Wednesday, December 26, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday: Cowl

I've been way to sick to blog for more than a week but thankfully I'm feeling a little better today!  

So today's w.i.p. isn't so much a work in progress as it is finished, I just finished it last night.  But since it's the only thing I've been working on that I can show, I'm showing it.  (There's something else I've been constantly working on but I can't post it yet, it's for someone that reads my blog and I don't wanna ruin the surprise!)

I crocheted this cowl with Lion Brand homespun.

So what are you working on right now?  And how was everyone's Christmas?  Did you give or get anything handmade?  Did you get something you're really excited about?  Let me know!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Sorry, no W.I.P. Wednesday today.... sooo sick!
So weak.
No strength. 
Not taking pictures.

*Warning*  *Warning*  Head about to explode.

Anyone else fight the flu this winter?
Did you win or lose?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gingerdead Men!

Baking Christmas cookies is so much fun, and this is my kind of cookie!

Sooo they don't exactly look so perfect like the ones on the box.  I just need a little more practice with the icing! :)

But some of them look decent enough, although a few of them lost their heads, snapped right off!  Oh well, I think it helps add to the "deadness." 

Have you been baking for the holidays?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

I enjoy giving out pins to the ladies at work and for Christmas I'm going to hand out some gingerbread men pins.  Almost there, they just need to be cleaned up of all their little tail pieces and decorated!  I used the pattern from Miss Twinkie Chan's wonderful book, except I did not use the recommended yarn because I wanted to make them smaller. 

This was the first one I did, my "tester."  I used yarn scraps which is why it's funny colors, but I discovered I really like these colors together.  I'm gonna have to make something else utilizing these colors together!

What are you working on right now?

Monday, December 10, 2012

Special Delivery: Think Geek

I love Think Geek, they have the coolest stuff!  

I love seeing this box in my mail. :)  And what did I get this time?

Cookie cutters for Christmas!  I can't wait to make some gingerdead men!  I hope they come out nice looking. :)

What do you like to make or eat during the holidays?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mini Santa Hat

I wanted to make my skulls a little more festive so I made them all little Santa hats!.... Yeah.... That's not creepy, right?.... Yes?  Oh well! :)

Supplies:  Red Heart Holiday yarn,  its red with a metallic strand twisted in it!  Lion Brand Jiffy yarn in white.  U.S. size 8 dpns - knit in round

C.O. 36 sts - white

Round 1:  Knit
Round 2: Purl 
Repeat for 10 rows
The white brim is going to be extra long but that's ok, we're going to fix that later.

Change to red and decrease one stitch every row until there are three stitched left and bind off.

Fold the white part in half, upward, so your folding it outward.  Sew the edge of it to the top where it goes from white to red.  This ads a little bit of extra thickness for that puffy look.  

Another idea is if you use fun fur yarn combined with the white yarn, then you could skip the folding part and only knit 5 rows of white instead of 10 rows.

Create a poof ball and sew it to the tip of the hat and you done!  Easy enough right? :)

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

Work in progress Wednesday!  I'm trying something new here in an attempt to blog more.  Every Wednesday I will post whatever it is I am currently working on whether it be knitting, sewing, or any type of crafting.

On my sewing table right now are the pouches I'm working on.  I posted a pic of the practice one I made on twitter and how I put the zipper in the bottom instead of the the top, lol.  Lets try to not do that again! :)

What are you working on right now?

Saturday, December 1, 2012

First Project of December: Christmas Jingle Hat!

I have a few fun projects lined up for December the first being this Christmas jingle hat!

I used red Sumptuous yarn by Sensations and a size P hook to crochet the hat then used white Lion Brand Fun Fur and white chunky yarn (I don't remember which one I lost the wrapper, but I think it was Red Heart) for the trim and the puff ball.  I love the puff ball! :)

I then sewed on jingle bells around the puff ball and also sewed on some snowflake buttons and a cute little gingerbread man button.

I hot glued on all the little green sparkly balls... Hmmm, should I stop there?  Or should I keep adding more stuff to it? Lol :)

I'm no professional crochet pattern writer but this is basically what I did, bare with me:

Chain 4, create loop.
11 Double crochet into the loop.
2 double crochet into each of the first 11 sts.
In the next round do 1 double crochet in the first stitch then 2 in the second stitch and repeat all the way around.  
In the next round just do a single double crochet into each stitch and repeat for about 3 rows then switch to the white yarn for the last two rows.

If something doesn't make sense leave me a message here and I'll try to explain it better. :)

So, what are you making for the holidays?

See ya!