I have been working on a patchwork sweater as a sort of warm up for a gift that I’m going to make for my boyfriend. It’s a button up sweater made from used thrift store sweaters. The other day I went to my favorite thrift store and picked out 5-6 sweaters in brown and dark green in order to get ready. I then used some black and grey sweaters I had picked up previously to test out the pattern while I wait for the serger thread to arrive in the mail.
So far it’s been a painful process but the end is in sight. I’m hoping to finish tomorrow and to write a long post that goes into the details of how it was made. Here is a photo to give you an idea of the finished coat. Looks pretty cool so far!
Man I got lucky! I have been working on moving helliebee.com to kneedles.com, and in the process I switched my hosting account and had to backup my blog and move it to a new server. Well, updating the nameservers took longer than I thought and in the mean time I cleared out my downloads folder. Of course, I had to accidentally delete my wordpress backup!
I was freaking out until I remembered that I had installed a backup of the blog on the local version of wordpress that I have for testing out new web designs on my computer.
Sorry for the long break in between updates! I’ve actually been knitting a lot this season and have already finished a whole bunch of socks that I will post later. First, I picked up a new hobby called needle felting! It’s incredibly versatile, fast, and you can make some super cute things with it. Check out this bear I made for my mom for her trip to Costa Rica!
I am so relieved! This is the closest thing that I have to a diary and I was really upset when I thought that I had lost it. I will definitely be updating a lot more often!
Hey remember that horseshoe lace scarf that I made a year or so ago? I got this gorgeous yarn and thought it would be perfect for the horseshoe lace pattern! I love this pink; it’s one of the only shades of pink that I actually like :).
What do you think so far?
All done! It’s too short though. I think that I might try to sell it on etsy as a children’s scarf.
Well here I am not sure what to make for my next project!
Not really feeling anything knitty/crochet-ey so it might be a recipe or something like that. I’m kind of low on funds right now too so it will have to be something that I can make with what I have on hand.
Maybe a pumpkin pie or something I think I have a can of the mix and crusts are easy enough to make. Plus it is Halloweeny!
What am I going to do for Halloween? Woefully I have absolutely no money this year so I will have to dress up as a person that is too poor to afford a costume this year.
Oh well, there is always next year~!
So I did finally manage to make a pair of socks in a decent amount of time. Usually I make the first one and there is a bit of a break until I make the next one.
This project took approximately 4 days to complete. Crafted on size 4 needles.
Not really in love with the pattern I thought that I would look different because of the picture on the pattern. I think that maybe the issue was the yo. I think that some people want their yarn overs to create eyelets and some people want them to not be so dramatic. I tend to knit in a dramatic way so I always have eyelets in my yo lol.
In any case, the birthday girl that I knitted these for has expressed her approval! Besides I tend to go through a stage of craft loathing after I first create something. I think all the intense focus that you use to make something can get rather critical. I usually like the things I make a bit better when I take a break from looking at them. Guess I’m just weird lol.
Autumn leaves are starting to fall and it’s that time again! Time to curl up with a cozy cup of tea and start my knitting projects!
Okay sorry for the long break between postings. For some reason I can’t knit in the summer. I guess it’s just the lure of the beach is too strong lol. Plus the yarn is all hot and itchy in the summertime. Not like in the winter when it keeps your hands warm.
Why now you ask? Well I’m house sitting for the next week and I’ve been sick so plenty of rest means idle hands :P.
First thing on the agenda: home made socks! I’m making these for a friend her birthday is in about a week. The first sock is coming along nicely so far. I haven’t used this pattern before so it’s a bit of an experiment.
Hey look! Here is that scarf that I have been talking about for so long, LOL. It’s slow going but it’s fairly long now. I am probably just going to use up the whole skein of yarn. I’m debating whether or not to put tassels on the ends.