Monday, June 24, 2013

Another Finished Project!

Another finished project! Why did it take me so long to go through and finish these? Its a great feeling flying through these projects I've had sitting around forever!

First up is the free pattern from Woolly Wormhead - Meret.  Found this on Ravelry and its the second hat I've knit from this pattern.  Quick and easy but cute and very warm and practical in the winter!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yellow Vintage Sweater

The buttons are all sewn on!  Find the pattern for this sweater below.  I made a few changes by omitting the stitch pattern and collar. 

Hope you enjoy this pattern!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Halloween Cross Stitch Pillow

Its been a long time since Christmas but I said I would post an update the Halloween Cross Stitch Pillow. The first picture is of my Aunt and I after she opened her present on Christmas. 

I finshed a second one recently as a present for my mom.  Its fun to make presents for gifts, but its hard to stay focused on such a long detailed project when you make two!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Return of the Princess Leia Hat

First on the list of projects to finish, the princess Leia hat!

Modeled by the adorable Abigail Leia.  Yes, that is her middle name!

I did not have good jedi skills when it came to this project or I would have finished this project right away.  Its not a hard knit at all.  I think I wasn't sure how I would sew on the buns.  As soon as I started to work on sewing them together it went fairly quickly.  I first sewed the i-cord together to make the each bun then I attached the bun to the hat. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

UFOs and ADD

I have knitting ADD.  With all the yarn I have and wonderful world wide web of free knitting patterns, I am always looking to start a new project.  Problem is I forget to finish the old project first.  Below is my 'list of things to do'.  Hopefully this blog post will keep me motivated to finish these projects before starting anything new.

1. Princess Leia hat

 Yup, I started this one about a year ago and all I have to do is sew on the 'buns'.

2. Halloween Cross Stitch.  Originally I wanted to make one for my mom and one for my aunt for Christmas.  I gave one to my aunt on Christmas and this second one I was going to give to my mom for her birthday.....her birthday was in January.

3. Yellow Vintage Sweater.  According to my ravelry records, I started this sweater back in 2008. All I need to do is sew on the buttons however I have been thinking about sewing on a ribbon just like in by Gum, by Golly's tutorial here. I would probably sew the ribbon on the inside to give the sweater more structure.  Any suggestions?

4. Winter Hat by Woolly Wormhead. Looks like I just have a few more rows left.

5. Crochet top from Stitch n' Bitch Happy Hooker. I started this one back in 2007 on a long plane ride and all I need to do is sew on the sleeves. I hope it will still fit. 

6. Another Vintage patterned sweater. Although this was a quick knit I think I haven't finished because its a little large.  Still, all I need to do is sew on the buttons. I picked the color to match my little roses dress.

7. I have one fingerless glove and the yarn to knit a second. I should be able to finish this during a movie. This free pattern came from and the pattern is called Fetching.

8. Vintage Men's sweater vest. This was going to be my brother's Christmas present a few years ago.  He lived in Minnesota at the time.  Think he will still wear it in California?

9.  Vintage...

9. ...well you have to believe me that under the cats are 2 pieces of a Vintage lace top. I have the front and back completed and have to finish the sleeves and the tie on the front.

I'll keep you updated and post the projects (and a few vintage patterns) as I finish my list.  Thanks to Layla and Stewie for modeling my projects.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Viking Helmet and Metal!

A friend at work asked me to knit him a viking hat last year.  In exchange he burned me some metal music to listen to.  While camping last October I decided this hat would be fun to wear while camping.  Then the History Channel show Vikings started.  It was destiny that I make this hat!  Thor pounded his hammer as I clacked my knitting needles.

Here is my final result as I drink to the Norse gods and celebrate my Norwegian Heritage!

Thanks to Knit for Your Life for posting this free pattern!