Monday, November 26, 2007
Anyway, the mitten pattern I used is here: http://www.woolfestival.com/patterns/children_mitten.htm
I used simply soft yarn from caron, and did a set for Meg in pink and purple and even used duplicate stitch on the stripe to put M. Then I did a pair for Brendan in orange and neon green, using #6 needles instead of #3 and increasing the thumb by 2 rows and the stripe by one. I also crocheted the sets together with a long chain so they don't get lost. :-)
I am getting more and more comfortable with adjusting patterns and am even trying to write my own for a few things (see the coffee cozys a few posts down, which I have renamed "Greensleeves" in honor of Christmas and the 'green' eco-friendly movement). One thing about this blog that will be different from the rest--when you see a pattern written by me, there will NOT be a request from me stating that you may make one for you or a friend but please don't make one and sell. I don't really understand why people say not to sell them. I can see why they wouldn't want you selling the pattern itself, but when it comes to my designs, if you like it enough to want to make it and think it looks good enough to sell, that is a compliment to me and by all means please do! I've tried to be mindful of those types of requests when making things for my bazaar, even though the concept seems rediculous to me. I'm afraid the knitting police might get me LOL. So most of the stuff is stuff that didn't say that or stuff I got from pattern books etc. But when I design stuff and post it here, feel free to make it and sell it. All I ask is that when someone asks where you got the idea, please direct them to my blog :-)
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The “MacGyver” Badge (Level One) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a non-knitting tool in a knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used paper clips as stitch markers, or successfully whittled and then utilized bamboo skewers as dpns.
The “MacGyver” Badge (Level Two) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a knitting tool in a non-knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used a strand of Regia Bamboo to slice cheese, or repaired a small appliance with a metal knitting needle.
the ribbing paired with the seed stitch gives it a nice triangular shape that stretches to fit all sizes of coffee cups. They're also very quick to make, so you can make several and keep them in your car or purse for whenever you get a starbucks craving! :-)
Well, I'm off. I have a craft bazaar in a couple weeks and I've got 2 tables going, a knit table with lots of different projects and a stamp table that my mom and I are doing together. Fun fun! I've also got several orders to fill for knit play food. My daughter is napping and my son is at preschool so I'm going to try to get some stuff done. Thanks for reading! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think! :-) Hugs!