I made these cutie Pjs last week... Trying to find a pattern that had both a long zipper (past the belly) and feet proved to be impossible (any suggestions), so this is pieced together from two patterns. I like when the zipper goes down one leg for easy removal and feet to keep the toes warm at night. I also made this plenty big so I can layer underneath for the really cold nights. When I finished I whipped up some matching clothes for Jack's baby.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I'm in Texas this week visiting my brother and sister in law and their two kids. I'm looking for a good pattern to make boys caps and I think I found a winner! This pattern from raverly.com was perfect because you can adjust the size as you go. I don't have the exact web-location because I printed it in PDF. It's called a Skater Beanie - designed by Arianne Donoghue, you should be able to find it if you want. I added the brim myself, it's easy to find instructions for that.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Jack is not sure he likes this hat I crocheted for him this week, and I am certain I don't really care for the pattern I used... I got it off raverly.com, and altered it from an adult hat. Just not what I was looking for. I was able to get the little guy to wear it for a moment while I snapped some shots, but that was all... We'll see if he warms up to it.
On a more positive note, if you haven't checked out ravelry.com its a GREAT collection of knitting and crocheting patterns. Some are free and others you can purchase one pattern at a time. There are some really cute ideas! I have many I want to try, check it out!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Even while on vacation I have not been completely craft-less! First, I found this amazing used ELNA sewing machine this past week, and have been loving trying all the stitches out! Wow, it can do so much!
next...Here's my latest project... It's a cross between a sock monster and a baby toy :o) I put bells inside with the stuffing so it's fun to shake, and on the small one I added some yarn hair for a soft feel. I was pleased with my first attempt...
I'm not sure the best way to attach the arms? I didn't want to hand sew, so I stuffed the arm and attached it to the body before stuffing. Works, but doesn't look so great. Any great looking ideas?
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I've been doing a lot of crochet lately... we've been travelling and I can do it in the car, I just got new yarn and I'm away from home, so some projects are on hold. I bought some new yarn last week though, so I have been having fun trying a few patterns out. I found this one on a crochet pattern- a- day calendar courtesy of Bernat. My first booties is the one on the left. When I finished it didn't quite look like the pattern, but I wasn't sure where I went wrong. I carefully followed the directions for the second and as you can see, it looks more like a boot and less like a sock.
Correct on the left, wrong on the right....
I ripped out the sock like one and now I have a great little pair of booties. Not sure what size they are, I followed the 0-3 month pattern, but used a little different size crochet hook.
I have several other bootie patterns I want to try, but some are knit, so will have to wait until Aug. when we get home as all my knitting needles are in Hong Kong. Also, I don't know if I am having a boy or a girl, so I might make a few booties for each gender, just for fun!