Saturday, December 26, 2009
Since I'm traveling, I'm limited to a few things to work on (which actually results in better productivity, haha!). I've been making good progress on a the pullover that I started just yesterday. I managed to walk to the harbor today and knit by the shore for a little while too. So many cute dogs were out today! Makes me want one :3
In a few days, when I get up to SanFran I'll get my dad's old Olympus SLR camera which I'm super excited for! I'll make sure to take put it to use and grab some nice pictures of christmas goodies and so on so forth. :)
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I'm so ahead of schedule when it comes to getting ready for retirement!
I've started cross-stitching "The Perfect Patio". I don't know why I decided to pick this gigantic 10"x14" pattern as my first. It seems easy but boy is it easy to get lost in the pattern too.
I'm pretty sure I've already messed up a little bit. Haha. Well, we'll see where this goes!
Oh, I've also finished my second larger sized penguin shirt, and finished most of one Rainy Day glove - pictures to come soon! :)
at 11:01 AM
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Made from two plain T-shirts, one black and one white. Cut out the fronts of both shirts and dyed the white front Sewed it onto the rest of the black shirt but gave it baseball styled sleeves to add to the penguin effect. The dye job could have been a lot better but hey, penguins aren't perfect either!
Given that this was actually a practice run I'm pretty excited about how well it turned out :)
Hurray for warm toesies!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
These little guys have the perfect little squiggly feet. These ghosties are small and like to float around. Mine came out to be about 2 inches tall and a inch and a half wide.
You will need yarn of white, black and whichever color ghostie you would like. I used some leftover Red Heart yarn.
Eyes can be glued or sewed on.
You will need an embroidery needle if you want to add a mouth.
R1 - chain 6 in magic ring
R2 - 2 sc in each (12)
R3 - Sc1, 2sc in next st repeat 6 times (18)
R4 - Sc 2, 2sc in next st repeat 6 times (24)
R5- Sc in all 24 st
R6-11 repeat R5
crochet in the front loop only for the legs:
sc in first half loop, (sc, hdc, sc) in next, sc repeat this 8x
R12 in back loop of same row as legs- Sc 2, dec 1, repeat 6 times (18 sts)
R13- Sc 1, dec 1, repeat 6 times (12 sts)
R24- Sk 1 st, sc 1, repeat 6 times (6 sts)
Bind off, weave in loose end.
Eyes were made by making a magic circle with black and then switch to white yarn and make 2 sc into the first 3 stitches. Sew or glue onto body.
Hope you enjoyed the pattern!
at 10:26 PM