Monday, February 27, 2012

New things!!

I have two new exciting projects!!!!

Here is the first one:
Pattern: Shawl
Size: 34"
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashermino Aran, 7 skeins
Needle size: 7
Alterations: None

And...a cute little clutch to match my soon-to-be duffle bag:

Alterations: None

Sorry for the sideways pic...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Really cool socks!

So we got this new book in called Scandinavian Socks and I made the basic slipper.

AND I LOVE IT!! hehehehehe
Yarn: Crystal Palace Merino 5 --2 skeins of solid color, 2 skeins of multi color
Needles: Size 4 --worked on 2 circular needles. I recommend using 1 lace (gold color) and 1 turbo (silver) so it's easier to distinguish which needle is which)
Pattern: In the book above, I did the basic slipper pattern.

Here are some pics:

I did the first slipper in fair isle (because I was doing the twined stitch wrong...whooops)..The second slipper is in twined knitting and part of the heel on the twined knitting slipper is done in zig zag twined. Hehe These are AWESOME! Next time, I might make the toe more rounded, but the point makes it look like an elf slipper and it's really cute!! Hehe

These are the insides of the slippers.
The slipper on the left: the top part is the zig zag twined, the bottom is the regular twined.
The slipper on the right: Fair isle

Straight Knitting Needle Case

I made a new straight needle case. It's wayyy better (in my opinion) than the other straight needle cases that I made.

Pattern: how-to-make-knitting-needle-roll
Fabric: Duck canvas from
Alterations: None, I love this pattern!!!!

Sorry for the bad pictures, but you get the idea. More of these will come soon!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Dress!!!

Pattern: Vogue 8469
Size: 12
Alterations: I ended up cutting about 7" from the bottom and then hemming it at about 1.5". I also took in approx. 1.5" from back seam and from both side seams. It just flared out too much at the bottom for me since I am petite. Did the belt in black because the fabric is so busy. Love love LOVE! Next time, I would eliminate the pleats on the skirt. I think it adds too much emphasis on the waist, which most people would like to appear smaller...My favorite part of this dress is the sleeves. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Oooh, slippers!!!

My sister-in-law and I made these cute slippers:

Pattern: Simplicity 1958
Size: 7.5 shoe
Fabric: Flannel exterior and fluffy polyester interior, from JoAnn's
Alterations: None-love these!!! SOOO cozy. Used suede bottons with fleece in them. Hehehe

Friday, February 3, 2012

Diversion from Ella Coat

Well, a tiny diversion from the Ella Rae coat knit-a-long that I'm doing:

A cute little shrug. Hehe. Sorry for the bad pic. :) Although I think I will undo the bind off and make it longer.