I needed to knit a hat for a last minute Christmas gift and by the description it seemed this one would go fast but it actually took a lot longer than I thought it would. I found that knitting with the several strands of thick yarn made it very difficult and my hands hurt a lot while making this hat! I don't think they could handle making it again! The hat is super warm and stretchy though so it was definitely worth making even though the knitting experience was not that great. The pattern is available here from The Running Yarn blog.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
The French Press Felted Slippers are a treat for feet! I made 5 pairs to give as gifts for Christmas and they were a hit. The whole process of making these slippers was really fun and they are so fast to make. The pattern is available here from Ravelry.
Go forth and make them for someone you love!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
This is the second ear flap hat I've made and I didn't like the overall shape as much as the first one I did but I think the hat came out very cute regardless. I used two strands of contrasting baby yarn which created an almost digital look to the hat. Very cool and super soft. I give you the spunkiest lil darlin in Northern California...Noelle!
Pattern is available free for download here at Ravelry.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I have knitted some very crappy hats for my husband in the last year. He's been a good sport about it and claims they are amazing but I'm very critical of my work and I can assure you that they were not good. I finally made a hat that I am proud for him to wear! The joys of evolution! I think it came out fantastic and I have nothing but praise for this pattern. It's a really fun knit. I think I have knitted at least 4 hats from this pattern...it's definitely one of my go-to patterns if I need to whip up a quick beanie or whatevs. Hooray for the Rib-A-Roni!! It's available free for download here on Ravelry.
Merry Christmas Chad <3
Sunday, November 20, 2011
It's getting cold and I knit each of the kids a new hat!
This is the hat I made for my son Sage. It has really great stretch and shape to it. It fits him great and he's 2 but I have also worn it as well. It's a really nice hat to have in the house as it would stretch to fit most anyone.
It is a variation of this pattern available here on the cozymakes website.
This hat I made for my daughter and loved it so much that I made another one for a friend's baby using mustard and purple yarn.
The pattern for this ear flap hat is available here from SweetP Knits.
The flower was made by following this video tutorial
Posted by Marcie at 9:13 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This blog is crafty in nature focusing on knitting and crochet but I can never be narrow minded.
So who am I?
My name is Marcie and I'm addicting to knitting. I haven't been knitting for very long but I've grown some big yarn balls. I'll try any pattern once!
Just over one year ago I was put on 10 weeks of bed rest for complications with pregnancy. During that time, I taught myself to knit by watching youtube videos and referencing knittinghelp. My daughter was born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation and spent 72 days in NICU. I knitted her hats whenever I was not with her at the hospital and taking care of my 18 month old son. Those hats were symbolic of not only my daughters growth (she outgrew one nearly every week) but of my growth as well. Knitting stitches helped me keep it together during those excruciating days and I knitted like it was saving all of our lives. In April 2010, my daughter came home completely healthy and soon life was business as usual but I kept knitting. Since then I have knitted, crocheted, or hand crafted over 30 projects for friends and family. I'm now writing my own patterns and getting even more adventurous so I thought this would be a cool place to gather patterns and inspiration....watch the yarn balls grow or unravel or whatever.
Here are some pics of my first projects for my daughter-