Monday, June 29, 2009

Fiber Arts for Summer and Winter

Good Morning Everyone!
Rise and Shine!

Here are some new Sun Squares I have been crocheting for the Knit-A-Square project.
I found this wonderful free pattern online and I am having so much fun making one every evening while watching tv with Fred and the Pug. :)

I also wanted to show you some of the hats I have made on my circular loom that I made in 2007. I received so many sweet comments from people wanting to see them that I wanted to make a separate post about them. Here are just a few. Most of these have been sent with my squares to South Africa to keep the children warm.

Acrylic yarn - double strand worsted
Circular Loom

Wool yarn - double strand worsted
Circular Loom

Wool yarn - double strand worsted
Circular Loom

Wool yarn - double strand worsted
Circular Loom

Acrylic yarn - double strand worsted
Circular Loom

I love making hats and mittens on these looms. It is so fun and easy! No knitting or crocheting knowledge needed!

You can never have too many hats or mittens and they make great gifts too!

Please let me know if you make any. I would love to see!


Manon said...

The hat are wonderful Melissa! I'm sure the kids will be so incredibly thankful! You are a wonderful lady... that's for sure!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I swear there is no end - NONE - to your creativity! Very cool hats - who wouldn't want one? And fun coasters - of which I wonder can anyone ever have enough of? We have a huge stack - and ONE table to use them on!
How's Emmitt?

Mare said...

Your hats are so cute! I have several hats ready for the 2009 Fall and Winter season that i loomed, using acrylic blends and wool. I LOVE the roll brims because they fit so many different sized heads that way. Roll the brim up and it fits a smaller head,,,down and it covers a larger head! Lola and i can wear the same hat! :)

Mia said...

They are all so cute!! You are so talented and we are so glad that you choose to share them with us!!

Nevis said...

LOVE the hats! How cool is that? I would love to make them, but I don't think I have the coorination or patience to knit or crochet.

Ruth Welter said...

Melissa, I really love your sun squares...they are absolutely wonderful.

I just answered your question about ETSY over on my blog comments section.

Keep making your beautiful pieces of art.


Checkers & Chess said...

my mom wishes she could knit!

Checkers & Chess said...

thanks for dropping by my blog - Mom Loves your art work - She has ZERO talent - but a terrific eye :-)

She's trying to learn to knit - but I keep eating her needles !!! BOL - and she starts with 20 stitches but after an hour she has 38 stitches!!!! Not very talented!!!!

Carolyn said...

ooooo I am so jealous! I can't knit or crochet... even on a loom!
but your things are lovely!!!

GAIL said...


Melanie, Moe, Ollie said...

can't wait to see the sun squares show up in the pictures of the quilts once they are put together!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

The hats are lovely and you give them to such a good cause. We love the pattern of your new squares. Are your fingers ever not busy?

Liss said...

These are fantastic.

Diane said...

Hi Melissa!
Your squares are awesome. I love all the colors. The hats are amazing too. Typical Melissa....always doing for someone else. You really are the BEST!
xoxo Diane

Molly the Airedale said...

Your hats are fabulous, Melissa, and what a beautiful cheerful blankie you'll have with all of those sun squares! You are such a loving and giving person! Bless you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Devil Dog said...

Those are such adorable hats. They look like they are a lot of fun to make. We also love the squares. They are very pretty.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Melissa
They are very very beautiful- those squares with the sun on them. What a beautiful blanket they would be. And the hats- every one of them- love them. Mom wonders, wonders, wonders if she could ever do that. She wishes she could get addicted to some of the hobbies you do!

Laura said...

Love that sunny pattern! Thanks so much for helping me figure out what was going on with my blog comments! You're a lifesaver!

Unknown said...

holy moly!!! you are one busy girl!!! I love these cool....I was at a craft shop and I checked out some crochet books and thought of you right away!!! you are an inspiration....I may take it up later this year!!!


Caroline said...

I wish I could knit like that! Those hats are adorable!

Leah said...

I adore all those suns!! It was good to see a knitted reminder of what it looks like since I haven't seen any here in ages! :-)