Here's a better shot of the bullseye and marbled sets. I was thinking of putting the heart and the rectangles together into one necklace, but I think they will look better separately.
I used my new embossing sheets to make the pink ones. I really like the effect of the lacy pattern and the pearl clay really accents the pattern, but the design seems kind of large for these pieces, it would probably look nicer on a tin (Maybe it's just me). This was a fun little project that kept me busy for a day and it was nice to try some new techniques, I even managed to sand up a couple of new pieces for my etsy store.
Please excuse the picture quality, an overcast day with flurescent lighting doesn't make the best photos ;) I still have to bake and sand them, but that's the easy part. Once they're finished I'll get the light box out to photograph them properly.
This knitted up very quickly and was super easy. I had some cotton ease yarn on hand from a frogged project and this cute vintage pillowcase from a yard sale, so this was a great stash busting project. I have enough yarn left over to make a little shrug or sweater to go over it if I find the right pattern.I still need to prewash everything and attach the skirt, but that should be easy enough. Action shots coming soon.
I am always looking for interesting patterns to try and I have seen the ball band dishcloth everywhere and thought it would be complicated to knit, boy was I wrong!
I knitted this up in an evening while watching TV. The pattern gives the cloth great texture and, I imagine, scrubbing power. I decided to add a crocheted edging, but I think I used to large of a hook and it came out rippled, so I am going to go back and redo it, but I was excited to share. Now I need to make one with the variegated black for the background and red for the bands! The pattern is on the peaches and cream label or here if you would like to try it for yourself.
I used McCalls #5626 View A with the length of C. I really like this pattern, it is loose and flowing without looking like a tent. I think that all of the different lengths are great and that the details that can be added to the yoke make this a pattern that can be made again and again without being boring. The only problem that I had was getting the yoke attached to the dress front, but with a little fiddling I got it.
I know that it is hard to see, but there is are ties under the bust to give it shape. This fabric is like camouflage for itself! I normally do a bust cup adjustment on commercial patterns, but I thought there was enough ease to get by without one. I think that it would look/lay better if I had made that adjustment, but I will still wear this, I'll just need a good minimizing bra :).
I really like the fabric and there was so much of it I knew I would find something to make with it. Today I began taking it apart, it seems to be cotton (I know, I was surprised too!). I cut the front and the back apart, ripped out the hem, and took out the zipper. I have started cutting and expect to finish that later today, hopefully tomorrow the sewing will begin. Stay tuned, more to come (hopefully tomorrow).
There are elastic bands to hold my 2 liter bottle yarn caddies and on the opposite side there are pockets for cable needles, scissors, stitches markers and other miscellaneous notions. I'll be able to store several work in progress projects and patterns on the inside. Everything will be easy to find when I'm ready to work on a project.
I will need to make something to hold my growing yarn stash, but that is for another day. I am really excited about finishing this project and I can't wait to start knitting something new!
I love the pink white and brown color combo and I think these look really modern.This green one reminds me of some sort of animal skin in a kaleidoscope. I also have some smaller ones that I wrapped in black that I think I will make into stitch markers for myself :).
I recommend this pattern if you like simple, smock style apron and are fond of applying miles of bias tape and I will probably make it again.
I would like to thank my husband for dutifully modeling my apron :)
Here it is pre-felted (it's in the washer right now).I decided to add a swiss darned initial (can you tell it's a K?). I'm anxious to see how that felts up. If it looks silly Plan B is to put an applique or something over it. I also mitered the bottom corners of the bag to give it a little dimension. I am planning on lining the bag to give it a bit more structure, I have made felted bags before and they are just to floppy for me, and I need a little pocket on the inside.
This is a nice straight forward pattern and definitely easy to knit, it was really fast too! Once it's done drying and lined I post a finished picture.
All it needed was a bit of black paint to cover the words and some disposable cups. I present the portable kids art supply caddy.
This was a nice quickie project that made our art cart a bit more tidy and a nice home for all those brushes, markers, scissors, and glue. I think it should hold up well, the cups can be replaced if they get stained or broken and if the carrier itself gets a bit worn I can repaint or decoupage it back to new. I could use a couple more of these, but I don't drink wine maybe someone will throw another one out!
I knitted frantically for three days and then spent the forth day sewing on the buttons. I really like how they turned out.I love the shaping, it is one of the things that I find so fascinating about knitting. This pattern is really well written, it was a little complicated to do the shaping and the striping at the same time, but once I got the hang of it I did fine.
I also had enough yarn left over to make "swell" an earflap hat. I could actually make one in all three colors and I just might!
I had to go up two sizes of needle to get the proper gauge on this one and I also changed it up a bit. I didn't do the intarsia wave pattern or the peace sign purls on the earflaps. I also made the back longer than the front and didn't purl across the earflaps to make a ridge where they are connected to the hat. The hat turned out light weight and warm. I may add a fleece lining, but I think this may be the perfect earflap hat.
Yarn used Cascade 220 in black, dark plum, and cabernet heather.