Category: Projects

Pieces of Eight Mitts

Pieces of Eight Mitts

I made these Pieces of Eight Mitts last December for myself, my mom, and my sister. With their unique construction, they’re so beautiful and fun to create!

Get the free pattern on Ravelry! For some helpful modifications, check out Laurenji’s project notes.

Bridal Creations

Bridal Creations

Last month I got married, and of course I felt the need to hand make something for myself. I ended up settling on two things — a lace knit bolero to wear over my wedding dress, and a pair of crocheted bouquets (in lieu of real flowers) for myself and my maid of honor. I was super happy with how they both turned out, and felt that bit of pride showing off my creations as I walked down the aisle.

I made the lace knit bolero out of a 100% bamboo yarn. I had a hard time finding a lace weight yarn out of wool that was white enough not to look odd over my white dress. The bamboo came the closest. See my Ravelry project for more details.

For the bouquets, I wanted something simple with roses. I found a crochet pattern for a child size rose bouquet, and made some modifications to enlarge it a bit. I found some great colors of yarn in various purples to match the wedding colors. I loved how the roses turned out so much that I ended up making boutonnieres and corsages for others in the wedding party as well! See my Ravelry project for more details.

Elf Hat for Christmas

Elf Hat for Christmas

This year I knit myself a present. Since I often play the elf, giving everyone in my family plenty of hand made gifts, I made myself an elf hat. I didn’t want it to look too much like a santa hat, so I chose a pattern with stripes and used green and white.

The pattern is called Striped Stocking Caps, and includes a child size, small adult size, and large adult size. I made the small adult size.

Check out my Ravelry project for the hat.

I’m looking forward to wearing it on Christmas morning!

My First Knitting Project

My First Knitting Project

In early 2011, my mom offered to teach me how to knit. Although I had done other needle crafts, I had never tried knitting, and it was something I was interested in. She sat down with me and taught me the basics — cast on, […]

Wildflower Crown for a Hobbit

Wildflower Crown for a Hobbit

Happy Halloween! This year I made just a single accessory for my Halloween costume. It’s a wildflower crown: The pattern is knit, but uses basic crochet for the flowers. The pattern can be found in Woodland Knits, which has many lovely fantasy oriented knitting patterns. […]

Adorable Knit Candy Corn

Adorable Knit Candy Corn

I’ve always loved candy corn around Halloween. They’re pretty much pure sugar, but the shape and color is so iconic and it’s just fun eating them. I found this adorable knit candy corn pattern, and I knew I had to make it this year for […]

Rainbow Baby Blanket

Rainbow Baby Blanket

I made this rainbow baby blanket last year for some friends of mine with a new baby girl. The idea behind this style of blanket is that the yarn is held double, combining two colors at once for each square. This creates a very nifty […]

Lacy Stars – Great Seasonal Decorations

Lacy Stars – Great Seasonal Decorations

I can’t stop making these Lacy Stars! ¬†They are quick to make, the pattern is easy to memorize, and they make great holiday/seasonal decorations. You can find the free Lacy Star pattern on Ravelry. The pumpkin in the second image is from the Spice & […]