Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I finally was going to pass it on for yard sale or trash. Instead, I reused the fabric.
Santa brought R an 18 inch Madame Alexander doll, as I mentioned before. I purchased some clothing from Etsy and pulled from my old stash to cloth Goldie (R named her Goldie Locks).
Goldie has no jammies, so I bought some fabric for jammies and of course she needs a robe. I made her a robe out of my old robe! It is really cute! I need to get a tie for it and then it is finished. I am pretty proud of the end product.
I also made a Tinkerbell dress yesterday. I bought Simplicity 5705 Disney Doll Dresses* on sale a Hobby Lobby before Christmas. I only have the dress finished because I don't have the fabric for the wings.
I am working a knit doll sweater right now. I hope to finish it today.
* I hate the term "Princess".
Monday, December 21, 2009
I have been knitting miniature clothing items. I have shrunk the Hermione hat pattern to fit a preemie and an 18 inch doll. I also made tonight a shrunken version of the Republic for an 18 inch doll. R is getting a Madame Alexander (it is vinyl) doll for Christmas on Friday. I have been purchasing doll clothing from Etsy and trying to make some things for her. I am so silly, I think I am going to buy myself one of the dolls. Much cheaper than American Girl dolls (which I love and own 3), I really want one for myself so I don't always have to borrow R's to do sizing. I think if I introduce her as mine, R will be okay with that.
I hope to have photos soon of my doll clothing!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I have lost my steam on that hood. I think I am frogging it forever. I officially hate it. I will stick with hats, who needs a stupid hood anyways.
I made a Chulo hat (blue and beige) for Dirty Santa. It is too small. Pisses me off. Oh well, it fits my sister so she is going for it- I think she really wants it. I plan to make another one out of burgandy and teal.
I finally found something to make for my momma- a mini knee sock for her eye glasses. Who knows if she will use it, but whatever.
This is the last week of HSKS. Olive, my poor spoiler, didn't get a completed form with my allergy info on it so she is pretty much starting over I am afraid. She found out by asking color choices on a sewn bag. She was planning felted previously. I feel pretty bad. From now on, I am going to make sure it is mentioned in the first emails....
Friday, December 11, 2009
-Circular row counter!
-hidden is a Gryffindor Weasley sweater (so soft and perfect!)
-a Rainbow stocking/sock
AND the coolest stitch markers!
I will have take better photos of the sweater, sock, and markers when I get my real camera. I used my phone.
Thanks so much Violet!!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I wanted to purchase a spinning wheel, but I have been advised to try a drop spindle first. I had one that I purchased at the Arkansas Ozark Folk Center and I lost it. I have not seen it since I purchased it. I am afraid it was thrown away in the move. I think I am going to purchase it all after Christmas. I think I want to work on m knitted hood during the holiday.
I started one in llama/cotton and I got so off of the pattern I frogged it. I am started the same itch as with wool so I am starting it over in cotton. I am leaving the bobbles off this time.
Monday, November 30, 2009
You know, of the greatest things about the second book (Chamber of Secrets) Christmas is that everyone sat at one table and had crackers. Snape received a witch's hat with a vulture uncanny similar to Neville's bogart. I can just imagine Mrs. Weasley making her own Christmas Crackers for her kids. I could have knitted mini mice, mini bonnet, and added muggle sweets.
I am kicking myself in the rear end now. At the time, I was pretty brain dead. I did Harry's First Christmas which is not very Weasley other than his emerald green sweater.
I think I shall make some for me because it is too good of an idea to waste.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I am finishing up my daddy's Democratic Donkey today. I have the donkey itself finished.
I worked on my Op Art blanket last night. I think I am half way now.
I am signing off until next time. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Daddy- Democratic Donkey finish up
Brother- finish Fornicating deer hat
Brother in law- start fornicating deer hat
R- elephant, Robot (finished), stripy hat (finished), stripy robot mittens.
Joe- alpaca mitts
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is a goal for the new year. I am going to take a bit of a break from swaps. I will probably still participate in Reducio and HLBOE but that is it.
