Monday, July 26, 2010

Harry Potter Gloves

The youth group at my church left for their mission's trip to South Africa yesterday.
After realizing that it is cold this time of year there, one of the girls asked me to knit her gloves that match her Harry Potter double knit scarf I had made for her awhile back. I immediately had the idea of making these convertible gloves! I love how the colors look. Sadly I didn't realize that the second picture was blurry until I had already dropped the gloves off! I still love these gloves and think that
there may be a pair in store for me this winter!

I had a few patterns that I had looked at previously to doing these gloves and kind of just did what I thought would work out best changing things around with different techniques. I will post the pattern later I just wanted to get the pictures up!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I am on craftgawker!

I received an email today that informed me that one of my photos was accepted by craftgawker. It was actually the photo I had posted on my last post so I am sure most of you that are reading this have already seen the photo. As of right now it is still on the first page of the website so go check out

I have been really trying to get a better grasp on photography skills. I have a fairly nice Nikon camera that has the ability to take nice picture, must be the person behind the camera that has yet to figure everything out. Needless to say, I am very pleased that some of the work I have been putting into taking better pictures has somewhat paid off. There are many bloggers who specialize in photography and have some great tutorials so check them out!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nothing New

I have spent the last week running a volleyball camp at a high school in the area this week. It has been a crazy week though which means not to much knitting was done. Currently I am working on a pair of convertible gloves for a friend of mine that is going to South Africa for a missions trip in about a week. I am almost done with the first glove! Just trying to get the finger holes finished. This is the first time I have made gloves so I am working my way through them while trying to get everyone exactly right!!

In the meantime... I wanted to post a picture I took while I was at West Palm Beach this February. It's storming right now and I saw this and was wishing I was there!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Finished Sock

Well I completed one sock. I personally think it looks pretty great for my very first sock. As I said earlier I used this pattern that I found on Ravelry. I decreased on every round on the toe to get the shorter toe. This is a perfect sock to wear with flats. Once I finish the second sock, I will be sure to take pictures of the completed set while wearing flats.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Finished Garter!

I very much enjoyed the process of making this garter. It was a pretty pattern and very easy to follow. Here is the garter during the knitting process. Obviously it needs to be blocked before you can truly see the lace pattern.

Here is my beautiful garter being blocked. I simply pinned it down to a towel on my floor. Very simple process that added so much to the beauty of the garter!

Here is a shot of the garter up close after blocking but before I added the elastic and the ribbon.

Here is a picture of the finished project. I loved the double ribbon and how the lace bunched slightly. I know the bride loved it. I would definitely do something life this again. It was fun and despite the small needles, it went by quickly.

Friday, July 2, 2010

First Pair of Socks

I have been swamped lately. Most people would think that because it's summer you get to relax more, but not me! I have had time to start my first pair of socks though. I have settled on the ballet style socks that you can wear with flats. Here is the pattern.

I am going to make a much better attempt to have more consistent updates as soon as the holiday weekend is over. 6 dozen cupcakes, makeup for a bride and her mom, 2 weddings, day trip up north and spending Monday on the other side of the state all are going to come first this weekend.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend as much as I plan to!