Finished Object: Pink Hat

I finished this hat on my lunch break today. I previously made it last year for a guy (never blogged) and I always wanted to make another for myself in pink. Well, this was another filler project before I started my Myrna cardigan. I found myself putting this on the back burner once my yarn arrived for my cardigan so, I made it a goal to finish it today.

There is not much to say about this project. I followed the pattern exactly as printed from the pamphlet Celebrity Slouchy Beanies by Lisa Gentry.

Details:

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Color – Shocking Pink

Needles – Size 6 (4 mm) and Size 8 (5 mm)

Size – Small/Medium

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Finished Object: Sejia Set

This pattern was so much fun to make. And did I mention it worked up super-quick! I finished it in 3 days!

I gave the finished blanket and hat set to the couple this past Sunday. But, I got in some pics of the blanket set before it went off to its new home.

This pattern was a nice and simple pattern that has some interesting details. The details stopped it from being boring. I really enjoyed making the braids for the borders and ear flaps the most. It was such a basic aspect that made the blanket unique at the same time. As I mentioned before, this is a very quick pattern. I would have been finished sooner had it not been for the cut finger and watching my nieces/nephew over the weekend (We had a craft session with felting and made bows and bowties.).

The hat was made immediately after the blanket on Saturday night. Since this is a hat for a baby it went by really quickly as well. I usually make an adult sized hat in a night so, I knew that I could whip this baby hat up in a couple of hours. The construction of the hat was lovely. I really like the ear flaps to keep baby’s ears warm.

Oh, the colors! This is my favorite part of the set. My sisters and nieces were also very pleased with the colors. Green, blue, and gray really works and now I want a blanket or cushion in these colors.

Since this pattern can be worked up quickly even with a busy schedule it is now my go-to pattern for baby gifts. I also liked that it only requires less than one skein of yarn for each color to make the entire set.

Details:

Level – Easy

Yarn – Red Heart Super Saver

Colors – Hunter Green, Charcoal, and Light Blue

Hook – G (4.00 mm)

Pattern – from the book The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller

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Well, that’s all I can think to say about the pattern for now. I have been back to work on my Geraldine and Ethel set…

WIP: Sejia Set

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Well, as soon as I got home after work I started working on the baby blanket set for the couple at my church. I had an idea of the colors in my mind and once I put them together, I loved it! It had me thinking of making a blanket, cushion, sweater, or something with this color scheme. But, I’ll save that for another day…

The pattern is pretty straight forward and I worked on it while watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. (I love Ron and Hermione in this movie.) So, I was moving pretty fast if I do say so myself and I am about 1/2 way done. I would’ve kept working on the blanket but, then this happened…

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Yeah. So that stopped all progress and I had to call it a night. I cut my finger when fastening off the yarn ends. I guess I wasn’t paying much attention and my finger got in the way of the scissors. It’s doing much better and hopefully, I can get some real progress done tonight.

Future Project: Sejia Set

I can’t stick to anything. Remember after I made the baby vest for my college friend’s baby boy and I said I would not make another baby item for awhile? Well, that has changed and I really want to make a hat and blanket set for some very dear church members. They are a really nice, kind, genuine, and loving couple. Their baby boy was born premature and he is coming along greatly. Thank You, Jesus. And I just want to do something nice for them to show them how much I appreciate them and that they are loved.

So, for years I have admired the Sejia Set from the book The Happy Hooker. It is just too adorable and I feel this would be the perfect project. I plan on going with a color scheme of gray, green, and blue. I really like the idea of those colors and I am excited to go home and raid my stash to find the perfect choices.

I will keep you updated on the progress of the blanket and hat set. Hopefully, I will be starting it tonight.

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OAN: The Geraldine pullover and Ethel beret are coming along wonderfully. I have been working on them daily. Since the projects use sport weight yarn they move a bit more slowly than a typical worsted weight project. But, I have been enjoying working on it while watching television and relaxing.

Finished Object: Kindle Cover

My sister gave me a Kindle and I remembered this pattern from Crochet One Skein Wonders. So, I whipped up this cover. I am really pleased with the results. As you can see, I chose to make it in my favorite color. I noticed that when it comes to cozies I always flock to pink (especially this Shocking Pink from Red Heart Super Saver because it’s the most perfect shade).

I really like this stitch pattern. It produced a knit look that is very cushy.

The flower and leaf pattern came from my 200 Flowers to Crochet book.

Super quick and fun project.

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Finished Object: Bunnies

Well, this past Friday I finished all the bunnies that I had been working on. They will be donated to hospitalized children this Saturday. I am really pleased with the outcome.

