Author Archives: rlbates

About rlbates

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

Art Nouveau Fingerless Mittens

These fingerless mittens were knit using the pattern Art Nouveau Fingerless Mitts by Janice Kuykendal.  The yarn is  Lion Brand Wool-Ease in grey heather.  Advertisements

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Tiny Dog Sweater

I made this tiny dog sweater for my Pilates’ instructor’s dog, Dolce (weighs <5 lbs).  The pattern is Winnie’s Tiny Knitted Dog Sweater by Hartwood Rose.  The yarns are leftovers from previous projects. 

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Two Knitted Hats

The first hat was knit using PS Yarn (100% alpaca purchased at a local street fair, lovely yarn) in a slate color.  The pattern is Dembow hat by Susan Dittrich.  I think I may give it to a friend. It … Continue reading

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Slouch Hat

I bought this yarn (100% alpaca, blue/gold color) at a street festival.  I used it to knit this hat (so very soft).  The pattern is0-1133 Finnley’s Hat by DROPS design.  It will most likely go to a niece.

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Nurmilintu Shawl

I’ve used this pattern (Nurmilintu by Heidi Alander) to knit a couple of shawls.  This one was knit using the yarn Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles in the colorway Oracle.  This one measures approximately 69 inches along the longest edge and … Continue reading

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For the Love of Riley

This portrait quilt was based on a photo of my niece and her dog Riley.  She gave me permission to use the photo.  Here’s the original photo. Here’s the finished quilt.  It is machine appliqued and quilted.  The finished size … Continue reading

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Cross Shoulder Purse

I made this cross shoulder purse after making this travel bag.  I used the same fabrics as I had so much left over.  I entered it into the 2018 Road to California Bag Challenge.  I don’t expect to win but … Continue reading

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