Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Few Little Things

Colder weather...

This week, it got cold. Only for a few days, of course. Now it is back to cool. Missouri weather is never consistent. But it did get cold enough for me to pull out this sweater that I knitted last year.

It is so soft and warm and cozy, it makes me excited for the colder weather to set in!

 

A Future Project...

A few months ago, a friend gave me a bunch of old jeans. I have not had any time to use them yet, but I have lots of ideas, like various skirt patterns and jackets.


I have never made a jacket before, and to be honest it sounds like a rather daunting project to me, but I am determined to make one someday! I am thinking something like the blue one on the top o fthis pattern:



A Sneak Peek...

A few months ago, I posted about a bunch of little girls' dresses that I was making. I am still working on them, and am actually getting close to finishing. Here is a preview:



I hope to have all the dresses done within the next two weeks and up for sale on Etsy before Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Knitting Project

The other day I sat down to knit an ear warmer headband for myself. I had made one last year, but it hadn't turned out quite right, and I figured it was time to try again.


I choose a white yarn with some shimmery threads in it from my abundant collection (I am over-stocked on yarn at the moment) and paired it with a simple checkerboard pattern.


My sister modeled the finished product for me:

 
It was such a quick, fun project, I decided to make more! 
The three pictured above are now for sale on my Etsy shop. I am also taking orders, so if you would like one, shoot me a message in the contact form to the right! Be sure to mention what color you would like. I have the four colors pictured above (bright aqua, brilliant red, soft pink, and white shimmer) plus royal blue, navy blue, forest green, yellow, off-white, dark gray, dusky purple, baby pink, and goldenrod.