Hi all, I pulled a "duh" and posted this project as a link to my blog versus a photo hosted on craftster so it got sent to limbo. So, now I figured out how to put the photo up right here -- it's so easy!
Anyway, this project is so easy. I just cut the end off of a tie, tied it in a very loose, flat knot and sewed it on the onesie. Simple!
My friend and I tried this today at work and it worked famously. The challenge was to come up with something crafty out of only things you have in your cube or you can find in the stock room. And, you only have about 1/2 hour. Here's what we came up with! It's a swanky cellphone holder that clips on your belt and a pencil holder!
Here's the basic pattern (I'm a knitter, so forgive me!): Chain stitch until your piece measures roughly the length around your shoulders. Then, double crochet a row. Then, start looping chains of 7, skip 3 (for the spaces in between), single crochet 1. Once you have the desired width for your capelet, decrease your chains (6/5/4/3/2/1) unti you can stitch 1 row of single crochet with no spaces. Then, crochet a row of shells. Finally, string some ribbon through and your done!
Well, it's Spring and as usual this time of year, I am completely bored and disgusted by my wardrobe. So, I put the knitting down and went back to sewing. I made a McCalls pattern (M4782?) for a suit jacket and got about 25 compliments on it at work today. Yay! I want to make about 10 now - or just one for every day of the week. Now I can wear a T-shirt to work and no one notices!
I made this for my friend Jen as an homage to her new dog Roy (see his cool knitted sweater on the Knitting board) and I based it on this link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=17270.0 It has a little flap on the inside with a pocket for your ID or your transit pass, or whatever!
Here's my version of the Daisy Baby Sweater from Knitty, sans daisies or snakes.
I spent about $7 on this - I bought the yarn at the thrift store and the buttons were $3.20! Rock on! It took me a long time to knit - probably because this is MY FIRST SWEATER! I feel so accomplished - like a REAL knitter!