Monday, November 26, 2012

Wreaths, owl dishcloth, and penguin ornaments

I made these 12 mini wreaths in 2 days.  I'm going to be glueing pin backs on them this week.  Some will be gifts and others will be donated to my church's holiday fair.  Here is the pattern that I made up for them (using a plastic ring for the center).  
  • sc in the ring all the way around
  • sl st into first st, then chain 3
  • 2 dc in every st.
  • sl st in first dc
  • You can either end it here, which I do for worsted weight yarns, or you can make 1 more round (which I do with lace weight yarns).
  • ch 3, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in the next 2 to 3 sts (its up to you) repeat around, and join with a sl st in the 1st dc.

I knitted this owl illusion dishcloth last week.  It's my first illusion knit.  I have to make more of these, because everyone's reaction to it is fantastic.  Here is the free pattern for it.

Tonight I worked on these 46 egg carton penguin ornaments.  I still need to add the ribbon hangers.  Some will be gifts, but most of them will be donated to my church's holiday fair.  Their theme this year is penguins, so these are perfect for it.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Log Cabin Dishcloth

I read 2 different knitted log cabin patterns, and then went by instinct and what I read to make this Chevron Log Cabin dishcloth.  I used different shades of blue, and crochet a border around it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Birds and a Caterpillar

I finished knitting this 3 bluebirds dishcloth last night.  It was from a German pattern.  I don't speak German, but it was very easy to follow.  Someone gave me a translation of the abbreviations, which helped a lot.  
R= Knit L= Purl and all odd numbered rows are knit, small Nupps (from the pattern): kfb (make 2 stitches out of one), turn, purl these 2, turn, k2tog, go on with your row.

I also got to test this very cute caterpillar amigurumi pattern recently.  The last few days have been a struggle to finish it, not because of the pattern but because of life.  It is a Christmas present for my youngest son, so for the last few days I could only work on it after he went to bed.  Now it is safely hidden until I can wrap it up.  He is just so cute!  I used the colors of The Very Hungry Caterpillar when making it.  It is a very easy pattern, and I recommend any of TBoutiqueCritters's patterns. Mine ended up being 19.5 inches long x about 5 inches wide.  I hope my son likes it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Heart Dishcloth

I started knitting this heart with wings dishcloth on July 1st, but put it down after only a few rows.  I picked back up the other day and finished it last night.  Here is the free pattern for it.