Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
I made this cute pinafore in just a couple of days. I am super happy with how it turned out! I still think it is way too tiny for a baby to fit in, but we shall see!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
This is the second pattern in our American Girl series. I found this little winter cap on Ravelry and thought it was just the cutest ever. Plus, 2 of the girls who I make American Girl clothing for live in the mountains - so they will need warm doll clothes too! haha
Picture from Cobbler's Cabin:
This week I made a lot of progress on my squares - and decided to go big and make the full size blanket. Wow. That's a major step for me! I will pretty much have to double what everyone else is doing in the CAL to keep up. I have now completed all 20 of my inner white squares, 6 of those to the green layer, and 4 of those are completely finished (minus weaving in ends. that's my least favorite part!). I have also made 5 of the 15 inner green squares that I need to make.
My goal for this week: finish the inner green squares and complete 4 of the squares that are white / green already.
Another assignment for this week was to list our favorite crochet blogs. I regularly read one of Missie's listed faves, Attic 24.
I also really like Hannah over at Bittersweet. She posts a mixture of Vegan recipes and crochet patterns - quite a different mix, I know! She seems like a real sweetheart and I love checking out her blog, whenever she has a new post up!
Lastly, I am a fan of Pren over at Convival Crafter. She is a huge Harry Potter and Twilight fan, just like myself! She also does Renaissance Faire stuff, so that is fun to read about.
Both girls are on Ravelry, and both have contributed patterns to the community over there.
Want to see how everyone else did this week? Check out Week 3.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
These adult sized slippers are actually what I was looking for when I found yesterday's slippers. Before this pattern, I could only find baby sized Mary Janes. Those just won't fit me! So thanks to Lisa over at Good Knits, we have this pattern today! And her blog header is ohmygoodknits -- say that out loud, it will make you giggle, I promise! I don't know if my slippers would ever look as cute as Lisa's, but I will try!
Mine ended up cute, but not as perfect as Lisa's. They are a gift for someone who's feet are just a bit bigger than mine, so they are a tid bit big on me. I hope they fit the recipient - and that she sends me cute pictures! but for now, my pictures:
Friday, May 21, 2010
I found this Lion Brand pattern and fell in LOVE! How cute are these little sock thingies? I'm not entirely sure when I will wear them, but I love how they look. Maybe I will add felt or suede or something stiff to the bottom, so I can wear them outside. What do you think of them?
And here are the rest of my pictures:
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This gorgeous top is another Lion Brand find. I should really search for clothing patterns on Ravelry or something -- that way I can find unique and different patterns!
Picture from Lion Brand:
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Oh! And this week is all about clothing. I have started some of the patterns, but I am excited about all of them!
Check out my post on finishing up this sweater. And here is my picture (yes, I look kinda dorky, I know):
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I love this pattern for the story behind the pattern! It is named after Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice. How could you not make a headband named after her? hehe
Updated November 25, 2013: I made this headband in about ten minutes last night. I wanted to mark something off of the list real quick! Instead of making the tie string like she suggested, I sewed elastic to the back. It is perfect for me!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This cute pattern is only on Ravelry (sorry!), but I love it! It was designed by Brittney Waterhouse and can be made into either a beret or cap. I prefer the cap, so that is what I will be crocheting.
Updated 5/3/2011: I finished the hat and I LOVE it! Super cute! I still want to add a couple buttons, and then I will take a picture. This will be sold at my Craft Fair as well. If, for some reason, it does not sell -- you will definitely find it on etsy where you can snag it!
5/17/2011: I finally got a picture! Sorry it took so long. I tried taking a few pictures on my head but I looked spastic. If it does not sell, I will get some better pictures and post them. However, it is really cute, so I think it will sell!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I do not really have a "theme" for this week, except I was still thinking about Mother's day and cute girly things. There are a few more days of flowers, and then some accessories. This pattern is another from Attic24, I LOVE her patterns. There are only a few, but they are so simple! And her blog is just so cute! I feel like I'm visiting her little English house when I pop over there!
Picture from Attic24:
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Update: I have mine finished. Check out the finished pictures:
Here is the original post, which I am leaving up, because I like the inspiration!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
This seems very similar to the other coffee cup cozy -- but this one has BEADS! And that makes it even cuter! This seems like something that any Mom would love. Am I right?
Picture from Jan Spirik:
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
This is another pattern from Crochetroo in Australia. I love her patterns! And the ones she sells are pretty sweet too. This would be a perfect gift for any mother who loves tea! And you can make these for charity too, per her site, but not to sell!
Mom, do you want a tea cozy? hehe
This is her picture:
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I decided to join the granny along over at Crafting with Cat Hair (and no she doesn't use cat hair in her crafts, she just has cats and the hair sometimes gets in the projects... I can understand!). I am excited because I have never been in a crochet along like this! The task for week 1 is to explain which pattern we picked, who it is for, and to review the pattern for potential problems.
I am making the La Push blanket -- and it is a pattern that will be posted here during Twilight week (which also coincides with the June 30th premiere of Eclipse!). So yes, I am killing 2 birds with one stone! And I am making the lap sized version, I do not like the pattern enough to make a full size!
(Edited 5/7: at least I did not at first, I'm now about halfway through the first square and I really like it)
I am not sure who will get this. I decided to make the colors from the movie. So maybe I will give it away in a swap on Ravelry. Or if you are my friend and you want it, let me know! :)
I did find some problems with the pattern. There were a few typos and some rounds missing, but I emailed the designer about it. I also looked at her project page on Ravelry, and I think I can see how she did it! There are 6 other people who made this blanket and they said it was easy -- so I am hoping that is the case!
Edited 5/7: The designed had mistakenly uploaded the wrong file, so all is correct now! So much easier to understand!
Here is a picture of my materials and the pattern. I usually print 2 pages per sheet, so I can conserve paper. I also use scratch paper :)
If you want to join us for this granny along, please do! Check out Missie's first granny along post on her blog!