OK, this is probably really stupid of me, but I'm going to ask anyway.
I'm a beginning knitter and I'm ready to block a blanket I made out of garter squares. Because this was my first attempt at knitting, the squares definitely came out slightly different sizes and it's very obvious now that they're stitched together. It seems to me that I would have to block it every time I wash it, is that correct? It's a baby blanket and will be washed fairly frequently. Am I totally confused about the blocking process? It seems like you would have to block everything after washing, but I've never had any experience with it.
Ok, I'm supposed to be having a baby soon (the sooner the better) and I know I will have a lot of down time while I'm nursing the baby in the first couple of months. So during the times when I'm not sleeping while nursing I'd like to have something to keep my hands busy, but I'm not sure what kind of crafts would work best. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I made these for my sisters birthdays. I know it's summer, but they live in Alaska and will be able to use them soon. These patterns were really easy and a lot of fun. The pattern for the scarf I found here on craftster. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18086.0
And I can't find the pattern for the fingerless gloves but it was free somewhere on the net.
I am only a beginning knitter so any feedback is wonderful. I don't know if it's just the yarn I used, but is mattress stitching usually this hard?
Hi, everyone. This craft is exclusively inspired by other craftsters. I made a journal for my sister who graduated in June (I just finished it tonight). I'm really please with how it turned out. I used the tutorial here to make it: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10347.0
I added a few details including: bookmark of ribbon and beads, pen holder, and tie to keep it shut.
This is a quilt I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday. I kept seeing one my grandma made at her house and finally asked her for the pattern. She gave me all her scraps from the one she made to help out too. This is the first quilt I've made since I was about 14, I had a lot of fun. I was very intimidated by the hand applique of the frog, but once I got started it wasn't so bad. The pattern is called "Frog Cabin", not sure why since the block is courthouse steps and not log cabin. My mom did the machine quilting with her long arm machine. Let me know what you think.
I thought these were a great fun project and perfect for using up yarn left over from other projects. The bag I took a class on and the eyeglass holders were mother's day presents. I've got another little purse in the making now that's about 3 times the size of the first(it's really small only about 4 inches tall).
I made this hat and I'm so proud of it. I was tired of doing tension squares, so I finally just made one. I didn't test my tension on this of course, so it's a little bigger than it's supposed to be. It's supposed to fit a 0-3 mos. baby, but as you can see, my 2 year old fits it quite nicely. It is meant for my next baby due in sept. I thought I was choosing a unisex yarn since we don't know what the baby is, but it turned out pretty girly (don't tell my husband I used our son to model it). I thought I was knitting pretty tightly, but I guess not.
Hi, I'm looking to make a baby sling, does anyone have any good patterns? I haven't been able to find much yet. Has anyone ever made one before? Also how well do they work? I'm pregnant with my second now and am mainly looking for something to keep my hands available when the baby comes to deal with my 2 year old. Also for nursing hands free.