My aunt's having a baby in august, so, of course, I immediately thought, "I'll knit a hat!" Anyway, I think the colors can work for a boy or girl- and maybe the little one will get some use out of it in the winter. The earflaps give it a bit of a swim-cap type of look, I think.
Because of a general baby shortage, here's the hat (stuffed with socks- it's not nearly as lumpy on a head) modeled by the vacuum. No frontal photos came out, but I think you get the general idea. Flash, no flash.
I found fair isle loads more fun than dpns. (Funny story, actually... the fair isle strip was conceived to cover a strange lumpy part of an otherwise perfect hat where I dropped about 15 stitches. ick.) I added a little crochet trip and the strings are chains. I also stitched a starburst on top for kicks. Fair isle chart here, to get a better idea of the whole thing. http://www.jessica-tromp.nl/breisteken_knitting_stitches/fair-isle-norwegian-42.gif
Hey everyone! Finally found time to post my finished round bag. Huge thanks to AmyKT5 and patterndrafter for helping me with darts. The result is exactly what I wanted- just the right size for knitting on the go. Sorry about the dark pic.
It's a rectangle bottom, and I picked it up all the way around it with my circs, then knit up. Then for one row I k2tog + yo to make the holes, then decreased a few rows and bound off. Lined as Amy suggested, with a rectangle bottom, then a piece going up. I found the perfect reddishy fabric for this, too- matches the stripes exactly. The darts are kind of haphazard, I was just eyeballing it and had virtually no idea what I was doing. My feeddogs hated the knit, so it was a huuge pain to finish off. I was also too lazy to go buy matching thread, so it's totally obvious where the zigzag got screwy. Hehe. It's not like anyone else is going to see it, though, so 's cool.
I decided to finally get around to posting a project of mine from a few months ago: meet Susie! Ain't she cute? Pattern mostly mine, very simple. Photos don't do justice:
Sewn entirely by hand, including looooooooots of buttons. Thrifted fabrics- I love the rose one. The little polkadots are actually pink on white, if you can't see. Mismatch metal button eyes and a little embroidered smile.
Yes, I have one (1) leather boot that I want to do something with. I would like to still be able to tell that it's a boot, though, or else I would just cut it up and use it for the leather. I'm thinking maybe a purse, but I don't know how I would do that. It laces up the back and is almost knee-high brown leather. I don't really want to make a lamp with it or something like that, you know? I mostly only sew and knit.
why, anything you like! (I can make a hat, I can make a brooch, I can make a pterodactyl...)
This is a reversable purse insert type-thing, to put whatever you like in, and then you put it in your purse. It's for my frog-obsessed friend. The frog side is old pajamas and the circly side is dog bandanna! Like the always put on him when you bring him home from the groomer's.
Inside has an ever so slightly skewed pocket. It's really not as bad as it looks in the picture.
Also, a button bracelet to match using the poptab weave.
It's twisted so you can see both sides.
Wow, those pictures are really weirdly sized! Stupid me... Anywho, comments please!
edit: hehe sorry about the R in the title... whatever. :
yeah. Basic bracelets using a pattern from on here. Sorry about ugly carpet, excessive amount of (poor quality) photos because my friend and I were having too much fun with the camera, etc. 21 poptabs per bracelet.
If anyone has any questions about the weave feel free to ask.
I know that in that last pic it looks like my thumb's at a painful angle, but it's not.
Oh, and my friend says that anybody wanting to try this should remember that all the poptabs on top have to go a different way than all the poptabs on the bottom, or the holes to thread the string through won't be shaped right.
Now, I have a feeling I'm just being an idiot. But the top thread on my machine seems to insist on winding itself all up round the bobbin race, instead of just dipping in and out to catch the bobbin thread. Because the machine is only a month or two old and does not have anything visibly wrong with it, I am eighty five percent sure that this is an operator error. My machine seems to sew fine, then the thread might suddenly begin to tangle. Or I'll sew something and all will go well and I'll leave, but when I turn my machine back on again it refuses to cooperate. I think my bobbin is wound correctly. Taking apart the bobbin race and putting it back together (in what looks to be the exact same way) sometimes seems to solve the problem, but eventually it'll start tangling again. My machine is a cheap one from Target, which would be fine for me if it would just stop screwing around. I guess, because of its quality (or lack thereof), the machine could be the one at fault here.
Buuuut, I think it's me.
Having searched this site and the general interwebnet for anybody else whose had this problem I come up with nothing. Anybody have any idea what is going on?