Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Have you ever Kitchner Stitched with a paper clip?

Well, I am here to tell you that it is possible.  I was caught without a darning needle today so I resorted to a paper clip.  It is a bit tricky since you have two points to worry about but it can be mastered!

A quick update-

I started an Etsy shop on Monday. It has been a long time coming.  Right now I have my 3 Blythe knitting patterns listed, but hope to add more things soon. Here is the link to my shop:

Starting on Friday I am teaching magic loop at my LYS, Knit Unto Others, using Rebecca Dangers's Tofu the Gentle Dachshund. 

This image is actually notecards for sale in Rebecca's shop.  If interested, here is the link:

This one isn't even really worth mentioning, BUT, I possibly have a sweater for kids in the works.  I think it will be pretty gender neutral.  More on that later.

Yay for knitting!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cleaning up my blog

In the next few days I am going to be "cleaning out" blog post.  It is amazing what post are popping up on the Link Within widget. My blog's purpose, I feel, has changed since I first started posting and I am deleting some of the post from a couple of years ago.

I will keep a lot but some of the swap assignments are going to the trash.  However, I will keep certian things as examples for people. I understand that it is nice to see what others have made in the past for your own ideas.  I will label all swap related posting as swaps. This will include- packages I sent, packages I received, assignments, and projects related to it.   I feel for now I am finished with swaping. I have personal goals that I want to meet and swaps became a finacial and time burden. 

Labeling will be edited heavily. I am now using only a hand full of labels to make them useful. 

I do have a lot of doll related post that will stay even though this is my knitting blog.

Okay, there is my explanation. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Pattern for Sale!

Make a little deer outfit for your Petite Blythe! This pattern includes alternate bits to ensure perfect fit for the Littlest Pet Shop Blythes, also.

This pattern requires small amounts of yarn to create the hat and romper. The sock yarn was used for the embroidery work. Two miniature buttons are used to close the back to give this romper a sweet finish. Yarn overs are the buttonholes.

The romper is knitted flat and seamed up the inseam and back. Stitches are picked up for the tail and an i-cord is made.

The hat is knitting in the round and the ears are i-cord that are stitched on afterwards. The antler numbs (or tines) are a hybred version of the French knot. Not to worry, it is explained in the pattern.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lots of snow!

It was forecasted only 3 inches!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


We hardly ever get snow in Arkansas but today it looks like winter wonderland!

I had pretty cardinals at my bird feeder.

It is still snowing. I think we have had about 6 inches today.  Best thing about it, no work tomorrow!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Girly Chihuahua Dress for Blythe's Pet

Girly Chihuahua Dress for Blythe’s Pet


US 0 needles, either 24+ circular for Magic Loop or DPNs
Fingering yarn
Darning needle


CO 20

K2tog every stitch


On wrong side- backwards CO 15, then purl across the new 15 and old 10 stitches.

K9, K2tog, BO 14

K1, K2tog, K4, SSK, K1


Backwards CO 10 and join in the round.

Knit 2 rounds.

BO purlwise loosely and weave in ends.

Stitch or fabric glue on Velcro to attach the belly strap to the topside of the dress.
Copyright by Natalie Scrimshire 2011
This is for personal use only.  Please do not sell pattern. I can be reached at or at Ravelry user name- PandoraPhelps

Christmas Success

I made it another year. I hand knitted all of my family gifts. My mom and I were finishing the boys' slippers on Christmas Eve all in a rush, but they got finished! I asked her since I was in a time crunch to help me sew the zippers in by machine. She sewed and I did the finishing. I finished up somethings for R too.

Next year I think I am going to broaden my handmade gift idea. I am running out of practical gift ideas for the boys. I am thinking I should design t-shirts for them and screen print them. I will leave the making for the summer. It is so cold in my house the paint won't dry right now. Plus, I need a break.

Okay, here is some sentimental mom stuff. I have been mildly emotional this Christmas over R. She is 5 and I guess the end of the year always marks the fact she is getting older. She was so good and well behaved it was just amazing. It was a rough Christmas because this was the first year my grandpa was gone and having her here made it better.

Some of these unexpected emotions come from the fact I had a permanent birth control procedure in November. It is now final, she is my only child. Of course, adoption has been an option for me for awhile.  Right now we are not financial stable enough for another child in anyway.  Who knew I would get hit with this stuff at Christmas. time I will hopefully have more knitting info to share with you... I am just worn out on knitting at the moment.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Party Dress for Blythe

Party Dress for Blythe


Fingering or sport weight yarn
Darning needle


Starting bottom up-

CO 30

Seed stitch for 2 rows.

Knit 1 round.

*K2, KFB,* repeat to the end.

Knit 1 round.

*K1, KFB,* repeat to the end.

Knit multiple rounds until desired length of skirt.


*K2tog* all stitches.

Knit 2 rounds.

*K2tog, K1, * repeat to the end. = 20 sts.

Knit 3 rounds.

Increasing for the bodice-

Step 1- K4, KFB, K4, KFB, K10
Step 2- K5, KFB, K5, KFB, K10
Step 3- K6, KFB, K6, KFB, K10
Step 4- K7, KBF, K7, KFB, K10
Step 5- K4, KFB, K3, KFB, K4, KFB, K3, KFB, K2, SSK, K2, K2tog, K2
Step 6- K5, KFB, K4, KFB, K5, KFB, K4, KFB, K2, SSK, K2tog, K2

Knit 1 round.
Seed stitch for 2 rounds.  BO on the second seed stitch round and weave in ends.

Copyright by Natalie Scrimshire 2011
This is for personal use only.  Please do not sell pattern. I can be reached at or at Ravelry user name- PandoraPhelps