Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Works in Progress-September Edition

Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)

  • Deepen stock of Fingerless Gloves (5 of all listings)


  • Stockings for the shop  photo IMG_7724.jpg


    Back Burner, but still on the stove
    • Afghan with weston yarn
    • Afghan for Maegan's baby
    • Slouchy/Beret winter hats for me (one in red/white, one in blue to match scarf)
    • Make market bag--use up other plarn
    • Make 5 Baby Girl Dresses (or sweaters) for future gifts
    • make more slippers
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    • restock dishcloth sets, try a new pattern


    • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
    • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
    • Crochet legwarmers
    • Several camo hats to go with picture that Harmony took, list in shop.

    • Restock Chunky Beige Scarf
    • Restock Lacey Scarf

    • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
    • Work on (finish?) garden of pink baby blanket, write up pattern.
    • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
    • restock Newsboy Caps (?)
    • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there


    Someday, (I hope!)
    • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
    • Try a scarf/scoodie
    • Make/Design Beret
    • New Winter Cap for me, using that big button and 3 already made flowers.
    • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
    • Design/experiment with long stocking caps (Robert)
    • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
    • Re-learn to tat.
    Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

    • Make/Design leg warmers for H and other girls?
    • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
    • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)
    • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  












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    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Angel Wings

    I've been trying some new things lately.  One of them is this Angel Wings Pinafore, a lovely little number that I found via Pinterest.

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    The pattern is courtesy of Bev's Country Cottage (pattern made by Maxine Gonser), and can be found (for free!) here.

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    I played around with the dimensions a bit, hoping to get something a little bit bigger than newborn size, and I managed to get this dress, which fit a little girl that is around a year old. So, I'd call it a success.

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    I think I'll try it again soon-ish, perhaps in different colors. We'll see.




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    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    works in progress-July Edition

    Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)

    • Deepen stock of Fingerless Gloves (5 of all listings)
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    • Stockings for the shop 


      Back Burner, but still on the stove
      • Afghan with weston yarn
      • Afghan for Maegan's baby
      • Slouchy/Beret winter hats for me (one in red/white, one in blue to match scarf)
      • Make market bag--use up other plarn
      • Make 5 Baby Girl Dresses (or sweaters) for future gifts
      • make more slippers
       photo slippers.jpg
      • restock dishcloth sets, try a new pattern


      • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
      • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
      • Crochet legwarmers
      • Several camo hats to go with picture that Harmony took, list in shop.

      • Restock Chunky Beige Scarf
      • Restock Lacey Scarf

      • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
      • Work on (finish?) garden of pink baby blanket, write up pattern.
      • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
      • restock Newsboy Caps (?)
      • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there


      Someday, (I hope!)
      • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
      • Try a scarf/scoodie
      • Make/Design Beret
      • New Winter Cap for me, using that big button and 3 already made flowers.
      • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
      • Design/experiment with long stocking caps (Robert)
      • Make/Design Soap Socks/Savers for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other. (Make a soap saver, perhaps like this one)
      • Re-learn to tat.
      Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

      • Make/Design leg warmers for H and other girls?
      • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
      • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)
      • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  












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      Saturday, July 5, 2014

      Granny Squre Dishcloths

      So, I was getting bored of my standard dishcloth pattern, and I determined to try out a new one. photo IMG_7145.jpg

      This one, in fact.

      I found that the pattern made a dishcloth that was a little big for my taste, so I went ahead and decreased the number of rows that I finished. That shrunk it down to the perfect size for me.
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      Saturday, June 28, 2014

      scrap yarn afghan

      After my fun experience with the Basketweave Purse Pattern, I determined that I would have another go at a square from my 30 Best Afghan Squares booklet.

      This lap blanket was the result:
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      Saturday, June 21, 2014

      Shrugs



      So, awhile back a friend of mine asked me to make this little sweater (from Holland Designs Etsy Shop) for her daughter. So, I did. I haven't gotten around to getting pictures taken of that sweater (and that daughter) yet, but while I was at it, I made a few more. These I did get around to photographing.

      See?


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      After our little photoshoot, it was obviously time for a little run around on the grass.
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      So that's what we did.
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      Wednesday, June 4, 2014

      Works in Progress-June Edition

      Active Projects (work on one or more of these every day or close to that)

      • Deepen stock of Fingerless Gloves (5 of all listings), maybe make some in a soft wool.
       photo IMG_1876.jpg

      • Stockings for the shop 


        Back Burner, but still on the stove
        • Afghan with weston yarn
        • Afghan for Maegan's baby (once we know what it will be-or make one of each)
        • Slouchy/Beret winter hats for me (one in red/white, one in blue to match scarf)
        • Make market bag--use up other plarn
        • Make 5 Baby Girl Dresses (or sweaters) for future gifts
        • make more slippers
         photo slippers.jpg
        • restock dishcloth sets, try a new pattern


        • Make more scrubbies-restock and also try a new patternPhotobucket
        • Go through old stock, either donate or re-purpose items that are consistent non-sellers
        • Crochet legwarmers
        • Several camo hats to go with picture that Harmony took, list in shop.

        • Restock Chunky Beige Scarf
        • Restock Lacey Scarf

        • Make a scarf/cowl like the one Tonia asked about.
        • Work on (finish?) garden of pink baby blanket, write up pattern.
        • Make a hairband something along the lines of this.
        • Dodger hat for Doug (?)
        • restock Newsboy Caps (?)
        • Go through clear tote and make sure all is dealt with there


        Someday, (I hope!)
        • Reclaim yarn from thrift store sweaters
        • Make/Design Beret
        • New Winter Cap for me, using that big button and 3 already made flowers.
        • Design/Make Potholders (for wedding gifts)
        • Design/experiment with long stocking caps (Robert)
        • Make/Design Soap Socks for family, gifts, possibly etsy shop.(popcorn stitch on one side, plain on the other.
        • Re-learn to tat.
        Image courtesy of vrangtantebrun

        • Make/Design leg warmers for H and other girls?
        • Make/Design/Refine Convertible Mittens pattern
        • Go through specialty yarn, imaginate (scarves?)
        • Make infant hats with interchangeable buttons to give as shower and general new baby gifts.  












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