Thursday, April 25, 2013

Coin Purses

                                   I love these little coin purses. They are pretty easy to make. I bought a bunch of mixed sizes and colors of zippers on ebay and amazon. Just to have around for when I want to make one of these. They are just the perfect size for some coins, bill and credit cards. And its a great way to use up some scraps. Here are the ones I made this week. I do sell these for $5.00 each if anyone wants one.
 

Knitted Ruffle Scarf

These are what I have been working on lately. My daughter decided to model them for me. If I could keep them around once I get them finished I plan to take some better pictures of them. But they sell so quick they aren't around too long. I do sell these if anyone is interested in buying one. I sell them for $15.00 each plus shipping. But if your a knitter and want to give it a shot. This is the video I used to get me started http://youtu.be/lJUrqBtSI5k . I tried to read the pattern on the back of the label, but there was no way I was getting it. So if you like me and need to see it done to do it. Check out the tutorial. They look like they are a lot harder to make than what they actually are. They are dressy and casual. They come in a ton of colors, and they are soft not stiff and itchy.



Out of them all this blue one is my favorite one so far. Its so pretty.


These are next to be knitted

This is a new yarn I'm going to try....Some say its a real pain to use, that's why I only got one. It stretchy and not as wide as the sashay yarn.


Monday, April 22, 2013

                             
 Knitted Dish Cloth
Rating: easy

Materials: Sugar 'N Cream yarn, Size 6, 7,or 8 (US) knitting needles

Instructions: Start with a slip knot on your needle then cast on three more. (which will give you 4 on your needle)

Row 1: knit the  4

Row 2: knit 4 again

Row 3: Knit 2 yarn over, knit across the row

Repeat Row 3 until you have 44 stitches on the needle
 
(Now you have added all these stitches to your needle you want to start to decrease them)

Row4: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.

Repeat Row 4 until you have 10 stitches on the needle

Knit two together until you are left with one loop on your needle, tie a knot threw the last loop left. (I always tie a couple knots just to be sure it doesn't come untied)
I also do this with the string from the beginning of the dishrag. 
Some people just bind off the end of the dish rag, or do a round of single crochet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner so you can hand the cloth to dry when your finished using it.
A friend of mine at work shared this pattern with me, so I wanted to pass it on and share it with others. I love these cloths. If you have never used one believe me when I say you should you will love them to. You will stay busy knitting them for all your friends and family. 
Below are some pictures of finished cloth, one in the process of being made and a few of the yarns you use to make them. You can find the yarns just about anywhere, I am also adding  a picture of a larger skein that I found at Walmart for around $8.00. Which if you ask me is the way to go you get more for your money. If you have any questions about making them, feel free to ask.




This skein was a lot bigger when I purchased it, I have knitted about 7 dish cloths off this already...and you can see I still have a lot of yarn left.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tutorials

 I am always up to watch tutorials, if its on youtube or someones blog page whatever it may be. I am the kind of person who can do something faster by watching someone do it first or with me. To just sit down and read some directions or a pattern takes me a little bit longer. So today I wanted to share a couple places that I like to find some good tutorials.
First of all is foodwishes. There are some delish recipes on there. As a matter of fact this http://youtu.be/qSI-Ij_gUwg is what I just made for dinner tonight.(minus the ham and add bacon) Its a cold, damp day. It sounded good and turned out perfect. You should stop by and check out some of the recipes. Second I wanted to tell you about  Crafty Gemini.  I stop by her page often and shes got lots of tutorials or videos showing you how to make and create different stuff. This is one of my favorites...These are so handy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Yy0SKOR7o&feature=share&list=FL2T6DQ8qlK-HeHMCtwh7W1g.  Here are some pictures of a few that I made. These are so handy. I even made a few for gifts.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dog Pouch

This is a reversible snuggle pouch for a dog. If you have a Dachshund, or a Chihuahua, or any kind of a dog that likes and needs to burrow in something to sleep. You may need one of these. I made one for my Dachshund and he loves it. This one is made from corduroy and cotton fabric its got quilt batting in between the layers.

Today I've been working on some rice heat therapy bags. I made these for a friend of mine. She enjoys riding her Harley so I figured this fabric was perfect for her. I made two. One is for the freezer and the other is to pop in the microwave for two minutes for aches and pains. I filled the bags with long grain rice, and even added some lemon herbal tea for a nice smell when used. The outside bag is completely machine washable and has Velcro to keep it shut. I love these bags they are so handy.