You'll notice that mine looks nothing like the one in the link. This is because the zipper was sticking out further than the fabric, and I thought (in all my expertise) that that wasn't right, so I grabbed the scissors and halfway through cutting off the "excess" I realized the logistics of it and thought "OMG what have I done??!"
But in the end I saved it, sort of. The plus side is that now I know what I'm doing, and I now have a place to store my knitting whatnots.
I joined the "fake swap" craftalong, choosing the Anthropologie knockoff swap as my goal. I saw this: http://bit.ly/hnfGPh and knew I wanted to make something like it, just not felted. I chose teal instead of grey, though I'm wishing I would have gone with a dark grey instead. This was incredibly easy and quick, and so now I'm looking forward to making more. That's a vintage clip-on earring at the center
Terrible action shot first
I used size 6 needles and worsted weight, but you could certainly do this with any combination (I'm thinking lace weight on 4s would look awesome).
CO 2 sts Row 1- k1, yo, k1 Row 2- k across Row 3- k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 Row 4- k across
Pattern: Row 1- K1, yo, k to last st, yo, k1 Row 2- k across
Continue in pattern until it's the length you want, bind off and finish as usual. Sew two of the triangle's points together, and using the same yarn (or not!) make two braids (what you'll tie it on with). Sew the braids to the outer triangle points and you're done. You can leave it like that or add something to the middle like I did.
Somehow, it happened that I'm the only person in our home without a scarf, despite the fact that I knit. But no more! I sat down a couple nights ago and decided I was going to do a big, fat, purple, basketweave scarf. So I did
It's mad heavy and overwhelms me a bit (it looks like it's wearing me), but it's super warm and I adore chunky knits. It worked up very fast because I used super bulky yarn and 13s. In total there's probably only about four hours of time in it. Not that it's a complex pattern (far from it), but if anyone's interested, here's how it's done...
CO 16 sts (or any multiple of 4. Or 5. Or whatever, really) Row 1-4 k4, p4, k4 p4 Row 5-8 p4, k4, p4, k4 Repeat until it's the length you want
Pardon the horrible pictures. After a Winter of nothing but sun, we finally got our first snow
I'm completely new to this sewing thing, so these pillows are far from mind-blowing. However, my kids love them, so I'm super happy
The first pillow was made from a Dr. Suess t-shirt and overalls, both thrifted (the denim is underneath the t-shirt and makes up the other side of the pillow). That was for my daughter. Once my youngest son saw it, he got the saddest 'Where is mine?" face, and I had to scramble to make him something. I felt so bad! It's made from a pair of corduroys and a felt applique (which is bar none the sloppiest I've ever made, but I was trying to haul butt). As you can see, he loves it (don't mind his messy chili face). He's been carrying it around since I gave it to him
Despite a monster headache and the grand-pappy of all panic attacks, I managed to get quite a bit done today! Nothing on my list, mind you, but at least I was productive
I also learned how to use my new dremel that came today! I freakin love it, by the way. I am going to poke holes in so much crap!
I made a big ol' hair bow (pictured here on our mannequin, Brenda) that is probably way ridiculously big for me, but I love it anyway:
And then I made this here necklace:
I started on another necklace, finished hot-gluing and glittering and fantabula-tizing one of the pendants going on it. And I also finished one of the items for my partner in the 3 Tiny Movie Things swap. Today was such a weird day for me, craft-wise, because I'm almost always embroidering, cross stitching, or knitting, and I didn't do any of those things.