Saturday, July 31, 2010

First Money

Made my first $10.00 by selling a Turtle Family to a family friend. So very excited that I did a little dance of joy right there at the mailbox! I have at least two more things I'll be selling in the near-future, but some of that money will go towards yarn. I am saving up to buy some board books by Sandra Boynton or maybe something more practical like a car seat or two?
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Friday, July 30, 2010

Work in Progress "Bunny Ears"

My little model tried on my new and improved "Bunny Ears". I was going to make the ears at the family reunion tomorrow, but I forgot my pink yarn! Not a problem I'll knit them up on Sunday while the hubby is away at work. I hope to have the ears attached by Monday and picture posted no later than Tuesday.

I used the same amount of stitches as the last hat, but I increased the size of the needles and the yarn. The changes made it squishier and roomier. The child modeling it is 16 months old. I had the same hat on her sister who is 5 years old and it still fit! I love this yarn and pattern!
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Butterfly Beanie

Single Color Beanie $4.00
Two Color Beanie $7.00
Butterfly addition (to Single or Two color) $2.00
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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Butterfly Beanie

Butterfly Beanie

dpns or circular needle sizes 5 & 7
stitch marker
yarn needle
Vanna's Choice Baby in "goldfish" (MC) and "white" (B)

Gauge 5 stitches & 5 rows = 1 inch **Check your Gauge!**

CO 72 Stitches with smaller size needles and MC
join in round (place marker to note beginning of round) and knit in 2x2 (k2, p2) rib for 1.5 inches
change to larger size needles and knit one row
change to B and knit one row
change to MC and knit one row
then start fairisle pattern:

1) *k1 with B, k1 with MC*
2) k with MC
3) *k1 with MC, k1 with B*
4) k with MC

continue with pattern until piece measures 5 inches from cast on edge. End with an even round (2 or 4).

knit one round with B
knit one round with MC

1) *k7, k2tog* (64)
2) k
3) *k6, k2tog* (56)
4) k
5) *k5, k2tog* (48)
6) *k4, k2tog* (40)
7) k
8) *k3, k2tog* (32)
9) k
10) *k2, k2tog* (24)
11) *k1, k2tog* (16)
12) k
13) *k2tog* (8)
Cut a 6 inch tail. Thread through remaining stitches and cinch tightly.
Weave in loose ends.

Attach Butterfly to side of hat. I used the one from Spud and Chloe. You could also attach a flower or some buttons.


MC = Main Color
B = secondary color
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit the next two stitches as one stitch
CO = Cast On
dpns = double-pointed needles
* * = the notations between the asterisk are to be repeated until the end of the round.

Up Next

This is my new dream project. I found this on Raverly and I really want to make it for my future munch-kins. What it is are 12 pairs of child size socks. Each day in December a child gets to fish inside a sock for a prize. Of course if I was REALLY crazy I could make 24 pairs so that someone would get to wear a new pair of socks each day, but I have limits to my craziness.

I decided that August will be project wrapping up month. I have three things I'm planning on knitting and then I will start my Christmas knitting. I'm not sure what I'll be able to get done, it depends on how busy the Foster kiddo's are going to make me. I have some things I'm selling for Christmas so those are top of the list. Then there are a few things I want to knit up for the family. I think I might, MIGHT, knit up an ornament for the various family units (not individuals), time will tell.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Turtle Family

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Mama Turtle

The Mama turtle is done.
I made her a little bigger than the pattern so that when I make the baby a little smaller the sizes will be just right.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Baby Things

Knitted these up for a baby shower on Saturday. Plus the Chubby Bunny.

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Chubby Bunny

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Friday, July 2, 2010

To Do List

Making a Turtle Family for a family Friend (3 Turtles)
2 Crowns for some princesses at the daycare
Some promised mittens for my MIL
And some socks for Christmas for my FIL.

Not to mention the Shrug for my Mom that I'm still pecking away at.

Baby Knits

I these up for one baby, but ended up giving it all to a different baby. I was going to give it to my friend who is having a baby, but then I was going to see my cousin who is also pregnant and who loves the color green and I thought to myself, I should give these to my cousin. So I did.

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