Thursday, June 13, 2013

Slipped Stitch Baby Cardigan for Grant

One of my college friends was going to have a baby, what a perfect excuse to make something. I picked out this slipped stitch cardigan because I thought the peeks of color were so cute, while the main color tied the whole thing together so well. My friend, Maureen, helped me pick out the colors, which just so happen to be our college's colors. (Navy and Gold; Go Ags!).

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


New yarn is always fun, and when going through the yarn store, we saw this new Sugar n' Cream Scrubby Yarn, but in this yarn store it was so expensive! A couple weeks later it went on sale for $1 per skein, and I bought one in each color.  Then, I had to figure out what to do with it, so a quick look on Ravelry produced a pattern for a Two Tone Tawashi. It was a difficult to draw the sides in as required by the pattern with yarn so thick, but it worked out.  I'm not sure what to do with it, but I think it will match my Mom's bathroom.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hearts Desire

My tatting teacher had this pattern out expecting more advanced students in the class, but needless to say it caught my eye. The pattern is beautifully Victorian, and I told her I thought I would be able to handle the challenge, so she gave me the pattern and talked me through it a bit. I went home and tried it and sure enough it turned out just fine! It didn't take me very long, either. I used Lizbeth in size 20. I did another one in red, and gave them to my brother, who works with real hearts!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Baby Hat by the Seat of my Pants

My friends and I volunteer for Stitches From the Heart, an organization who make baby hats, blankets, booties, etc. and donate them to hospitals. Every year we have a booth at the fair, and this year was no different. We accept donations right at the fair, and in the morning we had a bag of odd-ball yarns donated. I picked a yarn i liked and got to work, even though it was black. 
 I started at the top so as to gauge how much yarn I had to work with.  As I was running out of the black, we found a green/blue yarn that I could incorporate.  I used slipped stitches to integrate the green. I think it turned out pretty well, even thought its a black baby hat, and it gave me the opportunity to tell people we accept yarn! We'll figure out a way to use it. I'll work out the pattern and share it on

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mom's Pendant

Using the same pattern book as Maureen's earrings, I wanted to test a pendant pattern before I made one for me.  I decided I would use some colors and beads my mom would like, just in case it turned out well, and it did! The central bead is natural agate, which my family and I used to find/collect when we went camping, though I had to buy this one.  

A friend and I recently found out there was a Hobby Lobby in the area (I was won over to the store when I was living in Michigan).  Now my stock of beads and tatting thread is ready to make many more.  I've had some suggestions I sell some creations. Maybe we'll see some in my etsy shop.