Leslie Anne Pease :]

My photo
New Hampshire, United States
♥• Cuimnig do geallamnaca •♥
{"Remember Your Promises" - McLaughlin Clan Moto!}

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hazel and Her New Toy!

Hello again!
Got Hazel a new toy. She immediately knew it was for her and was thrilled. Raced around and shook it so much so, pooped herself out! She'll be at it again, in no time... doing her best to get the squeaker out, chew off the nose and remove an ear or two!!!! :D
Thank you for stopping by. Please come again.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

CURRANT AND PLUM Double Cuff Mittens


CURRANT AND PLUM, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Patons Classic Wool; Plum Heather and Currant color yarn. Knitted and felted.

CURRANT Double-Cuff Felted Mittens


CURRANT Felted Mittens, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Patons Classic Wool; Current with a little Plum for the inner cuff.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Double-cuffed Mittens


Double-cuffed Mittens, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Hi!
Made these for my daughter, she loves green. Although the photo doesn't show the colors well, put together they make camouflage.

Hand knit, felted and double-cuffed for a better, more cozy fit at the wrists and lots of warmth on the fingers.

Found the idea in a book called "Knit One Felt Two". Although I don't always follow her patterns exactly (in this case I did), I do find the book to be so inspirational. So those of you needing some ideas, I recommend the book (if you don't already have it).

Thank you for visiting!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cellphone Cover Finished


Cellphone Cover Finished, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Now it can be carried alone or I can tuck the strap inside and slid the cellphone cover (with cellphone) into my FeLTeD purse!

Thank you for looking!

Cellphone Cover Finished


Cellphone Cover Finished, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cell Phone Bag


Cell Phone Bag, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

First time felting onto something felted!

This side is a flower I created "freehand". The other side (below) is the backside and the flower and leaf were created using a cookie cutter.

I like this side the best and overall I really enjoyed doing this!

Cell Phone Bag


Cell Phone Bag, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Felted Handbag


Felted Handbag, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

No better way to dry a new felted piece than by fireside!

A Bag For Everything


A Bag For Everything, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

I needed a bag that would carry everything, iNcLuDiNg my knitting!

Before felting, this knitted bag measured 16in tall x 17in wide. After felting it measures 9in tall x 13in wide.

Used size US 9 circular needles and worsted weight wool yarn. 132 stitches and 6 stitch pattern and decrease.

Hope you like!

A Bag For Everything


A Bag For Everything, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Handbag For My Daughter


Handbag For My Daughter, originally uploaded by CraftyPease.

I made this for my daughter who LOVES pocketbooks and handbags.

First it was hand knit with Patons Classic Wool and then felted.

Wish I had measured the original size. The finished size is 8in Tall and 10in across the top. Doesn't seem too much small than before felting.

Turned out well and she's pleased!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I Just Found All Your Comments!!!

Thank you everyone!

I am such an airhead!!! I could have sworn I had email notification selected to let me know whenever I received a comment but never received an email.

Just today I was poking around this blog's settings and found a tab for comments and BOOM!!!! There were all these wonderful comments! I am certainly behind on replying but I will try to address each one.

Thank you again. I appreciate them all.

Sincerely,
Leslie

Felted Slippers

For My Uncle and Father-In-Law
Both my dear Uncle and my father-in-law are in very bad health. My fear is neither will make it for Christmas. So, to make these days as cozy as I could, I made these for them. I sent these slippers out immediately, fearing waiting until Christmas will be too late.


This slipper was the 4th attempt at a slipper pattern and is the 1st to have made it all the way to the felting stage. (I tossed the ones prior to these...)
Unfortunately, during the felting it shrunk too much to send to my uncle or my father-in-law, so it headed to CT with my daughter to her Nature's Classroom camping trip (for the week).



Have seen others made like mine (pointy and all) from the same book (Knit One Felt Two), and theirs are very similar. I understand the pattern and see where it goes a bit funky, so I think I can make the next pair a bit more normal looking.



This pair is like the first pair but I really watched the shrinking and stopped felting the slippers in time and they are still large enough to fit my father-in-law.
I designed this pair and the first pair posted by using intuition and seem a little more normal looking and fitting.
The wool yarn is a very bulky yarn and size 10 needles and knit the items super huge before felting. Needles were straight and circular needles (depending on which slipper....)

Thank you for looking.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Over 5000 Hits!!!

Thank you so much everyone! I appreciate you following my blog and for all your interest in my crafts!

