Friday, April 29, 2011

I've Been Fascinated With Fascinators!

Best wishes to the happy newly weds!

Watching the hats -- I mean wedding really drove me crazy!!! All those beautiful fascinators... it was like the Red Carpet of Hats.

So very motivated, I threw together a couple of my own. The black one is my favorite, probably because it's not as flamboyant. The white with the dove is much larger and is as fun as it is big!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for looking. Looking forward to knitting some frames for more fascinators! How about fascinators for young girls, too?!!?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Finished Another Top-Down, Two At A Time Sweater

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Finished this sweater using the same method as before; working the yoke (chest, back and shoulders) all at once, and then the sleeves both at once, with circular needles (no double points), no seams and only weaving the tails with tapestry needles.

This knitting pattern really couldn't be any easier!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our Local Chronical and Flat Fritz

Our local news is having a fun ULocal photo category: Flat Fritz. Everyone is supposed to print out Fritz and show him in various places. Here's a link to the site.

Here are the photos I uploaded (so you don't have to search)

Fritz Goes Nuts

Press Fritz For More of the Story

Hangin' With The Barbs!

Fritz Hits The Road

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Top-Down Two At Once Raglan Toddler Sweater

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It's Done!
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Friday, April 15, 2011

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I really don’t like to do the last step; sewing all the pieces together.

I created this pattern (not too imaginative) so that I can knit the front, back and shoulders from the top down and all at one time. And both sleeves at one time. All on circular needles.

Really bothers me when the front and back don't match up well or the sleeves are different, even if slightly. Working the pieces at once helps a little with this problem.

Using this method, the risk of unequal pieces is minimized and I have no sewing! What's left is just weaving the tails secure with a tapestry needle.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Top-Down Raglan Toddler Sweater

Well I had some time to do some more work....

Here’s a raglan knitted from the top-down, on circular needles and when necessary (neckline, sleeves, etc), using the magic loop method.

Cotton yarn.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Been So Busy!

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Can't believe how busy it's been lately! No time to be nearly as productive as usual, but I did get the opportunity to make this cute little raglan pullover for a baby.

It's a free pattern from Bernat Design Studio. They have a lot of great free patterns. This one was so easy, I am going to convert it to a top-down, no seam pattern and see how it works!

This pattern calls for round needles, but because it's worked from the bottom up, the chest area and the upper half of the sleeves were finished on straight needles. If I am successful, only the opening area will be treated as if on straight needles, but once the neckline closes at the bottom, it's going to be all round from there!
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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Legend of Zelda's LINK

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After 3 months of playing Windwaker, a few days ago my daughter finally finished the game.

So as a prize, I thought it would be fun to create a LINK doll for her.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011


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Here are some more pictures of the latest reversible doll.

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Reversible Toy

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Really think the reversible toys are adorable. Thought Alice would be adorable as the reverse for the White Rabbit. The pattern was pretty easy to create, too.

I plan on picking up a gold chain and making a pocket watch for the rabbit and maybe a miniature cake or something for Alice.

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