Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yarn Along and a car roll

Joining Ginny's Yarn Along this week with Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert (of Eat, Pray, Love fame), a novel about a determined girl from a Maine island lobstering community. It's not my typical reading fare, but well-written and engrossing so I'm happy to deviate from the usual right now. I'm still working on Elizabeth's Clementine and Sassafras socks. One sock down, left sock to go. :)


Ribbed socks photograph terribly when they aren't on feet, but I want these socks to be a surprise so you'll just have to imagine them on a skinny-legged, 10 year old girl. I think they are a bit long in the foot too, so she may be wearing them a while.


I also finished a quicky project for Finn based on this sweet car roll of Zach's.


With some leftover blue and brownish felted sweaters from another project, I stitched some little pockets for all of Finn's little cars that he's been obsessed with since babyhood. With this car roll, we'll be able to take cars with us wherever we go and possibly have distractions for a bored little boy during travel this summer.


The dark blue and brown felt was certainly on the dull side, so I thought that appliqueing a couple of fabric cars to the inside might spice things up a bit.


Finn loved that the cars from his quilt adorned his car roll.


And of course, I couldn't make a car roll without using some of Finn's beloved car buttons. (I think another car button etsy order is needed. I'm running out of car buttons, and Finn is starting to expect them on everything I make!)



11 comments:

  1. i want those socks and that car roll is the cutest thing ever! especially those car buttons!!!

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  2. I love,love the car roll! I can attest that Finn loves cars. He will be in the car business when he grows up!! an engineer a test driver....I just know he will be famous!

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  3. How did I not know that Elizabeth Gilbert wrote another book? I think I know what I am reading this weekend :).

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  4. that car roll is so sweet! love it.

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  5. I love that car roll. So sweet.

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  6. I read Stern Men a while back and really enjoyed it. The car roll is lovely!

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  7. Joy- those socks are fantastic colors! That car roll is AWESOME! Perfect for a road trip. I will need to try that one. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Loving both the car roll and those socks! I'm sure they will fit perfectly! :)

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  9. Love the car button! Adorable work!

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  10. That car roll is awesome. At first I was imagining a car rolling down the street by itself. Can't wait to see those socks on feet; they look great already!

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  11. Great socks and what a clever idea to hold Matchbox cars!

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