When you have too many maps lying around your house, you find yourself wanting to create some map art. Regardless of what you do with the map, it always seems to turn out lovely – especially when you pick cities that have sentimental connections.
One of my dearest cousins is expecting a little baby boy early next year. This means that little baby stuff must be knitted.
The baby blanket was bought from Etsy seller JuteBaby. The base of the hat uses my basic knitted baby hat pattern, but the antlers and ears were knitted using the Woodland Stag Deer Baby Hat pattern. The warm booties were knitted using the Chaussons Mignons pattern.
Ravelry Project Page: Deer Me!
Needle Size: 3, 4, and 6 dpns
Some dear friends are expecting their first child and I decided that they needed a cute knitted hedgehog rattle.
Ravelry Project Page: Baby Hedgehog
Needle Size: 3 and 7
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (white), Plymouth Earth Hillside Linen (gray), & Queensland Collection Bebe Cotsoy (lime)
The front of the tank was finished in a few weeks, but the lace back completely threw me for a loop. When I finally started knitting the lace again, I realized that I didn’t have enough yarn to finish the top and that the yarn was discontinued (lesson learned).
Once I started knitting the lace again (after a year-long break), everything made sense. The lace pattern was easy to memorize and was a perfect distraction during lunch breaks. Before I knew it, the lace was finished – without the frustration from before. Sometimes, you just need a little break from a project to make everything fall into place.
This project required blocking – due to the lace. The blocking was quick and the seaming was painless. After seaming, I altered the pattern by using an i-cord bind off around the neck and arms. It was very quick and I think it gives the piece an elegant look.
I’ve already worn it out – and most people don’t realize that it’s handmade!
Ravelry Project Page: Holla Holla
Yarn: Shibui Knit Socks in Lily (021)
Needle Size: 5
I had the honor of creating decorations and some food for a surprise unbirthday party. I don’t think that I have ever had so many ideas for one party before.
This is what was created.
Somehow, I didn’t get pictures of all of the card garlands and pom-poms. They were hung in the room with the food and the main sitting room.
The card houses were also hot glued together to ensure a perfect card house at party time.
This skirt (forgive the bad iphone photo) once was old babydoll halter top. The old top was adorable but the halter ties were too thin which constantly caused pain.
After years of yearning to wear it, I decided that it would better serve me as a skirt. I cut off the halter top and attached a wide elastic band. With less than 2 hours of energy, I now have one amazing skirt with functional pockets.