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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Catch up

Ok, yes, it has been about 10 months since my last post. But hey, I started veterinary school. I have been knitting almost just as much as before, but haven't really been taking the time to actually post about it. Or take pictures. Could be partially due to the fact our camera broke. Just maybe :) 

So I have a myriad of things I need to put up on here, but the next couple weeks are finals, so it will probably be after that that I will finally get some things posted up here. 

Should be posting soon! Keep your fingers crossed :) 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Autumn Afghan

I am working on a barnyard playmat for my farm animals to sell as a set, but it is taking FOREVER. So in the meantime, I will try to post some old stuff over the next few days.

This was the first Afghan I made, it took forever, and I don't remember how I did it, but here is a picture!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Itty Bitty Sheep!

I am working on a group of small farm animals and this is the sheep I made! I designed a pattern for this, so I will post it below.

You need to know how to do the loop stitch for this pattern, if not, here is the link I used to learn how to do the basic stitch:

Decrease loop stitch: pull a loop through the first stitch, then pull a loop through the second. You should have 5 loops on your needle. YO and pull through all 5 loops.

Small amount of off-white yarn
Small amount of black yarn
6 mm safety eyes
Size F crochet hook
Fibril stuffing
Tapestry needle

Rnd 1: Sc 6 into magic loop (6)
Rnd 2: 2 loop stitch into each stitch (12)
Rnd 3: (2 loop stitch into first stitch, loop stitch into next stitch) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4-10: loop stitch into each stitch around
Rnd 11: (Decrease loop stitch, loop stitch into next stitch) repeat around (12)
Rnd 12: Decrease loop stitch around (6)


Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (10)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around
Rnd 5: (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (10 sc)
Ears (make 2)
Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around
FO leaving long tail.

Attach safety eyes according to packaging
Sew ears to head as pictured
Stuff head and sew to body
Legs (make 4)
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: In back loops only, sc in each sc around
Rnds 3-4: sc in each sc around

Stuff beginning tail into the leg for stuffing.
Sew legs onto sheep.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Amigurumi Cow

So, my husband doesn't think you can figure out what this is. I think he is wrong. Prove him wrong!

Friday, July 1, 2011

YES! - Amigurumi Yoshi

I am SO excited about finishing this, he is SOOO cute!!!!! And really looks like the character too. He was one of the most involved amigurumi I've made, with a ton of sewing pieces on, which is not my favorite part by any means, but anyway, I love him, and he's adorable, so I hope you enjoy!


Me and Yoshi!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sewing Adventure - Knits!

So, first off, I was trying to finish my amigurumi day 3 in time, but it isn't going to happen... so instead I thought I would post some pictures of a sewing project I finished a few days ago.

After sewing this, I have decided to never sew with knits again though. At least not until I get a serger or I am a much better sewer, because this was extremely frustrating. But, a learning experience so I guess that was good.

Anyway, here are my pictures. Enjoy!

My eyes were closed but this is a good picture of the shirt:

No, I do not have a purple hamburger tattoo on my arm, it is a water spot on the lens of the camera.