This was a very simple pattern from Issue 2 of Simply Crochet. I used Red Heart Sport in Vermillion for the Red bunny. I used Red Heart Super Saver in Paddy Green and Amethyst for the green and purple bunnies. Their tails were made with Red Heart Super Saver in Light Grey. The eyes and nose were embroidered with scrap yarn of Red Heart Super Saver.

The hook size used was 4.5 mm. If I were to make them again, I would go down a hook size to avoid the stuffing peeping through.

I had planned on sewing little vests for them but, the deadline date was pushed up. Therefore, I decided to just adorn these bow ribbons that I had purchased from Hobby Lobby a few years ago.

Overall, I am pleased with the results.

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Making Progress on the Bunnies…

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Well, today I finally finished all the parts for the bunnies that I am making for charity. Now, I just need to stuff, assemble, and then embroider the face.

While working on the red bunny’s parts I ran out of yarn. I then joined some more yarn and noticed that the shade was off and that the yarn was thicker. I then realized that I had been working with Red Heart Sport yarn in Vermillion and not the Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy. So, I literally raided my stash searching for another skein of the Red Heart Sport in Vermillion. (OAN: I didn’t realize how much yarn I had.) But, I did not find it. By that point, I had finished the head, the body, and 1 ear of the bunny. I started thinking of just starting over in the Red Heart Super Saver in burgundy but, I really did not feel like it. So, then an idea popped in my head! I remembered this top that I had made out of the exact same dye lots of the Red Heart Sport. I never wear this top because it fit kinda big and once I would sit down it looked horribly rumpled when I stood up. So, I ripped it! Now I had the yarn I needed and the problem was solved. So, if you look closely at the picture, you will notice that the red bunny is slightly smaller than the green and purple bunny.

The bunnies’ tails are showing up as white in the picture but, they are actually the light grey in Red Heart Super Saver. I am thinking of doing black eyes and a deep grey nose.

I’ll do a post on the finished products before they go to their new homes.

Colors for Bunnies

IMG_8182[1] IMG_8183[1]Yesterday, I mentioned in a post that I would be making 3 bunnies to donate to children for Christmas. Well, I think I am set on these colors for the bunnies. I am still a bit iffy about the purple but, it may work. I like the idea of going with jewel tones because I didn’t want to go the pastel route. The reason for this is because I want to avoid the bunnies looking like an Easter theme considering people associate pastel bunnies with Easter.

I plan on starting these tonight. I’ll keep you posted.

Upcoming Project: Bunny

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Even though I promised myself I wouldn’t be doing any Holiday knitting or crocheting this year, I agreed to create some stuffed bunnies for children who are hospitalized for Christmas. Honestly, I really have to squeeze this in because I am in the process of applying to graduate school, finishing up a pattern for a lady in my knitting group, and finishing up a baby vest (yes, I am still working on that same baby vest).  The good thing is I put the final touches on my cardigan that I was pattern testing for Andi so, I don’t have to think about that.

I plan on making 3 bunnies and I will be using Red Heart Super Saver from my stash. I am not sure what colors I will be using yet. Maybe variegated or solid colors in jewel tones. But, I will figure that out maybe tonight after church. I plan on embroidering the eyes and nose as pictured so, that it can be safe for children of all ages.

My plan of action for these bunnies is to create all the parts first. Usually, I will make the full bunny and then move on to the next bunny and so on. However, to stay on task I figured that I need to create all parts for the 3 bunnies, then stuff, then assemble. Kind of like an assembly line.

This pattern is from the Simply Crochet, Issue 2. It calls for DK weight yarn but, I plan on using Worsted weight. I don’t think it  really matters because it should still be a nice size stuffed animal for a child.

I’ll keep you posted on how these turn out.

OAN: I finished my cardigan and it looks so nice so far. The ends are weaved in and I will be blocking tonight. Expect a post in the next day or two with the final result.

Free Pattern: Bowtie Beauty

IMG_8042[1]Do you remember not too long ago I made a few bowties for a friend’s event? Well, since I made up that pattern as I went I have decided to make it available for free. If you have an Ravelry account (you can join for free) you may download the pattern from the pattern page here.

I kinda put this pattern on the back-burner but, my niece has been wanting a bowtie of her own ever since she saw me make the others. She kept pleading and begging with me to make her some to wear with her school uniform. Well, while working on hers I found my rough draft of the pattern and edited it just a bit. So, it is now available on Ravelry.

This is a very simple pattern. I think it would be great for a beginner who wants to practice a few stitches. This pattern uses seed stitch, garter stitch, and 1 x 1 ribbing. Also, if you are a more experienced and just want a quick and satisfying knit then, this would be great too. It whips up in a couple of hours so, it’s an almost immediate gratification.

The yarn used was worsted weight acrylic (Red Heart Super Saver) and size 8 knitting needles.