Saturday, November 29, 2008

Handknit Cotton Baby Top - Complete!

Woo Hoo! Tonight, I finished knitting the little cotton baby top! I've been working on it for the past few months, and really wanted to finish it before the end of the year. Mission accomplished!

Handknit Cotton Baby Top with Linen Embroidered Flower

I was still knitting it tonight, and finally cast off all the stitches at about 10 PM.
Handknit Baby Top - Almost Finished

After seaming it, I decided it looked nice, but needed a little something added.
Handknit Baby Top Seamed

So, I added the little embroidered flower, using some linen embroidery thread. I like it!
Cotton Baby Top - Linen Flower

Friday, November 21, 2008

Making a Vintage Baby Top

I've been working on this baby top for a long time, and it's FINALLY starting to look like the photo in the knitting book. I'm using a pattern from a vintage Bear Brand Baby knitting book.
Vintage Bear Brand

Here's the pattern photo in the book:
Baby Top Photo in Book

And here's my knitting so far:
Baby Top - Halfway Finished

I'm using a pretty vintage cotton yarn, called "Cotton Carole" by Jessan. I just love the fabric it makes.
Jessan Cotton Carole Close View

I got the yarn in a vintage knitting kit on eBay. It looks like this kit was originally sold at Kmart!!!
Jessan Cotton Carole

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Finished Mittens!

Last night, I finished the mittens. Yay!
A4A Mitten Finished

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Making Wool Mittens for Charity

Right now, the Afghans for Afghans project is requesting 300 pairs of handknit wool mittens by November 20th. So, several charity knitters are hard at work on that request.

Here's my attempt at making a pair. I just finished this one mitten last night, and have cast on the second mitten now. I'm using bits of 100% wool yarn that was given to me by a friendly Ravelry member for my charity knitting. I love this yarn! So soft and warm.

I think I'll have to make myself a pair of wool mittens now. :)

Handknit Mitten for Charity

Monday, November 3, 2008

Great Deal on Cotton Yarn!

Woo Hoo! I won an AWESOME auction on eBay. Unbelievable.

A box of 96 skeins of cotton yarn - for 20 bucks....INCLUDING SHIPPING!

So, that means that I got this yarn for 20 cents a skein. Good thing too...we need cotton yarn to make Pet Snuggles for animal shelters. So, it was a God-send. A real blessing. Way cool!!

Box of Pink Yarn

Lots of Pink Yarn

Cotton Yarn won on eBay

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Glowing Ghost Finger Puppets

For Halloween, I decided to make little glow-in-the-dark ghost finger puppets for my piano students treat bags. I used Bernat Glow in the Dark yarn, and size 6 dpns. Quick and easy!

More Glowing Ghosts 2

Here's the free pattern I designed:

Glowing Ghost Finger Puppet

Materials: Bernat Glow in the Dark yarn, little bits of black worsted weight yarn for embroidery, size 6 (US) double pointed knitting needles, yarn needle for embroidery.

Cast on 18 stitches, then divide the stitches on 3 needles (6 stitches on each needle). Join in the round.

Knit every stitch for 7 rounds.
Round 8: Knit 2 together, Knit 4. (Repeat this on each needle.)
Round 9 & 10: Knit
Round 11: Knit 2 together, Knit 3.(Repeat this on each needle)
Round 12 through 17: Knit
Round 18: Knit 2 together all the way around.

Cut yarn about 8 inches long, and attach a yarn needle, then run the yarn through the remaining stitches. Pull it tight, fasten tightly, then push it through to the center. Weave in loose ends.
Use a small amount of black yarn to embroider eyes and a mouth. Enjoy!

Glowing Ghost Finger Puppet - Knitting Pattern

Glowing Ghost Finger Puppet Ghost Trio Finger Puppets

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