Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Changes are a'comin

It's always good to grow and strive for improvement. I believe so anyways. With that said I have decided I am going to make some big changes around here, all of which are for the better. New hosting, new domain, new new new!

Hopefully, this transition will be smooth and easy. I am aiming to have all my content and links moved over easily!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I have Interest in Pinterest

My sister always tells me when she finds cool websites, or crafts or whatever. She introduced me to a very cool website called Pinterest.

Basically it is a very creative way to keep track of all the awesome things your run across on the interest. Instead of having a bazillion bookmarks as I do- you simply pin them. Then of course they had to make it so other people could see exactly what you are doing so you can follow people's pin boards.

So let me know if you want in invite or follow me here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Reveling in Ravelry- Beach Animals

I decided I was going to start a weekly series of different Ravelry patterns I come across and love. I am going to try and keep within a theme each week and if you have a pattern that goes with the theme feel free to comment!!

This weeks theme is beach animals. I am so ready for summer and the official calendar start of summer was this week. So I figured we should give a nod to the start of summer.

Duuuuude the Sea Turtle- So cute and I have recently been loving little animals that are so quick to knit!

Little Lobster- I first came across this adorable little lobster while browsing but the real gem was discovered when I actually looked at the full picture instead of the thumbnail- the mermaid. I mean what gets more summery and beachy than that!! So here is a pdf of both patterns. Little Lobster and Baby Mermaid.

Fishing Game- How many of you ever played the magnetic fish game with the little fishing poles when you were younger? Because I certainly did all the time!!! This is a highly portable version of this game and the water even turns into a carrying case for this game!! This would be a perfect game to bring to the beach for the kiddies!!


Jellyfish- Speaking of games, if you're Dory from finding Nemo, we can bounce on top of the jellyfish. I love this little guy and I think he would look super cute in many different colors. I just love how the little spirals come down as the tentacles!

Throughout the post I linked directly to the blog posts so you could quickly check out the details of the projects.

Now here you can share your work on Raverly

Duuuude the Sea Turtle

Lobster and Baby Mermaid

Fishing Game


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bailey's Bear

This is me betting on the fact that certain people do not read my blog. Because I am just way too excited about finishing this project to not share it. This is the most adorable little knit bear ever. I immediately fell in love with it. Then I found out a family friend was having a little girl and were planning on naming her Bailey, nickname- Bailey Bear. Clearly this meant she needed this bear.

So instead of posting my pictures just yet here is the info from Ravelry.


Teddy Bear

By: Debbie Bliss

Direct link to pdf pattern: here.

I would however change one major thing about this pattern. I would absolutely knit it in the round if I ever made this again! Gorgeous pattern way too much seaming.

Anyways, still so very cute. My pictures will come at a later date.

Monday, June 20, 2011

National Knit in Public Day

... and of course I participated. For those of you wondering, it was June 11. So if you missed it, you will have to wait till next year. I knit at not just one but two grad parties. I surprisingly got a lot done while I was talking to people.

Here is my proof of participation...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feetie Socks

I know, I know, these should be called footies. But our youth pastors daughter, calls them feetie pajamas and feetie socks, so I find that much more fitting. Plus it's way cuter.

Anyways, I wear flats to work basically every day. And I normally don't wear socks, which is gross. I know. This is place to be honest. Besides this is the solution.

I kept looking on Ravelry for little footie covers or ballet socks. I found a few ballet flat sock patterns I might try and there even was the one I started here. Those by the way, still aren't finished. But then I decided wipping something up of my own would be better.

Here's how we started off. I am fairly pleased so far. Hopefully we will get everything finished up soon and my feet will be much happier. Plus everyone will be happy because I will post the pattern so you can have happy feet too!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Viking Hat

I finished a project on one of my "Why Haven't I Made This Yet?" posts. What a great feeling. Seriously. I have zero use for this as I have no children and the ones I know are girls. Still love this hat. It's adorable.

Another reason for needing to find a baby I can borrow...

This is clearly not Jasmine's best look. Not sure I could ever replace her. She is a faithful model. She probably just needs to get a slightly bigger head. Instead of digging out my old Barbie styling head, I just searched for more stuffed animals.

Meeko also doesn't have a big enough head. He is too busy eating anyways.

Clearly my family HATES Disney. As evidenced by all the old stuffed animals and dolls and Disney references. I was thinking while I was taking all these pictures I should figure out how to make a little hat with a tiara attached to go along with this.

Overall, I think this is a great hat and I love how it turned out! Maybe there will a pattern to follow.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Woody's Roundup

Woody's Roundup
Right here every day
Woody's Roundup
come on, it's time to play

There's Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl
(yo-de-la, you-de-la, yo-de-la)
Bullseye, he's woody's horse
(grrr...he's a smart one)
Pete the old prospector
and Woody the man himself
of course

It's time for Woody's Roundup
He's the very best
He's the rootinest tootinest cowboy
in the wild wild west

Woody's Roundup
Come on, gather round
Woody's Roundup
Where nobody wears a frown
Bad guys go running
Whenever he's in town

He's the rootinest, tootinest, shootinest, hootinest cowboy around
Woody's Roundup

Hopefully, that song isn't now stuck in everyone else's head like it is mine.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Finger Knit Bracelet

Well I don't normally wear jewelry but I figure most people wouldn't even count this. Right? Well either way I love this because it's comfy, easy and cute. Can't ask for much more can you. Oh wait and it was free. I cut up an old tank top I was getting rid of. It's spring everyone is cleaning out their closet. Okay, now it's perfect.

I did this in the car on my way to a friends house because well I felt as though my outfit was too plain. So I was blog browsing and saw an idea which led me to make this.

Have any of you guys ever hand knit when you were little? I used to do it at my Nanny's house with these neon colored little bands. I obviously stole all the green ones from my sister's bags and would make many potholders that would probably leave your hand scorched anyways and many many bracelets. This on is much different than the ones I used to make because I only used one finger. Had to make it easy on myself my friend only lives 10 minutes away.

Want one for yourself? Um of course you do. Here's how it's done.

I started at the bottom of the tank top and I cut one strip around in a big spiral. I went around the tank three times and had extra to spare at the end.

Now starting this is the hardest part and after you get that done your will be cruising in no time!

Take one of the ends and put it across your palm then wrap the long end around your index finger as shown above.

Unfortunately this picture is just a little out of focus. So hopefully I can explain this so that it makes sense. Now you take the short end of the fabric and you flip it over the to the back side of your thumb AND over the other end of the fabric.

Now you wrap the long end across the front of your finger so that there are two strips across your finger. Now you flip the bottom over the top. Then you will only have one strip left. Now you take the long end of the fabric and bring is back across your finger. You don't wrap it around your finger you simply drape it across the front of your finger. So the first time you lay it over, it will go from in between your thumb and your index finger to between your index and middle finger. Then you flip then your will drape it back across the in between your thumb and index finger. Then you flip again. You continue on in this pattern until it's long enough to wrap around your wrist twice. The to tie it off I took the loop off your finger and pull the tail end through and pull. Then just use the other tail at the beginning to tie it together and enjoy!