Author Archives: rlbates

About rlbates

plastic surgeon who quilts, loves family, dog person, walks/jogs, a work-in-progress

Red Rhode Trip Hat

I knit this hat using the pattern Rhode Trip Hat by Kara McKinley.  It was knit using Berroco Vintage yarn in the colorway sour cherry. It will most likely be gifted to one of my nieces at Christmas.

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Harlow’s Sweater

I knit this sweater for my rescue Jack Russell.  Her name is Harlow.  The pattern is Buster by Berroco Design Team.  The yarn is Berroco Vintage in colorway sour cherry.  I’m not perfectly happy with the collar/neck area but otherwise … Continue reading

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Icehouse Hat

I have used this pattern (Icehouse Hat by Melissa LaBarre) many times.  I like the way it fits.  This one was knit using some of the leftover yarn from the Trio Knit Cowl.  The yarn is Mountain Meadow Wool Tweed … Continue reading

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Trio Knit Cowl

I knit this last month.  It was a kit from Mountain Meadows that included the yarn and pattern.  The pattern is Trio Knit Cowl by Mary Beth Temple.  The yarn is MM tweed sport in three colorways — flint, gypsum, … Continue reading

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Another Scrappy Log Cabinish Quilt

I actually finished this quilt a few months ago but just got around to taking photos yesterday.  It is machine pieced and quilted, measures 48 in X 60 in.  These last three photos show some of the details and fabrics.

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Point the Way Hat

This slouch hat was knit using the pattern Point the Way by Ann Miner. The yarn is  Baah Yarn La Jolla in color summer lilac.  I really like how it turned out.

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Echo Flower Scarf

I finished this a few weeks ago.  It was knit using the pattern  Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen.  The yarn is La Jolla Baah in summer lilac.  I used one skein.  The finished scarf measures 42 in length, … Continue reading

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Homage to a Square Quilt

This small quilt was inspired by Josef Albee’s ‘Homage to the Square.’ It is machine pieced and quilted.  The finished quilt measures 18.5 in square. This is a photo of the back before I added the hanging sleeve and binding. … Continue reading

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Pink Cloud Seascape Stole

I started this stole in mid March and finished it last week.  It was knit using the pattern Seascape Stole by Kieran Foley. The yarn is Lana Gatto Silk Mohair.  It is wonderfully soft and light.

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Art Masks

I’ve been playing around making “art” masks that are functional while unique.  Here are a few I’ve done so far.  I plan on entering at least one (maybe more as there does not appear to be a limit on entries) … Continue reading

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