Thursday, July 19, 2012

Duffle Bags!

My super awesome sister-in-law and I made these bags! I think we are going to make the luggage tags to go along with them, too. Anyways, here they are. (I will have to get a picture of us together with the bags later).

Monday, July 16, 2012

Crochet Jacket!

Just finished this BEAUTIFUL crochet jacket!! I'm super excited about it..especially because it's crochet! Yay!

Pattern: Nocita, published in Schulana Spring/Summer 2011
Size: I made the smallest size
Hook: Actually, I used a size B..I must be a really loose crocheter!
Yarn: 16 skeins of Classic Elite Solstice in white
Notes: lengthened the garment by 1 pattern repeat. I also added 1 double crochet to start the sleeves and then 4 extra single crochet rows to make the sleeves longer.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I made shorts! (and a cowl)

Pattern: M5391
Fabric: Some really cheap, somewhat stretchy stuff from Haberman's. This was meant to be my wearable muslin.
Size: I made a 10
Alterations: The ONLY thing I added were 2 small darts in the back waist band so it would fit a bit more snug. I wanted to make it exactly as written because this is my muslin-hence the cheapo fabric. I do have some things I would change for next time. The pockets are gaping a lot. Some other reviewer said to use stay tape (I think..I have to look that up again) to fix the gaping. I would also add a button hole above the zipper instead of the hook & eye. It just seems like the hook & eye isn't strong enough for such a highly used area. The leg openings are the perfect width. The fit is really pretty good and I'm happy with the outcome. Maybe next time, I could also add a back pocket.

Pocket gaping:

See...the hook & eye in this picture:

Oh, and I also finished a cowl!!

Pattern: Willow Cowl
Needles: US size 3
Yarn: Ella Rae Lace Merino
Notes: No notes really..cute cowl. I didn't do the 6th lace repeat..since I'm not very big, I thought it would be too much.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Isn't it cute?!

Just made a cute little boy's sweater!

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, 5 skeins red, 1 skein white
Needles: US sizes 2 and 3
Size: I made the size 3-4, but with my gauge it will fit the 4-5 year old size.
Notes: No changes-love this!