Author Archives: rlbates

About rlbates

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

Three Pairs Fingerless Mittens

Over the past few weeks I knit these three pairs of fingerless mittens from one skein of Dream in Color Starry (colorway  25 Wicked Royal).  The pattern is Evie by Yarnthology.  I plan to use them for “just because” gifts. … Continue reading

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Travel Bag

I was inspired to make this bag when I stumbled across the 2018 Road to California Bag Challenge.  I’m not sure the bag is special enough to win the contest so I’m still deciding if I will enter it.  Still … Continue reading

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Socks and Mittens

I decided to knit a pair of socks as I had not done so in quite a while.  This pair was knit using Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley.  I used the Fish Lips Kiss Heel method and I grafted … Continue reading

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Pictorial Quilt of My Husband

I recently finished this quilt based on a photo of my husband.  It’s the first pictorial quilt I’ve done of a person. Skin tones/features are tough!  Still I am pretty happy with the outcome.  The finished quilt measures approx 19.5 … Continue reading

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Illilouette Slouch Hat

I knit this hat using two leftover yarns.  The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight.  The pattern is Illilouette Hat by Jenna Swanson.  I plan to donate to the Knitting for Noggins program at our local children’s hospital. 

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Dappled Sunlight Shawl

Recently finished knitting this lovely shawl.  The pattern is Dappled Sunlight by Jennifer Weissma.  The yarn is Cloudborn Fibers Highland Fingering.  After blocking it measured 84 in along the long side, 64 in along the short side and 19 in … Continue reading

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Lizzie Portrait Quilt

This is my third portrait quilt.  The first two were the pear still life ones (here and here).  This one was made using a photo I took of my dog.  The teacher from the iQuilt class (Leni Levenson) actually took … Continue reading

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