Sunday, July 30, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Because I love my family.
My little sister is modeling it for me. Thanks, Amy! I think it turned out Great! I love it.
And, my mommy wanted one of my knitting totes. So she picked out the fabric and I made one for her:
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The Importance of Learning to Knit
So I knit her a new pair of wristwarmers. I crocheted some for her for Christmas and she loved them, so I knit these up in about 3 hours.
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, 1 skein.
Needles: US Size 8 DPNs
Pattern: Cast on 36 sts, knit in the round: 2x2 ribbing until thumb, cast off 6, then cast on those 6 again on the next round. Rib for about an Inch and a half. Easy.
Thats why learning how to Knit is a good thing. You can make cool stuff and impress all your friends at parties, haha.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Yay! Finally the perfect knitting tote.
So I hit Joann's today to shop for fabric and found some heavier-weight fabric and I thought, Hey, a chance for me to make yet another bag. So I tryed out some fusable Interfacing, and it turned out Perfect! It's nice and firm and perfect for holding a knitting project. I need a pocket in the inside for notions, but other than that, it's great! Yay!!!
Sunday, July 23, 2006
I had a babysitting Job ALL WEEKEND. From Friday Morning until about half an hour ago. I just got home... I think I'll wait awhile until I have kids. That was a lot of work, and I don't think I was paid enough, but oh well. I will say one thing. All that babysitting is great for knitting. I knit this pair of socks while babysitting.
Yarn: Plymouth Sockotta (I think. I kinda lost the label. There was just one ball at my LYS, so I bought it. That's why they are footies.)
Needles: US Size 2 Double Pointed
Pattern: No pattern, but a reference to Ann Budd's "The Knitter's Handy book of Patterns" for the Heel turn.
So, that's a good thing. This is the first pair i've made that I didn't try to match up. As it turned out, they are kinda opposites of each other, but I like them that way.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Um, is it just me?
Or does this wristlet-fingerless glovev thing look a little weird to you? Kinda short, and I'm not too fond of the picot bind-off. When I saw them in Knitty.com I kinda felt the same, but I figured I would knit it anyway and see for myself. So I just finished one about 5 minutes ago. Nope, still weird. I'm frogging this one. I guess they would keep your wrists warm, but they don't go up very far on the fingers, so they feel kinda weird on, too. Anyway, I'm off to frog it.
Monday, July 17, 2006
LOOK 4 LUV
A while ago, when my Cousin and I were flippin' obsessed with Green Day and Everything Green Day (I still love them, but I'm not obsessed anymore. It's a more healthy relationship, haha) we were perusing the Green Day website and came across this recording of Billie Joe Armstrong doing an interview about his very first record. He was 5 years old. The Song was called "Look For Love". And he was adorable. Anyway, my cousin and I love that saying, "Look For Love". It always makes me smile when I say it, too. So, as a tribute, I give you the "Look 4Luv" Knucks:
YARN: Cascade 220 (For both the knitting and Embroidery)
Needles: US Size 4 DPNS and two Circulars
Pattern: Knucks from Knitty.com
This was a really Fast knit. I finished them in 2 days! Plus, I LOVE Cascade, so I love these even more. This was my first time making Gloves, rather than just mittens. It was pretty easy, and I would really recommend this Pattern, too.
Sunday, July 16, 2006
I had the Idea to make a bag that could hold a Sock-in-Progress, So this is what I came up with:
It's about 7" by 10" (Approx). And it has a Zipper. Here's an Inside view (Sorry for the Blurry Pic)
Coolness. I also got these two lovelies. Two skeins of Cascade 220. Now, what to do with them?
For my next project, I give you the Fishie Tote:
This was my very first time sewing in a Zipper and a pocket. Way easy. Here's the inside view:
I LOVE THE LINING FABRIC! It's little goldfish in Bags and they all have Names (Swimmy, Spashy, Spooky, Helen). Soo cute! Anyway, Today my brother is taking me and my sister to Six Flags Magic Mountain. Not that big of deal, seeing as it's about half an hour away, But it should be fun. Amy and I are gonna go on Revolution about 20 times while Scott rides all the Scary Big rides.
Have a fun Day!!
Thursday, July 13, 2006
All She Wants to do is Sew.
A close up of the Embroidery I stitched onto it:
I added the buttons to it to keep it closed and embroidered the little flowers and the sun and grass onto it. Plus the decorative buttons.
Also, I made a cute little hand-bag today and posted a Tutorial on how to make it on Craftster.org. Here's the link.
I hoping I'm going to be able to get more fabric tomorrow, seeing as I ran out today, LOL.
PS: Hi Barb, I know your reading. You can leave a comment, you know. Haha.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I think the front needs some decoration. Maybe embroidery or decorative buttons. Or... something.
This is the inside, with my ugly lining fabric, LOL.
I also made my mom a case for her Double Pointed's.
And Thats all for now, Folks.
Saturday, July 08, 2006
FO: Butterflies Madge
Yarn: My own Handspun
Needles: US Size 8 16" Circular and DPNs
Pattern: Madge from Knitty Spin
The pattern says that it's a great hat to make if you don't have a lot of yardage. The way the pattern is writen, that's very true, because if you knit it exactly As-Is, the hat turns out SHORT. I finished the hat and it was way to short. I had to pick up stitches along the Cast-on edge and add ribbing to make it long enough to wear. I love how it turned out, although It is a little hard to see the lace pattern. If your going to make it, start out adding about an inch and a half of ribbing before you start the pattern.
I always feel proud when people are impressed that I made something I'm wearing. Now I can't wait to wear this hat and say "Yeah, I knit it. I spun the yarn, too."
PS: I saw "Pirates of the Carribean: The Dead Men's Chest" Last night. Soo good! A little unrealistic at some parts, but freakin' Hilarious! Seriously, Johnny Depp is amazing, not to mention BEAUTIFUL! Yowza.
Friday, July 07, 2006
Here I am!
I think it came out really cool. I'm proud of it. I'm using it to make the Madge hat from Knitty Spin. I'm almost done with it, I just have to finish my decreases.