Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Sweaters

Baby Flax

I feel like I have been knitting and crocheting a lot the last few weeks but since most of the items that I have worked on have been big projects it feels like I have made little to no progress. On top of that I have been battling a cold/sinus infection for close to a month. I’ve been hot, feverish, dehydrated and congested which hasn’t helped one bit with the migraines that I frequently suffer. If that wasn’t bad enough my son has been down with the same crud and has missed a week of school. Yay for sick kids and extra homework at night…

I did managed to pick this cute baby sweater up last night. All it needed was the sleeves and they knit up really fast. I knit it as a Christmas gift for my cousin’s baby girl.

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RAVELRY NOTES

  • RECIPIENT: my cousin’s daughter
  • PATTERN: Flax by Tin Can Knits
  • SIZE: 2 – 4 years
  • STARTED: January 22nd 2017
  • COMPLETED: February
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch (worsted weight) in the shades of Cream, Blush, & Fairy Tale
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: about 370 yards
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US # 7
  • MODIFICATIONS: I omitted the garter panels on the sleeves and I added stripes and contrasting cuffs and collar.

I think that this sweater will go perfectly with the little Christmas stocking that I made her last month.

Pink Xmas Stocking

RAVELRY NOTES

  • RECIPIENT: my cousin’s daughter
  • PATTERN: I knit it toe up with 60 sts
  • STARTED: December 24th 2016
  • COMPLETED: January 5th 2017
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shades of Cream, Blush, and Fairy Tale
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 270 yards
  • NEEDLES: 5.0 mm/US # 8
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Christmas, Handmade Gifts

The First FO of the year

Ironically my first finished object of the year is Christmas gift for 2017. I started it on Christmas Eve. I wanted to start something Christmasy but yet girly and I think that I managed to pull off both. It’s a pink striped Christmas stocking that will go to my cousin’s baby for her second Christmas. I plan to knit a little sweater to go a long with it but I will flip flop it so that the light pink is more predominate and the bright pink will be the accent color. The stocking is pictured with a standard 12 inch ruler for size comparison.

 

Pink Xmas Stocking

RAVELRY NOTES

  • PATTERN: I knit it toe up with 60 sts
  • STARTED: December 24th 2016
  • COMPLETED: January 5th 2017
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shades of Cream, Blush, and Fairy Tale
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 270 yards
  • NEEDLES: 5.0 mm/US # 8
Christmas, Socks

Christmas Socks

These socks were a lot of fun to knit and now my toes can be festive during this holiday season. I love how they are miss matched & I have more than enough yarn to knit another pair. I added ribbing to fit into the arches of my feet and I used the true afterthought heel where you snip a strand of yarn and ravel it away to add in your heel. It was great fun and looks great!!!

Christmas Socks

RAVELRY NOTES

  • PATTERN: none but I incorporated the arch ribbing from the Jelly Rolls sock pattern
  • STARTED: November 14th
  • COMPLETED: November 19th
  • YARN: Bare Stroll Glimmer
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 240 yards/52 grams
  • FIBER CONTENT: 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina
  • NEEDLES: 2.25 mm US sized 1
  • SIZE: Adult 10.5

I hope that you all have a happy and crafty weekend. ❤ Missy

Christmas, Cowls/Scarves, Handmade Gifts, Hat, Tutorials

CHRISTMAS DROP STITCH SCARF PATTERN

I designed this scarf to go along with some yarn that I recently dyed. I wanted something Christmas themed but I didn’t want to wear a really hot bulky scarf while attending Christmas parties.

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my project notes

CHRISTMAS DROP STITCH SCARF PATTERN

With US size 5 (3.75 mm) knitting needles and fingering weight yarn cast on 47 sts

Set Up Row: knit across

Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit
Row 3: *knit 2 tog, yo,* rep from * to last 2sts – k1, k1
Row 4: knit
Row 5: knit
Row 6: knit
Row 7: * k1, yo 6 times * rep from * to last 1 st – k1
Row 8: knit

Continue until you run out of yarn ending with row 5. Bind off loosely.

