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Showing posts from March, 2008

April is Military Child Month

Please check out this post over at Marine Corps Kids. plan on sending some things her way. Ciao!

Cardigan for Babies

Easy Print PDF Link: Cardigan for Babies
G 6 hook

Bernat Baby softee yarn
Size: newborn

Chain 36
Row 1:
dc in 4th ch from hook and next 3 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 10 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in next 5 chs,
3 dc in next ch,
dc in last 5 chs.
ch 2, turn.

rows 2-5: dc in each dc across putting 3dc in center dc of 3dc group below. Ch 2, turn.

row 6: dc across to center of first 3dc group, ch 4, skip across to next 3dc, dc in center st and each st across to center st of 3rd dc group, ch4, skip to last 3dc put dc in center of 3dc group and across to end. ch 2, turn. *Armhole construction tutorial*

row 7: dc in each dc and chain across. ch 2, turn.

rows 8-15: dc in each dc across. Ch 2, turn.

At end of row 15, ch 1, work 2 sc in each end stitch up front side of sweater placing buttonholes where you like. (buttonhole- sc, ch 3, sc in next st)

Work 3 sc in last stitch, sc around neckline, put 3 sc in last st of neck, work 2 sc in each end stitch down…

Seed Stitch Brim Baby Hat

Easy Print PDF:Seed Stitch Brim Hat

This hat is knit in the round. Use whatever your favorite method is.
Circumference: 12 1/2"
Size 8 needles Soft Worsted Weight yarn. Cast on 56 sts.
Brim: row 1: K1, P1 around row 2: P1, K1 around row 3: K1, P1 around row 4: P1, K1 around row 5: K1, P1 around row 6 :P1, K1 around
body of hat: Work in stockinette (knit all rounds) until hat measures 4" from cast on edge.
decreases: row 1: K6, K2tog around row 2: knit around row 3: K5, K2tog around row 4: knit around row 5: K4, K2tog around row 6: knit around row 7: K3, K2tog around row 8: knit around row 9: k2, k2tog around row 10: knit around row 11: k1, k2tog around row 12: k2tog around
Cut yarn, weave end thru last sts, pull tight and finish off. 2008 Bella Bambina Knits If you make one of these as a gift please think of making one for charity. Do not sell jpattern or items made from pattern. Do not post pattern on another site, please post just the link.

Preemie Hat Pattern

Hats in Photo made by Marcia Schwefler
This pattern is by Joan Wilson of Fairy Godmothers. She gave it to me to share with you. Its just a basic K1 P1 cuff the body of the hat is stockinette.

1 skein Caron Simply Soft - use size 5 knitting needles
OR1 skein Bernat Baby Softee or Lion Brand Baby Soft - use size 3 or 4
large tapestry needle
NOTE: ... wash in Tide Free or Arm & Hammer Free detergent before donating to hospital.
Cast on 60 stitches

Cuff:K1 P1 for 3 inches
Cap:Rows 1-10: K one row, P one row
Row 9: K8, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: K7, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: K6, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: K5, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 16: Purl
Row 17: K4, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 18: Purl
Row 19: K2 tog across row
Row 20: Purl
Row 21: K2 tog across row
Cut yarn leaving approximately 18" tail. Using tapestry needle threaded with tail, draw through all loops, knot securely.
Fold cap with wrong side out, and sew back seam.
Weave in ends. Fold up c…

Secret Pal is....

Metal and Knit from Australia!! She sent me all kinds of goodies. I especially love the yarn, it is nothing I've seen before its all made in Australis. There is a skein of Patons Big Baby in white, its a fingering weight yarn and very soft. Then there is Patons Zhivago Baby in lilac. And 4 skeins of Cleckheaton Cocoon, its also a baby yarn (fingering weight) in white. Its 70% australian Merino and 30% nylon. I will be using that to make something for me since I can't use wool for the babies here. Oh well. A skein of Magic stripes which I've already made into 2 balls so I can started on another pair of socks. There was also some chocolate, a pen, a pretty necklace, a mini boomerang, and a toy for Ronin which he has already ripped up (that means he liked it). Oh yeah and 2 really cool towels, one with australian recipes (I think I'll skip the kangaroo tail soup) and the other has maps on it.

This has been so much fun, I can't wait to see what she sends next.

PRGE Contest

This is part of the Punk Rock Gift Exchange. Our buddy is supposed to send us their 3 favorite songs and we are supposed to match a project or a yarn to each song. I will admit this was a little hard but fun. So here goes:

1. I Remember You by Skid Row.

I chose the partner mittens because of the line " Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand". With these mittens you can do that. Unfortunately the pattern is a PDF so I couldn't get a picture of the project to share, you'll have to click on this link to see them.

2. Before the Dawn by Judas Priest.

This was the hardest song to do but I think I have found the perfect yarn to go with it. The theme of the song is having to leave the one you love. For this I found "bruised heart" colorway at Etsy.

3. Beth by Kiss.

I chose the Guitar Man Socks for this song since he is in a band.

Ok Pally I hope you like these.

and the secret project is.....

Socks for my mom for her birthday!! I can finally post about these damn socks. First I should start with the fact that moms birthday is February 3 and I just gave to socks to her yesterday. I started them early enough to have them for her b'day but I got the flu while about halfway thru the first one. Then the second f#%&#n sock just would not cooperate. I did the ribbing then got about 2 inches or so into it and made a mistake. Because of all the yarn overs it was hard to frog and pick up the right amount of stitches. So I got back to where I was and made another mistake. This time it had to be ripped out completely. Now I finally get thru it, hold it up to the first sock and the foot is about an inch shorter than it should be. GRRRR!!!! There was a lot of cursing going on at this point. I decide I will give them to her, let her try them on and make a second sock to match which ever one fits. Sort of like Cinderella except Cindy got her prince and I got a pair of socks that d…

New Toys

This is my new espresso maker. I also got a milk frother. I'm trying to learn how to make the perfect Cappucino. It's slow going. I think todays was probably the best. Not too strong, just the right temp, not too sweet or unsweet. Yes, I know, not a word. But back to the coffee. I tried it with just the regular coffee I use in my coffeemaker but it ended up tasting like too strong coffee. So I got a can of espresso and it is much better, it has the right taste. Now I'm just working on exactly how much coffee to use. I'll let you know when I've perfected it.

I haven't done much knitting this week. I'm working on bunny hats for the hospital. The nurses love holiday stuff for the babies. I'm crocheting them because it goes faster and they said they need as many as I can make. I'm trying to figure out what my next knitting project for me. Probably socks since I only have sock yarn right now. Most of my yarn stash is acrylic stuff for charity. I…

Ronins Throne

The King asleep on his throne.

Don't Forget your Hat

New additions for the garden...

PRGE Questionairre

1. Why did you join PRGE? I've been wanting to join a gift exchange and this one seemed perfect.I'm not really a punk girl more of a metal grrrl.

2. What are your five favorite things? (these don't have to be knit related) My dog, hockey (go Rangers!), watching NASCAR (go Junior), my family. Making baby clothes for charity.

3. What are your three favorite things that you have made with knitting/crochet? I made 2 "we call them pirates" hats for christmas gifts, My Monkey socks, and my Sahara sweater.

4. What five things would you love to see in a swap box someday? Koigu, Noro, CANDY, knitting books (any kind) and a hot man.

5. What are your three favorite yarns? I don't really have fave brands, I like merino, alpaca/silk blend and nice soft sock yarn. What are your three least favorite yarns? I don't like novelty yarns, too hard to work with.

6. What are your five favorite delicacies? coffee, dark chocolate, ok, any chocolate, tiramisu , italian food,

7. What…