Saturday, November 04, 2006
Dad thought I should make it so I can take it apart. I can see where he's coming from, however, with the way I work, that means I'm guaranteed to lose several pieces before I ever use it. Notice the small sewing ruler in the upper left of the pic. I added that so you could see how large it actually is.
This was made for my friend's daughter, Cameron. She is a wonderful six year old. I saw this pattern in "Stitch'NBitch" and it had her name all over it. I'm hoping I remembered the color right. If she doesn't like it, I'll wear it. Meow!
Final products. Notice the goofy looking one on the left. NC drew the face on the pumpkin BY HIMSELF! That's right. I carved it just as he drew it. What an artist.
Sunday, July 09, 2006
The entire sweater FINISHED!
Do you think he's wondering at this point if it was worth skipping work for?
I talked hubby into taking a day off of work and going with NC and I to Glen Echo. It's a nice little park that used to be an amusement park. Many of the locals have been re-furbishing it. Very nice way to spend a day with a little one. We took in a marionette show, carousel ride, and jaunt on their playground. The little guy had a wonderful day.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Saturday, June 03, 2006
pre blocking...lays a bit wonky front back
Here is the finished poppy sweater that I was writing about. It knit up really fast. I wanted to use some yarn I have had in my stash for years. You know the gigantic balls of yarn you can get that are for baby blankets. This used up less than 1/3 of a ball. Soft, but I wouldn't buy the yarn specifically for this pattern. Beauty is, it is the same guage as the yarn the pattern calls for. I hope it fits the intended wearer.
Monday, May 29, 2006
I have made a decision. I am working on decreasing my stash. I know, everyone says that but I mean it (sort of). After a fevered online search, I recently purchased Debbie Bliss's Cotton Angora. I immediately fell in love with all of the patterns. One problem, I'm not the same size as the patterns (actually, no where near). Seeing this as a challenge, I came up with several solutions:
- Lose a TON of weight so I can make myself something.
- Use my "limited" math skills and re-adjust the sizing on her patterns to fit my curves.
- Knit things for my friends.
I decided on option three. I have carted around a rather large ball of baby blue yarn for YEARS and decided I could use the space for higher quality, more deserving, yarn stash yarn.
This takes me to problem two. I have many friends who have lots of children. I fell in love with the Poppy pattern and decided it was easy enough, small enough, and that large blue ball of yarn was perfect for it. This is where the problem comes into play. Almost ALL of my friends have boys. Not that I'm saying there's anything wrong with boys (I have one of my own) it's just they don't enjoy wearing girl clothes.
After evenings of leafing through my newest book purchase, I decided I needed to create option #4: Knit things for my one friend who has a girl, but re-size the pattern to fit her.
I truly believe I have bitten off more than I can chew but I'll leave you with this though...It probably won't fit her anyway!
I promise pictures when I'm done, I just don't feel like breaking out the camera and spreading all of the pieces out on the floor. Sorry, I reserve the right to keep you in suspense.
I made one in purple but I can't post it until a certain someone has a certain birthday as it will be a gift for her. I am going to eventually make a purse for myself, but I am creating it from scratch vs. using a pre-existing pattern. Who knows, maybe it'll get published somewhere. I'll keep dreaming. I will definitely be e-mailing my lil-sis for her opinion on it.
Must say, good job Mommy! If it comes up missing when my family and I are staying with you, just remember...I didn't do it.
I have just finished making this bag for a friend of mine at work. I know, I know, it looks a bit lopsided. It's not, I just threw it on the doorknob knowing the rest of the apartment was a mess. My bad, I guess my attention to detail is exempt in the area if picture taking. Whoops!
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
In the meantime, I bought another couples of balls of sock yarn (same time I bought the felt for for the purse) and am working on a real pair...yes, I mean two! I actually like the color/striping on this one. I won't post until it's done. My own personal motivational tool. :)