Add fringe if desired…

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You can find a tutorial for the hat here

 

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Reversible Lined Christmas Sockhead Hat

A few days ago when we were having some snowy weather. I decided that I wanted to knit a hat. Not just any hat would do. I wanted to use some of my hand dyed yarn and I wanted it to have double the thickness since I was using a fingering weight yarn. I settled on the Sock Head Hat pattern with modifications which are listed below.

Lined Sock Head

RAVELRY NOTES

MODIFICATIONS:

I knit the hat cuff according to the directions on size 2 circular needles. After finishing the last row of the cuff directions I knit in the front and back of every stitch. Then I went around and placed the first stitch of every “knit in front and back stitch” on a set of size 3 circular needles. These are the stitches that look like knit stitches. I slipped the second of those stitches (the ones that look like purl stitches) to the other end of the size 2 circular needle.

I then flipped the hat inside out so that I could start knitting the inside of the hat according to directions. These are the “purl” stitches on the size 2 needle.

When I finished knitting the inside of the hat I flipped the hat back to its original side before continuing to knit the stitches on the size 3 needles. I knit the outside of the hat about 1/4 of an inch longer than the inside. I also knit the outside of the hat on larger needles so that it knit up slightly larger than the inside.

When you are done you will have a hat that is lined and reversible.

To be continued…

Think matching scarf

 

Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Hat

Done!!!! My Christmas Crafting Is Done

I knit these last two Barley Hats up for Christmas gifts and then I renegotiated my mental plan to crochet that last afghan. I’m still planning on working on it for an hour or so a day but I’m planning on dedicating it for a gift for Christmas of 2016 instead.  Unless it gets done by Christmas, but I am not holding my breath. I am anxious to get started on my sweater knitting. After all it is that time of year again. 😉 At least that’s how I am choosing to look at it.

Green Barley Hats

I also crocheted a few more of these, and I still have pieces for four more except the arms.

1. Christmas Ornament 2014
1. Christmas Ornament 2014′ & 2015′

pattern notes

 

Christmas, Handmade Gifts

43 Granny Christmas Stocking Ornaments

I finished my Christmas Ornaments for this year with record timing. It only took me 6 days crochet 43 of them.

Granny Stockingspattern notes

I have an afghan that is almost finished and I’m thinking that I might make a few more hats yet. I am very close my goal of finishing my Christmas knitting by Halloween. After that I have not one or two but three sweaters planned. I am looking forward to creating some one of a kind garments. More on those after my yarn shopping trip this weekend. 😉 Hope you all have a happy safe weekend!!!

 

Christmas

Christmas Ornaments

I love love love this melted snowman that I made the other day. I was thinking that I should make another with those little suction cups so I could stick it on a window like a snowball. SPLATRavelry Pattern

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Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Hat

Crochet Gingerbread Girl Hat

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My Daughter is obsessed with gingerbread men so I made her this cute little ginger bread girl hat. This was a really easy pattern to follow along with. I did change it a little. The icing was supposed to be a crochet chain that was stitched on and I slip stitched a pattern onto the hat. I also added blue instead of black eyes. I used a US H hook and the yarn is I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in Brown. This was such a fun hat to crochet up

Ravelry Link

 

Christmas

11 Little Snowmen

I would still like to make another dozen of these little snowmen but I now have enough done for my children, nieces, and nephews! I found the pattern on Pinterest a while back and just had to make them.

I used I Love This Yarn brand purchased at Hobby Lobby in the following color ways: Christmas Sparkle, Red Sparkle, White Sparkle, and Black Sparkle.

Ravelry Link

 

Brittany, Christmas, Handmade Gifts

4 Little Angels

I made these little Angels to give as Christmas gifts in memory of my Sister Brittany.

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Beloved Daughter, Sister, and Aunt

The pattern for these little angels was really easy to follow. I whipped up all 4 of them using scraps of yarn in about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Ravelry Link

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