Thursday, June 28, 2012

Playtime Overalls

Yes, they are finished!  As you can see, I ran out of the variegated yarn, so I put my spin on the pattern with the white bib, red straps and blue buttons.  All in all, a success.

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Ripple Dress and Newborn Overalls

Preemie size
Newborn size
When I was searching for a new pattern for an infant dress, I came across  a pattern for a Ripple Gown.  I had some fingering yarn left over from another project, and used an E crochet hook.  The pattern was easy to follow, and worked up fast.  However, it seemed really small, so I put it on my 12" Kewpie doll to check.  As you can see at the left, it would have to be for a preemie, and not even a gown.  I wanted to try again with a larger hook, so I frogged it and used two strands of the same yarn for the top portion, and then used a shimmery pink fingering yarn combined with the variegated yarn for the skirt.  The result is on the right..  I like the size, but it is more a dress than a gown.  I think someone will be able to use it, anyway.

Newborn  Overalls

A blog friend recently commented that there are more free crochet patterns for girls than for boys.  I noticed this as well, apparently around the same time, and went looking.  I found this pattern for Preemie Overalls at Danette's Angels.  I made these with larger hooks, a G and an H, and left off the bow tie.  These should fit a newborn, and will be donated to my local charity.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Two Taaadahs!

Yarn Stash Shawl
I finished the shawl I had just posted on Tuesday.  I didn't have all that much to do.  I want to have it blessed before I send it to the recipient.

Cozy Rug

This is a cozy little rug I made out of a variegated cotton yarn and nylon craft/rug yarn.  The pattern suggested 4 cotton strands together, but I didn't want to work so hard! :)  It is nice and soft under my feet right in front of my favorite overstuffed rocker.

Please check out my new Sharing page, where I posted all the pictures/ blogs to which I link.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Progress on WIP

The back half of the overalls is done, and the front legs are started.  With the other projects I am doing, this is a pretty good pace.  I believe this is the second most complicated knitting pattern I have used, so it is going pretty well.  I know it will keep a little one warm this fall/winter.

Linking with these sites:  

Work in Progress

Susan D's

Ambassador Crochet
Simply Crochet

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

One a Day Again

This is my latest prayer shawl, made from my yarn stash.  I crochet a row of half-double crochet in black, and then three rows of a colored yarn in half double crochet and repeat.  I have been working on it for about two weeks, so far, with a couple other projects on my hooks and needles.  I have about 5 more repeats to go.

To see more projects click on the picture below.

Gingerbread Girls

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spearmint Candy Cardigan


Although this little jacket started out with a completely  different pattern, I really like the end result.  I had some medium sized balls of scrap yarn, left over from other projects. One was a pink baby sport weight yarn and the other was Bernat Baby Jacquards in Spearmint Candy Print.  It looked like enough yarn to make the pattern I selected, but when I ran out of yarn, I had none left for the sleeves.  So I decided to make the whole thing out of granny squares, and had enough yarn, with a small ball of sport weight white, to make the baby sweater with short sleeves.  Luckily, I had started with the 3 month size. :)


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Both legs of  baby ovearall back are done!
 I have been busy with finishing up on one of my projects, which I will post on Friday, but here are the other two.  The knitted overalls have the back almost completed.  I have to do another inch in stocking stitch, and then an inch in ribbing.

More stripes on Prayer Shawl

The prayer shawl is half way done.  I told my friends that I wasn't going to try to match up the stripes, but I find myself doing so after all. :)

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am working on three new projects this week.  I am knitting a pair of overalls for a baby, a granny square sweater for a baby, and another prayer shawl, with scrap yarn.  It feels good to be able to crochet for charity even when I don't feel very good.

Baby Overalls

Granny Baby Sweater
Prayer Shawl

I am adding a new linky party today :  


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Baby Blue Bubble Suit


This bubble suit was made in one evening.  It worked up really quick, with some leftover baby yarn that is a twist of blue and white, and plain blue for the trim.  It is from a free pattern at Miracles Happen.

I think it is called a bubble suit because it was made
extra roomy on the bottom half for the diaper.  It is
made for a newborn.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Finished Objects Friday

I finished both projects yesterday early this morning.  There was no rush, but since I was almost done, I decided to finish them.  The gloves are ones that I made for my sister, and the shawl is for charity.  I am glad it was cooler yesterday, otherwise I would not have finished the shawl.

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