Hello I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did at our household, I had some smoked turkey for the first time and I don’t know if I will ever want anything different. It was DELICIOUS!
One of my good friends recently had a baby girl just shortly before Thanksgiving. I decided to make her a couple of hats for her baby girl using a pattern I found on a blog that I follow (click here for pattern). I made one in a newborn size and one in 3 month. I also chose to use my own flower using a simple magic ring ch.3, 12 DC in ring, sl st to join in beg ch3. For the second row I did a DC, TC, DC in the first DC, sl st, and repeat to make a small flower.
Once I was done with the small flower I cut a small piece of felt, and hot glued the felt and a clip on the flower so that you can interchange them with the hats or just wear them directly in the babies hair. You can find these clips just about anywhere Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s, etc.
Well after forcing myself to weave in all the ends to this blanket I finally finished it. I love how this turned out! It was a quick project if I would have just kept with it but I hate weaving in the ends which makes me push things off a little longer than I should. It is all part of the craft though. I am actually using this blanket right now as I sit at my desk, it is a bit chilly in the house today.
Below is a full view of the blanket and then a close up to see color/stitches.
Yesterday I was looking through my yarn stash and noticed I had enough yarn to make another toddler hat that I had posted about earlier (click here for post). I made this version a little longer so it fit over my son’s ears a little better than the blue one I had made previously.
Definitely picking up the knitting much better than previously. If I wouldn’t have had my son’s help I probably could have whipped this up in under an hour but he likes to give me lessons on where my eyes, ears, and teeth are while I am trying to knit and is a bit distracting, but I love it.
I followed the pattern as written however just added 3 more rows to the k2,p2 pattern in the beginning to make it longer.
I had a formal event to attend for my husband this past weekend so I had to dress up my 8 month pregnant figure which I am not used to since I have spent the last 10 weeks with my couch. I bought a simple black dress and added some color with some royal blue pumps and wanted to find some jewelry to match which was hard to do. So I decided to make a necklace on my own and it turned out great.
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a gold chain that was 30″ long and some blue, black, and gold beads. along with some beading wire. I simply took a portion of the original chain out and replaced it with the wire after I decided my beading pattern. The hardest part was wrapping the beading wire around the chain but after a couple attempts I was able to securely get it fastened.
I just finished baby blanket #2 from left over fabric from the nursery. I followed the same tutorial in my earlier post. I used this blanket for myself last night and was very cozy. This one is larger than the last, it is about 50″x60″.
Determining Yarn Weights
A great tutorial if you ever need help determining your yarn weights!
With some leftover fabric from the nursery decor I am putting together some baby blankets for our little girl. I remember when our son was born that you just can’t have enough blankets around for them to lay on and snuggle with when they are younger.
With the leftover fuchsia fabric I had and I purchased some fluffy fleece fabric with some diamond detail from JoAnn’s this past weekend in white and made this simple blanket. I still have some other pieces that I have left and will make a “quilt” of sorts when I get a moment. Since this was one large piece it was put together rather quickly.
I used this website as a starting point since I don’t do a ton of sewing. I chose to do a 2 1/2 inch border with the fleece. It turned out to be about 45″x45″ but I just eyeballed it to what I thought looked good.
I think it turned out lovely and oh so soft!
Well my son is now 2 years old and in preparation for his sister’s arrival I was doing some cleaning and found that he had only 1 hat that is going to fit him this winter.
Putting my knitting skills to work I decided to make him a new hat out of some yarn that I have on hand. I came across a very simple pattern and was able to complete this in an afternoon.
I must say using those large knitting needles can prove to be a hassle as they feel so awkward to work with. The link to the pattern I used can be found here. It is a simple K2, P2 stitch for the beginning rows and then stockinette through the rest.
Working with my cricut machine lately I decided to venture into using it for some vinyl work. For my first project I wanted to do something simple. I decided to label my canisters in my pantry that housed my baking supplies. That way there is no future mistakes made between flour and powdered sugar.
All I did was searched through my cartridge library and found a font that I liked and put them together in the cricut craft room.
Side note: If you have a cricut and don’t have the craft room I sincerely think you are missing out! It is so much easier to put things together on the computer versus trying to just do them on the cricut itself.
Once I found the font I liked I pulled out my canisters and did some measuring to decide placement and size of the text I wanted. With that decided, I plugged my cricut in and cut away. I used some tools to extract the excess pieces such as the middle part of letters. I then put the transfer paper on the final image I wanted placed on the canister. I cleaned the canisters before applying and done! So simple!
As I mentioned in an early post, baby girl’s room will have some owl decor to it. I finished putting together the owls today. As you can see there are 3 different sizes that I will be adhering to the curtains that are being made.
The materials I used for these owls are felt, ribbon (for the feet), buttons, and a hot glue gun. I have a cricut machine and found the owl template on their website http://www.cricut.com for 99 cents.
I used black buttons for the eyes and found some ribbon at hobby lobby that is stacked so it shows some dimension that I used for the feet. The rest is all felt that I had on hand and I ordered the fuchsia and turquoise from onlinefabricstore.net.