Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I was browsing the internet for patterns for pincushions. I fell in love with Creative Kismet's Patchwork Pincushion. It turned out to be adorable! It was a great way to use up fabric scraps. The hardest part was the chain stitch around the edge. I had a hard time getting my needle through in places. I'd definitely recommend this tutorial! I did mine with 6 scraps of floral fabric leftover from a quilt and pink felt. Instead of embroidery thread, I used almost like a cord in variegated green. I put a star button on top and bottom to complete the look. I'll definitely be making more of these!
I got really excited when I found How About Orange's tutorial for making coasters out of a magazine. So, I had to try it. I don't know how well it will hold up, but it's cute. You should definitely check it out! If I do it again, I'll try to pick pages that are all the same color or two.
I finally finished this latch hook rug. My mother started it years and years ago. Then, she gave it to me to finish. That was probably 5 or so years ago. I finished it this year! Oh, the joys of procrastination...
This is my first attempt at a knitted sock. I may get around to finishing it eventually.
This was my first crocheted afghan. I had a blast doing it. I'm planning on doing another crocheted afghan soon. I'm thinking of doing the ripple afghan. Found at Attic 24.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
1 Ball Red Worsted Weight Yarn
1 Ball White Worsted Weight Yarn
1 Ball Pink Worsted Weight Yarn
Size 10 Needles
Use all 3 strands as one throughout.
Cast on 20 Sts
Knit in Garter Stitch Throughout. (Knit every row.)
Fringe if you like.
NOTE: THERE WAS A TYPO IN THE PATTERN IT HAS NOW BEEN FIXED. IF YOU PRINTED IT OUT PRIOR TO THIS, PLEASE TAKE HEED OF THE CHANGE. IT HAS BEEN MARKED IN RED.
Approx 4 ounces of worsted weight yarn. I used some Red Heart Super Saver with flecks in it.
Size 10 1/2 Needles (U.S. Size)
Cast on 20 Stitches.
Row 1: Knit Across
Row 2: Knit Across
Row 3: Knit Across
Row 4: Knit Across
Row 5: Knit Across
Row 6: Knit Across
Row 7: *yo k2tog* across
Row 8: *yo p2tog* across
Row 9: *yo k2tog* across
Row 10:*yo p2tog* across
Repeat these ten rows until you reach the desired length.
Monday, July 04, 2005
Well, this scarf definitely has an interesting name. It all started when my mother went garage saleing and came back with a box of novelty yarn for me.
There was one skein of Bernat Galaxy Nouveau. Now what can you do with one skein of novelty yarn? Make another scarf of course. I grabbed the only pair of knitting needles I had in the car and started swatching. Once back at work with my mom, Dad came in the room. I asked him how he liked my new yarn. He told me that it looked like the stuff you pull out of the bottom of the vacuum when it gets messed up. We all started laughing after that. So, that’s how this scarf has become known as the “Vacuum Scarf.”
1 skein Bernat Galaxy Nouveau (I used color 53330) Each skein is 50 grams or 1.75 ounces.
1 pair US No. 10 needles
Cast on 13 Inches
Knit Every Row until you reach desired length or you run out of yarn.
The great thing about this yarn is that you can’t even tell it’s just plain garter stitch.
Variation: For a stretchy, skinny scarf: Instead of garter stitch work a k1 p1 rib.
Small Amount of Worsted Weight Yarn
Size US 6 Needles
Cast on 35 Stitches
Row 1: K Across
Row 2: K1 * yarn in back of work, sl 1 as if to P, K 1, repeat from * across row.
Row 3: K1, *yarn in front of work, sl 1 as if to P k1, repeat from * across row.
Row 4: K across
Repeat these four rows until bookmark is approximately 2 inches wide.
Pin Back (Like a safety pin, but with a flat side)
Cast on 6 Stitches
Row 1: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 2: Knit across
Row 3: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 4: Knit across
Row 5: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 6: Knit across
Bind off all stitches.
Shape into rose and seam up.
Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1: K across
Row 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch
Row 3: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K2, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 4: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K4, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 5: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K6, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.
Row 6: K across
Row 7: K across
Row 8: K across
Row 9: K across
Row 10: K across
Row 11: K across
Row 12: K across
Row 13: K across
Row 14: K across
Row 15: K across
Row 16: K2 Tog, K6, K2 Tog
Row 17: K2 Tog, K4, K2 Tog
Row 18: K2 Tog, K2, K2 Tog
Row 19: K2 Tog, K2 Tog
Row 20: K across
Using excess yarn and darning needle, sew flower to center of leaf. Weave in loose ends.
Depending on your pin back you can either sew or hot glue it to your flower.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Cabled and Ribbed Scarf
1 Pair Size 6 (US) Needles
1 4 Ounce Skein of Yarn
1 Yarn Needle
Cast on 35 Stitches
Row 1: K3 P3 K6 P3 K5 P3 K6 P3 K3
Row 2: P3 K3 P6 K3 P5 K3 P6 K3 P3
Row 3: K3 P3 K6 P3 K5 P3 K6 P3 K3
Row 4: P3 K3 P6 K3 P5 K3 P6 K3 P3
Row 5: K3 P3 K6 P3 K5 P3 K6 P3 K3
Row 6: P3 K3 P6 K3 P5 K3 P6 K3 P3
Row 7: K3 P3 K6 P3 K5 P3 K6 P3 K3
Row 8: P3 K3 P6 K3 P5 K3 P6 K3 P3
Row 9: K3 P3, slip next 3 stitches on dpn and hold in front of work, K3 K 3 stitches from dpn P3 K5 P3, slip next 3 stitches on dpn and hold in front of work, K3 K3 stitches from dpn P3 K3
Row 10: P3 K3 P6 K3 P5 K3 P6 K3 P3
Repeat These 10 Rows for Pattern until your scarf reaches the desired length.
Friday, March 18, 2005
Note: When I first started knitting, I found this pattern that someone had written up long ago on a type writer. There was no name on it, so I have no idea of the source of this pattern. I did not write it, but I fell in love with this pattern because it perfect for beginners.
1 4 ounce skein of worsted weight yarn (You can make about 2 pairs from one skein)
US Size 7 Knitting Needles
Gauge: 9 stitches = 2 inches; 6 rows=1 inch
Be sure to check your gauge!
Cast on 31 stitches
Work In Garter Stitch for 5 inches.
After reaching the 5 inch mark, start ribbing.
Ribbing Row 1: K1 * P1, K1; repeat from * to end.
Ribbing Row 2: P1 * K1, P1; repeat from * to end.
Repeat these two rows until piece measures one inch less than length of your foot.
Last row: *K2 tog; repeat form * across row, ending K1.
Finishing: Cut yarn leaving 20 inch tail. Thread yarn needle with the yarn end and pass through the stitches on the knitting needle. Pull stitches up tightly and fasten yarn end securely. Using cast off tail sew up the slipper until you get to the end of the ribbing. Secure end. Using cast on tail sew up heel seam, be sure to leave opening for foot :)
Make 2. If you wish create a pom pom to attach to each slipper at edge of ribbing.