Mo Knits

She also gardens, bakes, reads and exercises. But mostly Mo Knits.


Silk Project Bag

I finished the silk project bag for our contest winner, Annie.

I thought I would share it with you.

I used a silk shirt that was starting to show a little wear, but the fabric was otherwise in good condition.

I cut two rectangles 11×14 inches. I sewed side seams wrong sides together, then right sides together to create an extra strong hidden seam. Then I did the same for the bottom.

I cut the button side of the button placket from the shirt and sewed it to the top of the bag to create a drawstring casing. I made two buttonholes through which I threaded some ribbon for the drawstring.

I hope Annie likes it.


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Winning Comment. Lucky You!

Drumroll Please!


With the comment, “Wow, thanks so much for hosting this contest. I can’t wait for the Prairie Rain pattern to be available!”

Our winner is: Annie!

Annie, I have sent you an email, and you have four days to contact me with your mailing address and most importantly, your color of choice in the lovely Buffalo Gold Moon Lite yarn. Remember, Annie, you also get a silk project bag made by my own hands. If I don’t hear from you I will draw a new number and give your pretty yarn winnings to another. I hope you are awaiting this announcement with baited breath because it would be a shame not to mail this mound of yarn deliciousness to you.

For all my readers; no despairing! I will hold another giveaway in January, and a super fantastic and celebratory giveaway in February. Like this contest, I will hide it in one of my posts, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thanks everybody for reading my blog! Happy Holidays, and the happiest and most project prosperous New Year to you all!


Christmas Comes Early

Hello there. It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Let me explain. No. There is too much. Let me sum up.

Thanksgiving took the family to the winter wonderland that is UTAH. We drove. We might be crazy. There was snow in the Sierra and the driving was hairy and slow. In fact we took the storm with us all the way across Nevada. Drive took two days. Finally arrived in Utah. It was cold, and it snowed. Mostly it was cold. Took a little college tour of Utah State University. Go Aggies. DD really wants to go there. It’s the only college she will submit application. Gutsy move. Had a delightful meal at my lovely niece, Chante’s house. It was her first time hosting Thanksgiving. She is quite young and called it “The Experiment.” Gutsy move. The food was delicious, the company enchanting. Missed the lights at Temple Square by ONE day. It’s a spectacle that should not be missed. Came home. Got A LOT of knitting done while DH drove. 

Started preparing for showers and babies who will arrive soon. Cropped like mad and created about twenty-eight eight by eight scrapbook page layouts from a kit. Used paper from my stash too. No, scrapbook kits do not make scrapbooking easier. Unless they contain pre-cut pre-designed pages. Then they are pretty darn easy. This one did not. It was heaps of work.

Looked at a friend’s Amazon shower registry. She wanted a flannel receiving blanket from an Etsy shop. Thought, “I can make that.”  Bought fabric and notions for two blankets. Must be crazy. Came home and DH asked me to make one for his co-worker. Returned and bought more fabric. Again, must me crazy. Much pre-washing, and ironing, and cutting, and pinning, and reading the sewing machine manual, and hairpulling, and weeping ensued. Yes. I realize there are some run on sentences here, but I’m crazy now, so it’s ok.

While I won’t post photos of Momo’s workshop, as the whole house is a disaster, here’s a look at the fruits of my last ten days…

Oh wait. My projects have found new homes already. Photos or it didn’t happen….Too late. Given away. Too bad.

Speaking of giveaways…It’s time again for my next Buffalo Gold Moon Lite giveaway. Comment on this blog post. Your comment becomes your entry. One entry per person. For complete rules and to see a photo of Moon Lite visit  Contest ends when I draw the winner on Monday December 20th. Winner will receive a skein of Moon Lite and a silk project bag. You will find both items useful if you would like to knit my Prairie Rain Scarf which debuts in the Spring 2011 issue of Interweave Knits.

And all this time you were wondering what was meant by, “Christmas Comes Early.” Now you know.