* What is a "Reddie"? Apparently, a "Reddie" is a spirit. It was the spirit of the students who were still prepared to learn and continue with the university after the campus burned to the ground in 1914. The college was still under the Methodist curriculum and was named Henderson-Brown University. Now, we are owned by the state, thus Henderson State University. I think we are the only university in Arkansas owned by church and state.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
So, I will do it tonight and tomorrow. I am bumping right along with Minerva's package. I have one handmade item finished and I am at the half way point for the other. The little goodies are at a start. I have to make some decisions on items.
Anyway I will gab more tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
It is going to be another long weekend. We have 2 birthdays and a wedding. I am skipping one birthday to go to the wedding. Poor R will be tired.
Screw it, I am going home.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
--Cowl/Neckwarmer & Mittens (can be fingerless) - MUST MAKE BOTH
--Hat & Scarf - MUST MAKE BOTH
--Hat & Mittens (can be fingerless) - MUST MAKE BOTH
Obviously, sock is a big no for me, but it might be a choice of a kit to send.
I do have a goal, to send and use a lot of my items stash for swaps. I have entirely too much and I am running out of room fro storage.
I think we get partners Monday! I am ready to get started on it!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I got my package today from Madam Jak!! She did a wonderful job! I love everything!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
US 6 DPNs
I have the skirt gathered, first bodice piece together, and the cape finished. I hopefully will get it finished without snags.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Note: Long story short, this pattern was to designed by knitting through the back loop on every knit stitch. There is a person on Ravelry who knitted it with the "normal" knit stitch just fine though. 30 June 2010
US 6 or fit your yarn (straight)
1 US 6 DPN or scrap yarn, safety pin, stitch holder.
Plymouth Baby Alpaca Worsted (I feel this yarn is more of a DK)
Misti Baby Alpaca DK for color details
Eyes- buttons, felt, safety eyes
Body (Make 2, one in reverse)
Note: Change colors according to your pet’s markings or get creative!
Rows 1-9 St st.
Row 10 K, K2TOG, K to last 3 st, K2TOG, K1
Row 11-14 St st
Row 15 K20, Slip 5 to DPN, scrap yarn, stitch holder, etc.
Row 16 (Remaining 20 st) K1, K2TOG, K11, K2TOG, K1
Row 17 Purl
Row 18 K1, K2TOG, K9, K2TOG, K1 (13)
Row 19-25 St st
Row 26 P1, INC, P9, INC, P1 (15)
Row 27 knit
Row 28 P1, INC, P11, INC, P1 (17)
Row 29 knit
Row 30 P1, INC, P13, INC, P1 (19)
Row 31-34 St st
Row 35 K1, K2TOG, K13, K2TOG, K1 (17)
Row 36 P1, P2TOG, P11, P2TOG, P1 (15)
Row 37 K1, K2TOG, K9, K2TOG, K1 (13)
Row 38 P1, P2TOG, P1, P2TOG, P1, P2TOG, P1, P2TOG, P1 (9)
Row 39 BO
Reverse for Back side of Chihuahua.
Place stitches back on to a needle
Row 1 k
Row 2 purl
Row 3 K2TOG, K3, backwards CO 1
Row 4 purl
Row 5 K2TOG, K3, backwards CO 1
Row 6 purl
Row 7 K2TOG and BO
Row 1 purl
Row 2 K1, INC, 21, INC, K1 (27)
Row 3 purl
Row 4 K1, K2TOG, K21, K2TOG, K1 (25)
Row 5 BO
Ears (make 2)
Row 1-4 St st 4 rows
Row 5 P1, P2TOG, P4, P2TOG, P1
Row 6 K1
Row 7 P1, P2TOG, P2, P2TOG, P1
Row 8 K1, K2TOG, K2TOG, K1
Row 9 P2TOG, P2TOG
Row 10 K2TOG
Pull thread through last stitch.
DO REVERSE FOR 2ND EAR
I know this is odd, but it worked.
Row 1 purl
Row 2 knit
Row 3 P1, P2TOG, P9, P2TOG, P1
Row 4 K1, K2TOG, K6, K2TOG, K1
Row 5 purl
Row 6 knit
Row 7 purl
Row 8 knit
I folded it in on the sides until it looked like a dog’s muzzle and then stitched it together. Because of the fold, you don’t have to stuff it.
Sew front and back of chi together starting from one side to the other.
Then sew bottom on. Leave yourself enough room to stuff the pup and then finished sewing.
I attached the ears and then the muzzle. This way you can align all of the features to your liking.
I sewed on the button eyes last.