Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Baby gift set

I made this cute set for a friend's daughter. The hat and socks are the easiest I have made to date. I am sure I will be making more of these during the year because I know of at least 2 more babies that have yet to be born.

The background is a table runner I crocheted for use on our kitchen island.

Here she is.............

Raidan Lily, she is almost 6 months old and a bundle of fun. She is wearing a hat I made for her using red heart yarn.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

My felting adventure

Now that the holidays are over I decided to dig into felting. I have been inspired by Cat Bordhi's Treasury of magical knitting so much so I got her 2nd treasury of magical knitting. I seen a pattern for a coffee cup cozy on Knit and chat at Delphi forums. Being as I have a hard time holding on to those esspresso cups as the burn my fingers, even with the card board ring around them I thought that this is what I wanted to make for me.

Something quick and easy right???? This is a crochet pattern so I had to look up the stitch so I could make it then I was on my way.
Once it was done it was huge but I just figured it would shrink down to the right size once it was washed. If you look to the right and see that curly fuzzy round thing you will see what it looked like once it was felted. So I decided I liked it though cuz it reminded me of myself. I have been having some memory issues lately and so I named this my Fuzzy brain. Later I plan on adding some beads to it to make it sparkle.

I then bought some more yarn and tried it again but this time I did my own pattern that worked out just fine for me. I made mine with the ruffle and Dave's is just a round as I really don't think he would wanted a ruffle on his.

I used a j hook
ch st 28 joined it together
ch st 2 then hdc in the next st
join then repeat till you have 8 rows.
rows 9 to 11
you ch st 2 then 2 hdc in each stitch.
(If you don't want a ruffle stop at row 8)
This makes your ruffle then bind off.

Toss it in washer add a little bit of detergent
Set on lowwatter /hot water setting.
with tennis balls to help aggitate your cozies.