Very sincerely,
Leslie

Monday, November 8, 2010

Close Up of Leaf Border Hat

Hello again!
Just finished this hat. Very simple and definitely a quick knit, despite the details in the leaves.

Used 4 ply worsted cotton yarn with size and 9 circular needles. Hat based on eight leaves at the bottom, knit with 72 stitches, and decreased at the top.

So flapper-ish and fun. Will be nice and toasty during the winter!

Leslie Anne Pease
Leslie Anne Pease
Thank you for stopping by. Please come again.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Simple Knit Rose and Leave Pattern

Hello again!

Rose and Leaf on Hat

My grandmother used to make these and taught me years ago. After wearing this hat and being asked by knitters how to make the rose, I thought it easier to tell everyone, all at once!

I made my sample large. The roses are so pretty and delicate looking with smaller supplies. You can use any size needle and any type (circular, DPNs, straight....). You can also use any type of yarn. Just remember the larger the needle and the heavier the yarn the bigger the rose and leaves.




ROSE
CO 8 sts
Row 1 Knit front, back and front of each stitch on needle. 24 sts.
Row 2 BO using purl stitch
Piece will naturally curl. There you have your rose!




LEAF
CO 3 sts
Row 1: K1 YO K1 YO K1 (5 stitches)
Row 2: purl

Row 3: K2 YO K1 YO K2 (7 stitches)
Row 4: purl

Row 5: K3 YO K1 YO K3 (9 stitches)
Row 6: purl

Row 7: K4 YO K1 YO K4 (11 stitches)
Row 8: purl

Row 9: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (9 stitches)
Row 10: purl

Row 11: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (7 stitches)
Row 12: purl

Row 13: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (5 stitches)
Row 14: purl

Row 15: sl 1, K1, psso, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog (3 stitches)
Row 16: sl 1, P2 tog, psso (1 stitch)

Secure last stitch and weave in back to secure.
There you have your leaf!


SECOND LEAF
Make another leaf like the first or make larger or smaller by increasing the number of YO rows (and the peso rows) or by decreasing the number of YO/psso rows.



ASSEMBLY
Stack the three pieces together by pulling the tails; pull tails of rose through the bottom of one leaf, then with the tail of the first leaf pull through the bottom of the second leaf. Pinch the base of the rose and leaves, take the rose tail and sew through all to secure.


STEM
If you want to make a stem, CO 3 stitches and work as and I-cord. When stem is the length you want, begin pattern on Row 1.

Voila! A rose with leaves.

Please feel free to share pattern, make and sell the flowers but PlEaSe DO NOT SELL this pattern. THIS PATTERN IS NOT FOR SALE!!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

SPEARMENT CANDY Socks

Hello again!
What a fun yarn! As it is knitted, it creates this pattern all by itself. I knitted both at the same time, on circular needles. I wanted the socks to be asymmetrical and didn't try to start the yarn in the same place of it's pattern. The yarns pattern's repeat was so close, the asymmetry was a bit successful but I wish the contrast was a bit more exaggerated.

Leslie Anne Pease
Thank you for stopping by. Please come again.

Friday, November 5, 2010

And A Pink Hat, Too!

Although the hat looks like red, it's really a hot pink (aaarg, I can't wait until I have my img software loaded again)! At least you get the idea!!!!!!

Leslie Anne Pease
Thank you for stopping by. Please come again.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blueberry Hat

Hello again!
Was looking for ideas for hats to keep my daughter warm during her Nature's Classroom trip, coming up soon. Found this cute pattern on Ravelry.com. Great site for knitters!!! I believe this pattern was free (not sure because I could figure it out without downloading one).

Originally, it was designed to be a baby hat, but since hats are pretty standard, I did it for an older child/adult. Incorporating the green color is the same as any other pattern. The decreases happen within the green pattern.

Yarns are from my stash box. They aren't as dark as they appear on the screen, I can't adjust colors without my img software, which I don't have reloaded on my new computer, yet. SOON! :)

Knitted on size 9 circular needles, right up to the end of the knotted cord!

Leslie Anne Pease Leslie Anne Pease

Thank you for stopping by. Please come again.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

BOY BLUE Socks For Hubby

Hello again!
Hubby has had LOTS of sweaters knitted for him by me but never a pair of socks. After I finished a pair of socks for each of my daughters, I made these for him and he loves them!

I have posted another "As It Came Together" style thread, so you can see the progress...
Leslie Anne Pease
Leslie Anne Pease
Leslie Anne Pease
Leslie Anne Pease

Thank you for stopping by. Please come again.