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Kelley Petkun's Blog – February 2009 Archive (3)

I love the Very Warm Hat!!

This classic, Elizabeth Zimmermann project has been on my "Really Need to Knit Some Time" list. Thanks to Bob's son, Adam, I finally got to make one!! It is absolutely fantastic on every level -

1 - Fast to knit

2 - Easy to knit

3 - Every guy in the office likes it. A couple even tried it on and I was a bit concerned I wasn't going to get it back.

4 - It looks good on me!!! I am going to make… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on February 27, 2009 at 10:14am — 12 Comments


Don't worry, I'm not wandering away from knitting and spinning! But, the gang in Connecting Threads has become obsessed with English Paper Piecing. It is a fast, easy and fun way to hand piece an entire quilt! No sewing machine necessary! And, it's portable because you are working on little pieces!

It also turns out to be a perfect baby shower project. As you can see, even a complete quilting novice (me) can stitch together a little piece of the quilt. This is for Teri who is… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on February 25, 2009 at 11:24am — 5 Comments

Delila's Baby Blanket is Finished!

I absolutely love the effect of the backstitching! It did bring everything together into a floral look. And, I had forgotten that the i-cord border really doesn't take very long. I'll be sending this to Michael Maureen today!

Remember this is a pattern from the first Mason Dixon Knitting book. It is suppossed to resemble the classic quilting design - Log Cabin.…


Added by Kelley Petkun on February 3, 2009 at 11:30am — 29 Comments

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