Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
The first picture is of a face mask made for hubby. This is the third version...the first 2 were just too big, and kept stretching out...so I used a pattern from patterns by Dot for a face mask. I made the top the same as the pattern, only used a size G hook instead of a K hook. Then instead of crochet ribbing, I knitted the ribbing for 5 inches with a size 3 needle...I also had to take in the opening 5 stitches on each side, so will make a note of all the changes that I made to this pattern, and make him a couple more. If you click on the picture you can see it better. He was outside getting snow off the roof this morning... The second picture is of a sweater that I finished for someone...they gave me the partially finished sweater and all the yarn that was with it. I needed to make the sleeves and sew them in. They told me it was a size 4, and it was bulky yarn, so I finally found a pattern that would work. I was almost done with the second sleeve, and they had no more yarn. So I has to look online to find out how to use some yarn from the body of the sweater to finish up the second sleeve...since this was knit from the top down, I couldn't just unravel it...also this was knit in the round for the body, so that worked out well for me. I had to cut one loop about an inch above the ribbing. That was scary, but I did it. Then I had to pull the yarn through the stitches on each stitch around...then once it was a separate piece I could just unravel from the top down on the cut off part, used the leftover yarn to knit more back onto the body, then do the ribbing...I think it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Five scarflets from patterns on Craftybegonia. the first one is two tone purples and is called Lauren. The second one is called Patrice. the third one is called Josette. the fourth one is called Damielle. The fifth one is called Mountain Orchid. I love craftybegonia's patterns. They are easy to follow and make up really pretty and feminine.
Monday, December 29, 2014
a pattern from Crafty Begonia. Outgoing Raspberry a pattern from This Moment is Good, Loom Knit Holiday Scarf patterns from Fiber Flux, Pavement Infinity scarf, and Ingrid Scarf I do not know where I got the peach and cream pattern. I may have made it up. Both the Pavement scarves and the peachy scarf use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn held together as one.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
loom knitted haats. one hat made with e wrap 1 row, purl 1 row for the brim. repeat these 2 rows for a total of 5 times, (10 rows)Then complete the hat with e wrap rows... second hat, made with the turned up brim. These were both made on the green knifty knitter loom on the light pink hats the 2 outside hats were made with 2 strands of yarn. These were made on the red knifty knitter loom. The middle hat made with 1 strand of worsted weight yarn, using e wrap 3 times around. then lift off 1 strand over the top 2 strands. repeat. this makes quite a thick hat, not much give, and it took longer.... Two crocheted hats. Pattern from Elk Studio. Handcrafted Elegance hats. Also, a cowl showing 2 looks, matching the one hat...pattern from Elk Studio, Handcrafted Elegance Cowl. Elk Studio is now in my blog list. She makes beautiful patterns.