Saturday, June 29, 2013
Size 7 needles & cotton yarn:
- co 2 sts
- knit in the front and back of the first stitch, knit to the end.
- repeat until you have the size that you want along the sizes.
- knit 2 together, knit to the end.
- Repeat until 2 stitches are left.
- Bind off and sew in the ends.
Friday, June 28, 2013
On May 30th I started this bag to show someone how to crochet in the round and how to make a V pattern with the stitches. I then put it aside that night after making 10 rounds of the base. I didn't pick it up again until this week, because I was suppose to see her last night (she was a no show). Anyway, here is my pattern for it so far:
Using an H hook and cotton yarn
- Chain 2
- 6 sc in 1st ch
- 2 sc in every stitch = 12 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next stitch, repeat = 18 sts.
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, repeat = 24 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, repeat = 30 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 4 stitches, repeat = 36 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 5 stitches, repeat = 42 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 6 stitches, repeat = 48 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 7 stitches, repeat = 54 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 8 stitches, repeat = 60 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 9 stitches, repeat = 66 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 10 stitches, repeat = 72 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 11 stitches, repeat = 78 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 12 stitches, repeat = 84 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 13 stitches, repeat = 90 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 14 stitches, repeat = 96 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 15 stitches, repeat = 102 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 16 stitches, repeat = 108 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 17 stitches, repeat = 114 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 18 stitches, repeat = 120 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 19 stitches, repeat = 126 sts
- 2 sc in one st, 1 sc in the next 20 stitches, repeat = 132 sts
- Then in the first V where the first 2 sc in one st were made in the last round, sc twice into that stitch / V then skip a stitch and repeat.
- I made 2 rounds of the sc V stitches.
- Then for the rest of the V stitches I did hdc.
I plan on adding a few rounds of single crochet at the top of the bag, and then add 2 handles using single crochet.
I also made 2 more hexiflats using stash yarn. The green and black one used up lots of small bits of leftover yarn.
These two pouches were made on the knitting loom at work. I want to line them, add zippers, and then attach them together.
I have finally gotten around to cleaning and organizing my craft area in the basement this month. It is more like my craft storage, because I keep materials for current projects in the living room and dining room. Anyway, while cleaning I came across an unfinished dishcloth from I don't know when. So last night I finished it. I really like the way the color pooled in it.pattern, and I want to make more.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
I made another doll afghan using this free pattern. I used some mosaic yarn that I found on clearance. I'm actually rather sad that it is on clearance, because I would really like to make a bigger version of it. I also get to show off my new Deuce Monster High doll in these photos (the male doll).
Sunday, June 23, 2013
This mermaid tail pattern was suppose to fit a Barbie, but it was to short. I could always knit several more rounds in the center to make it longer though. But it does fit my Monster High doll just right.
Here is the free pattern for the tail. For the top I used a size 2 crochet hook.
- chain 4
- turn and sc 3, ch 1 and turn
- sc 2tog, sc 2, ch 1 and turn
- sc 2tog, sc 1 , ch 1 and turn
- sc 2tog
- chain 15 and cut yarn
Chain 15, sc across the bottom of both triangles, ch 15, cut yarn.
Next time I will begin by chaining 15 plus the 4 at the beginning to include the back tie (but make it 5 for a bigger top).
Friday, June 21, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
At the end of last month I decided to try spinning my kittens' fur. They are both long haired kittens, and they have been shedding since the weather has been getting warmer. I'm not sure how long the single ply was, but after Navjo plying it, it was 105 inches long. I made a boo boo by writing yards on the photo instead of inches.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Last night I made this wave pool dishcloth for a challenge in my Disney Adventures group on ravelry. The challenge was to make something inspired by Walt Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon. Typhoon Lagoon has a great wave pool, so this dishcloth was perfect to represent it.
It took me a week to make (lack of motivation), but I finally finished this doll sailor top in time for Donald Duck's official birthday. I used size 2 dpns and sock yarn. Here is the free pattern for it.free pattern for it.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Anytime I need to work on something simple / easy, I have picked up my log cabin afghan. It is coming along nicely. I also added to the colors that I'm using due to a Caron's Simply Soft yarn sale.
While outside yesterday, this spider decided that he/she really liked my knitting.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
I made this doll afghan using the same pattern and same type of yarn that I used to make my afghan from last year.
I made this Star Wars doll quilt and 5 matching pillows in honor of Star Wars day. "May the 4th be with you." I used the leftover fabric from the goody bags that I made in April. The back side is the leftover dancing skeleton fabric from the goody bags.
I made this fun shrug using the silver eyelash yarn by Martha Stewart and size 5 needles. I cast on 20 stitches and knit until I knew that when I folded it in half that there would be room enough for her arms. I then laid her in the center and sewed the 2 sides in half for the arms. I did remove her hands to put the shrug on her easily.
The other day I knit this long tube on the 1909 machine knitting loom at work. The red, white, and blue acrylic part was done earlier in May to be like a knitting cap (so the weight can pull down on the material so that I can knit with no dropped stitches). I used up 2 skeins of sock yarn, which I had bought on clearance.
For all of the pouches I needed to frog a few rows on both sides (after carefully cutting a row of stitches), then I did a bind off on one end and the kitchener stitch on the other end. This pouch is now holding some very small leftover yarn. I plan on making hexiflats with the left over yarn.
Sadly I lost one of these blue pouches somewhere.