Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Doll Sling

My plan for March is to sew. I sat down with all my fabric yesterday and tried to decide what projects to tackle. I'm not a great sewist at all! I've never used elastic thread and I've never sewn elastic itself because I'm kind of afraid of the whole thing. I'll have to get over that this next month. In the meantime, I thought I'd do a small project that didn't require much: a doll sling.

The rings are plastic bracelets. The fabric size was 48 inches by 20 inches. Margaret loved running around with her doll in her sling!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Pattern: Knit Star Pillow
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in 0324 Brt Yellow

Margaret's favorite shape is the star, so I thought I'd make her one. This was also a good way to get rid of some acrylic in my stash.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Diaper Wraps

With Margaret, we have only used pull-up-like soakers. I thought this time around we'd try wraps. For both patterns, I made the "small" size. Margaret was over 10 pounds by 3 weeks, so I don't think we'll get much use out of newborn-sized covers. Together, the two wraps used up one skein of Paton's Classic Merino in Old Gold. I wasn't sure what else to use that yarn for! It's very gender-neutral and since it's similar to the color of newborn poo, I don't think we'll have problems with staining. Both need blocking and lanolizing still.

I tried this because the tie idea was interesting. I still need to add the tie- I'll have to look around for a thick ribbon.

Pattern: Warm Heart Woolies Cover (link is a Ravelry link)
I went with buttons instead of aplix because I have buttons around, but not aplix. I may add more buttons for sizing when I can try them on the baby.


Pattern: Boy's and Girl's Booties size 0-3 months from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms
Yarn: Some cotton I got on sale last summer. I lost the tag.

I did the pattern for the girl's booties and didn't add the embroidery. Also, instead of a ribbon, I used a twisted cord for the ties so they are more gender-neutral.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

First Comes Love

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Bird in the Hand

Pattern: Bluebird
Yarn: Some scrap Red Heart

I made the beak smaller than the pattern calls for because the one I originally knitted was HUGE.

Valentine Cloths

Pattern: Two Hearts as One Dishcloth
Yarn: Peaches n Creme in Peppermint

I made these Sunday for my visiting teachees. It's somewhat difficult to see the heart on the cloth, but oh well.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Tarn Cloths

Lately, I've been knitting washcloths from tarn during church. It's a small project and I don't need a pattern. It's a rectangle with a garter stitch edge. The tarn basket didn't use up all my tarn, so when I saw this idea here, I jumped on it.

They are very thick, 100% cotton, and somewhat stiff. I'm hoping they'll be scratchy enough to be scrubbers for the dishes. We're on our last plastic scrubber and after that, I think we'll be done with plastic scrubbers if these work out.

Twisted Flower Socks

Pattern: Twisted Flower Socks
Yarn: Something sock weight

Both the yarn and the pattern were gifted to me through a swap. The yarn was a dream to work with- the gifter said they were dyed by someone she knew, so it's one of a kind. Overall, the pattern was too busy for the yarn and if I make this sock pattern again, I'll use a solid color or a color less color-changey.

It was a beautiful pattern though. I started it back in October and got all but the heel turn and foot of the second sock finished before Christmas. Christmas knitting took precedence and this week I finished the rest.

I made the medium size because my feet are very wide and just shortened the foot- because my feet are very short. I'm a 6 wide. I'd probably be a double wide if they made that size for women.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

February Plans

Wow. January was pretty productive. 10 posts in one month! That's a quarter of all of last year. Crazy.

So now we're onto February. The Ravelympics starts on the 12th and goes to the end of the month. I should set aside my Ravelympic yarn in my basket. I have 2 projects planned for the Ravelympics. I'm on Team Graffiti!

Until the 12th, I'm working on some WIPs. I have a pair of socks that just needs me to finish the heel and foot of one of the socks. I started a sweater for Margaret last month. I'm not sure if I want to keep going with that project or abandon it. I also have a knit afghan a friend of mine wants me to darn for her. It's a little extra income for us, so I should work on that, too.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Fruits and a vegetable

This weekend I knit up some food for Margaret. All the yarn is scrap yarn in my stores of acrylic. I think I want to make up a few more strawberries. They're fun!

Pattern: Strawberry

Pattern: Broccolo The link isn't working today, but it was Saturday. hmm.Also, the pattern is for a finger puppet. I just didn't make the stem as long and I closed it up.

Pattern: Banana

Pattern: Fruit People

The apple still needs a leaf, but that won't be a big deal.