Ok so I totally fell in love with these booties, but the only baby I have to make them for is a boy. I know, most everyone thinks they are too feminine for a handsome baby boy, but I think I made them as manly as possible...
Yarn: Koigu Handpaint fingering weight Needles: US size 3 Buttons: Little wood buttons from JoAnn's
I think the straps on the booties make them so practical, they won't just slip off baby's tiny foot.
I have been completely discouraged by this sweater pattern, I have tried and tried to knit the 2 final pieces so many times, I am about to lose my mind. I even took it to my LYS, and they were kind of stumped. I checked errata, and even e-mailed the mag for help to no avail!! Maybe you all can see what I'm not...
It's a striped sweater so here goes:
Stripe Pattern: working in Ss st, *work 14 rows B, 14 rows A;rep from * Upper left front: cast on 58 sts and work in k2 p2 rib for 4 rows inc 2 sts evenly spaced across last row.
Shape Shoulder and Bodice Edges note Read through entire shaping instructions before beginning to knit.
Work 10 rows, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at beg (bodice edge) on first row and dec 1 st at end (shoulder edge) on first and 7th rows. Cont in stripe pattern and inc 1 st at beg (bodice edge) on first row, and then every 8th row, 4 times more. AT THE SAME TIME when 2 rows of the stripe pattern have been completed, cont to shape shoulder by dec 1 st a end of next row and then every 6th row, 3 times more.
What I find confusing is the second AT THE SAME TIME, where it says after 2 rows of stripe pattern have be completed, is that the 2nd of the initial 10 rows it tells me to knit? Help!! I really want to finish this sweater, and I feel like I am going crazy over thinking this whole thing...
My mom and I are avid hikers, and started geocaching a couple of years ago. When I was totally stumped on what to get her for her birthday I finally came up with this totally Glam geocache!! She's always been "The Queen", so I used that for my inspiration. It is made out of an ammo can that I got at the Army surplus store, and its all glammed up with mod-podge scrapbook paper and stickers, as well as rhinestones and buttons. She totally loved it!!! We can't wait until the spring thaw to go place it!! I packed it full of hiking related trade items, as well as a couple of queenish items (a tiara, a glittery wand, etc.).
I am getting ready to make the Elann Pinwheel Sweater for my 7 year old, I got gauge with my yarn, but now I have some questions. I measured her shoulders and got 12", so should I knit to like 13 or 14 inches before I do the provisional cast on for the sleeves? Also, in the baby version you do color change every 10 rows or so, and the adult version color change is every 18 rows... Should I do a color change right in the middle at 14 rows??? HELP???!!!
I saw some plain jane frames with vinyl letters in them, and was inspired to make my own jazzed up version for Christmas. Although these were a little time consuming, I love them and can't wait to put them up with all my other decorations!!!
I recently taught a good friend how to knit. (Yay!! The more knitters the merrier right!!) Anyway, she wants me to teach her how to make a hat I designed, and that has become my signature baby gift. I wouldn't mind teaching her, but she's the type that will make them, and give to our same friends, or even worse, try to sell them (she's involved in a lot of craft boutiques etc.). Now I don't mind sharing tips and hints and helping her learn, but how can I politely tell her I don't want to share that pattern? Am I just being silly...?
I love this hat, I actually made it for a friend's baby, but it was so cute I had to have my little one model it for me... I used Lamb's Pride Bulky in Lotus Pink, and the flowers were made out of scraps in my stash. This is my first post with pics!! Yay!!! I can't get the web site to post for the pattern, its on stitch marker, and it's called a little hat. Sorry.