Tuesday, June 23, 2009

cloth napkins

cloth napkinsI decided to sew cloth napkins because they're economical, environmentally friendly and most importantly, classy. They're simply two 16" squares sewn together, since the prints are only on one side of the fabric and I didn't want napkins with a "wrong" side. Instead of using the same fabric for the whole set, I chose a variety of black & white patterns. This way I can easily add more napkins to the collection in the future. The egg beaters are my favorite.

crochet flower necklace

pattern: crochet necklace by creativeyarn
yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solid
crochet hook: US size F

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

felicity hat

felicity hatI love the slouchiness of the felicity hat by Wanett Clyde. The pattern can be found on her website knitology or on ravelry.

The only thing I did differently was to use size 7 needles throughout as opposed to starting off on smaller needles.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

pillar lace neckwarmer

Rather than give up on the pillar lace pattern, I decided to make a neckwarmer to use up some of my yarn stash.

Here's the pattern:

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca & Silk
Needles:16” size US 6 circular needles

Gauge: 20 stitches / 4 inches

CO 111 stitches. Place marker for beginning of round.

Rnd 1: knit
Rnd 2: *yo, sl 1, k2, psso over the k2; repeat from * around

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until the neckwarmer reaches your desired length. (Mine is only about 9" long.)

BO all stitches loosely. Weave in ends.