Thursday, August 24, 2017
Found some BEAUTIFUL yarn while on a trip. This was a special colorway for the shop I was in. I don't really like how it turned out, but the yarn was a joy to work with.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Our sweet 12 yr old daughter has been super crafty this summer and decided to make her sister a dress! This one has been a favorite around here because it is easy to make and easy to wear for summer. Pattern only comes in size 4. We are so proud of our kiddos when they find something that interests them!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A cardigan that fits! I don't know if you saw the last one I made, but it was massive. Larger than a size 3x, so I didn't know anyone to model it. I LOVE it so much! It is a pattern called the Campside Cardi. Made with yarn that I found on super sale for $3 per ball and as you can see, I used three balls- one of each color. I've already started knitting another sweater for myself with a different pattern, but I plan on making this again.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Even with no baby around to knit for I couldn't pass up this cutie. I used 2 strands of yarn together but I'd like to make it again with just one. This turned out a bit heavy.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
I'm working toward a knitting goal this year so this quick hat seemed like a good way to move forward and use up some stashed yarn.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I used the pattern without using the pocket piece.
The buttons are decorative only. I just love having a new bag when I start a new knitting project. Making them seems to be the more affordable option than buying all the ones I see and love.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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!
Monday, June 5, 2017
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
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.
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!
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
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.
Monday, April 3, 2017
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.
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.
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.