Thursday, September 25, 2008

Too Cool

How cool is this?! I got it from my secret pal at the Punk Rock Gift Exchange. There were other goodies but I just had to share this. It is an acrylic wool blend. That's all it tells you, I have no idea who makes it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Teddy Bear Sweater


I got an email from a woman (Judy) who used my pullover pattern with some changes to make this adorable sweater for her teddy bear. Since my Dad and Brother are huge Dallas Cowboy fans I thought this was the greatest. I will be making some for Christmas.
Of course you could change the colors to make your favorite teams jersey.
Thanks Judy!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wedding Dress for American Girl dolls


I finally did it, I wrote the pattern for the wedding dress. Sorry it took so long. Its a very simple dress. But you can add ribbon or sew beads on to dress it up. Use your imagination.
I used sport weight yarn, it was red heart baby econo in white. Not the best for a wedding dress but it was all I had. You could use something silkier to get a fancier effect. Just make sure it is sport or lighter worsted.

G6 hook

V-stitch: dc, ch 1, dc in same stitch

Chain 32
row 1: dc in 3rd chain from hook and in next 2 chains, work V-stitch in next chain, dc in next 5 chains, V-stitch in next chain, dc in next 8 chains, V-stitch in next chain,
dc in next 5 chains, V-stitch in next chain, dc in last 4 chains. (chain 2, turn)

row 2-4: dc in each dc of previous row, work V-stitch in each V-stitch. (chain 2, turn) at end of row 4 chain 1, turn.

row 5: sc in each dc and put 3 sc in each V-stitch. (chain 1, turn).

Armhole shaping:
row 6: sc across to 3sc group,* put a sc in the middle stitch, chain 6, skip all stitches until next 3sc group, sc in middle stitch and each stitch across to third 3sc group*, repeat from * to * working sc until the end of the row.
Skirt of Dress:

row 7: sc across row, ch 2, turn.

row 8: *2dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next* around. ch 1 turn.

row 9: sc in each st across row, join.

Rest of skirt is worked in rounds.

Row 10-15: ch 2, dc in Back loop only. (working in BLO is not neccessary, just a nice touch). join to ch 2.

Row 16: chain 2, dc in same space, (1dc in next st, 2dc in next st around). join to ch 2.

Rows 17-29:ch2, dc in each st around. (I worked these rows thru both loops).

Row 30: ch 1, sc in each st around. join. Finish off.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Wedding....

Well my cousins wedding has come and gone. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the wedding....
The happy couple.

The bridal party (i'm on the right)


Mother of the Bride, the bride and our little cousin.



Me and Nicholas dancing the night away....




Blanket Drive

It's time for Bella's Babies annual blanket drive. Check out the "Winter is Coming" post at our website.