Tuesday, June 27, 2017







I enjoy using the smaller tote for on the go knitting. I wasn't happy with how the last one looked with my fabric choices. This fabric was all stash busting. Yay for using up what I have. I am much happier with the result of these fabric choices.

Pattern:
http://noodle-head.com/product/makerstote

Monday, June 26, 2017






I decided that as I've gotten older, putting on bracelets with clasps is too difficult by myself. My solution was to buy stretchy beading string and make a bunch of new bracelets. I love how they all turned out. I have a set I've been wearing every day for months, but now I'll be able to change that up a bit.

Sunday, June 25, 2017





Attempted the Noodlehead Maker's Tote in the smaller version. This bag tempted me to buy one readymade from someone else but they retail for around $60-$80. So, I had to put the work in myself. I'm not quite as happy with mine but I do like the smaller size. Some of the others I've seen have a longer handle. Maybe I'll try one more and modify the handle length. This one doesn't have a zipper because the only separating zip I have on hand is a tan color and won't work with these colors. Since the move, it is an hour round trip to the nearest craft store.

Pattern:
http://noodle-head.com/product/makerstote

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


I've made this one before. I am such a fan of how easy to knit and lovely this shawl turns out. This special yarn is from a family trip to Lake Tahoe. The local dyer perfectly captured all of the beautiful greens from all of the trees surrounding the lake. We did a lot of hiking through woods and up mountains on that trip so this was the PERFECT souvenir.


Pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reyna

Monday, June 19, 2017




I really enjoyed this cowl. I might make it again with smaller needles and a different color.
 Thanks to my auntie for being my willing model!

Pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/storm-clouds-cowl

Monday, June 5, 2017

The kids made moon sand. Recipe was one cup of flour per ounce of baby oil. Next time, we will put the food coloring into the oil before adding it to the flour. It didn't mix well with the already added oil and flour mixture.

Sunday, June 4, 2017




After drooling over these bags for a year, I finally convinced myself to make one. I started with the large size. I really like it and may also make a small one.

Notes for next time:
A yard and half was not enough fabric
Pick out some premade bias tape that matches your fabric
Wide webbing will save the trouble of making handles
Extra stabilizer in the base might be a nice addition
Zip pocket zipper only needs to be 9" for large
Zip pocket lining might be a bit long
Interface both exterior and lining with 809
Fusible fleece on exterior

Saturday, June 3, 2017

 


This was a quick hat to make, but I fell in love with the photography with the rainbow yarn on the original pattern.


Pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-amanda-hat

Friday, June 2, 2017




Vivian. I love most of the bags from this designer, I've made literally dozens. This Vivian Traveler bag is very difficult to get along with. We wrestled our way to completion. I won't be making any more of this pattern.

Pattern:
https://swoonpatterns.com/shop/vivian-handbag-traveler/

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This pattern is titled, The Sanibel Cowl. Since we live nearby, and I wanted to try out this new speckled yarn, it seemed appropriate.

Yarn:
https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/supplies/cloudborn-superwash-merino-worsted-yarn-dyed-by-lorna-s-laces/464882

Pattern:
http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/WebLetter/294/Issue294.php

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

This is made from one single ball of yarn. The color changes are part of the charm of the dying process. I didn't use much of a pattern. Cast on 3 then increase regularly after the first three stitches, once before the center stitch, once after the center stitch and once before the last three stitches. This yarn is incredibly soft and beautiful! I LOVE it! Thank you to my dear cousin and knitting buddy, Dana for gifting me this ball for Christmas!

Yarn:
https://gaugedyeworks.com/

Monday, May 29, 2017

A knitter's request for a knitting bag from the fabric of her choice.
 
Pattern:

Sunday, May 28, 2017

 
 
This was such a fun set to make! I collaborated with one of my special crafty daughters. I LOVE the colors in this print.
 
 
Fabric panel:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/286835681/in-stock-lil-red-doll-fabric-panel-by?ref=related-5

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Another. I cut out three, so far two are done.

Friday, May 5, 2017




My first try at making fingerless mitts. I don't know if it was the super pattern or the beautiful yarn, but I LOVE them! It only took me 4 days to knit these and even weave in my tails because I was having so much fun!

Pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumnal-mitts

Thursday, May 4, 2017



This new yarn swift is going to make winding skeins into balls amazingly easier! I actually had all the things to make this laying around. Although, it took me three days. Each time I screwed up I had to fight the urge to buy one instead.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A new house can be a great start for new inspiration. So far, this house has required oodles of paint, hanging curtain rods, and endless unpacking. I love our new back patio, I thought it would be fun to keep a plant out here. This is my failed attempt at a macrame plant hanger.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017




As much as I love knitting, I love project bags. I made this one for a particularly large ball of wool that wanted to constantly roll away while I was knitting.
I only used the one piece of the pattern and omitted the pocket.

Pattern
http://www.sewmamasew.com/2015/02/crochet-on-the-go-bag/

Monday, April 3, 2017








Peer Pressure:
This was not a planned project. My favorite knitting buddy nearly forced me to buy this yarn. Although, it is not something I'd usually use, I enjoyed it. It is worsted weight and pretty so this was a quick project.


Yarn: https://www.michaels.com/caron-cakes-yarn/M10481921.html
Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cascade-shawl-23

Sunday, April 2, 2017





After knitting almost 2 whole sweaters this year, I decided to try a few quicker projects. This cowl was fun to make out of cotton yarn. I don't know if I'll ever use it, but it is lovely.

Pattern:http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waverly-weekend-cowl

Monday, March 20, 2017

I'm always trying to find ways to count stitches. These beaded counters allow the beads to slide when you move them, but don't slip unless you want them to. I made them onto the same size jump rings I use for stitch markers.
I watched a youtube video for making a beaded golf counter. It was super easy and fun. For golf, it seems the big beads are best, but for knitting, I like the smaller ones.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Last year I made the super fun Bounce baby blanket. This is the smaller modified version I made with the scraps.

Saturday, March 18, 2017


The Spiral Cowl. I LOVED working with this Malabrigo worsted yarn.