Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Knitting Under the Influence

So... a few nights ago, while struggling with a hard week, I decided to have a glass of wine. Then I had another. And... another.

In my slightly altered state of mind, I decided it was time to attempt freeform knitting and crochet. I'm a huge fan of Prudence Mapstone, and decided that I MUST give it a go.

So I found 3 coordinating yarns and set out to make a wrist cuff. I added fringe with eyelash yarn and gave it a bit of a twist with crocheted curls! I finished it off with an assortment of brightly colored buttons.

The results? The cuff was too big for my wrist, looked strange on my ankle, and works best on my daughter's dolly.

The Moral: Please follow a pattern if you are knitting under the influence!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lucky Clover Penny

My newest pattern is called Lucky Clover Penny. It makes a great trinket for St. Patty's Day, Christmas ornament, key chain... whatever. I whipped this out in a half hour, so it's completely feasible to make multiples. I plan to sell them for a charity fund raiser. Wish me luck!

Click HERE to download the PDF of the pattern.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fire Hats!

The Fire: Four children, ages 5-11, were spending the night at Grandma's house. Due to faulty wiring, the house caught fire as they slept. Grandma and Grandpa pulled the children onto the roof. Grandpa jumped off the roof and Grandma tossed the children down to him. Slightly singed, everyone, including the dog, survived. The house and the contents inside were all destroyed.

The Hats: All four boys lost their winter wear, including hats, gloves and scarves. I jumped in and offered to make them hats. I've known these boys since they were born, and each one has a homemade baby blanket from me that they love. This was the least I could do.

Here is a picture of hat #2. Hat #1 was made with Red Heart Super Saver, and I really didn't like it. I'll be donating that one to charity and make a new one. So, a total of 5 hats will be made.