Friday, January 29, 2010

Quick and easy mitts

I needed a quick and easy Christmas gift for my brother.  I’ve made him hats before so this year I made him some mitts.

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This knit up in just a few hours and he seemed to like them.  He’s not much of a talker so I’m not sure….

Pattern:  Those Mitts (I modified the thumb)

Source:  A friend to knit with

Yarn:  Paton’s Classic Wool in Taupe and I lost the other band but it’s a light gray, obviously  :0)

Ravelry link:  here

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Felted slippers

I stumbled across these little gems while reading Yarn Harlot. I thought they would make perfect gifts for my mom and my mother in law for Christmas. I had never felted before but thought that it couldn’t be that hard.

The slippers knit up fairly quickly and the felting wasn’t bad either but I think I took them out too soon because they ended up being too big. So the size 7s I made for my mother in law were given to my mom who wears a size 10. It’s ok though….my husband’s side of the family doesn’t really exchange gifts so it worked out.

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Pattern: French Press Felted Slippers

Source: French Press Knits blog

Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool - I lost the band but it's obviously a light gray

Ravelry Link: here

I do plan on making these again, for myself of course! I have some robin’s egg blue wool and some scarlet red alpaca blend that are begging to be knit. I just can’t decide which color to make….

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Angela!

My friend Angela just turned 30…ok, well she turned 30 last month and I’m just now posting about my gift for her. 

Better late than never, right?  Right.

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Pattern:  Toasty

Source:  Found's free! 

Yarn:  A silk/cotton blend from a recycled sweater.

Ravelry link:  here

Saturday, January 23, 2010

More custom items

Just before Christmas I finished a few custom items.  Christmastime is always a rushed and hectic time because I always try to bite off more than I can chew.  Even after cutting a few items off my list of things to make I still have a few things that I couldn’t finish in time.

I was able to finish these though:

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This little ensemble was made for the same woman who wanted these adorable little shoes:

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I also made her an outfit for a co-worker who was having a little boy soon.

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And finally, a woman who I met at the Butcher’s Hill Flea Market and Craft Fair back in September just had a sweet baby girl and she wanted a custom Boppy pillow cover for herself and her sister. 

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I have one more custom item to make, which is a mobile with jungle animals.  I have the fabric picked out and all the materials ready to go, just need some time to make it.