I bought yarn to make my mom some socks for Christmas. The first pattern (http://stitchesofviolet.blogspot.com/2005/08/more-fun-than-cables-sock-pattern.html) I tried, did not work at all! I am not really sure why, but the cables just looked like silly mistakes. The second pattern- Jaywalkers- had the wrong gauge and looked bad. I want to make a pattern with a pretty pattern or something in it, but nothing with large holes. I really love cabled socks, but I am having a heck of a time finding a good pattern. Also, I want to do them top down becuase I don't trust myself with the toe-up method yet (unless of course it is easier). My yarn is from KnitPicks, and I am using size 1 needles (not really good to buy needles first, but I had a pattern ready and everything). Can anyone suggest a pattern that is not too hard, but will have something to keep me from getting bored knitting it? Thanks to anyone who can help me
I already printed off the pattern for the Mary Jane's Pithy hat from Turtle Knits (http://www.littleturtleknits.com/pithyhat.htm), but I am looking for other patterns for a hat in that style. I would like something that is kind of floppy and big. I could try crochet, so if you have one of those as well, I could probably figure it out Thanks for the help.
And I cannot figure out what it means when it says, "However, on the first row, wrap the last stitch of the last repeat... Wrap this stitch and turn work." I have done short row stuff, but it never said anything about wrapping? Can someone explain what that means? I googled the instructions, and didn't come up with anything. Can someone please help me out?
This was one of the projects I loved when I started, and I don't really like anymore. It didn't come qutie how I wanted, and there is just something about it. Oh well I do need to make the waistband smaller (it is pinned in the pics), but that will have to wait until I have more time. Anyway, it was inspired by some of the really cute skirt I have seen in old magazines and in vintage shops. The pockets started out as real pockets, but then they kind of got messed up so now they are just for looks (shh, don't tell anyone... )
(and my usual sink picture)
Excuse the crap pictures. The camera I used stinks, and I was not feeling all that creative
I couldn't think of a more interesting title Anyway, I feel a little annoyed becuase I lost the before picture of this shirt. It was an extra large men's polo shirt with humongous sleeves with weird cuffs. I took out the buttons and collar, and sewed the opening closed. I flipped that to the back becuase when it was in the front it stretched out really strangely on my boobs. Here is the finished outfit:
And here is a picture of where the collar was:
This second was a large striped t-shirt, that I slimmed down and added black cuffs to the bottom edge and sleeves. Before:
I apologize for the crummy pictures.
And on a side note, I personally don't like reconstructed t-shirts that are so crazy they are unwearable. I like mine to be more simple and clean cut... but that is just a personal opinion
(I don't rightly know what it is with me and standing on my sink...)
Becuase of the cold weather, I am making a few winter coats. I thought maybe doing a sewalong would motivate me more It can be any pattern you wish to use, as long as it is a coat or jacket. If you are making a cape or poncho, that works too! So, any takers?
I used whole wheat flour, but you can use all purpose or unbleached flour instead. The recipe is a little different than what I am used to, but the banana did add really good sweetness. Using milk makes them a little softer than normal muffins, so you can use oil instead and they will have a more crumbly consistency.
1 cup mashed banana One tablespoon flaxseed, mixed well with three tablespoons cold water** 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup soy milk 2 cups whole-wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup berries (I used raspberry, but blueberries, blackberries or finely chopped strawberries would also work well)
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line or spray 15 muffin cups. 2. In a large bowl, stir together banana, flax mixture, water, and milk or oil. Add flour and mix. Quickly stir in baking soda and powder, then mix gently. Fold in berries. Spoon batter into preared tins. 3. Bake for about 20 minutes or until they test done. Cool slightly, and remove to wire rack.
*You can use oil in place of the milk. The muffins come out very soft using milk- the oil will make it slightly more crumbly, but it does raise the fat content.
** If you are not vegan, you can just use one egg in place of the flax and water.
I am making a dress for a swap, and I need to find a medium size houndstooth print fabric. While I would prefer more of a thick winter fabric, cotton would work. I found one on fabric.com, but I don't know I really like it. Can anyone suggest an online shop where I can find some for a reasonable price (less than $10 a yard)?
This is my very first time posting in this board! I do knit regularly, but I am one of those people that starts a million projects, and finishes two or three of them
Anyway, I finally have a finished project to show off. The pictures does not do it justice. It is a neckwarmer with baby cables, and a really pretty tan yarn with little flecks of color. I made it for my mom. I used Sugar on Snow(http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTsnow.html) from this months Knitty, but after figuring out the amount of stitches to cast on and the cable pattern, I pretty much did my own thing. *Note: This was a birthday gift for my mom, and she is modeling