26 August 2010

Destashing Part 1

Ok, as promised I wrote up my new pattern yesterday. It is available in the shop, but I am looking for testers so if you're interested let me know and I'll send it your way!

Here is a picture of the destash hat that I wrote the pattern for and it is available in the shop as well. I used a closure method that is usually used in knitting, but I really like it and used it here! You just pull up long threads of yarn and then weave them in and out of all the stitches and then pull and tie to close up the hat. Its so much easier than all of that increasing and decreasing!

Ignore my tired face, its been a long first full week back at school. I wanted something really fall-y and I happened to have some old orange and brown acrylic. I am really partial to the ripple stitch, and I'm sad that I haven't sold more in my shop. This scarf is one that I'm especially partial to.

Anywho, more to come soon, I swear! :) saludos.

25 August 2010

I suck, again. :)

Is anybody out there? Hellooooooooo?

Sorry, I've been really busy and therefore had not been crafting until recently! I stumbled upon this awesome yarn at wal-mart/hobby lobby. Its lionbrand "hometown" usa yarn and it is huge and chunky and awesome!

I can whip up hats in no time! Right now I'm making a cowl out of the lovely orange. I actually got it on closeout at Wally World because they discontinued some of the colors (NO IDEA why)

Anyway, here are some pictures of what I've done with it:

My standard newsboy:

Chunky Newsboy Hat for Toddlers and Adults

Simple Beanies:

Chunky Simple Beanies For Toddlers Children and Adults

The yarn is wonderful to work with, and the colors are so bright and cute! I really would like to go nuts and buy up all the colors, but I'm currently in destashing mode.

Coming soon, a ripple hat pattern that will be available soon! The hat will also be featured in my Etsy shop. I've been cooking up a storm lately, so maybe I will throw some of that in soon as well as some of the things I"ve whipped up with my NEW sewing machine (from craigslist :))