Create 365 Project Update

Soooo, I began this collar yesterday from the spring issue of Vogue Knitting.  I’m making it in a lovely kelly green (in honor of St. Patrick’s day). 

Since I’m determined to work on creating something each day, I put the yarn, magazine and needles into my purse and brought it along with me for dinner with my family…and then proceeded to get totally distracted, lose track of where I was and mess up my pattern.  I had to unravel it all (cussing the whole time..well, my brand of cussing..which usually involves words like “holy peanuts!” and “son of a biscuit”).  I think maybe I need to put the yarn down for a little bit and try a different project.  Though my sewing and jewelry making projects may not be as portable, they might be a welcome respite as they come a little easier to me.

Perhaps I’ll start an embroidery project..that should travel fairly easily!

I’ll keep you posted on my progress, and I will certainly be revisiting this collar because I’m totally head over heels for it 😉

Hugs and Smooches,
D

Create 365 – Geek Chic Crochet

Here is the current project in the works for the Create 365 project..

This hat pattern is from the book “Geek Chic Crochet”.

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There are some really adorable patterns in this book!  I love the dress pattern on the cover as well 🙂

I have been working on the hat in a pretty wine color and I think I’m going to do the ribbon in gray velvet..Still deciding on that 😉

Hugs and Smooches,
D

Create 365 – Free Heart Warmers Wristwarmer Knitting Pattern

After my first excursion into fair isle knitting with the tardis wristwarmer project, I decided to try my hand at writing my own pattern..so, without further ado..

Heart Warmers – Hugs and Kisses Wristwarmers

1 skein red heart super saver yarn (or other medium weight yarn) in each of the following colors – Red, White, Black

1 pair of US size 3 knitting needles

  • Cast on 48 stitches
  • Begin double rib row (k2, p2)
  • Repeat 13 more times for a total of 14 rows.
  • Knit even next 3 rows
  • Purl row
  • Knit Row
  • Purl Row
  • knit 7 stitches, begin chart.  (Chart should be done in stockinette stitch with 7 stitches before and after chart on each row.)
  • Complete one row of (k1, p1) alternating white and black.
  • Complete second row of (p1, k1) alternating white and black
  • Cast off in (k1, p1). 
  • Finish, weave in ends.
  • Fold over wristwarmer so the wrong side is facing out and match both edges together.  Figure out where you want your thumb hole to be.  Pin on either side of thumb hole.  
  • Sew from bottom up to the start of the thumb hole, then from the end of the thumb hole to the top of the wristwarmer.
  • Turn inside out, and your wristwarmers are complete!
Here are a few resources for fair isle knitting, cast on and cast off.

This is my first attempt at pattern writing, so please comment or email if anything is unclear and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.  Please feel free to share a picture on our facebook page if you decide to make these!
Hugs and Smooches,
D

Create 365 – Update

Still working on this collar (which I mentioned in my review here)

I’ve finished up all these little scallops..

..and now I just need to connect them all together!

Can’t wait to share the finished product.  I realllyyy like the yarn I used for this (It’s a Patons lace yarn with tiny gold sequins in it 🙂

Hugs and Smooches,
D