Sunday, December 20, 2009

My 99th Post!

Wheee!  Maybe I'll plan something special for 100?  Anyway....  here's a bunch of pictures to explain my absense...

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Remember the red and orange socks I had started for my SIL?  Rip-it... Rip-it...  We had a visit from the Frog-It Faerie...  I was not loving the Zauberball yarn; very splitty and kinda skritchy.  So I've started these instead.  I'm using Knit Picks Kettle Dyed Sock Yarn and the Embossed Leaves pattern from Favorite Socks.  A nice easy knit with beautiful results!  Unfortunately they will not be completed in time for Christmas...  Lucky for me my SIL is a very understanding and patient person.  =)

Finished!

My son's hat! I am so stinkin' please with this! My second color work project and I couldn't be happier with the finished project. It matches his favorite zipper hoodie perfectly. =)

Finished!

Side view... love the ear flaps! I used two strands of Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock held together throughout, following the Skull Flap Hat pattern. Thanks for sharing a great pattern Carolyn!

Messenger Bag

I made this messenger in three days. I spent most of the first day drafting the pattern myself and then cutting the pieces (there were a lot!). The second day was spent assembling the lining...

Messenger Bag

Three compartments and four pockets inside! It was a bit tricky, but worth it! There are also pockets on the front flap, under the flap on the front,and the back, as well as an elasticized pocket on each side of the bag (perfect for cell phones and keys). The strap is fully adjustable and nice and long, making it easy to wear across your chest. Geeze... I sound like an advertisement... =)

A Year of Handprints!

Homemade Handprint Quilt! Remember eons ago when I talked about doing a quilt-a-long project, posted the first few blocks and then... well... in short, EPIC FAIL. Yea I never did post the rest of the squares. My bad... but here's the finished quilt! And, I'm happy to help or post tutes if anyone needs one! Just leave a comment and let me know which block you need help with! And I understand that not everyone celebrates the holidays I've depicted here. These are the holidays that we (my family and I) celebrate. If you have a holiday that you need ideas for... feel free to ask. As a former preschool teacher I have a million and one ideas just floating around my head!

A Year of Handprints!

January - Yellow "Starburst" handprint with Fingertip Confetti
February - Conversation Thumbprint Hearts
March - Leprechaun Tracks (made with our hands)
April - Fingerprint and Thumbprint Chickies
May - Fingerprint May Flowers
June - Thumbprint June Bugs

A Year of Handprints!

July - Finger Fireworks
August - Handprint Sunshine
September - Handprint Apples
October - Fistprint Pumpkins
November - Handprint Turkeys
December - Handprint Christmas Trees

Knitting Bag

And, lastly, a knitting bag I whipped up for my mom for her birthday/Christmas. I have a similar bag that she always comments on when she sees it... So I made her her own (in fabric she likes though... we have very different tastes.)  Again, I drafted the pattern myself, but this one took much less time.  Maybe three or so hours, start to finish.

Knitting Bag

Just a simple bucket bag with drawstring closure and a short strap perfect for hanging off your wrist while you knit.

Knitting Bag

And lots of pockets inside for knitting needles, scissors, tape measures, yarn needles, stitch markers... the list goes on and on...

Thanks for spending five or so minutes pondering my crafty adventures!

Craft On All!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Melinda said...

Hey Thanks! =)