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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My First "For-Sale" Item

I love this sweater. I wish I had made it in the correct size so I didn't have to sell it. It is made size Large-X-Large depending on your sizing system. I usually wear size medium and it is only a little bit too big for me. It is made with SUPER soft yarn and has a really unique neckline. I am selling it for $18 plus shipping (which shouldn't be too bad).

This is what the sweater will look like when fitted properly:

 And this is the link to the pattern:

Here is the link to etsy where I am selling the sweater:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chris's Afghan

This is the afghan I made Chris for Christmas 2009. Again, I will post the pattern once I have more time to type it up.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Knitting Needle Holder

This was my actually my first sewing project. I have SO many knitting needles now that I decided I needed a holder for them. I designed this myself and even though the lines are not perfectly even or straight for the needles, I am quite happy with the outcome. Here are my pictures and I will post the pattern next:

And here is the pattern:

Cut 3 16" by 32" pieces of fabric. One of the main pattern on the outside, two of the inner pattern.
Sew, with right sides facing together, the outer patterned and inner non-patterned pieces, leaving a small section open for the stuffing
Turn right-side out, and stuff. Sew together.
Sew down the center.

Sew according to patten below:

On the second inside piece, sew down the center, then place two elastic bands on the left side. Sew columns growing steadily larger and in even numbers. On the right side, place four elastic bands, and do the same.

Sew elastic inside piece to outer piece. Tac down inside piece in corners of diamonds on the outside.

Sew buttons in-between two diamonds on right side.

Cut out desired letter of contrasting pattern and sew to upper right-hand corner.

With yarn, chain enough to fit around button. Sew on opposite side in same location.

Handles (Make 2):

(I need to look at my handles to remember, so I will post at a later time)

Sew handles to either side of holder.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


I have made two sets of socks since I've started knitting. The first set turned out to be just a pair of socks, but the second pair I made as slippers, and they turned out very well!

The socks:

And the slippers:

So here is the pattern I used for the socks:

I used size 8 dpn instead of 9, but it didn't seem to cause a problem. Also, on the sock pair, I only knitted with one yarn at a time instead of two (read the pattern if this doesn't make sense). Anyway, there you go!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wedding Shawls

This is one of the most fun and prettiest things I've ever made :) I didn't change the pattern, but I did alter the materials. I used US 10 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. It laid much nicer. I also did not do the beading.

Here is the link of the pattern:

I did the "shawlette" size, and it obviously came out very nice :)

Poinsettia Afghan

I love this afghan, mostly because I love poinsettias. I loved making it because it was super easy and quick :)

Here is the pattern:

And here are my pictures:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

First, and very baggy, sweater

This was the first sweater I made. Like most of my sweater attempts, it turned out much larger than I anticipated. I think this was due to the fact I used very cheap acrylic yarn. But it actually is not too bad once belted, and I have actually gotten a few compliments on it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Argyle Scarf

So I made this scarf for my friend Evey.

Here is the pattern:

Cast on 33.

Rnd 1: K1, P1 until end of row
Rnd 2: P1, K1 until end of row
Repeat last 2 rows twice.

Follow below color pattern until desired length.

Repeat ribbing again.

I also ironed the scarf when it was finished so that it could lay flat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My home-sewn skirt

And since I've only made basically 2 things sewing here is the second thing I have made, and by far my favorite. I used a much higher quality fabric bought from Joanne Fabrics, but still a cheap pattern from Wal-Mart. Here is the link to the pattern I used from Wal-Mart, again only about $2.50:

I made one of the shirts too, but it didn't turn out as well as the skirt did. The skirt I made was B (with pockets :P) and the shirt was A. Here are my pictures:

Here is a close-up of the pocket:

And here is the t-shirt I made to go with the skirt:

Ok that's it for now!!

My first sewing project (kind of)

Here is the first home-sewn piece of clothing I have made. Before this I made a carrier for my knitting needles which I will post pictures/patterns of later. I made this dress from $2 a yard purple cloth and a $2.50 pattern by New Look. It is a mix and match pattern bought at Wal-Mart. Here is a link to the actual pattern I bought:

The pattern pieces I used were E+J+L

And here are the pictures of the completed dress:

Friday, March 11, 2011

Hats, Gloves, and Scarves!

Here is the collection of the hats, gloves, and scarves I've kept for myself. Again, I will post the patterns later, when I have the time or will to type them all out, but here are the pictures. There are more hats, gloves, and scarves I've made for other people, but I will probably be waiting for those pictures for a while.

Sunshine Wrap

This is probably one of my favorite pieces I've made yet. I got  the pattern from Knit 'n' Style. It's not so "sunshin-y" because I made it in red instead of yellow. I don't think I will post the pattern for this in a while, but here are the pictures!