Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sleep Sack

You know what the weird thing is, I was totally thinking about doing this! I think I'd do it like my sleep sack though. With short sleeves and then have a velcro wrap to swaddle their arms. It'd prob. be easier anyway...great idea from Samster Mommy

'DIY Sleepsack (Hurray! Sleep!!)

***there is no guarantee that the following pattern will in fact produce a sleeping child

Monday, November 15, 2010

Infinity Scarf Follow Up

So here are a few pictures of how my infinity scarf turned out using the largest (yellow) knifty knitter hoop. It was pretty simple. I pretty much just made a large "brim" like you would make for the hats. Stretched out it's about 11 inches wide. Not stretched it's about 6 inches. I used Lion Brand Yard--HOMESPUN--The color # is 395 Meadow
It's a green/blue/tan color. Very soft and kind of stretchy.

Anyways...here's the magazine/dress barn one:
Model in Dressbarn scarf and Jack BB Dakota sweater

And here is my version with the knifty knitter:

I think I am going to do another one a little differently...I think instead of making it double thick I will just make it single and just end it when I have the length I want and leave it with a tie. Then it will stretch more....make it lay better prob....I could do it better...I'll update you on it!:)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Infinity Scarf

I saw this exact thing in the Real Simple Magazine!

Model in Dressbarn scarf and Jack BB Dakota sweaterJason Brownrigg
Dressbarn Scarf
For such a rock-bottom price, why not give an infinity scarf a whirl? It’s a continuous loop of soft acrylic knit that you hang around your neck.
To buy: $20, dressbarn.com.
You prob. need to go to the above link for the PDF File that's below. All the below is a direct quote. I do not take credit for any of it! Thanks Gals/Guys!:)
I haven't tried it with the Knifty Knitter yet, but I will and let you know how it turns out!

DIY Style: Knitted Infinity Scarf

Learn how to make your very own winter accessory

By Cathy Carron Posted October 22, 2010 from Cowlgirls

DIY Style: Knitted Infinity Scarf
Photo: © courtesy of Cowlgirls the Neck's Big Thing to Knit
Project excerpted from Cowlgirls. 

Pull it over your head to go incognito or wear it loose around the neck for a carefree look. Let your mood guide you!
What you need:
Merino/Angora/Cashmere by Tanglewood Fiber Creations
4oz/113g hanks, each approx 188yd/172m (merino wool/angora/ cashmere)
2 hanks in northwest autumn
One size 8 (5mm) circular needle, 24"/61cm long or size to obtain gauge
Two size 8 (5mm) doublepointed needles (dpns)
Stitch marker
This versatile piece is worked in the round in an easy eyelet pattern that produces a horizontal lace. It’s a perfect first pattern for a lace-knitting novice.
Finished measurements:
Circumference 24"/61cm
Height Approx 15"/38cm
15 sts and 36 rnds = 4"/10cm over eyelet pat using size 8 (5mm) needles.
Take time to check gauge.
Eyelet pattern
(over an even number of sts)
Rnds 1–3 Knit.
Rnd 4 Purl.
Rnd 5 *K2tog, yo; rep from * around.
Rnd 6 Purl.
Rep rnds 1–6 for eyelet pat.
With circular needle, cast on 90 sts.
Pm and join, being careful not to twist.
K 1 rnd.
P 1 rnd.
Work in eyelet pat until piece measures approx 14 1⁄2"/37cm from beg, end with rnd 6.
K 3 rnds.
P 1 rnd.
Bind off.
Weave in ends.
I-cord See PDF for instructions
With dpns, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 K3. Do not turn. Slide sts to other end of needle. Rep row 1, pulling yarn tightly from end of row each time, until I-cord measures 60"/152cm.
Bind off. Thread I-cord through 3rd rnd of eyelets from the top.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

6 ways to display a quilt

These are super good ideas! These are for you mom;) None of this was MY idea or anything I got all the ideas from this link HERE!
All a direct quote from the link above! Although I might just make the pillow cover instead of pinning it on, but that's a fast and easy fix if you don't feel like sewing!:)Great Ideas guys!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Skunking around

 So Alli liked her skunk costume so much she wanted to wear it around the house! She actually sat there and wined until I put it on her! It was so cute to see her play with the little skunk 
girl in the mirror!:) And NO she was NOT the BOY skunk (flower) from Bambi! I put the flower on there to make her look more like a girl skunk:)