I haven’t done a crafting update in a couple weeks. 3 to be exact. I have been getting some things done in that time.
I finished the Phoenix Gauntlets I was knitting. They turned out okay, but a little tight on my arms. If I make these again, I may increase the number of stitches.
Then, I crocheted this little hat. The pattern was titled “Olivia’s Butterfly”.
It’s only supposed to fit up to 3 months, but it looks like it might fit a little bigger(depends on kids’ head circumference of course. Hats never fit my kids at the right age, because their heads were always in the 90+ percentile).
I’m just about finished knitting another baby hat. The pattern was in a little book I got from my mother-in-law, and I didn’t have the actual yarn it called for, but I used one the same weight. It was knitted on straight needles instead of in the round, so I still have to sew up the back seam.
I plan to finish this hat today and start working on a crochet puppy hat tomorrow. Hope to share that one next week.
Last week I finished the Baby Pom Pom hat I was working on.
One tassel is a little shorter than the other. Oops. Still it turned out cute.
After I finished that, I started the Storybook Baby Hoodie from Lionbrand yarns. I didn’t actually have any Pound of Love yarn. I decided to use another large skein I had, but it’s actually a lightweight yarn instead of worsted weight. So, it’s probably going to turn out a little smaller than the pattern indicated. But, a lot of the instructions for the pattern have you knit until a certain length, so that should help. If nothing else, it would make a nice sweater for my daughter’s dolls. 🙂
The back section is still on the needle and the right front is on the stitch holder. I’m hoping to have this finished sometime this week.
Last week I was just starting a fox hat. I finished it on Friday. It came out a bit bigger than I’d planned, but it still looks nice. My daughter is wearing it today for Crazy Hat Day. It took me just a little over 5 hours to finish.
The Sly Fox
My little fox boy
I was going to start a pair of fingerless gloves next, but I didn’t have the Cotton-Ease yarn it called for. So, I moved on to the next project on my list, a Baby Pom Pom Hat. I just have the hat and ear flaps finished so far. I should have it finished soon though.
Two crafty posts in as many weeks. It must be a miracle. Or my determination to become more consistent with my posting schedule. And I’ve finished two projects in the last week.
When I posted last week, I was almost finished with the ladybug I was crocheting. I finished it later that day.
view from side
When I finished that project, I started a scarf pattern I found on lionbrand.com. The Tidewater Lace Scarf actually called for Cotton-Ease yarn, which I do not have any of. I did have a ball of Caron Simply Soft yarn(ok, I have more than 1). I thought that would work nice too. Since You work over the same pattern rows until it reaches a certain length, I wasn’t too worried about gauge. I worked on it for 6 days, a total of about 11.5 hours. It did turn out nice, even though I messed up a couple times on the pattern.
I’m planning on starting my next project today, this hat. I thought it was really cute when I was browsing through ravelry. Hopefully I’ll have something to show for it when I post next week.
I had a longer post title, then figured this fit just as well. I have been concentrating this last month or so on just getting one project at a time done. If you follow my writing updates as well, you’ll know this is a problem I have in just about every aspect of my life, or at least creative life. But, it’s something I’m working on.
I did a Halloween-inspired bib and wash cloth set, both with Peaches & Creme cotton yarn in bright orange. The pattern was designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick over at Down Cloverlaine
I also finished a little sweater this month that was in a magazine my mother-in-law gave me. This one was knitted with Simply Soft yarn in soft green.
And a scarf that was in the book I used to learn crochet:
And a hat I just finished last week from a pattern by Jennie Harrell I had queued on Ravelry
My crafting is picking back up now that the weather is turning again. So, I may be doing these posts a bit more often. I try to finish at least one project a week. Depending on the project that doesn’t always happen though.
I haven’t finished a whole lot in the last week. I was working on the crochet bag and ran out of the one yarn. And of course I don’t have any more of it. I thought I was going to have enough, but obviously I was wrong. So, I had to set that aside until I can get to the store and get more of it. And I had started knitting another hat, but I was having a couple issues. A problem with the short rows and the fact that the yarn wouldn’t stay on the needles. i got frustrated and decided to set it aside for now.
Baby Ripples Bib
I posted about this one last week, as an in progress project. Well, I finished it last week. It didn’t take all that long, a little less than 7 hours total. I did crochet ties this time instead of the knitted I-cord ones. They turned out pretty nice.
In Progress:I just started knitting another hat today. It’s the Soft Berry Hat from Lion Brand Yarn. I’m using Lily’s Sugar ‘n’ Cream yarn instead of the Lion Brand Organic Cotton though. Just have a few rows finished and no picture yet.
I have also been working on crocheting some afghan blocks. I figure I can seam them together later to make a blanket. I have three done so far.
Not really sure what I’ll be working on next. Will be picking up the crochet bag again once I have the yarn I need to finish it. Other than that, I’m not sure.
Otis Baby Hat:
I used a lightweight acrylic yarn for this hat. The pattern only gave directions for a newborn size, so with it being so small, I needed to use my double point needles. It turned out nice, but cabling when knitting with double point needles is complicated to say the least(for me anyways. Some people may find it easier.) I just don’t seem to have enough hands.
newborn cabled hat
closest to newborn I can find.
Garter Stitch Bib:
I also finished another bib. It’s designed by the same person who I got the patterns for the cow bib and some others from. This was a much simpler one, just garter stitch(knitting every stitch, every row) throughout the whole thing. I almost thought as I was going to run out of yarn before I finished it, but I ended up having just enough. Seriously, I had maybe two inches of yarn left when I finished. Now, that was cutting it close.
garter stitch bib
Rolled Rim Slouchy Toque
This is my latest cause hat. I only have the brim of it finished so far and no pictures yet. I would have started it with the other two projects, but I had to use the same needles for the baby hat that I’d need for this, so I’m just starting it.
Turn a Square Hat
This is another pattern I found on Ravelry. Also only finished with the brim of this one. I should make more progress on these this week and hopefully have them finished before the end of the weekend.
Knit Child’s Solid Sock:
I found this pattern on Lion Brand Yarn’s website and was going to start it already, but I don’t have the yarn it calls for(Wool-Ease). I was going to use some of my acrylic yarn, but not sure how well that would work for socks. hopefully I can get the yarn soon though
1×1 rib beret
Simple Stripes Baby Hat:
This is another pattern I found on Ravelry. I attempted it once before, but it was when i first started using double-point needles and hadn’t quite gotten the hang of them yet, especially when starting a hat on them.