stitch - it looks a beautiful texture!!!
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, ripping fabric - there's nothing quite as satisfying! I love the vase project you showed, bet the hangers will turn out great too :-)
I love seed stitch (moss stitch in UK terms) but have to be in a very patient mood to do it!! i.e. not very often....grin!
Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

Neet said...

Never heard of the seed stitch before but doesn't it look good. Must try that some time.
Now, what is this about making a vase - from torn fabric? Got me really intrigued now. Can't wait to see the result. You are so talented.
Hugs, Neet 25 xx

Annie said...

I really love your baby blanket. Shout if I can help with any tips with the sewing....I'm not bad at it now ;-)
Hugs,
Annie x # 27

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Kay love the first image and colours etc.. and we call seed stitch moss stitch too.. funny huh? happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #35

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I scrolled down to see the completed vase, what a wonderful idea! Looking forward to seeing more of these projects. Diane #52

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Sounds like there's going to be a lot of stitching going on your desk for a while. I love the baby blanket, and it really does look very soft. Have a blessed week and happy WOYWW! #52

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Kay
Happy WOYWW. HHMMM fabric tearing...may have to give that a try LOL. Love the blanket you made
hugs
Annette In Oz #39

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Oh girl, you sound like you are going to be so busy! Seems like lately my creativity is just out the door! If you see her...send her home please!
Glenda #54

Chrysalis said...

Hi Kay - that blanket looks lovely - it must have taken ages to make (well, it would me!!) Happy sewing - and atc making! Chris # 47

S said...

That fabric looks so soft and touchable. And I love the seed stitch!

Eliza said...

Gosh you nearly had me going into panic mode with sewing things, I didn't do well with that at school and I can't sew to save my life, so we might leave it at that. Looks like you have had fun with the fabric tearing, careful it is addictive. Still loving that vase from last week.

Have a great crafting week.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 51

Nan G said...

I have a few ATCs left so you are the swap list. I think I have your addy. Look forward to swapping. Hugs

Caro said...

What a gorgeous baby blanket...it looks so snuggly. I bet there is something really satisfying about ripping fabric, especially when you know you are going to use it to make something fun. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#43)

Cathy L. Calamas said...
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Cathy L. Calamas said...

Hi! There is something satisfying about ripping fabric, isn't there? I'm a crocheter but I love that seed stitch.
Happy WOYWW #68
Cathy

glitterandglue said...

Lovely blanket, Way, and lots of fun coming up with all that torn material.
Have fun!
Margaret #28

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

#55 before I forget ! Love the little ripped vase you made. We saw lots of that on old bottles while junking one day. I love the variety of things WOYWW offers by visiting. It is almost 80 here, no doubt working into stormy weather. Enjoy your week Love the colors of your little knitted project too.

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I will have to bookmark the Vase tutorial - might be a fun way to use up some of the fabric I have that I don't have a plan for. I HATE seed stitch - no, I LOVE the look of it but I hate the doing of it. I always lose track mid-row and it ends up looking insanely wonky before I actually look at it and realize.... DOH!

Happy WOYWW! Getting back to it now my connection has come back :)

Mary Anne (1)

Girl Cave Craft said...

I love your vase, what a brilliant idea. The baby blanket looks lovely and cosy. Have a great week, Ela # 90 x

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Kay! Had to go and see what was keeping you so amused and I must say I really like the vase idea. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #36

Connie said...

Good Morning Kay, it looks like you have some fun projects going on. There is something very satisfying about balls of fabric strips. When I was a little girl I use to help Mom tear fabric and ball it up. She would use it to make rugs.
Have a wonderful week and keep smiling.
Your blogging sis, Connie :)

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Kay happy WOYWW and a special hug. Just read down you blog and I love your attitude and hope you're having a good week with the Lupus. Your fabric vase is wonderful...I get so inspired by all the talented people on WOYWW and I want to try heaps of projects - how simple is torn fabric!! Hello Flat Susan seems she's been having a wow of a time. Cheers and have a wonderful week RobynO#67

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Kay
yes of course you can pin the card in a box tutorial from my blog and any other tutorials
hugs
Annette In Oz

BJ said...

Hi Kay, thanks for the visit, the weather here in the UK isn't all that brilliant so perhaps another destination for retirement would be preferable!!! LOL Love the baby blanket and the vase is your previous project. I don't leave my stuff out that much as it is in my bedroom after all. Happy WOYWW BJ#47

sandra de said...

Hi Kay, thanks for stopping by on woyww. Well done for spotting a rabbit ... I look at that little teapot and smile. Lovely knitted squares, often the simplest stitches are lovely.
Sandra @40

Andrea said...

hi Kay
sorry i'm so late i seem to hav elost some days !!!....being doing an online painting course wich has stolen all my time ( in a nice way) teh blanket looks fab I love the blue tones ..bet its perfect for snuggling . ...until next week have a good weekend and wek ahead Andrea #26

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Nicky said...

Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11