Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ok so I have a couple of new things to share

I finished up a Christmas present for my sister-in-law's sister lol- What does that make us???? I decided to make another Dear Scarflette and another One Day Beret, and pass it off as a set lol. I'm so smart lol. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick and got it done super fast, thankfully, because I finished just in time :)

Here is the Black Scarfie (Dear Scarflette):

And here is the One day Beret : Which while I'm talking about, isn't a beret at all :( That was disappointing, but it makes a cute beanie so I'll forgive :p I look a mess in these pictures, but that's what happens to me after a full Sunday of knitting lol.

So now, I've picked up my cabled clutch again. That's actually fun to work on. I hate things that aren't fun. After I'm done with the clutch I've got to start thinking about some baby shower gifts to make. I have two friends due in March and April. And it usually takes me forever to do things, so I've got to start thinking about it now. *sigh*

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New stuff going on

Ok, so I am still working on the Bears scarf. Hubby hopes to be the envy of everyone this weekend at his friend's birthday party at his house. Said friend is a die-hard Bears fan too. So the pressure is on to get it done this weekend lol.

I put the clutch purse (that I'm in the middle of) on the back burner. I am much more excited about this really quick and cute pattern I found on Ravelry: Dear Scarflette . I am trying to make as many as I can to give out as Christmas gifts. I am on my second one already. Lets' hope that I can get ten of these babies done! Cross your fingers and toes for me please!!!!!!! I can do it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

NFL Team Patch Scarf Pattern

Excellent news! I'm able to bring to you my first Free Pattern! *insert applause here*

Here it is:

NFL Team Patch Scarf

3 Skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (or any other Super Bulky yarn will do) (2 skeins are for the MC and 1 skein is for the CC)
Size 17 needles
2 Team patches about 4 inches X 3 inches

*Gauge is not important

Cast on 20 stitches with MC
Row 1- Knit
Row 2- Knit
Row 3-Purl
Row 4- Purl
Repeat Rows 1-4 three more times for a total of 4 repeats.
Switch to CC
Work garter stitch for 10 rows
Switch to MC
Work in stockinette for 16 rows, starting with a K row and ending with a P row
Switch to CC
Work garter stitch for 10 rows
Switch back to MC and work garter stitch for desired number of rows. Remember that we are going to repeat the striping pattern we just did for the other end, so allow room for that.

Switch to CC
Work garter stitch for 10 rows
Switch to MC
Work Stickinette for 16 rows starting with a K row and ending with a P row.
Switch to CC
Work garter stitch for 10 rows
Switch to MC
Work Rows 1-4 above for a total of 4 repeats.

Now you can either use the remaining CC yarn or the MC to add fringe to the ends.

**Now comes the tricky part- Sew one team patch on each side on the MC stockinette section. It lays flat so it shouldn't give you a problem.
Now you can enjoy the warmth!

For my scarf I made for my husband, I used Navy Blue as my MC and Orange as the CC, as his favorite NFL team is the Chicago Bears.


I finished the Fingerless Mitts! YAY! I'm so proud of myself! Now I just have to seam one up. I already did one. Now I bet you it will sit there just waiting for a tapestry needle to attack them. don't you wish knitting projects can seam themselves? But, alas, they don't :(