Saturday, November 27, 2010


There was an issue with the original vote post, so The Perfect Pear Pair re-blogged it and the new link is here. If you want to vote for me, I made the car drawstring bag (#8!).


M&M Challenge- Car Bag

I didn't get any points for my tiny sled, even though, in the comments, people said it was a really awesome idea. Sigh.

But voting for the next project is today, so you should go comment about how awesome my car bag is and vote for it. Because it's awesome.

Margaret has a few matchbox cars and they are small and tend to get lost, so I had been planning on knitting her a bag for them- and use duplicate stitch to put a car on it so she would know what belongs in the bag.

But I hadn't gotten around to it, so when the craft challenge gave the prompt of fabric, buttons, and ribbon, I decided to make her a bag for her cars.

The car is an applique that I made myself. I had never done one before! And the wheels are buttons. I think it's cute. Vote for me.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

FO: Crown

Yarn: Red Heart Supersaver
Margaret has missed the princess craze, but instead, runs around the house pretending to be a queen. I thought a dress up crown was needed, I showed her this pattern and let her pick out the yarn. Her favorite color is blue, so that's what she chose. The sequin flowers are buttons that I threaded and placed on the yarn like you would beads.
When she put it on her head, she ran to find her book with a picture of Queen Elizabeth II and smiled and said the Queen was happy.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

M&M Challenge- Tiny Sled

This is a tiny sled. I made it for the Mix n Match Craft Challenge (see sidebar). For round one, we were given yarn, paperclips, and glitter as prompts. I came up with a tiny sled. The runners are paperclips bent into shape. There is glitter glue on the runners to look like snow. Can you tell?)

The penny is used for sizing it. It's tiny!
There is still time to sign up for the challenge- you can sign up any time during it. I was so nervous- the first challenge was really difficult and I didn't feel very creative, but I tried. I ended up using only the things that were required, but that's only because I had no idea what else to do! I also hope that my inability to photograph my project doesn't count against me!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

FO: Frog

Pattern: Ribbit
Yarn: Red Heart Kids in Lime
Notes on my Ravelry page.

Monday, November 15, 2010

FO: Milk and Cookies

Pattern: Milk & Cookies
Yarn: More Red Heart- still trying to use it up

The milk carton's shape is preserved using cardboard I cut up that was going to be put in the recycling anyway.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I've tried to make Margaret some socks out of the leftover yearn from my pair. They should match mine, but I'm not sure if I have enough yarn. I might frog it and start over making the neck of the socks shorter.

Yesterday when I felt like starting another project, I used a random number generator to pick a project from my Ravelry queue and now I'm working on this:

And I went to Article Pract yesterday with a friend for the first time and bought the pattern and yarn for my church slippers.

FO: Margaret's Stocking

Pattern: Falling Snow Stocking
Yarn: Encore Worsted

I really like the Latvian braid at the top:
I need to figure out which color of off-white I used. I can't find the label and I need to buy more in order to do the rest of the stockings.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Inside Out

I've gotten further on the stocking. Want to see?

I'm knitting it inside out so that the strands will be long enough to keep the fabric from bunching. Of course, it means I can't see what it looks like unless I flip it back around.

I turned the heel last night and I'm doing the gusset! I'm going to need to buy more off-white for the rest of our stockings so I might not be able to forge ahead onto Isaac's as soon as I finish Margaret's.