Easy Lacy Girly Hat — I WON!




This hat is hands down the most gorgeous item I’ve ever knitted. I love it! In fact, I loved the pattern so much that I had to frog and start over 4 times before it finally stuck. This was my first lace pattern and I kept forgetting the yarn overs and thus dropped stitches all over the place. It really is an easy pattern, it just took me A LOT of concentration because it was easy to get lost.

This is knit in Pattons Wool on size 6 needles in the child size and it is WAY too long! I should have stopped around 6.5 inches (it is close to 8 as per the pattern).

Alice Wrist Warmers

I knitted these for a friend in exchange for some baby-sitting — the best swap EVER! The pattern is based on a character from Twilight according to the pattern here. Yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease.

Super easy, but the thumb hole directions are a tad confusing (just very poorly written).

Christmas Bell

My mom sent me a box full of old knitting and crafting magazines and pattern books from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It has been a lot of fun sorting through them! Amongst the rubble I found a (somewhat vague) pattern for knitted Christmas bells. In fact, I found the same exact pattern FOUR TIMES. I guess my mom really liked it!

I knit one and it is super cute, quick and easy.




Christmas Bell

Use any needle and yarn.

Cast on 14 stitches leaving a 6″ tail for sewing.

Row 1: Knit 10, purl 4
Row 2: Knit

Repeat rows until there are 22 ridges (44 rows). Bind off leaving a 12″ tail for sewing.

Sew together cast on and bind off edges on wrong side. Sew together top of bell using the cast off tail by weaving through every other stitch and pulling tight. String bell on to tail. Thread tail through to right side and crochet a hanger or leave a loop and secure on wrong side of bell.

Dishclothes


I can’t stop making them. Seriously. I think it is because they take about 2 hours from start to finish — instant gratification. I can’t decide whether to give them away, open an Etsy shop or sell them at a craft bazaar this Fall/Winter. It’s a good thing I have a gigantic stash of cotton yarn! The pattern is here. I get impatient and knit 38 rows before I start decreasing. Sad.

(And yes, I still have to weave in the ends)

My First Sweater?

I have yet to knit a “real” sweater. I have only managed to accomplish the Mason-Dixie Baby Kimono. The new Knitty is out and oh my, I am in love with the Steggie! I’m thinking my little man may need one to grow in to! The best part is that at only 3 months, he has LOTS of time to grow so if it is too big, we can just use it later. I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to make it too small so pretty much this is a no-fail option for my first sweater!

Grandma’s Dishcloth



This is not technically my first dishcloth, but it is the first one I like! It is also the FIRST THING I have made that I am keeping or myself!

Yarn is Lily Sugar N Cream Stripes and size 10 needles. I think it used about half the ball. I’ve already cast on another!

The pattern:
Cast on 4 stitches
K1 YO knit to end of row
Repeat until you have 40-50 stitches
K1 K2TOG YO K2TOG Knit to end of row
Until you have 4 stitches
Bind off.

Seriously it is THAT easy. It only took me a few hours!