Having fun with Oxford Punch

I have been having fun doing punch needle and rug hooking. I found someone selling some Oxford punch needles for a really good deal, so bought them. They arrived awhile ago and I quickly did a project with them.

I made a simple design using some cookie cutters I got for needle felting. I am still using acrylic yarn in my stash while I get the hang of things. It was hard to punch at first, but soon I was whizzing along. I really like this needles!

This is what the project looks right now. I will be making it into a pillow as soon as I decide on how I want to do the back.

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This hoop was not the best for this as I had to keep pulling it tight, but it was the biggest I have. My gripper frame is small and I was worried about the teeth ruining the already punched parts. I do have a bigger one on my wishlist that I hope to get soonish.

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Smooshy Cowl

Last night I finished loom knitting up this cowl made from Mushishi yarn. it was my first time using this yarn and I really like it. Nice and soft!

I still need to figure out how to block this (assuming I do it) but it is otherwise finished. Just a basic 2×2 rib stitch.

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Cozy, warm hat

Yesterday I loom knit myself a hat. I used my handspun yarn that is a blend of alpaca and angora. I wish you could touch it through the screen. It is so soft that I can’t stop petting it. I will be leaving shortly to go to a party, so will be wearing it. It is only 10* out right now so I definitely want a hat on!

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I did not use a pattern and it was made using the green Knifty Knitter.

Christmas Gifts

I only made a few gifts this years since we now do a Yankee swap with one half of my family.  So it is just getting gifts for kids but I’m not making kids anything because they are too picky. The exception is for my two youngest nieces (2 and 4) I made them each a little bear with my Zoom Loom.

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For my mother, I made her something that can be used as a trivet or a wall hanging. I still need to put the wool felt backing on, but otherwise it is done. It is rug hooked and the first one I’ve done binding on. It needs work but I don’t think it looks bad. I know my mom will love it anyway. Monogrammed with her initial.

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I bought two Oxford needles off of someone on Ravelry so I am looking forward to playing with those when they show up. I am still having lots of fun doing rug hooking as well as more punch needle. More projects for those to come after Christmas.

Black Jack

I made a rug hooking of my cat. He was supposed to have a mouth and whiskers but they did not look good so I left them off. Since he is all black, I think just the eyes looks fine. The dark green is a bit hard to see unless in bright light (pic is with flash).

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Two little kittens

I finished the needle punch!

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The image is cute, however there was not enough thread in the colors to be able to make it look like the picture. The boarder is supposed to be dark grey background but as you can see, there was only enough to do the right side. I then used what was left of the other two greys (used in the cats) to fill in the rest of the boarder.

I have not cut the fabric yet as I don’t know what I am doing with this yet.

Punch needle embroidery wip

This is the other kit I picked up at a fiber fest last month. I have not done punch needle in a long time but want to work on it again. I could not pass this kit up because I love cats. I started it last night. It took a bit for me to remember how to do things right, but I think it’s going well now. :)

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