Friday, December 17, 2010
Snowflake Fingerless Gloves
Hook Size-I (5.5)
Yarn- 1 skein Lt. Purple (Color A)
1 skein White (Color B)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet two together
Rev. sc = Reverse single crochet
With Color A, ch 18. Join with sl st into 1st ch.
(Please note: I made these for my 5 year old daughter. You will need to stop here and measure accordingly. Everyone's hands are going to be slightly different. Basically, what you have chained should wrap around the width of your child's 4 fingers. This glove will be worked from the top down to the wrist, leaving a hole open for the thumb.)
Round 1 - Sc in each ch around. Do not join at end of round, continue working around marking 1st stitch of each round with marker.
Rounds 2-7 - Sc in each sc around. Do not join at end of round, continue working around marking 1st stitch of each round with marker.
(Please note: Stop here and measure your child's hands again. You have just made the part of the gloves that covers the fingers, minus the top edging which you will add later. Next you will be working the rows that include the thumb opening. If you feel that the glove should be longer add one or two rounds accordingly before moving on.)
Row 8 - Continuing around sc in each sc around, but TURN at the end of the round. (Thumb hole begun.)
Rows 9-14. - Ch 1. Sc in each sc. Turn.
Round 15 - Sc in each sc around. Sl st in 1st sc of row. (Thumb hole complete.) DO NOT TURN.
Round 16 - dc in each sc around. Join with sl st in the top of the 1st dc.
Rounds 17-20 - (Change to Color B for Round 17 and alternate between Color A and B for each round.) *fpds, bpdc" around. Join with sl st into 1st stitch of round at the end.
Round 21 - Sc in each dc around. Join with sl st. Tie off.
Round 1 - Using Color A, attach yarn with sl st at the base of thumb hole. Sc in each space around. Do not join, continue around.
Round 2 - sc2tog all the way around. Do not join, continue around.
Round 3 - Sc in each sc around. Sl st to join. Tie off.
Rev. sc around top of thumb opening and finger opening in Color B. Optional: Add simple snowflake embroidery on glove using Color B as shown in picture.
I would love to give you the pattern for the snowflake hat, but to be honest with you, I didn't write it down as I was working it. It's just a simple dc beanie with a shell border. I added an edging of white and embroidered snowflakes around the hat.
Stay warm and Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 13, 2010
I presented her with a half-done afghan in October and a promise to get it done before Christmas.
Wait a minute...it's 2 weeks before Christmas now. I guess that means I actually finished early! ;-)
Saturday, August 28, 2010
However, I had a significant amount of shelf space dedicated to just my shoes in my walk-in closet...a sincere waste of space if I've ever seen one.
I'm mean, seriously... I only need space for about 3 pairs of shoes. The rest can totally be packed away until I need them again. I could find a much better use for FIVE shelves....so I did.
Isn't it just beautiful?!
Before my stash was all packed away in bags, and I had to rummage through each one to find yarn for a new project.
Along the top shelf, I have sorted tubs crochet hooks and supplies, thread yarn, cotton yarn, and specialty yarn.
The shelves are, of course, sorted by color. It is so pleasing to the eye that I just want to stand in my closet and look at it. I know, it's a little insane.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Nevertheless, I still found myself in a bit of a pickle on Saturday. I still had an overwhelming amount of the blanket left to do, but had invested enough time in it that I didn't want to call it quits. I gave it my best push, and literally finished it JUST in time to drive to the fairgrounds on Sunday and enter my submissions.
After snapping a few quick photos of course...
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
However, things didn't go quite as planned.
Our little Baby L was due in just three short weeks and I had been having some contractions here and there all morning. That was not at all unusual for me. Nevertheless by the time we walked around the fair, I was beginning to feel quite uncomfortable. Chad and my parents wanted to visit some other booths while I looked at the crochet. But by the time I got to it, I could barely walk. I found a bench and prayed that Chad would get back to me soon. An eternity later (ie about 20 minutes) he did and we left and went straight to the hospital. That was just the beginning, as I was admitted and in labor for about 30 more hours before Levi was born!
Thankfully, this year I expect my visit to the crochet exhibit at our state fair to be less painful.
And I'm even going to enter a couple things...despite not getting a close observation of the competition last year.
I just finished these cute little cowboy booties which I'll be entering into the baby booties division...
They are made from 100% wool and the white is alpaca.
E3 has told me that he would like a pair of these as well and with the most serious expression said, "without a snake inside". That's a Toy Story reference..you know, "There's a snake in my boot!"
I'm also entering this baby dress I made for my friend when she had her little one. And finally, I'm working on a baby blanket to enter. That's all I'll have time for as the deadline is this weekend.
...Speaking of baby blankets, I just went to another friend's baby shower this weekend. I gave her a baby blanket and hat for our sweet little one. He's due right around the fair time as well...maybe I should warn her.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
My girls helped me to roll each blanket and attached hat and tie a coordinating ribbon around them. We slipped a small typed note from us as well.
Our goal was a total of 35 blankets and we ended up with 45! ...19 boy blankets and 26 girl blankets.
I separated them for easy distribution. So above are the boy blankets.
I also pulled out a few with particularly small hats to give to the particularly small babies.
Here are the girls blankets.
And the girl blankets with the tiniest hats.
Look at this precious bonnet for a micro-preemie. The bonnet is only about 2 inches high.
They're all ready to go!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Here are the last two blankets I made:
And here is my pitiful attempts at amigurami.... First, I tried to make a quick frog for a birthday gift. It didn't turn out the way I wanted at all, but Baby L loves chewing on it. G9 watched as I searched online for amigurami patterns and begged me to make the bom-bomb from Mario. After I finished it, E3 wanted a blue bom-bomb and E6 wanted a Mario star (not pictured).
I think I'll stick with baby blankets.
Friday, July 16, 2010
I recently starting selling some things on etsy.com including headbands. These pictures are all posted there, but not here, so here goes...
Pink Jeweled Flower Headband
All of my crocheted headbands can be purchased at my etsy shop: Little Ones Galore.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
The first one was based on a pattern I saw online. It's got a fun retro look and I loved embellishing it with buttons.
And here they are ready to go.