Friday, November 30, 2007

Matching Purple Head Band

I've been wanting to make a matching accessory to my flip top mittens I made a month ago. And, I've been seeing these headbands all over the web and in magazines. They looked so cute and easy I thought this would be a perfect project for the yarn. This headband used very little yarn. I didn't even have to start on the second skein I have in my bin! Woo Hoo! I can make a scarfette too!

My headband on Melvin.

My headband on a me and my matching mittens!

Green Scarf

Lately, I been thinking about the Elvis scarf I've been wanting to make for my mom's friend. I thought to myself the other day, "An Elvis scarf would be super cool for someone my age, but would a 60 yr. old woman wear it? Hmmm, I think not." So, I've decided to scrap that scarf idea. Instead, I made this very simple scarf for her, which think is cute and very wearable.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Cutest Little Doggy (Baby) Hat Ever!!

My friend Heather has been knitting a lot of baby hats for her friends lately. She inspired me to do the same. Baby hats are such a quick knit! Last week or so I made a hat for my friends' 5 year old which took only a couple of hours. Today I just finished a hat for their 14th month old. The embroidery took the longest for me, because frankly I don't know what I'm doing. I still think it came out adorably! If anyone is interested in making this cute hat I got the pattern from this blog:

Top view Please don't pay attention to my messy craft closet . :)

Front view if a baby had a shiny purple ball as a head

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Upcoming Project

Well, I think my next project (or one of them anyway) is going to be an Elvis scarf for my mom's friend. She loves Elvis! She has been my mom's friend since before I was born, and she is such an awesome person. I can't wait to get started! I think I am going to look for a chart already made of Elvis to save a step. If anyone knows where a good chart is let me know!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My new vest (and hat)

Well my computer may still be down, but luckily I have family with a working computer. Here are my pics of my new vest and one of my new hats (I gave the other one to my friend's little boy already so, no pic. for it.)

I am not "in love" with my new vest. I think I learned a very good lesson while knitting it though. Don't try to adapt a pattern if I've never knitted anything like it before especially clothing! Whew! I hate ripping out.

I think I would like it better if I made it longer and if the straps weren't as wide. I think I'll try it on with one of my collared shirts and maybe when I'm wearing it I'll cover the straps with my hair...heeeheee. No one has to know about my weird straps. ;-)

Considering everything I still think it came out okay for my first vest.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Well my computer still can't download pic.s so I thought that I would just write about my knitting progress.

I have had some issues with my vest I am making. At first, I didn't make the back long enough and the shoulder strap was also too short as well. I ripped it out and made the back longer and tried to knit a shoulder strap again. That time....I did the decreases for the right shoulder strap, only I was knitting the left shoulder strap. Erg... had to rip that strap out too. Now I am re-re-knitting the left shoulder strap with a new decrease pattern. I am really really hoping this time it will be okay.

Because I've been having so much trouble with this vest, I had to have some in between projects. So I made a hat for me and one for my friends 5 year old boy. Hurray for quick and easy hats!

Friday, November 16, 2007

My naughty computer

Well I've been wanting to post my knitting updates, but my computer is being naughty. I bought this computer over the summer and it has a built in memory card reader, which I thought was fantastic. Unfortunately, the reader decided that it no longer wants to work. :-( And, I don't have the cord for my digital camera. If it's still around it would be at my folks house an hour and a half away. Erg.

Over the weekend I think I might buy a new memory card. I am desperately hoping it is just my card with the problem. (Although, it works fine in my camera so that is probably not the issue.) I'll post some pic.s of my new knits when I can.

Monday, November 5, 2007

My new surprise vest so far

It's a surprise because I am just kind of winging it. I don't have a real pattern so who knows if it will fit when its done or what it will look like.
Some general spec.s: I CO 120 stitches and I made a 3x3 rib at the bottom for 3 1/2 inches. Then for the bust I added 6 stitches. It is mostly stockinette stitch, but with some purl stitches in different places that make it look like the top has cute little dots on it. (I hope that makes some sense.)

For the shoulders I am going to try to follow along the lines of the lotus blossom top (from the knitting daily website.) My vest has a lot less stitches than the lotus top. So, its time to break out the calculator again. Sigh.
I finished my second glove er mitten! My computer is being weird though and won't let me upload those pics from my memory card. I'll try again later. Otherwise you can get the gist of what the second one looks like. It looks just like the other one of course.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Second mitt

I am well on my way to completing my second mitt. I actually got a little bit further than this last night. I finished the top of the mitt, only to realize that the top diamond was smaller than on mitt #1. So later tonight I guess I will tear out the top of mitt # 2. (I really wish I would have written down how I did my decreases. Too late now!)