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Fall is In the Air November 13, 2007

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Days are getting shorter, the air is crisp and the leaves are falling.  Oh I love Fall!  It is the perfect time to knit and make all things cozy and warm. 

I have slacked a little in my knitting, but intend to make up for that this week.  Some of the projects that I will be working on include:  new pattern for baby ugg boots, a magic scarf, fingerless gloves, and some little boys hats. 

Pretty soon, I will have to begin making all my Christmas gifts also.  Alot of family members will be recieving hats and scarves this holiday season.  Hopefully down here in Texas it will get cold enough to wear them. 

Happy knitting!

 

My Mother’s Birthday Presents November 1, 2007

Soft Knitted SlippersEar Warmers and Matching Scarf

Well, in one of my posts I mentioned leaving pictures of the presents I knitted for my Mom’s birthday presents.  I made her ear warmers, a matching scarf and really soft and cuddly slippers.  The slippers don’t look great off your feet, but once you slip them on they’re really cute, kinda like clogs.  I love how they feel though, sooooo soft!  The earwarmers are great also, and I think I’ll make myself a couple of pairs, since when I go out I don’t like having a hat on my head messing my hair up!  🙂  And since they are double thickness they keep your ears so warm also!  Let me know what you think! 

Have a wonderful night!

 

Loving the Yarn Sales and Getting ready for Christmas!

Filed under: knitting looms — craftybookworm @ 11:32 pm
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Santa ScarfBaby Candy Cane Hat and Booties

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, with all the Halloween festivities going on at my children’s school and around the house, I just haven’t found the time! 

I was so excited this afternoon though when my husband agreed to go with me to our local Hobby Lobby.  They were having a 99 cent sale on some of their yarn, and I needed some more to complete some projects that I have in mind.

A lot of their Yarn Bee collections were on sale, and I got a lot of Modea yarn on sale for 71 cents!  Boy was I excited!  Now it’s time for me to get busy working on a ton of Christmas knitting projects, although I’ve gotten two done so far as you see above. 

Oh yeah, it’s holiday time!

 

Past Projects October 23, 2007

Toddler Mittens      Baby Pink Tulip Hat   

Purple Toddler Tulip Hat

Shades of Plum flower beanie Ruffle Flower Hat    Little Devil baby hat

Thankyou, thankyou!  For everyone who commented on the Uggs, I really appreciate it!  I know there are several people who are wondering how to make the boots in an adult size, well, I’m going to try my hardest to figure it out for you!  🙂  It may take a while, but I think I will use one of the larger kk round looms or possible a long loom and round loom.  We will just have to see how it turns out!  Nothing ever turns out perfect the first time, usually any way!  Of course if anyone has any suggestions to help us decide how the best way to make adult size knitted Uggs would be, please do share!! 

On another note, the last few days I have been working on my mother’s birthday presents.  I decided to make her knitted ear warmers, which is like a headband, just large enough and thick enough to cover her ears and keep them warm.  I also made a scarf to match, and had a go at making one peice fuzzy slipper socks.  They look strange when they are not on your feet, but once you put them on they are cute.  They almost remind me of a clog! 

They’re not the best, but pretty good for a first try!  I will try to post pictures of all of those tomorrow.  I hope everyone had a great start to their work week, although mine was wet and cold.  Here are a few pictures of past projects enjoy!

 

Loom Knitted Baby Ugg Boots October 17, 2007

Loom knitted baby “Ugg” bootsLoom Knitted Baby “Ugg” BootsLoom Knitted Baby “Ugg” BootsI’ve finally accomplished something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now!  The first pair of baby Ugg boots are done!  Yea!  After trying several times to make my own pattern for loom knittedlook alike” Ugg boots, they are finally done.  I admit there are some tweaks I’d like to add to them to make them look a little better, but they are pretty cute! 

For all my fellow loomers, I am going to give you the pattern I came up with for this pair of boots.  They should roughly fit a 6mth old baby to a one year old or a little older. 

Tools:  small round blue Knifty Knitter loom, 1 skien Vanna White yarn in taupe, 1 skien fuzzy tan yarn

Calf to Ankle:

Using the blue kk loom, cast on 10 pegs using e-wrap and knit 24 rows back and forth.  This will knit a flat peice.  After kniting 24 rows, crochet off.  Put this peice aside.

Toe:

Using the blue kk loom, cast on 8 pegs and knit 16 rows back and forth using e-wrap.  Crochet off, and set aside.

Heel:

Cast on blue kk loom 5 pegs and knit 8 rows back and forth using e-wrap.  Crochet off.

Now, get the peice made for the toe.  Turn inside out and sew up one end and two sides leaving the other end open.  Turn right side out and set aside. 

Take the panel you made for the calf to ankle and turn inside out sewing the two ends together.  Turn right side out once this is done and set aside.

Now, take the heel peice lengthwise and sew one end to the bottom of the opening for the toe.  Once it is attached to the bottom of the toe, get the calf to ankle peice and sew the front of it to the top of the toe opening, gradually sewing around until you get to the heel peice.  Then sew the heel to the calf to ankle peice going around until all three peices are sewed together.

Once this is done, cut a long strand of the fuzzy yarn and go around the top of the boot basically whipping the yarn on around it.  Then you will sew a line down to the toe at a slant.  Once you have done this and the yarn is above the toe, then sew around to each side with the fuzzy yarn. 

And your done!!  I hope you all will try this pattern and share with me your results!  If anyone has any questions feel free to let me know!  I hope you all like them!

 

It’s that time of year again!

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Baby Cupcake HatI haven’t gotten much done in the way of knitting or writing in the past week.  A terrible stomach virus has been making it’s way through each member of our family, keeping me extremely busy.  Between doing loads of laundry (washing all the throw up off), and cleaning floors and disinfecting, I am anxious to get back to normal things.  I hope everyone else does not get this dreaded virus, it is just horrible!  I made this cute baby cupcake hat a few weeks ago.  I had seen many other versions of it and just had to try it.  I didn’t want to purchase a pattern for it when I thought I might be able to figure it out myself.  It turned out really cute, and I was happy that I was able to figure out how to do it on my own. 

I hope to make another one soon, and I will share my pattern with everyone, for free of course!  It is so hard to find looming patterns that are really cute that do not have to be purchased.  Feel free to let me know what you think.  I will be posting other projects throughout the day.  Enjoy!