Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Julia Skirt

This is what I am working on:
Isn't it adorable? I can't wait to show my version to you! I originally bought this pattern with the intention of making it for my daughter's first day of school, but then we decided to send her to a different school. This school has horribly masculine uniforms. Just before Thanksgiving break, the school sent home a letter telling us there is to be a Christmas concert and the kids will NOT be wearing uniforms! I am so excited! Silly, I know, but I just love cute little girl clothes.
This, I am sure, will be an adventure, as I have never made a skirt from a pattern before. I have made skirts, just never with a pattern.
I better get busy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Velvet Grape Socks


Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I did. It was so much fun to be with family and friends.
I have been wanting to show you these socks for a while now. I made them for my sister and finally gave them to her. They are made with Malabrigo Sock in Velvet Grape. The colors in this yarn are stunning. The picture doesn't even begin to show all the beautiful hues. Plus the yarn is so soft. This is my current favorite sock yarn for adult socks. I can't wait to make more socks with this yarn!
The pattern is Adirondack Socks. It was in the Fall 2009 issue of Interweave Crochet. I have never crocheted socks before, and I was very happy with the outcome. The pattern was easy to follow, which is the key to success in any project.
If you ever decide to knit or crochet a pair of socks, make sure you use a good quality yarn. It really does make a difference!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cosmetic Bags

OK, I admit it. These are not exclusively cosmetic bags. They would be great for storing any small stuff that you want to carry around. Like chocolate. The blue one is going to be filled with legos and given to an adorable little boy. The girly ones are going to be filled with girly stuff. I knocked these out in just a few hours. It would have been quicker if I hadn't been constantly interupted... I love these little bags and now I need to make a few for myself.

A picture - finally!

I finally got it together and took a picture of my finished wrap. Unfortunately, this is as good as it gets since the only help I was getting was from my dogs.